Members Elected as Delegates to

NEA-Retired Annual Meeting and NEA-RA​​ for 2017



In Condolence

It is with great sorrow that I inform you of the passing of Fred Crosson, former Assistant Executive Director and Manager of Research of TEA.  He passed away at the Rehab Center earlier this morning. Paula and children have made the following arrangements:

Visitation will be Monday, March 6 from 5:00 -7:00 P.M. at Brook Hollow Baptist Church, 678 Brook Hollow Road, Nashville, TN and continue at the church on Tuesday, March 7 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. immediately preceding the memorial service at 11:00 A.M. at the church. Please keep his family in your prayers.

 If you wish to send the family a card the address is as follows:

Paula Crosson
709 Adkisson Lane
Nashville, TN 37205


 Please share this information with other who knew Fred.


TRTA mourns the passing of Doyle Gaines, an active member of the Macon County Retired Teachers' Association,  January 13, 2017.  Doyle, a veteran, teacher, coach, and guidance counselor, was a past president of TRTA, Superintendent of the Macon County School System, Assistant Commissioner of Education, and Macon County Executive.  He leaves a long and distinguished legacy of public service.  TRTA extends condolences to the family and many friends of Doyle Gaines.


http://sellarsfuneralservices.com/tribute/details/6425/Doyle-Gaines/obituary.html#tribute-start



 TRTA Membership

The Tennessee Retired Teachers' Association (TRTA) is a unified organization affiliated with NEA-Retired and local retired teacher associations in Tennessee.  The membership year is from July 1 to June 30 of the following year.


Unified membership is required for all persons retiring after August 1992.  Unified is defined as belonging to NEA-Retired, TRTA, and your local retired association.


Questions regarding membership or local dues should be directed to Donna Cotner, Executive Director at 1-800-342-8367 extension 328 or via email to dcotner@tnea.org.


To pay dues, please make check payable to TRTA and mail with the membership form to Tennessee Retired Teachers' