2015-2016 Officers Attend Training Workshop

Huajilla Unit Officers Attend TRTA District 20 Leadership Training

To prepare for the 2015-16 year, Huajilla Unit TRTA executive board members Irene Rodriguez-Dubberly, president; Sam Dubberly, treasurer; Linda Perkins, secretary; and Jean Sexton, 1st vice-president,  attended the TRTA District 20 Leadership Training “All That Jazz: Information to Jazz Up Your Unit” at the Floresville Event Center in Floresville, Texas, on June 4.  Dr. Charlotte Travis, District 20 president, welcomed attendees and introduced keynote speaker Fran Plemmons, TRTA state president, who brought greetings from the state organization and shared information of import to retired teachers; of particular note was an update on legislative issues considered by the now concluded 84th Texas State Legislature.  Following Ms. Plemmons’s presentation, District 20 officers conducted breakout sessions, sharing methods which local unit officers may implement to “jazz up” their local organizations.

After lunch, Dr. Travis conducted a short business meeting.  A highlight included District 20’s recognition of local units for various 2014-15 projects.  Huajilla Unit received awards for promoting Healthy Living ideas; for Membership—the unit experienced an increase from 164 members in 2014 to 174 members in 2015—and for its Local Unit Website—local units’ pages must reflect improvements and demonstrate how they attempt to meet members’ needs. 

To continue its successful trend of past years, Huajilla Unit echoes State President Plemmons, “We’re here for you:  retirees and prospective retirees alike.”  What we do at the local, district, and state levels can effect positive change for generations to come.  With that in mind, Huajilla Unit invites all retired educators and support staff to attend meetings and take an active role in your local organization.  With few exceptions, the Huajilla Unit meets on the fourth Monday of the month from September through May; there is no meeting in December.  The first meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 28, 2015 in Castroville. 

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