Each year, PASR holds a Leadership Development Conference in honor of Ruth Abigail Boyer. Ruth became a lifetime member of the Northampton Chapter of PASR and a lifetime member of the State Association of PASR in 1960.  She was also affiliated with the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA) Division of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).

Ruth, a retired teacher who taught in both Hay Elementary in Northampton County (1 year) and third grade at Fairview School in Wilson Borough (40 years), passed away at the age of 92, leaving an estate in excess of three hundred thousand dollars. She specified in her will that the estate be evenly divided between three organizations, including the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.

The 1989 PASR Board of Directors considered several different uses for her generous bequest and decided on a plan that would both honor Miss Boyer’s memory and provide a lasting benefit to our members.  The plan adopted invests the bequest in a separate fund and allocates 75% of the annual interest earnings to be used for the orientation and training of elected and appointed volunteer leaders at the Region and Chapter levels.  The first “Ruth Abigail Boyer Leadership Conference” was held in 1990.

PASR and all its members are grateful to Ruth for providing the donation that makes holding our annual Leadership Development Conferences possible.

 

This year’s Leadership Development Conferences will take place as a series of scheduled meetings held virtually using Zoom. The meetings, presenters, and topics are as follows:

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 10:00 am: Presidents Handbook and Finances Review

Leadership Development Chair Kathy O’Rourke, Region 8 Director Polly Shaw, PASR Acting Vice President Jack Werner, and PASR Treasurer Diane Motter will review the Chapter President Handbook.

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 1:00 pm: Recruiting Volunteers

Chapter Leaders Cathy Keefe and Thomas Otto will present a seminar focused on recruiting and working with volunteers.

  • To watch the session please come back after the date and time listed above.

 

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 2:00 pm: ByLaws and Legislative Updates

PASR Acting President-Elect, Mary K Davis and PASR Administrative Officer Mark Krempa will review newly adopted ByLaws changes and provide Legislative updates.

  • If you would like more details please contact us at pasr@pasr.org.

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 10:00 am: Leadership Qualities and PASR Lifelines

PASR Executive Director Kristen Holjes and Region 11 Director Yvonne Jones, share their PASR Stories, getting involved in PASR, and where to go when you need assistance.

  • To watch the session please come back after the date and time listed above.

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at 1:00 pm: Membership and MB&S

PASR President Bill Neugebauer and Sherry Morris will present a seminar focused on the structure of committees, and secrets for outstanding leadership.

  • To watch the session please come back after the date and time listed above.