Expressions of Appreciation for Sunday - So Southern
We survived our big production of So Southern. If I must say so myself, it was just great!! In spite of the awful weather, it was a delight. I do not know about the proceeds yet; however, I believe that it was a success.
A special thanks for everything you did to enable us to have such a grand performance. A special thanks to Ben and Tanja Miller for providing us with just a great production.
Did we not have the perfect venue? I felt like I was in New York at some big theater. Donny Wilson and the WSCC Staff were just super. We will forever indebted to them for being such wonderful host.
It was most definitely unusual way to observe Retired Educators Day for American Education Week. I still smile when I think about the funny lines. This venture provided us with many laughs and will benefit children, too. Also, a special thanks to everyone who sold tickets (CERA Members, Cullman Public Library and the Cullman Museum).
It was something we could not have pulled off by ourselves. It was most definitely a Team Effort. Thanks again for your support. I know we will never be able to top this!!!
Jo Anne Minnitt
Cullman County ERA
We would like to thank:
Ben Johnson South, Writer
Tanja Lewis Miller, Performer
Narrators of All Things So Southern
Wallace State Community College
Dr. Vicki P. Karolewics, President
Donny Wilson, Museum Director
CERA Program Committee
Kay Callan, Chair - Dean Green
Dot Gudger - Jethro Harbison
Jean Holt - Elta Shoemaker
Hilda Speegle - Mildred Terrell
Members of the CERA
The AERA Staff & Elected Leaders
Janice Charlesworth, Executive Director
Robert Davis, President of AERA
Kathy Archer, District 1 Director
The Cullman Times Staff
David Palmer, Editor
Zach Winslett, Staff Writer
Loretta Gillespie, Correspondent Writer
Sallee Chandler, News Room Assistant
Channel Two Staff
Dennis Borick, Owner/Station Manager
Voluteering at McWane Science Center
Dear Fellow Retired Teachers,
Some of us retire and some of us don’t.
I retired from public school teaching in 2007 and I am a member of AERA.
I came upon the most amazing opportunity. I am now the Director of Early Childhood Education at the McWane Science Center. How fun is that?
McWane is looking for retired educators to help us in our Homeschool labs .This opportunity is for volunteers to help out in the lab, not to teach or create lesson plans.
So it is the FUN part!
The K-6th grade labs are Tuesdays from 2-4pm January 13, February 3, March 10, and April 14th.
The 7-10 grade labs are January 7th February 11, March 11, and April 8 from 2-4:30pm.
There are many other opportunities too!
If you want to volunteer for the above or ask about our other fun opportunities , please contact:
McWane Science Center
If you have questions about the above you may contact me or Matt.!
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!
Director of Early Childhood Education
McWane Science Center
200 19th Street North
Birmingham, Al. 35203
MCWANE SCIENCE CENTER POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Position Title: Volunteer and Floor Experience Assistant
Status: Part-Time/Non-Exempt (up to 28 hours per week)
Supervisor: Manager of Volunteer Services
The Volunteer and Floor Experience Assistant is responsible for assisting with the scheduling and content development of floor programming and exhibit interpretation to ensure the excellence of the visitor experience. This position will work closely with the Manager of Volunteer Services to complete daily schedules as they relate to greeting, touch tanks, high cycles, opening and closing. This position will also be responsible for covering touch tank, high cycle and other floor experience shifts on a daily basis. This position is designed to spend 40% of time attending to the volunteer program and 60% of their time towards the visitor experience. Weekend and evening work is required.
- Possess or be working towards a Bachelor’s degree in science, education or related field.
- Demonstrates energy and enthusiasm for learning.
- Ability to motivate and maintain staff morale and team spirit.
- Knowledge of good customer service principles, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with a variety of peoples from various backgrounds and cultures.
- Must be self-directed, creative problem solver with excellent follow-through.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, comfortable leading presentations and role-playing in a group setting; sense of humor.
- Ability to engage with children and adults in an energetic, friendly, outgoing and professional manner.
- Experience in presentation of informal science programs preferred.
- Ability to interpret and communicate science concepts.
- Must be able and willing to work weekends, evenings and holidays.
- Valid Alabama driver's license.
- Must provide proof of minimum liability insurance as required by state law.
Minimum Physical Requirements
- Sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area.
- Stand for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area.
- Lift objects frequently in performing the work (10-20 Ibs, occasionally).
- Pull or push objects on a regular basis (50 Ibs. Max).
- Grasp object utilizing the fingers.
- Reach for objects above the head or below the waist.
- Stoop or crouch by bending at the waist or by bending legs.
- Hearing and visual acuity.
- Exposure to chemicals, fumes and vapors that could potentially affect the health of the employee.
AERA Offers Scholarships to Active AEA Members
The Alabama Education Retirees Association, Inc. founded the Alabama Education Retirees Foundation, Inc. to provide scholarships for educators in Alabama’s public schools. The program is open to certified and non-certified school personnel. Applicants must be active AEA members.
The Foundation Board is proud to announce that in 2015, nine $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to AEA members.
The application process is simple. Scholarship information and an application may be obtained below or AEA’s web site at www.myaea.org. Applications must be postmarked by February 6, 2015.
Scholarships will be awarded during the AERA Annual Luncheon on March 24 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center. Recipients have two years to use their scholarship.
For more information about the scholarship program, contact AERA at 1-800-537-6867.
“Education Retirees Lending A Helping Hand…Pass It On!”
Funeral arrangements for former AEA Executive Secretary Dr. Paul R. Hubbert
We have received numerous inquiries regarding the funeral arrangements for Dr. Paul Hubbert. Please see the notice below. Also please keep the Hubbert family in your prayers as they face some difficult times.
Janice J. Charlesworth
Alabama Education Retirees Association
The family will receive visitors on Friday, October 17 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Montgomery.
A memorial service for Dr. Hubbert will be held Saturday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m. at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre at Renaissance Montgomery. Officiating at the service will be Dr. Susan Diamond, First Christian Church, and Brother Phillip Black, Grace Pointe Church of Christ. Pallbearers will be Mr. John Baker, Mr. Steve Perrigin, Mr. Sam Colson, Mr. Mac McArthur, Dr. Gerald Johnson, and Mr. Herman (Buck) Watson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the following:
The Paul and Ann Hubbert Endowed Scholarship
College of Education, University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35486
First Christian Church
1705 Taylor Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 230819
Montgomery, Alabama 36123
Jackson Hospital Foundation
1725 Pine Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36106