WELCOME to ODESSA RT/SPA

   

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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.

 

We are a local unit of TRTA with almost 380 members, and our goal is 400+ members.  Most of our members are retired from Ector County I. S. D.   All retired school employees are welcomed and are encouraged to join us.

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.

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  Texas  Legislature  is  providing  funds  to  make  the  TRS  fund  actuarily
      sound.    Legislation  has  passed  to  give  retirees  a  supplemental  check  to  be
      paid  before  the  end  of  December.     

      FOR  NEWS  ON  THE  LEGISLATURE'S  ACTION  GO  TO  THE  TRTA   WEBSITE:  
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                                                           Visit  TRTA
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Visit District 18 Website
Visit TRTA
Visit TRS



NEXT  MEETING:

      TO BE ANNOUNCED  (third Monday in September 2019).  Check back in August for details.
            

 

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

Contact Sara Easley, Ist Vice President, at 432-425-0678. Ask about Diamond Plus membership
(state dues are paid by payroll deduction from your monthly TRS annuity check).   
Sara can send membership forms to you, or you can download the form

     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

 

FUTURE EVENTS:

              TBA

                                        

              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