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:

Membership Matters!  The drive for the 2022-2023 TRTA membership year is still ongoing!  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 had fun at our SUMMER BIRTHDAY PARTY.  Hope that you were there!  Congratulations to Cynthia Keener; she won the $100 award in the drawing for renewing her membership early.  Pictures from the birthday party are posted soon under the Members in Action tab.

OUR NEXT REGULAR MEETING WILL BE IN SEPTEMBER at Highland United Methodist Church.
  
         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!

                     

 

Visit District 18 Website
Visit TRTA
Visit TRS

Region 18 District Information

 

NEXT  MEETING:       

     S e p t e m ber   2022 --  Highland United Methodist Church
                You need to be there.  Bring a few friends!  You make our voice stronger.
                     More information coming in August.

                          

 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.

                     

                      "Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear
                      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