WELCOME to ODESSA RT/SPA

       

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           Scroll down for important information from TRS for your heirs!

 
          

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A  MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRESIDENT, Karen Telck:

  We will be working for a COLA (cost of living adjustment) during the next Texas legislative session.  TRTA has set a goal of 100,000 members.  Renew your membership today and consider paying the dues for a newly retired public school employee.  Remember also to invite one friend, former colleague or active teacher to join too!  We 
now have 156 members, but we need to increase our numbers to
support our drive to get a COLA in our annuity.
                           
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     OUR NEXT REGULAR MEETING WILL BE NOVEMBER 21
at Highland United Methodist Church.             November is
 F o u n d a t i o n    M o n t h !  TRTF helps active and retired 
 educators by providing financial assistance through grants and
 scholarships.  Please contribute what you can to help your fellow
 educators.
       Our speaker is Amy Gray, a  certified Health Coach from Midland.    Her topic is "How to Rid Your Body of Inflammation."  We will start
gathering at 10:30.  Lunch will begin at 11:00.

        Use the form sent to you with your November Newsletter to make
your reservation for the December 5 Christmas Luncheon.  Cost is
is $12 per person.  You may return the form and payment at the November  meeting if you wish.

           Keep in mind the upcoming Rally Day at the Capitol, April 11
and April 12, 2023.  Drury Inn & Suites of North Austin will be our
 hotel.  Telephone 1-800-325-0720 for reservations. Use group number 10038944 for our group rate.   About a thousand members
from across Texas will gather in our red shirts to support a
 Cost-of-Living increase in our annuity.  Save that date on your
calendar; deadline for reservations is March 10, 2023.  More information will be available after January 1.

  
         Some changes which you will want to know about:  

                 New digital newsletter, called Fresh Picks, available now.      
                 Updated Employment after Retirement brochure on TRS 
                           website, also videos on the website
                 New member education video on Survivor Benefits  
                           on the TRS website.
 

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Understanding Your TRS Benefits, click HERE.

 

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM TRS FOR YOUR HEIRS:

       Be sure that your heirs are aware of the $10,000 benefit which can be applied for upon  your death.  TRS  will not automatically send the amount
to you, you (heir) will have to apply for it.  Contact the TRS office and ask
for the form which you need to apply for the benefit.

For more information, click HERE.

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TRTA supports maintaining the current defined benefit plan for all current and future TRS retirees, relying upon the tenants established in the 83rd legislative session to ensure the fund’s long-term solvency. To the extent possible, provide a cost-of-living increase or supplemental payment for current TRS retirees.

 

WELCOME TO THE ODESSA RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION.

 

TRTA is the only organization working exclusively for Texas retired school personnel. Our local unit supports the state TRTA organization and the TRT Foundation charitable projects. Our membership is for all public school employees who are members of TRS.

We are part of District 18 which includes seven local units in an area served by Region 18 Education Service Center.

The current newsletter from the TRTA Executive Director, Tim Lee, THE INSIDE LINE can be viewed from the TRTA website. This is a good way to stay informed on issues important to TRTA members and retired school personnel.  Subscribe now.  It is FREE!

                     

 

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Region 18 District Information

 

NEXT  MEETING:       

     NOVEMBER 21,  2022 --  Highland United Methodist Church, 11:30 a.m.
                You need to be there.  Bring a few friends!  You make our voice stronger.
                   

                          

 MEMBERSHIP  INFORMATION:            

Download the form for membership dues

     HERE.       

         Local dues are paid to the local unit.

         Our membership year is from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
                 Annual dues are $45::
                       State dues are  $35
                       Local dues are $10

         Dues may be sent to our treasurer at the following address:  
                 Treasurer
                 P. O. Box 1645
                 Odessa, TX 79760-1645

Contact Treasurer Marcus Ramage at (432) 366-7326 if you have questions.  Sandra Ramage
          (same number) is the membership chairman and first vice president.

              DIRECTORY: 

                  The 2018 directory can be viewed HERE.

                     

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                      by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate . . . the laws of the country, and
                      reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother . . . let it be taught
                      in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges;--let it be preached from the pulpit, 
                      proclaimed in the legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice."   --Abraham Lincoln