The Batesville Herald-Tribune
---- — Batesville resident Dennis Bourquein recently was chosen as the Indiana Retired Teachers Association president-elect. He will serve a two-year term before becoming the state president.
The retired teacher already has served two years as the organization’s secretary-treasurer. Prior to that, he served as the Area 8 director for two years.
Bourquein has leadership roles in both retired teachers associations in Dearborn and Ripley counties. He has won many outstanding awards for his newsletters, press releases and Web sites for the groups.
Active in the Community Church of Batesville, he has served previously as elder and on the Missions Plan Group. The Tri-County Genealogical Association past officer continues to teach piano privately.
The Indiana Retired Teachers Association is the only organization actively representing retired teachers. Volunteer hours are collected from the former educators to show legislators just how much they continue to give to their schools and communities.
Retired teachers and friends of education are invited to each of the four Dearborn County socials held each year. Details about the nonprofit can be viewed at www.dearborncountyrta.org.