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22 Oct
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Texas Retired Teachers Foundation to Present Exciting New Program on Wednesday, Oct. 28

On Wednesday, October 28, at 2 p.m. (CDT) the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) will be unveiling its most ambitious project to date. It’s a program that we believe may change the landscape of public education in Texas! The program is focused on helping retired educators, active teachers, and Texans with children in public schools. You won’t want to miss this announcement!

Tim Lee, TRTF’s State Coordinator, will be presenting the program on Facebook and YouTube. If you’re interested in watching on Facebook, click here. If you’re interested in watching on YouTube, click here. If you miss the live announcement, we will have a recorded version available too!

We are excited to share this game-changing program with you, and we look forward to seeing support across Texas to make this program as successful as possible.

TRTF is a 501(c)3 charitable organization aimed at improving the lives of educators past, present, and future, and TRTF already manages several charitable programs: “A Helping Hand,” the Disaster Relief Fund, Classroom Assistance Grants, and Beginning Teacher Scholarships. Additionally, TRTF supports the Lehr–Pritchard Endowment Fund to provide long–term revenue for “A Helping Hand.”

As of October, TRTF has distributed $585,000 to educators of the past, present, and future all across Texas since 2008!

November will serve as TRTF’s Foundation Month, which is a charitable time for giving to the organization. Donate to TRTF today, and we look forward to seeing you Oct. 28 for the big announcement!

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20 Oct
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Now is the Time to Vote!

After one week of early voting, more than 25 percent of registered voters in Texas have cast a ballot by mail or in person! Nearly 2.5 million voters have made their choice already. That is an amazing turnout for Texas!

There are two more weeks until election day on Tuesday, November 3. Will your voice be counted this election?  

Where to Vote Early

Mark Your Calendars!

  • October 23, 2020 — Vote by mail application due
  • October 13-30, 2020 — Early Voting
  • November 3, 2020 • 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. — Election Day

Thank You!

Thank you for being a member of TRTA and supporting issues that affect retired Texas public school personnel. If you’re not a member already, join us today. We hope all of our members are doing well and making their voting plans now! Please stay safe, and either vote by mail or make a plan to vote during the early voting period and avoid long lines and big crowds.

Stay tuned to the Inside Line for additional information as we get closer to the election. You can also download the TRTA app to receive all of the latest election updates and communicate with your fellow retirees.

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14 Oct
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The TRTA App is Here! Download it Today!

  • The TRTA mobile app is here!
  • Learn how you can download the app today.
  • Any member who downloads the app by October 31 will be entered in a drawing to win a store gift card worth up to $100.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) to make all state, district, and local meetings and events virtual through the end of 2020, our leadership already was busy exploring technologies that would enhance our members’ experience and attract new supporters.

With the added push to keep members safe, informed, and still able to communicate with one another, the importance of connecting digitally became urgent. Now, TRTA has an app for that!

Introducing a TRTA mobile app could not have come at a better time! Our new app can be used year-round and seamlessly interfaces with current TRTA technologies and databases. The Board of Directors and other officers already have gotten a sneak peek, and many districts unveiled this new tool at their fall conferences. Now, it’s your turn!

How to Download the TRTA App

The app is available on both Android and Apple devices, including cellular phones and tablets, but does not have an interface for computers at this time.

Download the TRTA app to by going to your device’s app store and searching for “TRTA” or by using the links below.

Once you have downloaded the app, you will be asked to sign in using the same credentials you use on the TRTA website.

For most users, your username is your membership ID number and your password is trta123 (all lowercase, no spaces). If you need assistance re-setting your username or password, please contact the membership department at membership@trta.org.

Not a member? Not a problem! The TRTA app is also available for non-members who want to see what TRTA is about before joining. Simply download the app, create a profile, and log in. The TRTA app has something for everyone. When you are ready to join—or renew, in the case of existing members—you can do so directly through the app!

App Features and Highlights

With one app, you will be able to stay connected with your peers and fellow retirees every day! Highlights include:

  • Push Notifications: Never miss a beat by receiving push notifications (similar to text messages) directly to your phone
  • Forums: Discuss TRTA-related or lifestyle topics and stay connected with fellow retirees in this increasingly disconnected time
  • Resources: Access the library to download membership forms and documents that every member needs
  • News Feed: Read and comment on the most current Inside Line and learn about legislation that might affect you
  • Directory: Find other app users you can network with, regardless of your geographic location
  • Events: Explore the calendar of upcoming (virtual) TRTA events
  • Contests: Participate in contests and prize drawings; get started today to increase your chances of winning!

Don’t forget: Any member who downloads the app by October 31 will be entered in a drawing to win a store gift card varying in amount from $15 to $100. More than 50 prizes are available, and anyone who has already downloaded the app is entered automatically! See the TRTA website for more details.

Thank You!

Thank you for being a member of TRTA and supporting issues that affect retired Texas public school personnel. If you’re not a member already, join us today.

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