October 8, 2019 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club October 8, 2019

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Fairmount Fire Station.  There were 12 members and 1 guest present.

President Phyllis Nightlinger called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Preamble to the Constitution.

Member, Diana Summers read inspirational quotes about the constitution and also from Abraham Lincoln.  

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the September minutes.  Minutes were approved as read.  

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report.  As of October 8, 2019, the balances are:

Checking Account  $1664.22

Scholarship Account  $1038.24

Tracy also reminded all members to pay their dues and turn in their nut/candy order and money by October 19, 2019.

New Business:

President Nightlinger will be attending the 125th Anniversary Meeting in Peoria.

Our club will be hosting the 18th District Meeting on April 18, 2020.  The theme will be red, white, and blue and we will be honoring the number of years each club has been active.  This meeting will be a luncheon.  Mark your calendars!

October 23, 2019 is Make a Difference Day.

Cookies are needed for the Halloween party at the Fairmount Fire Station.  Members are asked to bake 3 dozen cookies and have them at the fire station by 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 31, 2019.  

Old Business:

Members Bonnie Gilbert and Barb Albers have made several gowns for the Operation Smile Project.  They are still collecting material and thread for the gowns. If anyone is interested in making the gowns see Bonnie for the pattern.

Rachel Albers and Bonnie Gilbert reminded members to continue collecting items for the soldiers overseas.  You can take items to Bonnie at the Fairmount Library or bring them to the November meeting.

The members discussed participating in the Wreaths Across America program again this year.  Wreaths are placed in honor of or in memory of a veteran.  Each wreath is $15.00.  Phyllis Nightlinger would like our club to sponsor a wreath in memory of her grandson, Shawn Berkman who was in the Army.  If anyone else has a veteran they would like to honor, please let Tracy Hageman know.

Hooves of Hope have contacted our club about making a donation again this year.  Bonnie Gilbert made a motion to donate $50 to this program, Mari Martin seconded the motion and motion passed.

The Welcome to Fairmount signs look so nice thanks to member, Pam Holycross.  Diana Summers mentioned it would be nice to recognize our club with a Woman’s Club sign to be placed on the Welcome to Fairmount signs.  Phyllis Nightlinger will check to see if a Woman’s Club sign is available.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Fairmount Fire Station.

Jeanne Shortz

Secretary


May 14, 2019 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club Minutes

May 14, 2019

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Deluxe in Danville.  14 members were present and enjoyed dinner and fellowship.  A brief business meeting followed dinner.

President Phyllis Nightlinger showed the club members the awards that were presented to our club at convention.

The scholarship committee members Mari Martin and Jeannie Glasgow announced that senior Jordan Jones was presented with the Betsy Torbit Scholarship.

Treasurer Tracy Hageman gave the treasurer’s report.  Balances as of May 14, 2019 are: checking account $1,929.92 and the scholarship account $1,537.28.  

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the minutes from the April meeting.  Minutes were approved as read.

Corresponding Secretary, Mari Martin, reported that she had received a thank you note from the Danville Art League for our donation.

Old Business:

Members decided to plant the Arbor Day tree in Fairmount this fall instead of now.

Member, Pam Holycross, reported on the progress of repairing the “Welcome to Fairmount” signs.  Pam has already cleaned the flower beds around the signs and will be working on replacing or painting the letters on the signs.  A big thank you to Pam for all her hard work on updating these signs.

Phyllis Nightlinger will be donating the remaining personal hygiene items that were collected for the purse project to the Dayspring Women’s and Children’s Shelter in Danville.

New Business:

Barbara Biggerstaff made a motion that our club make a $125 donation to the Salt Fork North Elementary for their FunD Walk.  The club made a $125 donation to the Salt Fork South Elementary for their FunD Walk in the Fall.  Motion was seconded and approved.

Members decided to once again sell nuts and candy in the fall.  Tracy Hageman will pass out order forms at our September meeting.

