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I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join the Longview/ Gregg County Unit of Retired Teachers Association. TRTA is the largest organization of public education retirees in the nation. They are fighting hard for you with the legislature to protect and improve our benefits. The next legislative session will be very important in protecting our insurance program and our pension plans. This is a good opportunity to be involved locally and support the state organization.

We are better together on the issues.  We want to be heard, seen, and respected.



George Kale

President LGC RTA 2016-2017


from Tim Lee....NEWS....NEWS....NEWS....NEWS....NEWS....NEWS

Special Comment from Tim Lee, TRTA Executive Director: 

Each TRTA member is asked to go to page 5 of the last edition of THE VOICE and to write the letter requested and mail it to the address given   so that it will arrive as soon as possible but by January 20th.  IF YOU  NO LONGER HAVE YOUR COPY,   PLEASE CONTACT NANCY HUMPHREYS AND SHE WILL SEND YOU A COPY.  Our insurance is more at jeopardy than before, so please take the time and write this letter!
     TRTA Exe Director Tim Lee points out that "The news in TRS-Care is not encouraging. ...an Interim Study Group Report suggests "that the burden of change will fall on retirees." Two potential plans were released by the Study Group and both placed the burden of the shortfall on retirees.  Lee writes that "now more than ever we must keep in communications with our legislators and work with them to find a stable footing for our health care plan!"




Important Dates 2016- 2017


Date Event Location

June 10th

2 P.M.

LGC Executive Board Meeting

Nancy Humphrey's House


July 27th

LGC Executive Board Meeting

Tyler Str Bistro

July 22

10 A.M.

District 8  Budget Planning Committee 

Region 8

Magnolia Rm

August 23rd

LGC Executive Board Meeting

Website pictures of officers and Chair will be made.

Tyler St Bistro

August 18

    9 A.M.

District 8 Executive Board Meeting

Local Unit Presidents Meet

Region 8

Magnolia Rm

September 6t h   i      11:30  A.M.

LGC First Local Meeting of Year

Meet Monthly, first Tuesday

Tyler Street Bistro

September &


Book Project $$$ collected

October 4th

    11:30 AM

Local Unit Monthly Meeting Tyler Street Bistro

October 13th

8:30 A.M. Reg

9 A.M.  Program

District 8 Fall Conference

Region 8

Conference Rm


November 1st

11:30 AM

Local Unit Monthly Meeting Tyler St Bistro
November Foundation Month $$$ collectedNov
November        ELECTION DAY VOTE!!!

December 6th

11:30 AM

local Unit Monthly Meeting Tyler St Bistro

January 3rd


Local Unit Monthly Meeting Tyler Str

February 7th

11:00 AM

Local Unit Monthly Meeting Tyler Str Bistro
February 14th HAPPY VALENTINE DAY! Region 8
February 15th Forms Due to local chair.  Best to bring  with you to the February meeting.

Volunteer Services, Book Project, Health, Retirement Ed
 forms due

February  Last day to report membership dues for 2015-2016  



EXECUTIVE Committee meets

 Region 8


March7th Local Unit Monthly Meeting Tyler Str Bistro
March 15th Delegates due Names of delegates to State Conference due***



Executive Committee Meets Region 8 ESC
March  Room Reservations for State Extra rooms reserved must be canceled or TTA will have to pay

March 27 -29




Austin, TX
April 4th Local Unit Monthly Meeting Tyler Str Bistro
April 25th Send registration form for members who will attend the Spring Leadership Training for District Presidents  
May 1 Data Collection Form due Names of new officers
May 2nd Local Unit Monthly Meeting Tyler St Bistro
May 6th ELECTION DAY Municipal & School Offices

May 4th
*Date changed from May 18th

8:30   Register



First United Methodist Church,       

Longview, TX


***Link  to state convention info:  




Please visit our local Longview Gregg County Retired Teachers Facebook page 

and be  sure to give us a THUMBS UP!




Thank you, Charolette Jackson, for all your wonderful pictures found on these pages


For your management of our local unit's FB page.  You are wonderful!


To the two people without whose HELP this website would not have happened!

Andy Peterson, TRTA Webmaster


Barbara Temple Walton




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