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Guadalupe County Retired School Personnel Association



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February 11, 2020

The February meeting will be on the 11th at Faith Lutheran Activity Center beginning at 9:30am.  Jack Jones will present a program called:

"Parks and Recreation in Seguin"

Upcoming Springtime Activities

  • Daytrip to Smithville,Texas for fun shopping and good eating at the Comfort Cafe on a Friday in April (Date TBA).

  • District Spring Leadership Conference May 7 in San Marcos.

  • TRTA State Convention in Corpus Christi April 6-8 at American Bank Center. Limited rooms available for $139 at the Omni Hotel with overflow to Holiday Inn.


$600 Scholarships were awarded to 3 TLU education students on January 9, 2020. All three are ready for Student Teaching and hope to get jobs in the area for the 2020-2021 school year.


Kristi O'Brien, Caroline Di Orio and Kayleigh Wolfe

TRS–Care Facts 
TRS Pension Fund Facts 



Member Benefits

TRTA Membership has advantages!

TRTA offers a lot for a little. In addition to working for you in the Legislature, endorsed benefits and discounts are available to TRTA members.

Click here to see a list of places that offer discounts and benefits.


Join Now/Renew Now

New members can join TRTA and returning members can renew their dues from the comfort of their own homes! TRTA has also developed an interactive map aimed at helping members find and contact their local units. Click here for details.

Your Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) supports our members.

Click here to read about Retirees who need help, about active teachers who need Classroom Assistance Grants and about Scholarships for future teachers.

Retirees in need of help:

Any person who is receiving or is eligible to receive an annuity from the Teacher Retirement System of Texas may apply for a TRTF grant through the "A Helping Hand" program. Membership in TRTA is not required.

A person in need of assistance must demonstrate verifiable emergency need. Emergency need is defined as a short-term financial hardship caused by unexpected circumstances such as natural disasters, illness, injury, accidents, or crisis that requires quick action.

TRTF will award grants in any amount up to $1000 per grant application.

For a complete application packet, including guidelines and instructions, please contact TRTF at or 1.800.880.1650.

College Students:

College Students enrolled in the Education field and who are a relative of an active member of TRTA may find information about a Scholarship at Click here to download an application.

Active Teachers:

Information for the Active Teachers Classroom Assistance Grant Program can be found at Click here to download an applicationClassroom Assistance Grants are awarded to public school teachers who on a daily basis demonstrate commitment to public education and Texas children through the creation of programs, events, or other learning platforms.​

Two Seguin ISD teachers received Classroom Assistance Grants from TRTF. Both of them won grants that will be used to expand their campus gardening projects. Below are pictures of TRTF representative La Vonne Rogers awarding the grant funds to teachers Sally Keddal of Ball Early Childhood and Laura Vrana of Jefferson.