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2023 Calendar
For more information about luncheons and other events, see articles in the current PghASR Newsletter at the top of this column.

Monday, February 13, 2023
PghASR Executive Board Meeting
10:00-12:00, Banksville, Eat’n Park

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 – SOUTH
“Let’s Do Lunch” (informal get-together/ACASR invited)
11:30 – BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse – South Hills Village
Parking Available.
RSVP to ggetty700w@aol.com

Thursday, March 16, 2023
PghASR Officers Meeting-By-Laws Revision Work Session
11:00a.m.- Banksville, Eat’n Park

March 17, 18, 23-25, 2023 @ 7:00p.m.
March 19 & March 26, 2023 @ 2:00 p.m.
Attend a PPS High School Musical
Creative and Performing ArtsHS “TheProm” Senior Ticket $10.00

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Region 12 Executive Board Meeting
10:00a.m.-Banksville, Eat’n Park

Thursday, April 20, 2023- EAST
“Let’s Do Lunch” (informal get-together with ACASR)
11:30a.m.-Church BrewWorks, 3525 Liberty Ave. 15201
Parking Available.
RSVP to ggetty700w@aol.com

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 Community Service Day
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed- Greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank
RSVP to ggetty700w@aol.com

April 27-29, 2023 @7:00p.m.
April 30, 2023 @2:00p.m.
Attend a PPS High School Musical Allderdice High School “Les Miserables” Adult Ticket $10.00

Thursday, May 11, 2023
PASR Region 12 Spring Luncheon
Host: PghASR
Location: LeMont Restaurant
11:00a.m.- Meet and Greet
11:30a.m.- Region 12 Meeting
12:00p.m.- Luncheon Speaker: PASR Executive Director Kristen Holjes

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Location: Blue Sky Kitchen & Bar
Gen. Membership/Benefits & Services Meeting and Scholarship Presentations
11:00- Meet and Greet
11:30- Awarding of Scholarships
12:00- Luncheon
Speaker- Ms. Angela Mike, PPS Executive Director of CTE

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
PghASR Executive Board Meeting
10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m.
Banksville, Eat’n Park

Sunday, June 18, 2023
Juneteenth Celebration-
Point State Park
Stop by and Visit our Booth

Thursday, July 20, 2023 – NORTH
“Let’s Do Lunch”
(informal get-together with ACASR)
11:30a.m.- Narcisi Winery, Gibsonia
Parking Available.
RSVP to ggetty700w@aol.com

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game
12:35 p.m.- Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves, PNC PARK
RSVP to Debbie Rucki dsrucki@verizon.net

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 – CITY
“Let’s Do Lunch” (informal get-together with ACASR)
11:30 a.m. – Wheelhouse at Rivers Casino
Parking Available.
RSVP to ggetty700w@aol.com

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
PghASR Executive Board Meeting
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Banksville, Eat’n Park

Thursday, September 28, 2023
PASR Region 12 Fall Luncheon
Host – ACASR
Location: Edgewood County Club
10:30 a.m. – Officers/Committee Chairs Meeting
11:00 a.m. – Meet and Greet
11:30 a.m. – Region 12 Meeting
12:00 p.m. – Luncheon and speaker

Sunday-Tuesday, October 15-17, 2023
PASR House of Delegates
Cranberry Doubletree

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 WEST
“Let’s Do Lunch” (informal get-together with ACASR)
11:30 a.m. – Central Diner and Grille – Robinson
Parking Available.
RSVP to ggetty700w@aol.com

Friday, November 17, 2023 CITY
“Let’s Do Lunch” (informal get-together with ACASR)
11:30 a.m. – Cheesecake Factory – Southside.
On Street Parking or Parking Garage.
RSVP to ggetty700w@aol.com

December 2023
Community Service with ACASR Best of the Batch Gift Wrapping Details to Follow

December 2023
PghASR Annual Holiday Luncheon Rivers Casino
11:00 a.m. – Meet and Greet
11:30 a.m. – Presentation of Awards
12:00 p.m. – Lunch

PghASR Officers
PresidentGlory Getty412-389-8211ggetty700w@aol.com
Past PresidentDebra S. Rucki412-937-0138dsrucki@verizon.net
President-ElectAnita Walker412-303-0593walkeranita625@gmail.com
TreasurerEileen Gavin412-781-7359eag1120@aol.com
Secretary, MembershipDr. A. Jay Gross412-683-2711ajaygross@msn.com
Secretary, RecordingKathy Moran412-458-3244kmoran056@comcast.net
Secretary, CorrespondingLaVerne Anthony412-973-1197laverne.anthony07@yahoo.com
Region 12 DirectorRobert Marko724-687-0210bobandsylvia855@gmail.com

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank! We are excited for you to join us! 
Who: Pittsburgh Association of School Retirees
What: Volunteer Engagement Center
When: April 25, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110
Maximum Volunteer Number: 12
If you are interested in volunteering please RSVP as soon as possible to Glory Getty at ggetty700w@aol.com or 412-389-8211 and leave a voice mail. Also, please follow the steps given below to check-in with the Food Bank as required.

