WELCOME to ODESSA RT/SPA

   

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ATTENTION  !!!!!!!!!   S C A M   !!!!!!!!!   SEVERAL MEMBERS HAVE RECEIVED A TEXT MESSAGE  SAYING   

                                                         THAT THEY HAVE NOT PAID THEIR TRTA DUES.  THESE MEMBERS KNOW

                                        THAT THEY HAVE PAID THEIR DUES.  THIS IS A SCAM, SO PLEASE JUST

                                   DISREGARD THE MESSAGE IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU.   DO NOT RESPOND

                             IN ANY WAY TO THE TEXT MESSAGE!  
 

             Scroll down for important information from TRS for your heirs!

 

*     A  MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRESIDENT:
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*    It is our hope that  In-person meetings for our ORT/SPA unit will restart   in   September 2021!! 

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*        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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   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.

                     

 

Visit District 18 Website
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NEXT  MEETING:       

      To be announced

                          

 MEMBERSHIP  INFORMATION:            

Download the form for membership dues

     HERE.       

         Local dues are paid to the local unit.

         Our membership year is from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
                 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