Photo Gallery

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December 2017 Holiday Brunch
Tanglewood Golf Course


October 2017 Meeting at Grand River Cellars Winery

Abe and Mary dine with us

Jean introduces Abe and Mary

ORTA Dignitaries


GCRTA's Booth at The Great Geauga County Fair
September 2017

This year GCRTA handed out "apples from the teachers".
Sages (Chardon OH) donated 800 apples which were handed out by GCRTA members to fair goers when they visited the GCRTA's booth. 
GCRTA fair volunteers


August 2017 Picnic at Munson Twp. Park

50/50 raffle ticket sellers

Dessert table
"Usual Suspects"
Nancy serves her pulled pork!

Four teacher mini-grant recipients.
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June 2017 Luncheon at St. Denis Golf Course

Bill Ward, speaker, with President Fenstermaker
Kiwanis supports GCRTA


February 2017 Luncheon at Mary Yoder's Restaurant

Our February 2017 speaker was A.C.McMillan from the Geauga County Department of Emergency Services.  He spoke to us about emergency disaster  preparedness for situations lasting up to 72 hours with a focus on special needs for seniors.


December 2016 Holiday Brunch at Tanglewood Golf Club on December 6, 2016

GCRTA's first brunch!
John Kolar portrays John Muir

Banquet Room

Our first brunch meeting!

Carol Remington of ORTA Addresses the Members

Tom Stalzer Accepting Donations



GCRTA's 50th Anniversary at Fowlers Mill Golf Course 
June 7, 2016

Past Presidents of the GCRTA in attendance

One of our delicious cakes

Cheryl Sekura and Dr. John Cavanaugh, Executive Director of ORTA

GCRTA President Gene Fenstermaker greets our speaker Dick Blake

Some of our members enjoying dinner

GCRTA Annual Picnic at Munson Township Pavilion 
August 2, 2016

What a Spread!

Dessert Contest Winner and some of the entries


Welcome new members!

One of our three GCRTA Scholarship Winners and her happy mother!

Senator Eklund accepted his Honorary GCRTA Membership

The Usual Suspects Band entertained us throughout the picnic

Members of Note in 2016

Claire Zurbuch holding the award he received in 2016 from the State of Ohio.  It is signed by John Eklund, Capri Cafaro and Keith Farber, president of the Senate. Claire was the winner of the Geauga Soil and Water Volunteer of the Year Award.  Since his retirement in 2001, he has volunteered hundreds of hours devoted to helping Cardinal and Berkshire middle and elementary students in science and engineering.  His last endeavor was helping students develop the Future City project.  The students earned 10th place statewide in Columbus.  Mr. "Z" as the students call him is a fine role model for Geauga students!

Claire Zurbuch


We are immensely proud of our GCRTA member Madelon Horvath.  Madelon, formerly a teacher, was elected in 2013 to the Chardon Board of Education and took office in 2014 for a four-year term.  We wish her much continued success.  

Madelon Horvath

     Sheldon Firem was elected to the Chardon Board of Education in November 2015.  He and his wife, Patricia, have resided in Hambden since 1974.  Their four children have all graduated from Chardon Schools.  He has experience as a school psychologist in Chardon, Ledgemont and Newbury Schools, a social studies teacher at the former St. Joseph High School in Cleveland, a camp counselor at Camp Sue Osborne, and as the president and treasurer for the Geauga Educational Service Center's professional association.

Sheldon Firem

Updated 12/31/17