ORT/SPA participates in the TRTA Book Project which collects money for books to be given to elementary first grade students in one or two schools each year.  We will be collecting  money donations for books at each meeting.

You may send your donations to Treasurer Marcus Ramage at P. O. Box 1645, Odessa 79760.

If you would like to help on this committee please contact 2nd Vice President Karen Telck
at 432-520-9363.  If you would like to chair this committee please contact Karen.





T. R. T. F.    

The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation is the charitable arm of TRTA.  Our local units donate money to the Foundation to meet the needs of our fellow members across the state.  TRTF supports these projects:





Please see your copy of THE VOICE.   The Foundation projects are discussed on the back cover of THE VOICE, and a donation form with information is shown there for your use.

                                      ODESSA  FORUM  PROJECT

Odessa RT/SPA is a member of Odessa Forum.  Forum meets four times a year.  In the first week of March the Forum holds a Law Enforcement/Fire Protection Appreciation Day.  ORT/SPA participates along with other Forum member organizations by providing snacks for the police, sheriffs, highway patrol, border patrol, firemen, etc. for the major part of the day at the police department.  Snacks are also taken to the fire stations and sheriff department locations.  Our members volunteer to provide a certain amount of these snacks. We hope that you will want to participate in this project.  You will have an opportunity to sign up to volunteer for this project at the February meeting.  We always need a few more volunteers who like to bake or buy snacks for our local defenders.