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Organizations: Kingman Area School Retirees Association (KASRA)

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KASRA's Oct. 28 meeting at the Garlic Clove in downtown Kingman featured musical entertainment from Julie Gragg, Kingman Middle School band director, and eighth-grade musicians Bailey Dodge on flute and Megan Evans on clarinet (bottom). The musical interlude impressed upon those in attendance the joy and lifelong pleasure derived from musical education. Go band! President Paul Tribbett announced the recipient of our KASRA Mini Grant. Gregory Sumison, PE instructor at Desert Willow Elementary, will use $300 to purchase scooter boards for his program (top). Paul Tribbett, Greg Sumison, and Duane Nelson are pictured at the award ceremony. Our year is off to a busy start with election of new officers to be installed in January. Duane Nelson, president of the Arizona School Retirees' Association, will preside as president Linda Kocher, VP Barbara Fuller, secretary Sandra Hampson and treasurer Ione Kondelis take office. Members were urged to keep track of their volunteer hours and submit them at the next meeting. The word "retired" seems to actually mean that we are busier than ever, sharing our talents and desire to help others! We are eagerly anticipating our next meeting at the home of Barbara Fuller at 11 a.m. Dec. 16. The potluck holiday celebration is also our canned food drive for the food bank. KASRA is open to all school retirees. If you would like to join us or just find out more about our organization, contact Paul Tribbett at (928) 753-6481.