Upcoming dates to remember:

July 20, 2019 Summer Seminar for GFWC at Eureka College.  If interested in going, contact Phyllis Nightlinger.

August 17, 2019  Our club will be hosting the District 18 organizational meeting.  Details will be available closer to the date.

October 12, 2019 GFWC 125th birthday party in Peoria, Illinois.

Our next meeting will be September 10, 2019.  Mark your calendars!

Jeanne Shortz

Secretary


Minutes for 4-9-19 meeting

Fairmount Woman’s Club

April 9, 2019

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the home of member, Joni Markel.  There were 9 members present and 1 guest, Jenny Kirschner.  Jenny is the daughter of member, Tracy Hageman.

President Phyllis Nightlinger called the meeting to order and led the members in the Preamble.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the minutes from the March meeting.

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report.  Balances as of April 9, 2019 are:

Checking Account $2029.92

Scholarship Account  $1,537.28

Unfinished Business:

President Nightlinger will be attending the state convention May 3-5 in Rock Island, IL.  She will be taking the purse our club put together and then bring it back to the club in May.  Phyllis is going to use some of the left over personal items that were collected for the purse project to make a raffle basket for the convention.  She will also be taking water and granola bars for the welcoming table at the convention.  Thank you Pam Holycross for providing the granola bars.

Members discussed planting a new tree in front of the Fairmount Post Office for Arbor Day, April 23rd.  Phyllis will ask Bonnie Gilbert to ask the Village of Fairmount board if they have someone that can plant the tree. 

Members also discussed updating the “Welcome to Fairmount” signs.  Pam Holycross volunteered to check the 2 signs to see what is needed and report back to the club in May.

Our club received several awards at the recent District 18 meeting.

Participation Certificate for participation in the purse project

3rd place certificate for the Arts

Honorable Mention for Conservation

3rd place certificate for International Affairs

Thank you to our president for completing the District 18 reports for our club.  Fairmount Woman’s Club received a letter stating our club will also be receiving another award at the state convention.

Phyllis reported on the very interesting program at the District 18 meeting on the Operation Smile project in Guatamala.

New Business:

In support of the GFWC preventing child abuse project, Phyllis passed out information on substance abuse and families and asked each member to take a pill bottle and fill it with quarters.  This money will go towards preventing child abuse in Illinois.  Our promise . . . A safe place for every child! 

Member, Mari Martin, updated the club on the Danville Art League and the summer camps they will be having this year.  Rachel Albers made a motion for our club to donate $100 to the Art League to help pay the registration fees for children wanting to  attend the art camps, Pam Holycross seconded the motion and the motion was approved. 

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:00 pm at the Deluxe restaurant in Danville. 

Member Joni Markel gave an interesting program on being a court reporter.  Joni has been a court reporter for many years and is now working at the Champaign County Courthouse.  She discussed the necessary training and the job opportunities for court reporters.  Court reporters are not only used in court rooms but also in classrooms translating for the deaf and hard of hearing.  Court reporters also do the closed captioning on TV.  Joni explained the key board on her machine and demonstrated how it works.

Refreshments were served following the program by the committee, Joni Markel, Tracy Hageman, and Jeanne Shortz.

Jeanne Shortz

Secretary


Dec. 11, 2018 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the home of Vicki Miller.  There were 11 members present.

A delicious dinner was served by the December committee.  Following dinner there was a brief business meeting. 

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman reported that the club earned $453.10 from the nut and candy sales.

Balances as of Dec. 11, 2018 Checking – $2677.92

                                                Scholarship – $1531.25

After a brief discussion, member Diana Summers made a motion to donate $500 to the Owen’s family of Indianola.  The family suffered extreme loss after a house fire this week. The motion was approved and Tracy Hageman will be sure the check is delivered to the family.  

The next meeting will be March 12, 2019!  Details will be given closer to the meeting date.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Jeanne Shortz

Secretary


October 9, 2018 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club

October 9, 2018

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Fairmount Fire Station.  There were 12 members and 5 guests present.  

