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 Arlington Retired School Employees Association

       Founded April 20, 1971

 

 


District News:

Keep up to date with the District XI website.

Our 2016-2017 Theme :

                    Hugs

                             Unity

                                      Giving

                                                  Sharing

              The Voice For All Public Education Retirees

NEW Things!

***District XI is now on Facebook. Check us out here.***

*** Texercise Program

TRTA has partnered with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) to promote the Texercise program. Texercise is a great way to stay active in retirement. DADS is setting up many locations for you to get involved in the program.

Physical activity is important for older adults as it can reduce risk of chronic conditions and improve mental health. Texercise is the best way to stay fit and healthy during retirement. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends and see old acquaintances.

Get started today by visiting http://www.texercise.com. where you can  order a free Texercise handbook or DVD. Regular exercise can help you start improving your health in as little as 3 weeks.

***Rally Day!

On January 31st at The TRTA District XI  Presidents’ Meeting, among other things, we discussed the Rally Day Bus.

The details include: March 29, at 5:30 AM the bus will leave from the Radisson Hotel Fort Worth South, at 100 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth 76134.  Park on the far east side of the hotel where the bus should be.

The cost is $25 per rider.  Send your check to me, Jack Teddlie, 2320 Primrose Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76111, made out to TRTA Dist. XI.  Upon boarding the bus you will receive your check back.   District XI is underwriting the bus.  Two years ago we had a bus at no charge and had several no-shows.  This time if you don’t show up when the bus is ready to leave we keep your check and reimburse the district.
We are hoping to fill the reserved 56 passenger bus .  Please wear red.  We will receive talking points when we get off the bus.  We will pack the House and Senate galleries in the Capitol before 9:00 AM.  Make an appointment with your representative and senator for that day after 12:00.  There will be ice cream on the south lawn from 12:00 to 2:30, at which time we will board the bus to return to Fort Worth.  You may bring your lunch, eat at the Capitol,  or nearby.

I must have the checks by March 1.
Let’s plan to have a great day!
If you have further questions, please let me know.

Jack Teddlie
TRTA Dist. XI Legislative Chairman


Legislative News: See the latest on the District XI website

TRS-Care future

 How you can help /ARSEA/assets/File/How%20You%20Can%20Help.docx

TRTA announces health care changes.

TRS Care benefit plan summary.

Standard Premium Rates

Your TRS-Care coverage is in danger!

The TRS-Care program is set to change drastically. The bottom line is that retirees will pay more, have fewer benefits and should expect more of the same in the years to come! Unless, the Legislature and stakeholders work together to fix the TRS-Care’s broken funding system!

Read Tim Lee's latest Inside Line here   

TRS-Care: All Member, Statewide Action Alert!

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT YOUR SENATOR: All TRTA members are asked send an email urging Senators to “Keep TRS-Care Affordable!”

Stay tuned to The Inside Line for future updates from the House Appropriations Committee. Changes to TRS-Care funding will be coming hard and fast as the Legislature picks up steam. If you haven’t already, please use our legislator hotline (1-800-674-3788) to contact your Senator and Representative and inform them that TRS-Care is important to you. Our phone script can be found here. Looking for more ways to get involved? Use our TRS-Care page!

The TRS-Care Issue Explained here 

Notes from a Conference Call with Tim Lee, Ronnie Jung, Bill Barnes and the TRTA District Presidents and Legislative Chairs from Districts 11-20.

It is crucial to have a good turn out for Rally Day March 29.  Please plan to participate. Ride the Rally Day bus. Send a deposit of $25(refundable when you show up) to Jack Teddlie, 2320 Primrose Ave., Ft. Worth, TX 76111-1421 by March 1.  (See more info above) Home schoolers had several thousand people at the capitol and made national news, Let's try to beat them.  
Janie Bramlett, District XI President


Keep in touch with your Texas Congressional Delegate using this link, including their phone numbers here.


Social Security Fairness GPO / WEP Survey

The WEP is Unfair – and Here’s Why!

WEP Repeal Fact Sheet

Help Repeal the WEP/GPO Penalties and Protect Earned Social Security Benefits

Find out more here about the bills before congress to repeal the WEP.

Keep up with the latest  Legislative Updates.

Find out if your Congressman or Senator is supporting the repeal of the GPO and WEP here. If not, contact information is also on the page.

See more in the Legislative section on the Committees page.


Upcoming Need To Know:

Our next meeting will be on February 21 at 2pm, 1:30pm for refreshments. We will have speakers with Catholic Charities, Humble Beginnings and engAGE Arlington. Also our Nominations Committee will present the slate of officers for next year. 


It's Tax season and we all need to be vigilant and protect ourselves.  Read the article “Tax and Other Identity Thefts: How to Prevent Them and What to Do When You Cannot”.


Questions about membership-Contact Leticia Graham-(817) 261-5616

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL for 2017 - 2018 will begin in March!
Local Dues $10 only. Have you paid yours?                                          Download a membership form here. Print, fill it out and please mail your renewal form and check to Patti Casey, Treasurer, 3503 Ranier Dr., Arlington 76016.  Make all checks payable to Arlington RSEA.  


Members, Each One, Bring one!

Enlist your friends and fellow teachers

                                                      ...Even teachers still in the classroom!

 A full program schedule for 2016-17 on the Events page.


Watch for new information from your committee chairs each month on their pages under Committees.


See what the well dressed ARSEA member wears on the About Us page.


 on these pages:

February newsletter under About Us

Dec. 2016 under Pictures


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Updated 2-20-17