WELCOME to ODESSA RT/SPA

   

 

TRTA ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2018

         Members                                      88,200
         years of service                           
65
         volunteer hours                            6.2 million, estimated value  $156 million
         book project, books donated       
135,659
         scholarships and grants               416 for $303,952

 

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.

 

Texas Retired Teachers Association is the only organization working exclusively for Texas retired school personnel.
 

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.  

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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NEXT  MEETING:

      February 11, 2019                                       Monthly Meeting
              at 1:30 p.m.                                         Northside Senior Center                                                           Snacks  at 1 p.m.                                       1225 North Adams

                                                                           Program:  Silver Sneakers, Wendy Hilliard

 MEMBERSHIP  INFORMATION:

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, 2018 to June 30, 2019.
                 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:

                  Saturday, February 9, 2019
                   Retirement Education Seminar for District 18
                   Abell JHS, Midland
                   free for all school personnel who anticipate retiring 
                   within the next 2 to 3 years


                  Friday, March 1, 2019

                  Odessa Forum law Enforcement Appreciation Day
                  Our members will sign up to provide snacks for police and first
                  responders.    You will have an opportunity to sign up in February to
                  participate in this project.  Sandwiches, fruit, cookies, cake, soft drinks
                  and other snack foods are typical of the items that we take to the downtown
                  police department where officers will come in to have a snack.  Some of the
                  food will be taken out to the fire stations for the firemen stationed there.

 

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