Belonging to TRTA is the "right thing" to do.
Membership in TRTA shall be open to any person who has been active in the teaching profession as defined by the 1972 Tennessee Consolidated Retirement Act or has been a teacher in a public, private, or parochial school and who pays the established TRTA dues as defined in Article II, Section 2, of the TRTA Constitution.
Any educator who retired before September 1, 1992, will have the option to join or not join NEA-Retired in subsequent years.
Any educator who retires after August 31, 1992, and seeks membership in TRTA or NEA-Retired, must join the NEA-Retired, TRTA, and the Local RTA as a unified member if membership is available.
TRTA members shall have full voting privileges, and the right to hold office.
The annual TRTA membership dues must be approved by the TRTA Board of Directors and the delegates to the Representative Assembly.
Questions regarding membership or local dues should be directed to Donna Cotner, Executive Director, at 1-800-342-8367 extension 3151 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon written request, dues may be deducted directly from the member's monthly check through pension reduction. This is the preferred method of payment.
To pay dues, please make your check payable to TRTA and mail it with the membership form to Tennessee Retired Teachers’ Association, 801 Second Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201-1099.
NEA-Retired Lifetime Membership.................$300
NEA-Retired Annual Membership...................$35
TRTA Annual Membership..................$25
Local RTA Annual Membership dues are determined by the Local
Click below for a Local Dues Chart
The local RTA treasurer collects regional dues annually and forwards them to the region’s treasurer no later than July 31.
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