Organized March 21, 1952
65 years of Service to Retired School Personnel
It is my honor to serve as your president for 2018-2020. There are many great shoes of past presidents to fill, and I know that I have a great responsibility. Thank you to Gladys Havel for her leadership during the past two years. We appreciate all that you have done to keep ARTA strong. Thank you, also, to the officers and committee chairs and members for your hard work.
Welcome to new members and welcome back to returning members. There is a place for everyone. You can either take a leadership role or sit back and enjoy fellowship with your educator friends. All are welcome!
Recently, I met the president of another TRTA local chapter. She was actually in awe that she was meeting the ARTA president. It was not who I am as a person, but she wanted to say “thank you” to ARTA members. ARTA has a positive reputation across the state for our involvement during the legislative sessions and with other issues that arise regarding teacher retirement benefits and health care issues. We have a legacy to uphold.
We are fortunate to be in Austin, and I want to represent all of our members to the best of my ability. Please let me know ways that I can serve you. You are always welcome to talk to me at meetings, at other places where you may see me, or at 512.251.7212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan to attend the monthly meetings for the 2018-2019 year from September through May at Faith Lutheran Church, 6600 Woodrow Avenue, Austin, Texas 78757. Meetings are on the second Friday of each month. Networking begins at 9:15 a.m., and the meeting begins at 9:45 a.m. The March meeting will be the Birthday Celebration at Chez Zee Restaurant, 5406 Balcones Drive, Austin, Texas 78731. Look for notifications of the meetings and listen for a telephone call reminder.
Thank you for your trust in me to lead ARTA, and I look forward to serving you!