BOARD MEETS NEWS | K A R S P Kalamazoo County Association ofRetired School Personnel


Meeting - BECAUSE COVID-19 and the potential risk factor, 


President:  Julie Devers                The KARSP SMITH/RUPP FUNDS ….. CHAIR, Pat McKinney   

President Elect:  Manuel J. Brenes             Monies have been provided for limited financial resources for all KARSP members who are in financial       need for the basics of life (help with providing food, medical bills, and prescriptions, hospital bills, utility and telephone bills, even the cost of your membership).

All members in any capacity:  bus drivers, office staff, custodial and maintenance workers, classroom aides, lunchroom workers, principals, teachers, etc. are eligible for assistance.

To be effective, we must count on our membership to inform us concerning their own or another’s needs.  All information will be kept strictly confidential.  Please contact:

 Pat McKinney at 269-876-9660 or

Past Pres./Awards:  JoAnn Lynch                       

MARSP is valuable to you.

Through the grassroots efforts of members who contacted their legislators and the governor to encourage them not to close down the retirement system to new hires, MARSP helped preserve our health insurance benefits and an improved pension plan for new personnel.

There will be more issues in the future that will need to have our voices and votes heard.  MARSP will keep looking out for you and keeping you informed.   Please thank them by renewing your membership.

With KARSP/MARSP membership, you also are able to contact Sandy Beiter, our insurance chair, with any concerns you have regarding our health benefits.

Tell your friends to call 1-888-960-4022 to renew their membership, and share your personal reasons for continuing to be a MARSP/KARSP member.       

Secretary:  Ann Wuerthele       

Treasurer:  Gwyn Evans                                                   

Archivist:  Anname Stohrer    Please read the information from Sandy Beiter!


Beacon Editor:  Phil Stohrer                  

Calling:  Sally Roach

Cookies:  Aurelia Reed                         

Cookies/Hobby Show:  Judy Lemon               

Directory:  Cheryl Butler

Friendship:  Barbara Rockey 

Fun Time:  Edith Stahl        

Publicity:  Mary Ann Cronin            

Hospitality:  Nancy Rogers / Sue Split               

Insurance- BC/BS:  Sandy Beiter

Insurance- Priority Health - Cheryl Butler

Legislation- Betty Ongley - Ken Larson

Lunch Tickets:  Donna Clinard

Area-22 Director:  Charles Long

Membership:  Linda Hawley and Pat Rizzolo

Name Tags:  Sue Jordan

Nominations:  Nan Palm

Pension Seminars:  Kris Kirkpatrick

Scholarships:  Sharon Pendola

Smith/Rupp Fund:  Sue Moulton

Travel:  Barb Knickerbocker & Laurrie Perrione

Web Master: Bob Kucera