Past Programs

2018-2019

Monday, October 8, 2018

         Speaker:  Dr. Jeff Brasher, Superintendent

         Topic:  Update on Fredericksburg Independent School District

         Website:  https://www.fisd.org/

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

          Speaker:  Dr. Tim Lee, TRTA Executive Director

       Topic:  The Challenge Ahead, TRS Healthcare & Retirement Now & Later,                             A Message for Current & Retired School Personnel

          Location:  Fredericksburg High School Auditorium

 

Monday, November 12, 2018

 

         Speaker:  Aaron Anderegg, City of Fredericksburg Information Technology Specialist

         Topic:  Internet Safety and Protection from Scams

         Website:  https://fbgtx.org

         Special Activity following Program:  Foundation Month—Collection for TRTA Foundation

         Website:  trtf.org

 

Monday, December 10, 2018 - Special Activity - Christmas Party

          Entertainment:  Sing-Along with Annabel

          Special Activity following Program: Outreach to GCRTA Members in Nursing Homes

 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Speaker:  Pat Gajewski, TRTA Member and Wellness Enthusiast

Topic:  Healthy Living Tips and Ideas

Website:  http://localunits.org/District13/

 

Monday, March 4, 2019 - Special Activity - Spring Luncheon - 11: 30 AM

           Location:  Hill Country University Center, 2818 Hwy 290 E

           Speaker:  Kent Myers, Fredericksburg City Manager

           Topic:  Update on City Happenings

           Website:  https://www.fbgtx.org/

         

Sunday– Tuesday, March 31 - April 2, 2019

          TRTA State Convention in Austin

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

          Retired Teachers Rally Day at the Capitol

Website:  https://trta.org/

 

Monday, April 8, 2019

      Speakers:  Amy Harding, Volunteer Coordinator, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

                         Liz Althaus and Pat Ging, Gillespie County Child Services Board

      Topic:  Serving Children of Gillespie County

      Website:  https://hccasa.org/

 

Monday, May 13, 2019 - Special Activity - Annual Picnic

          Time:  6:00 PM

          Location:   Willow City School, 2501 Ranch Rd 1323, Willow City, TX  78675

            Click on Willow City School above to see map

          Website:  https://www.historicschools.org/willow-city-school.html

2016-2017

Monday, August 22, 2016  - Special Meeting - Not Going Back to School! Breakfast

          Time:  7:30 AM

          Location:  Taqueria Altos De Jalisco, 1410 E Main St, Fredericksburg TX  78624

Monday, October 10, 2016 - Ice Cream Social

          Speaker:  Chris Stevenson, Harper ISD Superintendent

          Topic:  Harper ISD Schools

Monday, November 14, 2016

          Foundation Month—Collection for TRTA Foundation

          Speaker:  Kyle Biedermann, Newly Elected Texas Representative for District 73

          Topic:  Obtain GCRTA Input on How He Can Support Retired Teachers in Texas

Monday, December 12, 2016 - Christmas Party

           Entertainment to be determined 

           Following Meeting:  Outreach to GCRTA members in Nursing Homes     

 Monday, February 13, 2017

         Speaker:  Ravonne McCray

         Topic:  Mature Drivers - You and Your Car

 Monday, March 13, 2016 - Special Meeting - Spring Luncheon

          Time:  11:00

          Location: Hill Country University Center, 2818 Highway 290 East, Fredericksburg, TX 

          Speaker:  Penny McBride

Monday– Tuesday, March 27-28, 2017  - TRTA State Convention in Austin

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - TRTA Day at the Capitol

Monday, April 10, 2017

          Speaker:  Jay Weinheimer, Attorney

          Topic:  Elder Law and Legal Issues

 Monday, May 9, 2016 - Special Meeting - Annual Picnic & Installation of Officers

          Cherry Springs School, 5973 Ranch to Market Road 2323, Fredericksburg, TX 

    