President Phyllis Nightlinger opened the meeting with the Pledge and Preamble to the US Constitution.  

Mary Remole from Hooves of Hope presented the evening’s program.  She and her husband started Hooves of Hope in Potomac, Illinois with children and families coming out to ride horses.  Since then, it has grown into a community that seeks to provide hope, love and mentoring through a partnership with horses.  Countless indivuduals have been instrumental in making Hooves of Hope what it is today.  Volunteers, children, families, and churches have left lasting hoof prints on the lives of those they have served.  Mary shared many heartwarming stories about some of the children they have served.  Throughout the year, Hooves of Hope offers a five week mentoring program for 15 children ages 7-15.  This 5 week program teaches a virtue using Bible stories.  This year’s virtue is Respect.  This program also teaches the children all about horses and horse ownership and games and crafts.  Following the inspiring and informative program, our club voted to make a $100 donation to Hooves of Hope. 

Refreshments were served and a brief business meeting followed the program.

Jeanne Shortz, Secretary, read the minutes from our September meeting.  Minutes were approved as read.

Old Business:

Nut orders are due.  Any member with an order should get it to Tracy Hageman as soon as possible.

President Nightlinger reminded members that she is continuing to collect bottle caps for the Bismark Club.  She is also collecting clear pill bottles for the Illiana Club.

Members brought items for the smile bags for Operation Smiles.  Bonnie Gilbert will box  and mail the items.  The club voted to pay Bonnie for all mailing expenses.  Members can continue to bring items at our November meeting.

New Business:

President Nightlinger explained the District 18 purse project for women that have been victims of domestic Violence.  Each club is asked to fill and purse with personal items such as nail polish, lotions, makeup, hair brush, snacks etc.  There will be a purse contest at the district meeting in April to choose the most attractive purse!  Member Rachel Albers will be collecting our items and decorating our purse.

Another District 18 fundraising project is a Bakeless Bake Sale.  Instead of an actual bake sale, each club will be collecting change at each meeting until April.  

Members recited the Club Collect and the meeting was adjourned.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 6:30 pm at Barbara Biggerstaff’s home, 409 N. Sandusky, Catlin.

Jeanne Shortz

Secretary


Sept. 12, 2018 minutes

Fairmount Woman’s Club

Minutes September 12, 2018

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, September 12th at the Fairmount Fire Station.  There were 14 members and 3 guests present.  We are pleased to welcome our new members Barbara Albers, Rachel Albers, Debbie Ellis and Pam Holycross.

President Phyllis Nightlinger opened the meeting with the Pledge and Preamble to the United States Constitution.  Our guests were introduced, Leanna Bolden, wife of Faith Church minister, SaLena Davis, and Terry Merrill, 18th District President.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the minutes from the May 8, 2018 meeting.  Minutes were approved as read.

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report.  Balances as of September 12th are:

Checking Account:  $2600.91

Betsy Torbit Scholarship Account:  $1530.86

Unfinished Business:

Barbara Biggerstaff thanked Bonnie Gilbert for preparing our new 2018-2020 program book and made a motion to pay Bonnie for the new stapler and supplies needed for the books.  The club voted to pay Bonnie $56 to cover all costs.

New Business:

 Tracy Hageman passed out the nut/candy order forms.  All orders and payment will be collected at our next meeting October 9, 2018.

Dues for 2018-2019 of $25 are due now, payable to the Fairmount Woman’s Club.  All dues should be sent to Tracy Hageman.

Barbara Biggerstaff informed the club members that Salt Fork South Elementary is seeking donations for the upcoming Fund Walk.  100% of the money collected is used for school supplies, birthday book club, classroom materials and end of year school bash.  Mari Martin made a motion that our club donate $120 to the Fund Walk.  Motion passed unanimously.  The club will make a donation to the North Elementary in the Spring when they have their fundraiser.

Members discussed Article 1, Section 2 of our club by-laws stating “All dues are payable at the September meeting.  Members joining the club after January 1 shall pay half the yearly dues, which would be $12.50.”  President Nightlinger and District 18 president are going to check further on this by-law and report back to the club.

