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         February 9, 2019 -- free retirement education seminar at Abell JHS, Midland.
                This free seminar is available to all public school employees who are
                 planning to retire within the next two to three years.  See information 
                 posted in the schools after January 7.  Registration for the seminar is
                 necessary.  A TRS representative will be among the speakers.  This 
                 seminar will give helpful information for having a successful retirement.
                 The District 18 Retirement Seminar Committee Chairman is Lauri Farber,
                 (432) 425-2524.  

           Odessa RT/SPA is a member of Odessa Forum. 
  Forum meets four times a year. 
ORT/SPA  members are eligible to attend.   The meetings are held at Westminster Presbyterian
Church.  A lunch is served for $10 each.  Reservations are required.  If you make a reservation
but do not keep it you still will be required to pay for it.  The 2018-19 meeting dates are as

shown here: 
            September 15, October 19, 2018
            February 15, 2019,  March 1 is Law Enforcement/Fire Protection Appreciation Day,
            and April 19.   Registration is at 11 a.m., and lunch is served at 11:30. 

             ORT/SPA  works with the other member organizations to provide snacks for our 
              police and first responders.  Please sign up in February to bring snacks to the
               downtown police department on March 1. 


TRS MEMBER EDUCATION VIDEOS COMING SOON              TRS is introducing a new series of videos designed to generally explain your TRS pension plan benefits.  The following videos are planned to be released during 2018 as they become available:  
            Welcome to Membership
                    Naming a Beneficiary 
                           Employment After Retirement
                               Selecting a Retirement Benefit Option
                                     Purchasing Service Credit
                                           Disability Retirement 


    * Go to TRS website for videos HERE

FOR YOUR INFORMATION   Annuity payment schedule:  
                                                                                             August payday is  August 31
                                                                                  September payday is September xx
                                                                                           October payday is October xx
                                                                                    November payday is November xx
                                                                                    December payday is December xx