Austin Retired Teachers Association


Organized March 21, 1952

Celebrating our 70th year of Service to Retired School Personnel


SECTION 1. Members of this association shall be of three (3) classes: Active, Honorary, and Life.   

A. Active Member. Any retired employee of a school, college or university, public or private, may become an Active member upon payment of dues. 

B. Honorary Member. Honorary membership may be extended to distinguished friends of education by a vote of the membership.                                                      

C. Life Member. A member who has contributed service to the association may be extended life membership by a vote of the members. Past Presidents are automatically Life members.

Recorded live today, December 14, 2022, at the U.S. Capitol: TRTA Executive Director Tim Lee talks about WEP reform.



at Faith Lutheran Church

6600 Woodrow Ave.

Link to Google Maps with location

Enter Faith Lutheran through the Sanctuary; Courtesy Committee members will be at the door to guide you. Social time starts at 9:15; meeting called to order at 9:45.

You are welcome to attend, either in person or via Zoom.

We are returning to in person meetings with a Zoom hybrid option. Zoom details are sent to members via email the week before the meeting.

March 10, 2023 - ARTA Birthday Luncheon @ Chez Zee (make your reservations before March 1. See Luncheon tab above) Samantha Ruple, Event Coordinator for Kendra Scott, will speak on and host "Kendra Scott Giveback Event"

February 10, 2023 - Harrison Eppright , Manager of Visitor Services and Tour Ambassador for Visit Austin: "Growing Up in Austin During Times of Segregation"

January 13, 2023 - Stephanie Lane, Executive Director, Drive a Senior: "Drive a Senior, An Essential Free Service for Seniors since 1985"

December 9, 2022 - "Holiday Program" followed by speaker Larry Yawn, former TRTA Legislative Chair: "Elections and Other Priorities for 2023"

November 11, 2022 - Buck Cole, ARTA Member, will speak: "Service In and Out of Uniform"

October 21, 2022 - Tim Lee, TRTA Executive Director, will speak on "Preparing for the 88th Legislative Session."

September 9, 2022 - Lori LaBrie, TRS Ombuds, will speak on TRS and the Ombuds program. (The video was not good due to technical difficulties. Speakers' notes and meeting packet will be posted on News page.

Friday, May 13, 2022 - Special Meeting at Pioneer Farms. Mike Ward, Chairman and CEO of Pioneer Farms will speak on "Pioneer Farms: Celebrating Texas History and Culture" followed by a performance by the Austin Clickety Cloggers.

Friday, April 8, 2022 - Michael Mauk, professor, Department of Neuroscience, UT Austin, will speak on "The Science of Learning: Implications for How We Should Teach"

Friday, March 11, 2022 - Birthday Luncheon at Chex Zee - Speaker: Sharon Watkins, owner of Chez Zee, talking about her journey as a professional.




Visit the Retirement Education Committee page under Committees for information about how to request counseling for retirement.