MHADRTA Branch Spotlight
MHADRTA 2022 Volunteer of the Year
The MHADRTA 2022 Volunteer of the Year was honoured at our September meeting. Congratulations to Lori Karwandy who was nominated by Bonnie Spruyt and Laurel Schlaht. Lori has been a member of MHADRTA since 2018 after retiring from more than thirty years of teaching.
Lori began teaching in 1985 at George Davidson School, where she remained until retirement. She was the French lead teacher for the district and the French facilitator at local colleges and school divisions.
Bonnie and Laurel spoke of Lori’s willingness to lead volunteers in a variety of activities, from her church’s women’s group to a French conversation group that has been running for almost fifteen years. Outside of volunteering, Lori stays busy with golf, chess, pickleball, table tennis, aquasize, book club, and social visits with her fellow retirees.
As you can see, Lori is an active person who loves to volunteer. We are blessed to have Lori on our MHADRTA branch executive as second vice president.
A Milestone Birthday!
MHADRTA congratulated Clare Blore on her 95th birthday on November 3, which she celebrated with family and friends.
Clare (née Wagner) Blore grew up near Lemsford, Saskatchewan, and graduated as a teacher from Moose Jaw Normal School, the “then required six-week program.” Her first school was a grades 1 to 9 school with about twelve students. Clare even remembers how many students were in each grade! She eventually moved to Calgary where her teaching career spanned thirty-seven years.
She and her husband Bill (recently deceased) eventually settled in Medicine Hat to be closer to family, though they loved to travel. Once in Medicine Hat, Bill and Clare joined MHADRTA where they became very active members.
The 2022 Clarence M. Goldade Memorial Scholarship
On October 7, at an Awards Ceremony at Eagle Butte High School in Dunmore, Alberta, Donna Mae Goldade presented Kaitlind Kelly with the Clarence M. Goldade Memorial Scholarship. Kaitlind is a first-year student at Medicine Hat College where she is studying to become a teacher. After two years, Kaitlind will be transferring to the University of Lethbridge to complete a combined degree in Education and Science with a specialty in Mathematics.