Refreshments were enjoyed by all!  Thank you to the committee for the delicious fall treats! 

Following refreshement Terry Merrill, President of the 18th District, updated the club on upcoming goals and projects at the state level.  Two of the goals are to attract new members and reach out and connect the state level with the local clubs. Terry told our members about a project, “Living Lands and Water/River  Conservation.”  This is very important to our area due to the coal ash runoff to the Salt Fork River.  

District 18th Meeting will be September 22nd.  If anyone is interested in going, contact Phyllis Nightlinger for details.

The program for International Outreach was presented by member Bonnie Gilbert.   Bonnie spoke on Operation Smile.  Operation Smile provides surgery worldwide for children who are born with facial disformities.  One way our club can help is by making smile bags which are given to each child following surgery.  Smile bags are filled with small personal care items as well as small toys, stickers, and a mirror to see their new smile.  If any member would like to make a smile bag or provide supplies for the bags, contact Bonnie Gilbert for all the details.

 Members recited the Club Collect and the meeting was adjorned.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Fairmount Fire Station.

Jeanne Shortz

Secretary 


May 8, 2018 minutes

Minutes from May 8, 2018

Fairmount Woman’s Club

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Fairmount Fire Station. There were 12 members and 2 guests, Julie Price and Pam Holycross,  present.

President Barbara Biggerstaff welcomed everyone and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, Preamble of the Constitution of the United States, and the Club Collect.  Barbara then shared a few interesting facts about Mother’s Day.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the minutes from the April meeting.  Minutes were approved as read.

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treaurer’s report. 

Checking Account – $3,420.91

Scholarship Account – $1,530.46

A handout was passed out to our club members explaining a service project the GFWC Illinois is doing.  GFWC members are collecting items to put in goodie bags/care and comfort packs for the USO of Illinois.  If any club member would like to put together a goodie bag, please get it to Phyllis Nightlinger before May 16.

President Biggerstaff presented an Anniversary Scroll honoring our club for our 80th anniversary. 

Salt Fork High School art teacher, Laura Moreland, contacted our club about financially supporting art student, Kaylyn Horgan’s, participation in an art camp at Eastern Illinois University. The members voted to give $300 toward Kaylan’s art camp fee.

Scholarship committee reported they received11 applications for the Betsy Torbit Scholarship.  After careful consideration, the committee awarded the scholarship to Kade Bennett.  Congratulations to Kade!

Our club members that went to the April District 18 Spring meeting reported that the women from the Day Spring Woman’s Shelter were overwhelmed with the amount of donations and very appreciative!

Members voted to once again sell nuts and candy this fall.  Order forms will be passed out at our September meeting.

Following the business meeting, dinner was served.  Thanks to all the officers for providing a wonderful meal.

After dinner, President Barbara Biggerstaff presented 25 +year pins to three of our members, Tracy Hageman (34yrs.), Joni Markel (34 yrs.) and Vicki Miller (31 yrs.).    50+ year pins will be sent to Sharon Hoag and Ruth Ann Young.  Congratulations to all and thank you for your dedication to the Fairmount Woman’s Club.

President Biggerstaff installed the new officers for 2018-2020 biennium.

President – Phyllis Nightlinger

Vice President – Bonnie Gilbert

Treasurer – Tracy Hageman

Secretary – Jeanne Shortz

Corresponding Secretary – Mari Martin

The officers from 2016-2018 were recognized & thanked by President Biggerstaff.  She presented each officer with a pretty pansy plant.

Jeanne Shortz thanked Barbara for her hard work and dedication during her two year term as our club’s president.  On behalf of all the members, Barbara was presented with a geranium hanging basket.

The next meeting will be September 11, 2018.  Hope to see everyone at this meeting!

