The organizational meeting of the Muskingum County Retired Teachers Association was held on July 1, 1965, with thirty-seven retired teachers present. MCRTA currently has approximately 225 members. The groups represents retirees from Zanesville City, East Muskingum, Franklin, Maysville, Tri-Valley and West Muskingum Local School Districts, Mid-East Career and Technology Center, Ohio University Zanesville, and Zane State College. Southeastern Ohio is home to the birthplace of author/sportsman Zane Grey, the famous Y-Bridge, the Wilds, Longaberger Company, and nationally acclaimed Tom's Ice Cream Bowl. The area has a rich history of ceramic production including - Weller, Roseville, McCoy, Hull, Robinson Ransbottom, Hartstone and numerous other potteries. The bi-monthly luncheon meetings are attended by over 100 retired teachers. Our mission is to support the educational community, affect political changes for education, provide social opportunities for retirees as well as inform members of ORTA and NRTA activities.