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)


Our next meeting on November 13 will be a potluck lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The program will be a "Legislative Panel".  Tom Greenwood has made a list of questions for our representatives which concerns their stand on funding TRS-Care and on maintaining TRS as a "defined benefit plan".  We would really like to have good attendance bring a favorite dish and a friend.    

The first meeting for this year  was a potluck lunch on September 11.  Following the business meeting, "Bingo" was the activity with numerous prizes for winners. Players paid $5 for each card.  Money raised went to the Scholarship/Children's Book programs.  


It is time to reserve your place at the annual Christmas Luncheon to be on December 11 at 11:30 a.m .   This year the entertainment will be "Elvis" (Impersonator).  Many on the board have heard his program and really enjoyed it.  Also the Christmas Lunch will return to being held at the First Methodist Church on McAlister..

 Our first Field Trip will be to the "Gone With the Wind Museum" in Cleburne on Wednesday, Nov. 1st.  We will visit the museum and then have lunch together.  Dorothy Nash has worked deligently planning this activity.   


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.