GRAPEVINE-COLLEYVILLE ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
UPDATED 1.28.17 *Newest: February meeting notice; January Health Alert; Children's Book Project count
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JOIN TRTA & GCARSE! Come to a meeting or contact Linda Tidmore (sidebar)
ALERT: ALL GCARSE MEMBERSHIP -- Turn your 2016 Volunteer Hours & volunteer pictures in to Carolyn Hays; email sidebar. Texas retired teachers' volunteer hours reflect our continuing contribution to Texas and are an essential bargaining tool for TRTA.
FEBRUARY 6th MEETING:
Texas Master Gardener Tips & Tricks
WHEN & WHERE: Monday, February 6; PDEC Panther Den
WHAT: Might be cold out, but it's time to learn more about what we can do for our plants, gardens, yards from Texas Master Gardener, Dorothy Launius. Always a favorite GCARSE program!
*Counted your Volunteer Hours for 2016? Report them to Carolyn Hays. (sidebar)
*If you need to leave before the meeting ends, please do so. We're so glad you came!
WHERE: PDE Center: 5800 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville
CALENDAR: Check times & dates, plus set up your personal event reminder here: http://www.localunits.org/grapevine-colleyville/index.cfm/2016-2017-calendar/
*20 Recent Inside Lines are linked on the Blue Menu Bar above. On the right side bar of each article is a sign-up box to receive your own copy. Or go to: http://trta.org/features/insideline/ Check often... Inside Line updates are only written when Executive Director Tim Lee needs to contact us.
~ Not reading Inside Line? You missed:
*Health Care: Tim Lee's plea for 1,000s of letters to flood Austin lawmakers. Go to The Voice, p. 4: http://trta.org/about-us/the-voice/2016/fourth-quarter-2016/
*Excellent Blog on WEP: http://waysandmeans.house.gov/wep-unfair/
2016-2017 Legislative Power Tools
*Tim Lee's INSIDE LINE: Menu bar above = current Austin news
*TRTA's Facebook: Immediate Texas Retired Teachers news: https://www.facebook.com/pages/TRTA-Texas-Retired-Teachers-Association/126989714019649 No membership required.
*Live Facebook feed is at bottom of Home page. "Like" it!
Austin - When it Happens,
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GCARSE Members ARE Informed...
~Check this website's menu bar (top) for new Inside Lines
~Subscribe to Inside Line: http://www.trtaportal.or/InsideLineSignup.cfm
~Read Legislative Updates: Blue Menu bar above or: http://www.localunits.org/grapevine-colleyville/index.cfm/inside-lines/
~Call the Legislator Hotline: 1.888.674.3788
~Respond to Action Alerts:
~Read & "like" TRTA's Facebook Like Box & Live Feed at bottom
We Are GCARSE - Notes & Such...
~Record your 2017 hours & take pictures! Send monthly counts to Carolyn Hays: firstname.lastname@example.org Note: Hours are collected and reported to TRTA by the year.
~Contribute to our scholarship fund established in honor of Dr. Jim Thompson. Donate in honor or in memory of someone or simply to help a student achieve their dream.
~Contribute to 2017 state-wide TRTA Book Project by giving to DFW's USO Program: Books for Troops Note: Book Numbers are reported to TRTA by the year.
*BFT - Donate gently-read paperbacks or hardcover books for USO Center volunteers to give traveling guests. BFT loves:
Adult Teen Children
*Donate $ - Look for the TRTA Book Project table at meetings. Whether you donate $ or books, pick up a donation receipt. USO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
2015 TRTA District XI Book Project Count: 20,403 books
GCARSE's 2015 Contribution: 138 books
CURRENT 2016 Count: Money: $75.75 Books: 194
~Use the Calendar Reminder for each meeting: http://www.localunits.org/grapevine-colleyville/index.cfm/2016-2017-calendar/
~Read minutes & financials & monthly health alerts. Click on Members Only: Blue Menu Bar.
~Stay up-to-date! Read District XI site: http://trtadistricts.org/DistrictXI/
Be an Info Guru all year ...
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*GCARSE's site: http://www.localunits.org/Grapevine-Colleyville/ Check it out before each meeting. Keep our GCARSE visitor counter ticking. Set up your email reminders while you're there.
*TRTA's Facebook & website: Facebook live feed below; website links upper right and lower left hand corners of this site.