The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met at the Crawfordsville Public Library at noon on May 11. President Carolyn Fisher led the Pledge of Allegiance and Letty Calder gave the invocation. A delicious lunch was served by Allen’s Catering.
The guest speaker was Tom Mellish, Executive Director of the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association. Mellish is a graduate of from Elkhart Central High School, received a B.S. from Miami University and a Master’s degree from Ball State University. He has been married for 34 years to his wife Cynda, a teacher at Crawfordsville Middle School. They have two grown sons who work in Indianapolis. Mellish taught at two elementary schools, Mill Creek East Elementary and Southwood Elementary. He was a principal at Harrison Elementary and Sugar Creek Elementary for a period of 26 years. Over the last 20 years he has also been very active in the Indiana School Principals Association. Mellish has served in the community in many ways including the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, First United Methodist Church, Volunteers for Mental Health, Montgomery County Child Abuse Council, Character Counts and the Montgomery County Community Foundation.