Jeanne Shortz

President


April 10, 2018 minutes

Minutes from April 10, 2018

Fairmount Woman’s Club

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Jeanne Shortz’s home. There were 8 members present and 1 guest, Rachel Albers, of Fairmount present. President Barb Biggerstaff welcomed everyone and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, Preamble of the Constitution of the United States, and the Club Collect. Barb then read a humerous article entitled “Dear Mr. Tax Man.”

Phyllis Nightlinger read the minutes from the March meeting. The minutes were approved as read.

Mari Martin read a note from Bonnie Gilbert thanking the club for our $200 donation to the Vance Township Library.

Tracy Hageman, Treasurer, presented the treasurer’s report.

Checking account – $3,033.75 Scholarship account – $2,030.46

New Business:

President Barb Biggerstaff reported on the upcoming District 18 Spring Meeting. It will be Saturday, April 14th at Bismark. If any member is interested in going, contact Barb or Phyllis Nightlinger. At this meeting, donations will be collected for the Day Spring Woman’s Shelter in Danville. Our club will be donating cleaning supplies, towels, wash cloths, and size 4 diapers for the shelter. Our club is also providing an art basket for the silent auction. Thanks to Mari Martin for putting this basket together!

he new slate of officers for 2018-2020 was presented by the nominating committee.

President – Phyllis Nightlinger

Vice President – Bonnie Gilbert

Recording Secretary – Jeanne Shortz

Treasurer – Tracy Hageman

Corresponding Secretary – Mari Martin

A motion was made by Diana Summers to accept this slate of officers, seconded by Tracy Hageman. Motion was approved. New officers will be installed at the May meeting.

The members had lengthy discussion on possible ways to get new members. Some of the suggestions were:

Create a news article for the local papers explaining the mission of Fairmount Woman’s Club and also what the club does for the community. This article would be put in the local papers in August before our September meeting. Barb Biggerstaff agreed to write the article for the club.

Talk to the PTC group at the schools to see if there would be a time we could set up an Information table at one of their activities.

Post information about the club on the Fairmount Facebook page.

Invite any prospective members to our September meeting.

To go along with our April theme of Conservation, Mari Martin spoke about how the Middle Fork River was ranked No. 9 on the list of “America’s Most Endangered Rivers” due to the coal ash run off from Dynegy Inc. This run off will pollute our local water sources. Mari encouraged everyone to be aware of this problem.

Old Business:

The members discussed the progress of updating the “Welcome to Fairmount” north and south signs. Mari Martin will be checking with Caroline Darr to see what still needs to be done and report back to the group in May.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 8th, 5:30 pm, at the Fairmount Fire Station. The officers will provide dinner for everyone. Hope to see everyone there!

Jeanne Shortz Secretary


October 10, 2017 minutes

Minutes from October 10, 2017 Fairmount Woman’s Club

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the Fairmount Fire Station. There were 12 members and 15 guests present.

President, Barbara Biggerstaff, called the meeting to order and led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and Club Collect.

Alice Betlach, a GFWC state representative, presented an informative workshop on completing yearly reports. A statistical form is completed and a narrative is written for the following departments, Conservation, Education, The Arts, Home Life, International Affairs, and Public Affairs. These reports are important to record the history of each club.

Refreshments were served following this workshop.

A brief business meeting followed.

President Biggerstaff read a thought for the day on kindness.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the minutes from the September meeting. The minutes were approved as read.

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, presented the treasurer’s report.

Checking account – $2,528.63

Scholarship fund – $2,029.45

Tracy reminded all members that nut orders are due.

Barbara Biggerstaff had iron-on patches with the GFWC emblem. The district is selling these patches for $3.00 each.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 will be our club’s “Make a Difference Day.” Members will be meeting at the Vance Township Library at 9:00 a.m. to do a variety of jobs to spruce up the library. Bring your work gloves and be ready to “make a difference.”

Members signed up to provide 3 dozen cookies for the Fairmount Halloween party on Oct. 31 and the Santa Breakfast on Dec. 9, 2017. Members should deliver the cookies to the Fairmount Fire Station for the Halloween party by 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 31st.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:30 p.m. at Phyllis Nightlinger’s home. Her address is 104 Webster, Catlin.

