Chartered in 1969, Greene Country Retired Teachers Association (GCRTA) is affiliated with the National Association of Retired Teachers (NRTA) and the Ohio Retired Teachers Association (ORTA). The Greene County Chapter is one of many chapters of this type in the State of Ohio.
Active Membership: Any retired teacher or retired administrator from public school, state or municipal college or university may become an active GCRTA and ORTA member.
Associate Membership: Any person or friend interested in education and the problems of retirees may become an associate member of Greene County Retired Teachers' Association.
Membership Fees: Dues are $10.00/year for GCRTA and are payable between September and December for the upcoming year. The GCRTA membership year begins January 1 and ends December 31. A life-time membership is available for $200, payable to GCRTA and the payment is sent to the treasurer. Two installments of $100 each, or four installments of $50 each, may be made.
Membership Meetings are held quarterly at 11:30 AM for a luncheon meeting at Xenia United Presbyterian Church located near Fairgrounds Road in Xenia, Ohio. Presently, a meal is prepared for $12.00. The facility is ideally suited and accessible for the handicapped. (See Announcement Page for details)
Board Meetings: Board meetings are held quarterly at Xenia Presbyterian Church at 1:00. All members are invited to attend the Board meetings.
The GCRTA sponsors a scholarship program for Greene County youth who exhibit promise in academic areas and who plan to attend college to become teachers.
GCRTA is also involved in Reading Literacy campaigns, protective and safety programs, and has an active legislative and advocacy program.
Newsletters: Greene County Retired Teachers members receive a quarterly newsletter to keep membership informed on legislation affecting retirement benefits, and on matters from the Ohio Retired Teachers Association (e.g., House Bills, STRS Board Meetings.)
ORTA (Ohio Retirement for Teachers Association) monitors legislative efforts on a year-round basis to represent the retired teachers' best interest in the Ohio General Assembly and with STRS. ORTA monitors all State Teachers' Retirement System committee meetings.
ORTA dues are $30 a year, and the dues may be paid through GCRTA if desired.
Membership in both organizations is not a requirement, but it is desirable.
DUAL MEMBERSHIPS are encouraged which permits the GCRTA to have a TRUSTEE to ORTA.