Special guest speakers Diane Songer (VCRTA member) and Thomas Edward Holloman provided a wonderful overview of the multi-year effort by the Terre Haute North Vigo High School “Patriot Painters” to create cultural art murals on the hallways outside of the foreign language rooms. Murals were created for Latin, Spanish, French, and German languages as well as a Heritage mural and a Peace mural.
Following the cultural arts mural presentation, the new 2017-2019 VCRTA officers and committee chairpersons were inducted by former VCRTA President Guy Dillard.
The Community Service chairperson, JoAnn B., reported to the association that the Salvation Army recognized VCRTA with The Salvation Army 1st Place for Service Clubs/Non Profits trophy. VCRTA will hold this traveling trophy until the 2017 Red Kettle Bell Ringing season ends. This is the first year VCRTA has earned this award from the Salvation Army. JoAnn B. urged everyone to join the 2017 Bell Ringing winter service project.