Carteret County is one of the one hundred local units that make up the North Carolina Retired School Personnel. Through its officers and those on various committees, CCRSP is designed to serve its members and at the same time be supportive of active school personnel.
North Carolina is appreciative that its retirees give much of their time to volunteer work. In 2020 members gave 134,357.47 hours to Community Service, thus saving the state $3,834,562.19; of the total, 37,435.25 hours were in the category of education with 96,922.22 hours designated as other. Although COVID-19 greatly minimized volunteer opportunities for NCRSP members, retirees still contributed significantly to making North Carolina cities and communities better places to call home.
The total volunteer hours reported by Carteret County members for hours given in 2020 was 4,784 hours; using the 2020 rate of $28.54, the estimated value of a volunteer hour in the United States, our local unit saved North Carolina $136,535.36. Julia Thorn with 1,160 hours is Top Volunteer for 2020; her hard work saved the state $33,106.40.
The basic mission of CCRSP is “to provide retirement with dignity; to promote quality education; and to advocate for human, civic, and economic rights for all.” All retired school personnel are invited to join the retiree organization, whether you worked in North Carolina or in another state. We are proud 2019 recipients of the Betty Huffman Recognition Award, the Legislative Starlight Award, and the Brag Board Display Award.