2015-2016

Monday, August 24, 2015  - Special Meeting - Not Going Back to School! Breakfast

     Time:  7:30 AM

     Location:  Taqueria Altos De Jalisco, 1410 E Main St, Fredericksburg TX  78624

Monday, October 12, 2015 - Ice Cream Social

     Dr. Eric Wright, Superintendent, Fredericksburg ISD

     Topic:  Update on Fredericksburg Schools                              

Monday, November 9, 2015

     Dr. Kelly Fox, Director of Texas Tech Regional Campuses

     Dr. Tom Hutton, Chair, Hill Country OLLI Advisory Board

     Topic:  Texas Tech/Hill Country Campus & OLLI (Osher Life Long Instruction) 

Monday, December 14, 2015 - Christmas Party

     Entertainment by FHS JV Choir, Michelle Stehling, Director   

     Following Meeting:  Outreach to GCRTA members in Nursing Homes     

Monday, February 8, 2016

     Dr. Neal Cobb, D.C., Cobb Chiropractic

     Topic:  Improving Your Overall Health

Monday, March 14, 2016 - Special Meeting - Spring Luncheon

     Time:  11:00

     Location: Hill Country University Center, 2818 Highway 290 East, Fredericksburg, TX 

     Speaker:  Suzie Humphreys

     Topic:  "Don't Quit Laughing Till They Close the Lid!"

Sunday– Tuesday, April 10-12, 2016  - TRTA State Convention in Houston

Monday, April 18, 2016 - Special Meeting - Date changed due to Convention

     _______________________, Morning Star Memory Care of Fredericksburg

     Topic:  Alzheimer & Related Dementia Care

 Monday, May 9, 2016 - Special Meeting - Annual Picnic & Installation of Officers

     Cherry Mountain School, 2866 Cherry Mountain Loop         


2014 - 2015

Monday, October 13, 2014 - Ice Cream Social

      John Bishop, District Manager

      Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA)

      TRTA Preferred Benefits

Monday, November 10, 2014

      Audrey Mayer & Dorcella Sunday

      The Ultimate Gift of Life - Organ Donation

Monday, December 8, 2014 - Christmas Party

      Fredericksburg Middle School Choir, Ted Connerly, Director

Monday, January 2015 - NO MEETING

Monday, February 9, 2015

      Ronnie Jung, TRTA Consultant

      Topic: TRTA & Legislative Update

Monday, March 9, 2015 - Spring Luncheon

      Speaker:  Fran Plemmons, State TRTA President

Monday– Tuesday, April 6-7, 2015 - TRTA State Convention in Austin

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 -  Capitol Visit - Rally Day in Austin

Monday, April 13, 2015

      Mollye Long, District 13 Past-President

      Topic:  Convention Update

Monday, May 11, 2015 - Annual Picnic & Installation of Officers

       Grapetown School & Grapetown Dance Hall

       Myra Klinksiek, Coordinator


2013 - 2014

Monday, October 14, 2013

       Joel Wright, Executive Director

       Stilwell Retirement Residence

Monday, November 11, 2013

       Rich Koone, Education Director, National Museum of the Pacific War

       Veterans Day Program

Monday, December 9, 2013 - Christmas Party

        Entertainment by Fredericksburg High School Choir

Monday, January 2014—NO MEETING

Monday, February 10, 2014

       Regina Rosewinkle, Retired CIA Agent

       Life as the Daughter of an Indian Agent

Monday, March 10, 2014

       John Willome, Executive Director

       Good Samaritan Council

Monday, April 14, 2014

       Shea Nebgen, County Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences

       Health, Nutrition & Wellness

Monday, May 12, 2014 - Annual Picnic & Installation of Officers

       Wrede School


2012-2013

Monday:  October 8, 2012                     

       Carol Buchanan, District Legislative Chair          

       Topic: Legislative Matters               

Monday:  November 12, 2012

       State Representative Doug Miller, Speaker        

Monday:  December 10, 2012 -

       Christmas Party and Sing-a-long 

       (please bring an unwrapped children’s book—new or very gently used)

Monday:  January 2012 — No Meeting

Monday:  February  11, 2013 

       Jane Wallhoff,

       All about our Country Schools—

Monday:  March 11, 2013 — Fellowship  at 11:00 A.M.

      Spring Luncheon at 11:30 A.M.

      Pain Management, Melanie Cole, RN  Speaker

Monday:  April 8, 2013

      Maria DeLaCruz, speaker, Principal at Hill Country Youth Ranch

Monday:  May 9, 2012 - Annual End of Year Picnic & Installation of  Officers