WELCOME to ODESSA RT/SPA

**** Brooks Landgraf will be our speaker on Feb 17 ****
please come to express your thanks to him!
Let's pack the house!!

   

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   Brooks Landgraf will speak at our Feb 17 meeting.  Please come and help us to
   thank him for his help in gettting our 13th check!!!!  Bring a retiree friend who
    needs to join our local TRTA unit.  
   

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* There have been some changes in local unit officers: 
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* Sara Easley has moved up to the presidency. Sandra Ramage is the 
* First Vice President, and Elaine Davisson is the Secretary.                   
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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  paid  in September.     

                                 
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Visit TRS



 

NEXT  MEETING:

      The next meeting is February 17, 2020
       at 1:30 p.m. at Highland United Methodist Church on Dixie Blvd.


            Brooks Landgraff will be our speaker.  Please come
         and bring a retiree who has not yet joined
                      our local unit.  We want to thank Rep. Brooks
                      Landgraff for supporting us in getting a
                      13th check from T.R.S.!

                       

                        
 

 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