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Convention Planning Underway!

Preliminary Convention Schedule and Hotel Reservation Link Now Available!

Plans are underway for the 64th Annual TRTA Convention, which will be held in Austin March 27-29, 2017 at the Hilton (located at 500 E. 4th St. Austin, TX 78701). This year, a truncated convention will occur on March 27 and 28, followed by a Day at the Capitol on March 29 where members will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with their state Senators and Representatives!

View the preliminary convention schedule here!


Hotel Room Rates and Reservations

King or 2 Queen Beds: Single & Double Rate $199, Triple $219, Quad $239 (*Tax not included in quoted rates) (TRTA room rates do not include dates outside of March 27-29).

Reserve your hotel room now by clicking this link!

You may also call Hilton Austin at 1.844.291.8931 or 512.482.8000 and use reservation code “TRT.“ The deadline to reserve a room is March 1, 2017.

Please note that a sleeping room must be secured with a guest’s valid credit card along with a first night’s deposit, which is refundable up to three days in advance of the guest’s arrival date.

Legislative Updates

Notice: Texas Retired Teachers Foundation Donation Request Error

Recently, the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF)—the charitable arm of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA)—mailed out a special request for donations to its generous donors as part of their annual appeal to raise funds for several valuable programs.

Thousands of members of TRTA are dedicated to the causes supported by TRTF, such as the retiree assistance program “A Helping Hand,” classroom assistance grants for Texas public school teachers, and the newly established Beginning Teacher Scholarship program for recent college graduates who are about to begin their careers in education.

Unfortunately, an error was made when the special request for donations was mailed, due to a mistake in sorting by the print company utilized by TRTF.

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