The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is pleased to announce its plans for the 69th TRTA Convention to be held April 15-17, 2024 in Corpus Christi. The event will be held at the American Bank Center, located at 1901 N. Shoreline Boulevard.

Convention registration is now open! Members may register online at

Convention registration is $50, and meal events (two lunches and one dinner) are $50 each. However, members can sign up for the meal bundle at a cost of $125 to receive all three meals at a discount!

Hotel Accommodations

While the convention will be held at the American Bank Center, hotel accommodations will be at the Omni Corpus Christi, located at located at 900 N Shoreline Boulevard. The limit is two rooms per person. The group rate is $169 per night (excluding tax).

For online hotel reservations, visit To make a reservation by phone, call 1.800.843.6664. Parking is offered at a discounted rate of $5 per night for hotel guests only.

Monday, April 15: “Join the Bon Voyage Bash!”

The convention festivities will begin with registration check-in at Noon with a “Bon Voyage!” bash starting at 5:30 p.m. that you will not want to miss. This should allow members to travel into the city on April 15.

Tuesday, April 16: “Enjoy Excursions and Mardi Gras Cuisine!”

The day begins with Opening Ceremonies. We will enjoy various “excursion” workshops throughout the day where we will learn how to lead and laugh. For lunch, we will dock in New Orleans for a Mardi Gras-inspired celebration that include delicious king cake and sparkling beads. Join us as we celebrate TRTA’s 70th Anniversary!

An awards dinner will be hosted at the American Bank Center where we will honor the 2023 and 2024 recipients of the prestigious E.L. Galyean Service Award. You won’t want to miss this magical night on board the U.S.S. JOY!

Please note the location of the awards dinner has changed. Previously, the event was located at the Omni Hotel. All meal events will now occur at the American Bank Center.

Wednesday, April 17: “Meet Elvis in Memphis!”

The TRTA House of Delegates will meet in the morning to discuss bylaws amendments, elect state officers for the 2024-2026 term, and conduct other business of the association. For lunch we will dock in Memphis, where Elvis will join us on board as we continue to celebrate. The business meeting will continue after lunch, when TRTA Executive Director Tim Lee will speak, and attendees will sail home feeling motivated and driven to bring TRTA to the helm of even greater triumphs in the future!

We hope you will join us for this joyful celebration as we embark on an imaginary destination “cruise,” where we will enjoy entertaining and informational “excursions” at various “ports of call!”