Deadline to RSVP and to check-in is Monday, APRIL 10th.

We need each group member to fill out their Check-In Form at least 10 business days in advance via this link: https://pittsburghfoodbank.tfaforms.net/4834324?sid=a0T8W00000GTgm8UAD

Volunteer Information: All volunteers are required to wear closed toed shoes. Volunteers should park in the front of the building on the right side of the lot, marked “Volunteer Parking,” and use the front entrance to check-in with the Volunteer Engagement Team.

If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of the Volunteer Engagement Team by email at volunteer@pittsburghfoodbank.org ​​​​​​or by phone at 412-745-7600. Thank you for choosing the Food Bank as your group’s volunteer opportunity.

Our mission is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger.

Join your colleagues at the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees Region 12 SPRING LUNCHEON MEETING. Host is the Pittsburgh Association of School Retirees. 
Join your colleagues and friends at the PghASR to celebrate Spring 2023 on May 11th at the LeMont Restaurant on Mt. Washington. Come and hear from the new Executive Director of PASR Kristen Holjes, get updates from both Region 12 chapters (Allegheny and Pittsburgh), and enjoy a good lunch with a great view. The meet and greet begins at 11:00 a.m.

Pittsburgh Association of School Retirees 2023 General Membership, Benefits and Services Meeting with our Annual Scholarship Presentations will be held on Thursday, June 1st at a new location. This year’s meeting will be held at the Blue Sky Kitchen and Bar located in the East End of Pittsburgh at 211 N. Whitfield Street, 15206. The guest speaker will be Ms. Angela Mike the Pittsburgh Public School’s Executive Director of Career and Technical Education. Our organization will award three scholarships during this meeting. (Just a reminder that the PghASR Scholarship Fund relies solely on donors for funding. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated.) Come meet some of our most promising graduating PPS students, reconnect with PPS colleagues and friends, and have a tasty lunch at one of Pittsburgh’s fun new restaurants. Meet and Greet begins at 11:00 a.m.

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Game
Take Me Out To The Ball Game by Debra S. Rucki
How about joining some of your PPS retired colleagues on Thursday, August 10th at 12:35 PM at PNC Park to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves?  The Pirates are willing to provide us with a block of tickets located on the 1st floor between the left field line and 3rd baseline near the top rows that are covered by the overhang.   I’m trying to minimize the number of steps people would need to negotiate in order to access their seats.   Usually these 1st floor seats sell for $48.00 per seat.   However, as a group of Senior Citizens, 55 years and older, the Pirates are willing to sell these seats at a cost of $28 plus each person will be provided with a $10 voucher to use at any of the concession stands.     Non-Senior Citizens will not be admitted into the park using one of these tickets!    I wouldn’t want anyone to be disappointed.   I would like to purchase seats as soon as possible.   If you would like to join me at PNC Park, please complete the form below and mail your $28.00 check payable to Debra Rucki by Saturday, May 6th.  I will distribute tickets at the May 11th Region 12 Luncheon at the LeMont or at Willie Stargell Statue, which is across the 6th Street Bridge on Federal Street.  Please pick your ticket(s) up between 11a.m. and no later than 12 p.m. on game day.  

PghASR needs you! Please consider volunteering to be an officer, chair, newsletter editor, or member of one of our committees. 
PghASR flourishes on partnership and collaboration. The organization depends on those who think outside the box and are not afraid to take a stand, express ideas or make suggestions. Is that you?

To volunteer or find out more about a committee, email or write a note to PghASR. Contact information is at the top of the website. You can also call one of the PghASR Officers. 

Help is especially needed to assist with computer-related tasks such as keeping the membership database current, creating and maintaining a Facebook page, and emailing members with important updates.

If you are not eligible to be a PghASR member, consider becoming an associate member
Associate members can take advantage of all the benefits and activities of PghASR except they are not eligible to vote or hold office. They can serve as or assist committee chairs and help us to continue offering activities and services that benefit our organization. Contact me, Joe Poerio, at pjpoerio@comcast.net  or 412-489-5443 if you would like to become an associate member or if you have any questions.

An associate member of PASR or PghASR can be any person who is interested in the work of PASR/PghASR, is an active school employee aged 50 or older, a teacher who is not an annuitant of a school employees’ retirement system, a former school employee who has retired from a non-public school, and/or a spouse of an active member of PASR/PghASR. If you know of anyone who fits in one or more of the above categories and is interested in our organization, encourage them to become an associate member. PASR dues are $60 Year/ $700 Lifetime and PghASR dues are $15 Year/ $150 Lifetime.