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.




You are welcome to attend!



We are still meeting via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to members via email the week before the meeting.

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.

Friday, February 12, 2022 - Adiee Gonzales, Community Engagement Manager, Central Texas Food Bank, will speak: "Hunger and Food Banking in Central Texas."

Friday, January 14, 2022 - Charles Loosen, Community Engagement Specialist, City of Austin, will speak: "Austin's Emerging Homelessness Strategy."

Friday, December 10, 2021 - Encore Holiday Video Performance by Carole Stockton and the Hawaiian Kona Isle Dance Group; and Larry Yawn, TRTA Legislative Director, will speak about "Elections and Other Priorities in 2022."

Friday, November 12, 2021 - Glenn Towery, Chairman and Founder, Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel, will speak: "the Importance of Education to Help Veterans and Others."

Friday, October 8, 2021 - Art Martinez de Vara, author and former mayor of Von Ormy, Texas, will speak about his book, Tejano Patriot: the Revolutionary Life of José Francisco Ruiz, 1783-1840.

Friday, September 10, 2021 - Tim Lee, TRTA Executive Director, will be our speaker, "What happened in the 87th Legislative Session?"

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Amy Simmons, Founder and Owner, Amy's Ice Cream presented "The Amy's Ice Cream Story."

Friday, April 9, 2021 - David Anderson of Hilco Partners presented "Impact of the 87th Legislative Session on ARTA Members"

Friday, March 12, 2021 - Join us for a bring-your-own brunch on ZOOM at 9:45 am in celebration of our 69th birthday and our 2021 Sweetheart, Dr. Rosemary Morrow.  Jim Ritts, CEO and Executive Director, Paramount Theater - "Stories from the Paramount: From Houdini to Hepburn and Beyond"

Friday, February 12, 2021 - Ileana Aguilar, Community Education Interim Director, The SAFE Alliance - "Facts, Status and Impact"

SAFE Alliance ARTA

Safe Alliance donations coordinated by Emma Lea Mayton and Laura Grayson.











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

TRTA Announces the TRTF Tutor Program

Read the Inside Line article for details.