After the luncheon, Shriver introduced guest speaker Walter Presswood, owner of Presswood Vintage Antiques on Ocoee Street. Presswood, himself a former educator, spoke to the group about the changes in the buying and selling of antiques during the recent years, Later in the program he evaluated several items members of the group had brought to the meeting.
Among those items were old books, jewelry, china, cut glass, paintings, old lunchboxes and figurines. As in the television program “Antiques Roadshow,” many items were found not to have the monetary value the owners had anticipated, however, the sentimental value could not be appraised.
During an abbreviated business portion of the meeting, Joy Yates, treasurer, presented copies of the treasurer’s report. Lois Glass asked all to remember the family of Warren Brewster and the contribution he made to education.
Gerald Lillard presented all present with copies of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement draft proposals for the new pension designs for new hires only. If passed, this would eventually adversely affect retiree pensions. Lillard encouraged all present to contact all members of the Joint Pensions and Insurance Committee to register their concern.
The next scheduled meeting will be April 11 at 11:30 at Westwood Baptist Church with Lindsey Smith from the Cleveland Animal Shelter as the guest speaker. The local association meets bimonthly and membership is open to any retired teacher.