Jeanne Shortz Secretary


September 12, 2017 minutes

The Fairmount Woman’s Club met Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Fairmount Fire Station. There were 11 members and 2 guests present.

President, Barbara Biggerstaff, called the meeting to order and led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance, Preamble and Club Collect.

Brad Halbrook, State Representative for the 102nd District, was present. Mr. Halbrook is seeking reelection and asked for our support. He serves all or parts of Champaign, Douglas, Moultrie, Shelby, and Vermilion counties.

Caroline Darr presented a very interesting program about her 12 day medical mission trip to Zimbabwe, Africa. (Our club had donated money in the spring to purchase over the counter medicine for this mission trip.) The 12 member group went to Zimbabwe with the purpose of opening a medical clinic and suppling the much needed medicine to the local people. The group took 23 suitcases of donated over the counter medicines and medical supplies! While there, the group cleaned, organized supplies, and opened a medical clinic in a existing building. They set up a triage room, exam rooms, and a pharmacy in the clinic. They saw 300 patients in 10 hours. The group also helped the local people begin to build a hospital, drill a well and put up water towers for the hospital. Caroline emphasized how appreciative the local people were for all they accomplished. The group will be returning next summer for hopefully 3 weeks.

Treaurer’s report:
Checking account – $2,753.63
Scholarship account – $2,023.94

A thank you card from Aleah Carder was read by Barb Biggerstaff. Aleah was the recipient of the Betsy Torbit Scholarship in May.

Barb also read a thank you for the donations from the Crosspoint Domestic Violence and Transitional Shelter in Danville.

Secretary, Jeanne Shortz, read the minutes from the May 2017 meeting. Minutes were approved as read.

New Business:

Treasurer, Tracy Hageman, is now collecting the 2017-2018 dues of $25.

Nut order forms were passed out to the members. All orders are to be turned in at the October 10 meeting.

October 22 is “Make a Difference Day”. President Barb asked the members to think of a project our club could do to “make a difference” in the Fairmount community. A possible project that was suggested was sprucing up the outside of the Vance Township Library. Caroline Darr also suggested members consider helping at the food pantry at the St. James Church in Danville. Bring any other suggestions to the October meeting.

Bonnie Gilbert will be applying for a grant from the Pilcrow Foundation for the Vance Township Library in Fairmount. The grant is given to rural libraries to purchase hardcover books for children. The grant will match 3x any donation given to the library. The club voted to make a $200 donation to the Vance Township Library which after the grant the library will have $600 to purchase the books.

The club will also be making a $25 donation to the GFWC of Texas Relief Fund to aid hurricane victims. All donations will be used for food, water, clothing and household necessities.

Our club’s piggy bank, Pete the Pirate, won first place at the State convention! Our club will be collecting change this year in hopes to fill Pete! All money collected will be donated to St. Judes.

Old Business:

President Biggerstaff asked for an update on improving the “Welcome to Fairmount” north and south signs. Caroline Darr will check with the town and Barb will contact Terry Davis for more information.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

October 10, 2017 meeting – At this meeting Shelly Fehr, a state chairman, will be giving a seminar on writing reports for all the departments of Woman’s Club. Our department Chairmen are:
Conservation – Terry Davis
Education – Jeanne Glasgow
The Arts – Mari Martin
Home Life – Bonnie Gilbert
International Affairs – Phyllis Nightlinger
Public Affairs – Phyllis Nightlinger

It is very important that these chairman attend the October meeting to hear this presentation on completing reports for our club.

November 8, 2017 (Wednesday night) meeting will be at Phyllis Nightlinger’s home at 6:30 pm. Her address is 104 Webster, Catlin.

December meeting – Mari Martin is planning a tour of the Fisher Theater in Danville and dinner for this meeting. Details will be coming soon.

 

Mark your calendars and hope to see everyone at these meetings.

Jeanne Shortz
Secretary