(Orange, Texas)

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May 9, 2014

Local retired educators attend Texas Retired Teachers Association convention

DALLAS, Texas — In April, the public education retiree members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) held their annual convention in Dallas. This was the best attended convention in many years. Some 1,134 registered education retirees attended. This annual convention is held to update the TRTA membership across the state relative to the health and well being of their retirement system, the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) of Texas.

While there are some 80,000 plus TRTA members statewide, the state is broken down into 20 districts across the state. The convention attendees represent these 20 districts and meet annually to conduct the business of TRTA.

This year's convention may be noted in that it entertained a request from, and heard, Lieutenant David Dewhurst speak to the delegate assembly. The assembly also had candidates for governor; Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott speak.

TRTA membership keeps abreast of all candidates running for office and their platforms relative to education, educators and education retirees. TRTA maintains a close working relationship with all legislators at both a local and state level.

While TRTA members are mainly retired educators, their efforts are also for the future retirees in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Future retires may become members of TRTA through a local unit. Local units can be identified and membership information found via website - on the MEMBERSHIP tab.

Those interested in becoming a member of the active Orange County Retired Teachers Association call 886-4804 for more information. Or join the organization for a brief meeting and lunch at 11 a.m. Monday, May 12 at Wesley United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 401 N. 37th Street in Orange.


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