Eastland County Retired Teachers Association dues: $5.

Meeting location and dates: We meet at various locations at noon on the second Monday of each month September through May. We announce it in the local paper as well as calling members and sending out email reminders.

What to expect: We serve a lunch at each meeting. The food can be barbeque, casseroles, or pizza. There are usually many side dishes and desserts. Sometimes we meet at a local restaurant and we pay for our own meals. Sometimes our members serve the meal and other members donate money toward the scholarship fund.

About us: We enjoy fun, food, and fellowship in addition to becoming informed about issues. We encourage members to voice their opinions on legislative issues. We give five scholarships to area high school seniors (Cisco, Eastland, Ranger, Gorman, Rising Star). We also contribute children's books to children to encourage them to read. We encourage all retired teachers in our area to join us. We believe that membership in our local chapter and TRTA make a difference.