Angelia Case presents program to Woods County Retired Educators

 

March 31, 2019

Angelia Case, academic projects assistant and media specialist at Nothwestern Oklahoma State University, presented the program at the March meeting of the Woods County Retired Educators Association.

Angelia Case, academic projects assistant and media specialist at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, presented the program at the Woods County Retired Educators Association (WCREA) meeting held on March 21 at the Alva Public Library Auditorium.

Case is the sponsor for the Northwestern Art Society (NAS), which is the sponsoring organization of Campus Cabinet, a food pantry that provides supplemental food to alleviate food insecurity. A survey was conducted on campus to determine the need for a food pantry, and 44 percent of students responding indicated there was a time when they did not have enough food.

The pantry grew from a small cabinet to a room with shelves filled with food donated by students, administrators, faculty and members of the community. Grants from local businesses and monetary donations help keep the shelves stocked with food and hygiene products.

Students must register to receive food products, and all information received in the registration process is kept confidential.

Eleven volunteers help with food distribution on Wednesdays from 5-9 p.m. in Shockley Hall, Room 108. Since opening in January 2019, over 300 pounds of food have been distributed. Campus Cabinet is a member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance and is fully supported by the Alva Wesleyan Food Pantry.


Case also reported on the NAS Art Show currently being held at the J.W. Martin Library on campus. Students and local artists have entered their artwork in 29 categories. This is the 16th annual art show that started out with a few students who wanted an art presence on campus. Students can now receive a Visual Arts minor at Northwestern. The Art Show runs through March, and visitors have an opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Award. Winning entries will be displayed at The Runnymede during the First Friday Art Walk on April 5.

Following the program, WCREA President Lenny Reed conducted the business meeting. He led in the flag salute followed with prayer by Linda Tutwiler. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved and the treasurer's report was presented and approved.

An update was received from Sabra Tucker, executive director of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association concerning the status of the COLA bill (HB 2304). It passed out of the House by a vote of 98-3 and is waiting to be heard by the Senate Retirement and Insurance Committee. Members were asked to contact members of that committee to encourage their consideration of the bill.


Barbara Case presented the Membership Minute for March 2019 regarding dental and eye insurance offered by the Association member Benefits Advisors.

The next meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Alva Public Library Auditorium. Kindsey Ely of ENJ Financial Investments will present the program.

Any person interested in the purpose of the organization may join the Woods County Retired Educators Association. Membership dues are $10 per year.

 

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