Velma Fuhr and Beverly Peterson greeted members of Grand Island Area Retired School Personnel on Feb. 18, at Riverside Lodge.

Nora Lindner, vice-president for programs, introduced guest speaker Kay Cynova, director of interpretative resources at Stuhr Museum. Cynova shared the story of the Peter Stuhr home and its journey to Stuhr Museum. A slide show detailed the progression of the renovation and acquisition of artifacts to prepare for the exhibit’s opening in 2018. The Peter Stuhr home now functions as an interpretive and educational center.

Sue Clement reported that scholarship information was sent to area schools. The deadline for submitting applications was March 1. Jacqueline Ortega, winner of last year’s scholarship, sent a letter to Doris and Vern Rempe, co-treasurers. Ortega expressed her appreciation for the scholarship, which will aid her in becoming a future educator.

Eldon Ervin presented Nola Oberhelman, community volunteer services chairperson, with certificates of appreciation from the Nebraska Association of Retired School Personnel. The certificates were for: Volunteer Hours (2,299), Service to Youth (715 hours), and Day of Service (visits to 11 “shut-ins”).

Rod and Sue Clement, Susan Wamberg and Linda Dahlstrom served refreshments.

The next meeting will be Monday, March 18, in the Woodland Room of Riverside Lodge. The program will be “The Story of Glass Plate Negatives and Hall County History” by Ken Harders, Cairo Museum historian.

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