During the Spring of 2019 our members attended a variety of RECREO events which included a day at the Phillies Game at Citizens Bank Park, trip to the Kimmel Center to see the American Bandstand show performed by the Philly Pops and the Candlelight Theatre show Lend Me a Tenor. Fun times!
In May 2019 our Chapter held the Excellence in Education awards luncheon to recognize Delaware County schools, public school employees, selected winners from the Delaware County Science Fair and students seeking a career in public education. The awards are the Lauretta Woodson Awards, the Educational Grant Awards, Delaware County Science Fair winners in four categories, and the Lauretta Woodson Scholarships. The Educational Grant and Lauretta Woodson School District Awards are given to selected school districts within Delaware County on a rotating basis. The Educational Support Committee under the leadership of John Ruth is proud to announce the 2019 awardees listed below:
Lauretta Woodson Awards
Rose Tree Media School District - $100 each and framed certificate
Educational Grant Awards - Upper Darby School District
Kathleen Cain, Westbrook Park Elementary School
Lauretta Woodson Scholarships - $5,000 each
Frank Monaghan Memorial Scholarship - $1000
Johnna Diehl, Sun Valley High School, Penn-Delco School District
Delaware County Science Fair Awards - $50 each
During the Fall of 2018 Chapter members and friends had the opportunity to enjoy a visit to the The Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the high fashion exhibit, hear the festive sounds of the Philly Pops Christmas Concert and to experience the timeless classic The Nutcracker performed by the Brandywine Ballet Company. Watch our RECREO page for our Spring 2019 experiences www.delcopasr.org/recreo-trips.html .
PASR Delaware County Chapter volunteers lead by John DellaGuardia, chair of the Social Services Memorial Honor Fund repacked, tagged, and delivered Poinsettia to our members in retirement communities and nursing facilities. Our members look forward to this event each year and appreciate the efforts of our Chapter in sharing holiday wishes.
Our PASR Delaware County Chapter held it’s Fall Luncheon at the Granite Farms Estates on November 1, 2018 featuring a Celebration of Service. Awards were given to individuals that provide service to our Chapter and to the greater community. Their acts of service and volunteerism exemplifies our motto - To serve not to be served.
The awardees are listed below with the title of their award.
In keeping with the theme of service and giving and the efforts of our Community Services Committee, attendees brought donations of non-perishable food for the Bernardine Center and warm clothing items for Kozy Kidz.
In 2018 PASR established the Fred A. McKillop Award honoring the memory of former PASR longtime lobbyist Fred A. McKillop. This award was given to Steve Kupsov, immediate past president of the PASR Delaware County Chapter. Steve received the award at the PASR 2018 Leadership Conference for his longtime work and advocacy in promoting the PASR legislative positions and for educating members about the importance to actively advocate with legislators for the welfare of public school retirees. Steve is the chair of our Chapter Legislative & L/PEC Committee. Information on the efforts of the Committee can be found on our L/PEC page.
Pictured below PASR Executive Director, Mark McKillop on left honors Steve Kupsov on right with the award.
In July members of our Chapter and friends enjoyed a luncheon buffet and show at the Candlelight Theatre in Arden Delaware. The show Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? was both poignant and funny. For more RECREO trip information check out http://www.delcopasr.org/recreo-trips.html .
The Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) marks the 80th anniversary celebration of PASR by donating 80+ books to the Bernardine Center in Chester Pennsylvania. The mission of the Bernardine Center is to provide a helping hand to low-income Chester area residents. The book donation will be used as part of the family education programs offered by the Center. Chapter volunteers helped label each book with a bookplate commemorating the 80th Anniversary of PASR.
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