FUNDING TEACHER PENSIONS TO BE DISCUSSED
CTA/NEA-Retired will host “Funding CalSTRS: What it Means for You,” at noon Thursday at the Ceres CTA office, 3900 Mitchell Road. The presentation will be by Jennifer Baker, STRS legislative analyst for the California Teachers Association. Baker is an expert on California State Teachers Retirement System pensions and on the economic, political and administrative conditions that affect them. A question-and-answer session will follow. All retired teachers, regardless of their retirement status, are welcome to attend. For more information, call (209) 485-0818.
MJC PRESIDENT TO ADDRESS CATALYST MEETING
Modesto Junior College President Jill Stearns will speak on “Higher Education in Modesto” at the Catalyst meeting Thursday. Catalyst is a committee of the City Ministry Network, including representatives of churches, businesses, nonprofits, education, government and neighborhoods. The free event will be from 7 to 8:10 a.m. at the Pavilion, 1301 12th St. Coffee will be served.
TEACHERS PRERETIREMENT CHECKUP IN TURLOCK
The California Retired Teachers Association, Stanislaus, will hold a preretirement checkup for active teachers from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Berg Hall in Covenant Village, 2125 N. Olive Ave., Turlock. Guidelines about essential paperwork, notice of required decisions and a summary review of insurance considerations will be covered by CalSTRS benefits counselor Tim Fast. The workshop is free to CalSTRS members and their spouses and partners. Personal financial reviews will not be conducted. Preregistration is essential. For information or to register, call (209) 216-8387 or submit an email at http://div38.calrtamembers.org/contact-us.
PATTERSON HIGH SEEKS EARLY YEARBOOKS
Patterson Unified is scanning all past yearbooks into digital form as part of a centennial year project. The school has been unable to locate yearbooks for 1916, 1918, 1919 and 1922, or determine if no edition was published any of those years. The Patterson Education Foundation is offering a $100 reward for allowing the district to scan and upload the yearbook for each of the missing years. Anyone with information is asked to call Susan White at (209) 895-7700, ext. 20289.