The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is finalizing plans for the 65th Annual TRTA Convention to be held in San Antonio April 8-10. Nearly 1,000 retirees are registered for the event already, which is taking place at the La Cantera Resort and Spa located at 16641 La Cantera Parkway.
This year’s theme, “Preserving the Past; Securing the Future,” focuses on maintaining and improving Texas public education retirees’ hard-earned benefits, such as health care and the pension fund. Late registration for the Convention is open online and ends Monday, April 2. Late registration will also be available onsite at La Cantera beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 8. To view the full convention schedule, please click here.
In addition to conducting the business of the association, such as officer elections and bylaws amendment considerations, members will attend a number of informational and training sessions. A complete list of sessions, their descriptions and a schedule are available by clicking here.
Legislation is always a key focus of our annual conventions, and despite 2018 being an interim year when the Legislature is not meeting, our members are ready to address a permanent funding solution for the TRS-Care health insurance program in 2019. Attendees should be sure to listen to Tim Lee’s thorough update during the House of Delegates on Tuesday, April 10 about what to expect as TRTA prepares for the coming legislative session.
The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF), the charitable arm of TRTA, will host its first-ever fundraising golf tournament on Monday, April 9. Held on the Palmer Golf Course adjacent to La Cantera Resort, the $125 tickets include breakfast, a box lunch, swag bag, range balls, green fee and cart. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, closest to the pin and longest drive. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m., and the shotgun start for the four-person scramble begins at 8:00 a.m. Mulligans and raffle tickets will be available for purchase onsite. You may register as a player by clicking here! Registration ends Tuesday, April 3.
For any questions about your registration or delegate certification, please contact our Membership Department at 1.800.880.1650 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio soon! Please be sure to share our press release about Convention with your fellow retirees and media outlets.
TRTA and its members have the respect of both congressmen and legislators. Your membership is making a difference as we lobby here in Texas and at the U.S. Capitol. We will continue to bring you the latest updates on all issues involving retired educators.