Chatting With The  President

Patsy Helmcamp

Updated: Process of updating for May


It was a pleasure to witness our scholarship recipient and our grant winners receive their recognition and money at our last meeting of the year.  Edith Anderson and her committee spent many hours deciding who they would be.  The members who continue to recruit our yearbook advertisers keep this program alive year after year.  Thanks to all of you!


Your officers for 2017-2018 were installed by our TRTA District President, Janie Bramlett.  She challenged us and our committee chairs to do the best we can to have another successful year.


Watch for Tim Lee’s Inside Line next week since the legislature is getting closer to their deadline to pass the state’s budget.  Please remember to contact our legislators thanking them for their support and/or asking for their help with our health care.   The Texas House has already passed a bill to the Senate that was supported by DeWayne Burns.  We hope Senator Brian Birdwell will support a bill to solve the health care crisis, also.


I hope you have a wonderful summer.  When you see another retired educator encourage them to join TRTA and JSCRSEA.  The larger our association grows the more influential we become.






Meeting Place:  St Mark United Methodist Church, 1109 W. Henderson, Cleburne, TX  76033.  Meetings are held the 2nd  Wednesday (September thru May), except when in conflict with holidays. 


All meetings start at 10:00 AM with the exception of September or March at which time lunches are served.  When lunches are served the meeting starts at 12:00PM.

For the latest updates on meetings.  be sure to check your website calendar. The calendar will have all the latest changes.


PHOTOS - A great big Thank You goes to Dick Helmcamp who is our JSCRSEA photographer.  He does a fantastic job. Thank you Dick! See the new photos that were taken at our March  meeting. Patsy attended the TRTA Convention and also took some beautiful pictures to view.


CALENDAR - See details of the May meeting information on the May calendar. Remember: go to the menus (boxes} at the top and click on calendar and if not already on May month, click on the arrows to the right at the top. >> A page will pop up with the info for May.  Remember   << takes you back to previous months and >> takes you forward.



Diane Strobel ,Volunteer  Community Service Chair - Certificates were given to several members with the most volunteer hours from our local unit.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATES: Our legislative chairman, Charles Head, talks about the House passing  a bill providing money for two years to support the TRS Care health plan.  The Senate did not bring the bill up for discussion. 


INFORMATIVE AND PROTECTIVE:  No new content  reported.


MEMBER BENEFITS - Our Member Benefits – Gloria Anderson suggested we look into the MASA (Medical Air Services Association) program for emergency air transportation.



Read about what Wanda Pritchard reported we have collected in the TRTF change jar. This money, along with what is collected today, will be added to the $100 budgeted to support the TRTF and sent to the state.



HEALTH TIPS &  WALKS-A-MILLION -  See what Eddie Sewell says about the benefits of getting up and walking away from your computer to refresh your brain.


MEETING NEWS – See what our on the scene reporter Bettye Cook,  

said about what Jeff Meeks from the Trading Post said about helpful tips on hydroponic gardening.



TECHNOLOGY: Read what Bonnie Parks, Chair says about how to remove flash drives correctly without losing data.


We now can go directly to Facebook from the home page.

Information about upcoming meetings and important announcements are added to our Facebook page as needed. Shelly Samuels is our contact for JSCRSEA Facebook. Please join us by clicking on the link below. New and important information about our meeting dates and information is on the Facebook.





For All questions regarding the Website contact

Bonnie Parks, Webmaster at: (817)  558-9016 or email:bonnie910.trta@yahoo.com