WELCOME to ODESSA RT/SPA

   

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YOUR TRTA WORKING FOR YOU:  UNDER THE 86TH TEXAS LEGISLATURE YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A ONE-TIME SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO YOUR AUGUST  GROSS ANNUITY PAYMENT OR $2,000, WHICHEVER IS LESS.  THE SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT IS FULLY TAXABLE.  THE PAYMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY MID-SEPTEMBER.  IF YOU NORMALLY RECEIVE YOUR PAYMENT THROUGH DIRECT DEPOSIT, YOUR PAYMENT WILL BE DEPOSITED TO YOUR ACCOUNT.

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* There have been some changes: Lauri Farber has resigned her office         *
* as president. Sara Easley has moved up to the presidency. Sande             
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* McAdams has resigned as secretary. The secretary office will be filled   *by Elaine Davisson.
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TRTA supports maintaining the current defined benefit plan for all current and future TRS retirees, relying upon the tenants established in the 83rd legislative session to ensure the fund’s long-term solvency. To the extent possible, provide a cost-of-living increase or supplemental payment for current TRS retirees.

 

WELCOME TO THE ODESSA RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION.

 

TRTA is the only organization working exclusively for Texas retired school personnel. Our local unit supports the state TRTA organization and the TRT Foundation charitable projects. Our membership is for all public school employees who are members of TRS.

We are part of District 18 which includes seven local units in an area served by Region 18 Education Service Center.

The current newsletter from the TRTA Executive Director, Tim Lee, THE INSIDE LINE can be viewed from the TRTA website. This is a good way to stay informed on issues important to TRTA members and retired school personnel.

                     
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            The most recent Texas Legislature has provided funds to make the TRS fund actuarily
            sound. Legislation was passed which gave retirees a supplemental check to be paid before
            the end of September.     

            FOR  NEWS  ON  THE  LEGISLATURE'S  ACTION  GO  TO  THE  TRTA   WEBSITE:  
                        CLICK  ON  Visit TRTA  below.

                     

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NEXT  MEETING:

      The first meeting of the current year will be September 16 (third Monday in September 2019) 
       at 1 p.m. at Highland United Methodist Church, 1800 block of Dixie Blvd., enter on the south.
            

 

 MEMBERSHIP  INFORMATION:            TIME  TO  GET  YOUR  DUES  PAID IF  NOT  YET  PAID

Download the form for membership dues

     HERE.       

         Local dues are paid to the local unit.

         Our membership year is from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
                 Annual dues are $45:
                 State dues are  $35
                 Local dues are $10

         Dues may be sent to our treasurer at the following address:  
                 Treasurer
                 P. O. Box 1645
                 Odessa, TX 79760-1645

Contact Treasurer Marcus Ramage at (432) 366-7326 if you have questions.

 

              DIRECTORY:

 

                  The 2018 directory can be viewed HERE.

                     

                      "Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear
                      by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate . . . the laws of the country, and
                      reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother . . . let it be taught
                      in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges;--let it be preached from the pulpit, 
                      proclaimed in the legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice."   --Abraham Lincoln