The MTA Human Relations Committee is soliciting nominations
for the 2015 MTA Human and Civil Rights Awards, which honor
those who have shown extraordinary dedication to civil rights
and human relations.
The awards will be presented on Friday, June 19, at the 32nd
annual Human and Civil Rights Awards celebration at the
Westin Waltham-Boston Hotel.
For further information, please e-mail Mary Gilgallon, director
of the Division of Governance and Administration, at
NOMINATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 27
Forms are available at massteacher.org/hcr
Note: If your association would like to schedule a retirement workshop at your
school, your local president should call Harold Crowley at 800.392.6175, ext. 8240.
Please be aware that the M TA consultants do not have records of your service, so
members are advised to bring that information along to meetings.
AUBURN — Louise Gaskins: first Saturday (by
appointment only) and second Saturday of each
month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA Central Office,
48 Sword St., Auburn; 508.791.2121, or at home,
BOS TON — Harold Crowley: Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays (by appointment only),
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M TA, 20 Ashburton Place, Boston;
617.878.8240 or 800.392.6175, ext. 8240.
BRAIN TREE — Mary Hanna: second Saturday
of each month ( walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA
Metropolitan Office, 100 Grandview Road,
Braintree; 781.380.1410, or at home, 781.545.2069.
CAPE COD — Lawrence Abbruzzi: second Saturday
of each month (by appointment only), 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., Barnstable Teachers Association (B TA), 100
West Main St., Suite #7, Hyannis; 508.775.8625, or
at home, 508.824.9194.
FI TCHBURG — Robert Zbikowski: second Saturday
of each month (by appointment only), 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., Fitchburg Teachers Association office, 21
Culley St., Fitchburg; 978.790.8864, or at home,
978.297.0123; e-mail: email@example.com.
HOLYOKE — Ron Lech: third Saturday of each
month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA Western
Office, 55 Bobala Road, Suite 3, Holyoke;
413.535.2415, or at home, 413.893.9173.
LYNNFIELD — Mary Parry: third and fourth
Saturdays of each month ( walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
M TA Northeast Office, 50 Salem St., Building B,
Lynnfield; 781.246.9779, or at home, 978.372.2031;
PI T TSFIELD — Ward F. Johnson: second
Saturday of each month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
M TA Berkshire Office, 188 East St., Pittsfield;
413.499.0257, or at home, 413.443.1722; e-mail:
RAYNHAM — Edward Nelson: third Saturday
of each month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., M TA
Southeast Office, 90 New State Highway (Rte. 44),
Raynham; 508.822.5371, or at home, 774.239.7823.
HIGHER EDUCATION AT-LARGE — Edward
McCourt, Wellesley; 781.325.2553; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org (by appointment only).
REGIONAL RETIREMENT CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE
The MTA provides individual retirement consultations throughout
the state to assist members. Proof of membership must be submitted
when requesting retirement services. This schedule is in effect from
September to June, except in the Boston office, which is staffed
during the summer and school vacations.
Doris E. Asci, 84, of Brockton. Was an
elementary school teacher for 37 years at Brookfield
Elementary School. Aug. 8.
Donna Craig, 76, of Easthampton. Taught math
for the Easthampton school system, retiring from
Easthampton High School in 1996. Aug. 24.
Mary M. Doherty, 49, of Worcester. Was an
instructional aide in the Worcester Public Schools for
20 years. Sept. 15.
John P. Joyce, 88, of Somerville. Was a teacher,
vice headmaster and assistant superintendent of
Somerville Public Schools. May 12.
Xavier L. Lapolice, 90, of Chicopee. Taught
carpentry at Holyoke Trade School in Holyoke,
Springfield Trade High School and Putnam
Vocational Technical High School in Springfield,
retiring in 1985. Sept. 15.
Kathleen E. MacDonald, 71, of Stoneham,
formerly of Woburn. Was an elementary physical
education instructor for the Melrose Public Schools.
Janet E. Moffat, 78, of Sagamore Beach,
formerly of Grafton. Was a middle school teacher for
the Grafton school system for many years. July 12.
George O. Southwick, 86, of Boca Raton,
Florida, formerly of Bedford. Taught in the
Lexington school system for many years and was a
past president of the MTA. July 5.
Ruth E. Sullivan, 84, of Wellesley. Taught for
many years in the Ashland school system. July 1.
public education and human and civil rights.
Attendees who have been especially active in
EMAC over the years will be asked to offer their
memories during the dinner. NEA officers past
and present will send videotaped greetings from
Saturday workshops will include sessions on
the history of EMAC, the classroom community,
the school-to-prison pipeline, social media, getting
elected to MTA office, and diversity. A wrap-up
session will conclude the conference.
Special honoree Gaskins will speak about her
decades of MTA activism during the luncheon on
Kevin Gilbert, a member of the NEA Executive
Committee, will also address the crowd. The veteran
educator has been a social studies teacher, coach and
administrator in Mississippi.
To register for the conference, please visit
www.massteacher.org/emac. For more information,
call the Division of Training and Professional
Learning at 617.878.8153.
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