Katy Area Retired Educators

KARE Mission

–Provide fellowship for members
–Protect our pensions
–Preserve our health insurance
–Build solid and trusting relationships with legislators
–Support our schools and community through special projects such as: Scholarships, the Book Project, Volunteerism
–Support retirees in need through our Texas Retired Teachers Foundation Helping Hand Program and teacher grants

K.A.R.E. Theme for 2021-2022: “Getting Back on Track”

Welcome to our 21st year in the Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) organization. This past year has been such a challenge in so many ways, but KARE is ready to begin this new year by “Getting Back on Track” on the TRTA Express! This will include in-person meetings and fun and worthwhile projects that will help enhance the lives of KARE members in many ways. Meetings will no longer have to be Virtual Zoom meetings, as we are resuming in person meetings in August with our annual Hooky Day Celebration. So, fire up your engines and come “get back on track” with our fun and energetic members in Katy Area Retired Educators.

Earlene Hopkins, President

Meeting Schedule

Date  Katy Area Retired Educators  Place
Aug. 18, 2021 

*1:00-3:00 pm*

HOOKY DAY—1st Day of School Celebration NOT-back-to-school day” for all retirees 

Food, fun, fellowship, door prizes and  more! You’ll be glad you came!

KISD ESC Room 1200
Sept. 8, 2021  September KARE meeting 


Merrell Center, Rm. 144
Oct. 13, 2021  October KARE meeting 

Speaker, Tim Lee, TRTA

Project Tyke Bldg;  

Pavillion Annex

Nov. 10, 2021  November KARE meeting/Founder’s Day 20th Anniversary Celebration  Merrell Center, Rm. 144
Dec. 8, 2021 

(not confirmed)

December KARE meeting 

Christmas Luncheon

Brookwood (tentative) or Merrell Ctr., Rm. 144
Jan. 12, 2022 January KARE meeting 

Speaker, Amazing Place, Pillars to  

Cognitive Health

Merrell Center, Rm. 144
Feb. 9, 2022 February KARE meeting 

Chocolate Auction for Scholarships &  Speaker Chef Daniel Millerhouse

Project Tyke Bldg;  

Pavillion Annex

March, 2022  Field Trip to Holocaust Museum 

no regular meeting in March 

April 20, 2022  April KARE meeting 

Introduction of Scholarship Winners 

Merrell Center, Rm. 144
May 11, 2022 May KARE meeting 

Speaker, Tracey Grimme, Hepple White  Farms (Bees)

Merrell Center, Rm. 144


*Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month unless otherwise  specified.  

*Meetings begin at 11:30 am with a luncheon catered by KISD Catering  Department, with the Business meeting/Program beginning approximately  at 12:00 pm.  

* Lunch at the regular meetings is $12 per member.