April 2022 Newsletter

PghASR Member Demographic Information Form

PghASR Contribution Form

Volunteering Opportunities
PghASR members take pride in volunteering! Let us know about organizations that are looking for volunteers, and we will post the volunteering opportunities on this website and in our Newsletter.

Join Us!
The more members we have, the stronger and more effective our organization will be. Click on the link below for a membership application form to renew your membership or give to other Pittsburgh retirees to join.

2022 Calendar
For more information about luncheons and other events, see articles in the current PghASR Newsletter at the top of this column.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
PghASR Executive Board Meeting
10:00-12:00, Location TBD or on Zoom

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
“Let’s Do Lunch” (informal get-together)
11:30, Fat Heads, Carson Street, South Side

Sunday, April 3, 2022
2:00, CAPA High School musical, Hairspray,
CAPA theater, Downtown

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
“Let’s Do Lunch” (informal get-together)
11:30, Yokoso in the Waterfront, Homestead

Thursday, April 28, 2022
11:00, “History of PA Turnpike,”
Zoom presentation

Thursday, May 19, 2022
PASR Region 12 Spring Luncheon
Location:  Salvatore’s in Baldwin
10:30, Officers/ Committee Chairs Meeting
11:00, Meet and Greet
11:30, Region 12 Meeting
12:00, Luncheon, followed by speaker

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Gen. Membership/Benefits & Services Meeting and Scholarship Presentations 
Rock Bottom, The Waterfront, Homestead
11:00, Meet and Greet
11:30, Awarding of Scholarships
12:00, Luncheon, followed by speaker

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
PghASR Executive Board Meeting
10:00-12:00, Location TBD or on Zoom

Sunday, June 19, 2022
Juneteenth Celebration
12:00 – 8:00, Point State Park

Thursday, July 7, 2022
“Let’s Do Lunch” (informal get-together)
11:30, Narcisi Winery, Gibsonia

August 2022
(date and time TBD)
Batch Foundation Backpacking Day Service

Thursday, August 4, 2022
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Milwaukee Brewers
12:35, PNC Park

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
“Let’s Do Lunch” (informal get-together)
11:30, Wheelhouse at Rivers Casino

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
PghASR Executive Board Meeting
10:00-12:00, Location TBD or on Zoom

Thursday, September 8, 2022
Food Bank Day of Service

Thursday, September 22, 2022
PASR Region 12 Fall Luncheon
Host, PghASR
Location: LeMont, Mt. Washington
10:30, Officers/Committee Chairs Meeting
11:00, Meet and Greet
11:30, Region 12 Meeting
12:00, Luncheon and speakers

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Let’s Do Lunch (informal get-together)
11:30, Houlihan’s, Mt. Lebanon

Friday, December 16, 2022
PghASR Annual Holiday Luncheon
Rivers Casino
11:00, Meet and Greet
11:30, Presentation of Awards
12:00, Luncheon








PghASR Officers
PresidentDebra S. Rucki412-937-0138dsrucki@verizon.net
Past PresidentJoseph R. Poerio412-489-5443pjpoerio@comcast.net
TreasurerEileen Gavin412-781-7359eag1120@aol.com
Secretary, MembershipDr. A. Jay Gross412-683-2711ajaygross@msn.com
Secretary, RecordingGlory Getty412-344-0501 ggetty700w@aol.com
Secretary, CorrespondingCarolyn Olasewere412-321-9510ocaro1@verizon.net
Region 12 DirectorEllen Estomin412-361-2736 erestomin@gmail.com

Join your colleagues at the PASR Region 12 Spring Luncheon, Host: ACASR
It’s time to celebrate spring with your collegaues at the PASR Region 12 at Salvatore’s on May 19. Click on the link below for reervation form, or find it in the April PghASR Newsletter.
Reservation form for the Region 12 Spring Luncheon

Make plans to attend the General Membership/Benefits & Services Meeting and Scholarship Presentation on June 2 at Rock Bottom.
Come to Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery at The Waterfront in Homestead to mingle with colleagues, have lunch, and view our scholarship presentation on June 2.  Click on the link below for the reservation form, or find it in the April PghASR Newsletter.
Reservation form for Rock Bottom Meeting

PghASR Is Going Paperless and Needs your Contact Information.
In order to keep PghASR financially solvent in the coming years, your Leadership Team is planning to move forward in the distribution of our Newsletter via email. Printing and postage costs have gone through the roof, and therefore sending out the newsletters requires a new distribution approach. In 2022, we will begin the process to transition to sending out the newsletters via email when possible, starting with compiling a list of all members who have email addresses. We need your assistance in this endeavor.  We request that PghASR members who have an email address click on the link below to download and print a form to complete about your contact information. Mail the form to PghASR, PO Box 9056, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, or email our Membership Secretary, Dr. A. Jay Gross, at ajaygross@msn.com, so he can add your current email address and contact information to his membership list. We also need to know which of our members don’t have access to a computer or other device. If that is the case with you, place an X on the line on the form that says, “I have no email address,” to let your Leadership Team know the only way we will be able to communicate with you is by mail or phone. We will mail newsletters to members who don’t have email addresses. If you move, let us know. Leadership Team members have their addresses and phone numbers listed on page 13 of this newsletter. Any of us can assist you. We anticipate this process will take a year to implement.
PghASR Member Demographic Information Form

Please contribute to PghASR
Text: PghASR accepts contributions for the Memorial Honor Fund, Scholarship Fund, and Newsletter expenses. Click on the link below to download the contribution form. Fill it out and then send it with your contribution to PghASR, P.O. Box 9056, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Make your check payable to PghASR. Indicate on the memo line which category the contribution is for. Note: All contributions should be sent to PghASR and not to officers of the organization.
PghASR Contribution Form

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.