Welcome!

We are so glad to have you here! Our meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month from Sept.- May. Unless otherwise noted, we meet at the Alumni Center at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

The Alumni Center is located where Bois d'Arc Street and Stonewall Street meet. You can find a campus map by clicking here.

The Alumni Center is B1 on the map.

Apply for visitor parking permits at the McDowell Administration Building off of Highway 50 near the Music Building. (The McDowell Building is B24 on the map.) There is no charge. You will need your driver's license and car license number. You can also apply by clicking here and then clicking on Visitor Permits on the page that appears.

Unless otherwise noted, coffee and conversation start at 9:30, and the meeting starts at 10:00. We have excellent speakers and keep everyone updated on protective services, member benefits, and healthcare.

We are very involved in community service. Members volunteer at a number of places, including the local Children's Museum in Commerce and the Bargain Box, an all-volunteer thrift store that sends its proceeds to the local hospital. We also collect children's books for distribution to local schools. In spring 2014, we donated 120 books to the Commerce Independent School District.

People view books our chapter donated to the United Way Summer Lunch Program at First Presbyterian Church in Commerce, Texas, summer 2016

Our unit welcomes any school or college personnel who are active or retired. Also, anyone who is interested in education and who desires to promote the purposes of the association may become an associate member.

Distributing books!


Bettina Zvanut, chapter president, delivers delivers a $100 check from the chapter to a new Commerce kindergarten teacher, Chloe Cotton. She will use the $100 to buy materials for her room.

We hope to see you at the meetings. Refreshments will be available at 9:30 AM; meetings start at 10:00 AM.

Article from Commerce Journal about service


A proclamation from the City of Commerce proclaiming Northeast Hunt County Retired Teachers Week, February 19-15, 2017