Welcome to the Camp County RSPA Web Site!

Officers from left to right are1st Vice President Diana Hicks, Treasurer Charlotte Rape, Secretary Betty Biggs, 2nd Vice President Anne Simmons, and President Jackie Hawkins. 

                                         

Your participation in TRTA and with this local unit is greatly appreciated. If you have not yet joined TRTA or your local unit, please contact the TRTA office at 1.800.880.1650. State membership information and a membership application form can be viewed by clicking here

The Camp County Retired Employees Unit is a proud affiliate of the Texas Retired Teachers Association.  TRTA is a service organization that works to protect and improve your TRS benefits.   We encourage retired education employees to join both the local and the state.  TRTA extends an invitation to all retired teachers in Camp County to join us.  We meet regularly at First Baptist Church Community Center in Pittsburg. Please contact us for further information and we look forward to seeing you.

 The purposes of the Camp Count Retired Employees Association are:

1. To promote the welfare of Camp County's Retired Employees
2. To encourage and perpetuate education in Texas; and
3. To provide community leadership, service and guidance.

 Click on these links for information in the following categories:

Membership        Calendar       Community Service        Walking Hours          Children’sBooks

Community Service volunteer work can mean more $$ for you and other Texas Retired Educators.

The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) uses total volunteer hours from local affiliates in their efforts to convince the state legislature that retired teachers deserve a COLA increase. The state legislators are impressed that retired educators continue to serve their community without pay by volunteering.

Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you’ll discover countless ways to give back, and you’ll experience the deep satisfaction of making a difference in your community. Even one hour can make a difference in the lives of others.

Please keep track of the number of monthly volunteer hours you provide any organization or cause. If you are helping some organization or individual(s) that is not a family member and not getting paid, then you can count your time as volunteering.

There is a form at _________ that you can print out that will help you keep track of your volunteer hours.

Your Community Service officer collects the information for Camp County retired employees, totals them up, and then reports them in December to the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA).

Some examples of volunteer hours that can be reported:

Youth Services and Education: tutoring, volunteering in an educational facility (pre school, public or private school), Scouts, 4-H, sports, boosters, band, drama, or any other youth organization.Adult groups or services: Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, VFW, YMCA, YWCA, United Way, libraries, museums, festivals, food pantries, Senior Services, Meals on Wheels, and any other adult group, organization, or individual service.

Health Care: Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, retirement communities, Red Cross, Cancer organizations, or other health related agencies, or fund drives.

Church Activities: Boards or commissions, Bible studies, Sunday School, mission work, fund drives, etc.

The above are listed for example purposes only. There are many other opportunities to volunteer.

Here are a few of our activities in the past.

Mrs. Evageline Mangrun reminisces with Mayor Shawn Kennington about his early education.   In the September meeting, Jackie Hawkins & Anne Simmons welcome District President Treaea Huston.

           

Jackie Hawkins and Betty Biggs present books for the Children's Book Program to preK students at Pittsburg Primary.

          

Lois McAlester presents Billy Finnell a certificate of Achievement for Walk-A-Million Miles Program for 2009.  Jackie Hawkins, President of our local introduces Dr. Brad Johnson, President of Northeast Texas Community College.

          

During the resent April 2010 convention in Dallas, Texas, Jackie Hawkins and Brenda Parr meet with District President, Treaea Huston.  Later on were able to recieve updates from Tim Lee, State TRTA Executive Director and State TRTA President, Dora H. Scott-Nichols.