Austin Retired Teachers Association



Austin RTA; The only voice representing all retired school personnel in the Austin area


ARTA Meeting Place;


6600 Woodrow Ave

Austin, TX 78757        


Meeting 2d Friday each month Sept thru May

9:15a.m. --- Coffee/Visiting

9:45a.m. -- Program

64 years of Service to retired school personnel

TRTA 81000 members & Growing



ARTA Program -2017-2018 




September 8, 2017 -   Tim Lee, Executive Director, TRTA, “What Happened in the 85th Legislature and What Happens Next”






October 13, 2017   Dr. Sue Cox, Executive Vice Dean of Academics and Chair of Medical Education,  Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin UT Dell Medical Center






November 10, 2017 – Carmen DiNino Alspach , LPC, LCDC, Department of Defense, Ft. Hood, Addiction Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program Counselor, “Recovery Warriors”






December 8, 2017 –  Deric Lewis, LBJ/LASA choirs director, LBJ/LASA Madrigal Singers






January 12, 2018 –  Theresa Zelazny, Program Manager for Mike’s Place, and Dr. Judith Linfors, Volunteer, Mike’s Place at Meals on Wheels – “A Community’s Response to Memory Challenges” 






February 9, 2018 –  Melissa Taboada, Austin American Statesman Education Writer, “The Central Texas Education Landscape, Including Charters: 13 Years of Education Writing for the American Statesman






March 9, 2018 (luncheon)– Drs. Art Markman and Bob Duke. “Two Guys on Your Head” KUT weekly radio presenters, and Rebecca McInroy, KUT host






April 13, 2018 – Suzette Blackburn, owner, Capstar Financial, “Financial Information for Seniors”






May 11, 2018 – Tom Spencer, Program Director, Texas Living Waters and Host,  Central Texas Gardening (KLRU weekly program), “Fresh Water for Every Living Thing and Other Things”;  ICE CREAM SOCIAL









About Diamond Plus

The TRTA Diamond Plus Program provides TRTA members with:

  • A permanent membership card
  • Personalized attention
  • Frequent email updates about TRTA legislative issues
  • Eligibility for quarterly prize drawings
  • Additional discounts for products and services
  • Hassle-free membership renewals (no more paper renewals!)
  • Free subscription to the Before the Bell online Texas education blog (email required)









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