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)


The Executive Board met on Monday, June 19, 2017 to plan meetings and activities for the 2017-18 year.  The first meeting program/activity will be "Bingo" with prizes for winners. A highlight this year will be the Christmas Luncheon entertainment.  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..

The Board also decided to plan "field trips" at various times during the year on days other than the meeting days.  If you have interest in going somewhere in the area, we are open for suggestions.  During September, the "Gone With the Wind Museum" in Cleburne has been suggested as well as "The State Fair".  

Our first meeting for the new school year will be on September 11, 2017.  The first meeting  always begins with a potluck luncheon so bring a favorite dish and plan to welcome guests and new members.  The meeting activity will be "Bingo".  Each bingo card will cost $5 which goes into our scholarship / children's book fund.  

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.