WELCOME to ODESSA RT/SPA

   

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             Scroll down for RETIREMENT SEMINAR information!

 

*     A  MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRESIDENT:
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*     I have learned that our in-person meetings will continue to be                  canceled until after March 31 of 2021.  We hope that we can                    resume  meeting together some time soon. This applies to local,            district and state meetings. 
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*      Our TRTA Executive Director Tim Lee reminds us that TRTA's 
*      mission is to advocate for the protection and improvement of
*      your TRS retirement benefits.  This is possible through a strong              organization.

*      Please take a look at Tim Lee's latest video on his newsletter
*      THE INSIDE LINE.   See the  link below; scroll down to Visit
*      TRTA.   
                    There is a new TRTA app     which you can download
*      and keep engaged with TRTA  on your smart phone.  Take a 
*      look at Tim Lee's announcement on his INSIDE LINE.  It is free!

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*        Some changes which you will want to know about:  
*               New TRS-Care Medical Plan for 2021 will be with
*               United Health Care, member cards coming in December.                        More  information online at the TRS web site.       

*                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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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.

                     
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             Thinking about retiring?  The Retirement Seminar will be held online on Saturday,  February  6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Preregister by noon of February 5. 
TRS representative  Melissa Hernandez will be a featured speaker.  Those who 
register will receive an email from TRTA with instructions about how to view the seminar via LifeSize (like ZOOM) from their personal computer.  There will also be a live question-and-answer period at the end.  Here is how to register:

 
             

  


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NEXT  MEETING:       

      2020 -2021 Meetings are CANCELED THROUGH  MARCH 31.

                          

 MEMBERSHIP  INFORMATION:            

Download the form for membership dues

     HERE.       

         Local dues are paid to the local unit.

         Our membership year is from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
                 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
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