HLRTA

 
Highland Lakes Retired Teachers Association
Meet first Tuesday of the month, September - May, 1:30 - 2:30
Marble Falls Church of Christ,711 Broadway St,Marble Falls, TX
 
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highlandlakesrta@gmail.com

 HLRTA Membership Form

 

May Scholarship Luncheon

 

 

2019 HLRTA Scholarship Recipient

Sonia Marroquin

Will graduate in August and start new job at

Colt Elementary in Marble Falls.

 

 

 

March Meeting:  Field Trip to the National Fish Hatchery at Inks Lake Dam

   

 

 

 

 

 

TRTA AND HLRTA CO-PRESIDENTS VISIT SENATOR DAWN BUCKINGHAM

Back Row:  Tom Rogers, Senator Buckingham, Tom Musselman, Charlotte Broadway (Co-President of HLRTA), David Hamm

Front Row: Bill Voron, Carole Smith. Gloria Haley, Andra Harris (Co-President of HLRTA), Mollye Long

 

Eleven retired teachers, including members of the Highland Lakes Retired Teachers’ Association (HLRTA), and others representing Texas Retired Teachers’ Association (TRTA), met with Senator Dawn Buckingham in her Texas State Capitol office in Austin on February 6. TRTA and its members are urging the Texas Legislature to “Raise the Base” of the State and Public School Districts (employers) contributions for the Teacher Retirement System. Ninety-five (95%) of teachers in the state of Texas are not eligible for Social Security benefits and rely only on their TRS pension. Even teachers who earned Social Security from previous employment and eligible for their own or spousal Social Security benefits are subject to penalties under the Windfall Elimination Provision/ Government Pension Offset (WEP/GPO). The state contribution for Teacher Retirement System (TRS) pensions and healthcare (TRS-Care) have been underfunded for years and the needs of teacher and school employee retirees are critical, especially after large increases in medical insurance premiums in 2018. Neglect in providing equal funding with Texas State Employee pensions and healthcare benefits has resulted in no cost-of-living increases for retirees since 2013, which was directed solely to those who retired prior to 2004. There are over 3,000 retired school employees who live in the Highland Lakes area and make significant contributions to local economies.

 

HLRTA members gather for their 2018 Christmas luncheon and seasonal entertainment!
 
 
 
 
Click here to see video of members performing "The Twelve Days of Christmas".  
 
 

 

 
   

HLRTA, Blanco County and Gillespie County Retired Teacher chapters joined together

for lunch in Johnson City for the October 2018 meeting. Brock Gregg, Associate Director TRTA.

 
 
 

    

 
     
   
HLRTA Officers attended the District 13 Fall Conference in September.  
    
Memorial Service for HLRTA Members Beulah Holland, Gay Galey and James Feuge.  
 
   
   
HLRTA  September 2018  First Meeting of the Year  

Current HLRTA members greeted new and potential members with cupcakes.