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Cypress Creek Flood Coalition

October 18, 2017

7:00 PM

Lakewood GLEN Clubhouse 
13310 Louetta Rd


If coming from Eldridge go left on Grant and then right on Louetta.  Go past the McDonalds and the shopping strip on the right.  The clubhouse is the next building on the right side of the divided esplanade.


Join Together To Stop Cypress Creek Flooding
Barbara Cobaugh

Very important information will be discussed at this meeting that you will definitely want to share with your residents and encourage them to contact their political representatives regarding the upcoming vote.

Open to interested residents of the Cypress Creek Watershed. Important matters will be discussed--primarily that our area was not included in the package for funding up for vote next week!




Brock Gregg, Associate Director (Strategic Partnerships and Outreach)TRTA (Texas Retired Teachers Association)

Sent a message.

TRS  added health care meetings to the Houston area!   


TRS and its health plan partners are holding information sessions on the 2018 TRS-Care changes throughout the state and online. RSVP is required. Please call 1-800-850-1992 Monday - Friday, Central time. There are two different sessions for participants with and without Medicare.


Nov. 7 Houston (NW) Sterling Banquet Hall 5701 Bingle Road, Houston, TX 77092
Nov. 8 Tomball 4 Corners Conference Center (Auditorium) 130 Agg Rd, Tomball, TX 77375
Nov. 9 Houston / Bush Airport Marriott Houston North (Salons ABCD) 255 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, TX 77060



Preparations for the first
meeting of 2017


Our members at work in Austin
Summer 2017






Who is eligible to belong?
  • Paraprofessionals, bus drivers, cafeteria personnel, custodians, librarians, teachers, counselors, administrators, professors and all who are TRS annuitants are invited to become active members of Cypress-Fairbanks Associatin of Retired Employees (Cy-FARE). Spoucses of members and community members interested in our objectives may join as an associate member.


Join your local organization and attend the meetings.



Purpose of Cy-FARE
  • Promote fellowship among members
  • Aid in educational and civic affairs
  • Be actively interested in all legislation affecting the Texas Retirement System (TRS) of Texas


2017-2018 Cy-FARE Officers






  • TRTA is the only statewide organization in Texas that works exclusively for retired public school and higher education personnel.
  • The role of TRTA has changed dramatically since the Texas Teacher Retirement System (TRS) was prohibited from being an advocate for retirees.
  • TRTA must now gather information from its members and TRS, determine TRTA's goals for the upcoming legislative session, and present them to the state legislature.
  • TRTA promises to remain vigilant in every legislative session to work to maintain or improve benefits to all retirees.


  • Legislative updates and telephone hotline while legislature is in session
  • Quarterly TRTA News Bulletin
  • Internet Homepage www.trta.org
  • Numerous discount opportunities
  • Active advocacy for TRS retirees


Legislative Priorities:


Cy-FARE and the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) work to:
  1. make funding of affordable health care insurance a priority for retirees and active school personnel
  2. maintain the current defined benefit retirement program for TRS retirees
  3. support salary increases and retirement improvements
  4. repeal the Federal Government Pension Offset and Windfall Elimination Provision
  Our influence on the Texas Legislature increases as our membership grows.



Cy-FARE Special Projects
Several times a year Cy-FARE collects necessary items of household goods, clothing and or $$$ for both children and adults to assist Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM) support the community.





Meeting Dates:

Third Wednesday of each month,
September - May

Meeting Location:

Cy-Fair Exhibit Center
(Unless announced for special events)

Social Time:  9:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Program / Meeting Time:  10:00 until adjourned (approximately 11:30 a.m.)

Lunch, Fun and Social Time:

We meet at different restaurants after taking a count of those interested in going to lunch.

Benefits of Cy-FARE
  • Fellowship with retired colleagues
  • Information about health care, legislation, educational and other issues
  • Newsletters and email notifications
  • Interesting programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Christmas Luncheon
  • Spring Installation Luncheon
  • Special projects


2017 - 2018


Wed., September 20

Brock Gregg, Associate Director (Strategic Partnerships and Outreach)

TRTA (Texas Retired Teachers Association)

Topics: Health Care/Insurance/Annuity-Pension---updates, changes

 Exhibit Ctr.
Wed., October  18
 Legislative Impacts - Past and Present 
State Representative Kevin Roberts reviews the past legislative session and the state amendments in the Nov. 2017 election. Also, school board candidates present their goals for Cy-Fair.
 Exhibit Ctr.
Wed., November 15
Discounts, Activities, and Freebies for Retirees
Includes TRTA benefits, Senior Classes / Activities at Lone Star College, Super Senior Card from Cy-Fair ISD, and more!
 Exhibit Ctr.
Tue,. December 12    Christmas Luncheon with Program
Champion Forest Baptist Church
Jersey Village Campus
Wed., January 17     Exhibit Ctr.
Wed., February 21


 Exhibit Ctr.
Wed., March 21


Exhibit Ctr.
Wed., April 18


 Exhibit Ctr.
Wed, May 16

Spring Luncheon


Berry Center
Texas Teacher Retirement Foundation (TRTF)

The Texas Teacher Retirement Foundation (TRTF) raised the funds to build the Trinity Office Center, in Austin, TX, home of TRTF and the Texas Retired Teachers Association. TRTF’s charitable "A Helping Hand" provides public education retirees with charitable assistance for a one-time special need or other short-term hardship. In 2014, TRTF provided over $17,500 in grants to individuals in critical need. Individuals receiving the funds must be eligible for an annuity check from TRS. TRTF programs include scholarships for students pursuing degrees in education, and grants for public school teachers to meet classroom needs.


For additional information,  please email Jan Goodson @ grandjan3@comcast.net