BARSEA Officers for 2017-18 (left to right)

Philo Waters, president; Mary Slaney, 1st v.p; Linda Henderson, 2nd v. p.; Linda Hampton, secretary; Tom Greenwood, past president; Roland Haedge, treasurer (not pictured)



I have updated the Events and Meeting categories if you want to see pictures and more details of the meetings and events.  

Our next meeting will be on Monday, January 8 at 2:00.  "Meet, Greet, and Eat" will be 1:30.  It is a nice time to visit with other retirees and colleagues.  The program will be presented by 1st Travel of Burleson.  She will let us know about trips and deals that are coming in the near future.  Several BARSEA members are already signed up for a four day trip to New Orleans in April.  I know there are still openings if you are interested.  

The December Lunch at Program was really great.  Elvis interacted with the audience and sang Christmas songs, movie songs and religious songs.  Hope we can repeat next year. Executive Board members contributed to pay his fee.  It did not come out of the BARSEA budget.  


For details and pictures of past meetings, go to "Meetings" on the bar at the top of this page.


Regular meeting begin with "Meet, Greet, Eat" at 1:30 p.m.  The program and business meeting begins at 2:00 p.m. Luncheon meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. in September, December, March, and June.  All meetings except the Christmas lunch are held at the Burleson Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave, Burleson, 76028


BARSEA is the grass roots organization which provides a link between local members, the district, and the state organizations.  Local units support the purpose and goals of the Texas Retired Teacher Association.  The following is a list of the purpose and mission of TRTA.

The Voice for All Public Education Retirees

The purposes of TRTA shall be to:
1.  Promote the preservation and maintenance of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Pension Trust Fund for purposes as established in Article XVI, Section 67 of the Constitution of the State of Texas;
2.  Encourage the Texas Legislature and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees to ensure that the Pension Trust Fund is preserved to pay, upon retirement, annuities and future annuity increases to the
retired members of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas; and
3.  Work with the Texas Legislature and the United States Congress to protect, promote and defend the interests of Teacher Retirement System of Texas members.


For updates on District XI, click on the following link:   http://trtadistricts.org/DistrictXI/

The following is a link for the trta and legislative updates: 

  : http://www.trta.org/index.cfm/legislation/legislative-updates/        

For those interested in Facebook, the following is a link to the trta facebook page.  You do not need a facebook account to view this site.  



For scheduled meetings and events, go to "Calendars"  on the bar at the top of the page. 

For details and photos of past meetings, go to "Meetings"  on the bar at the top of the page.

For details and photos of events BARSEA members participate in, go to "Event" on the bar at the top of the page.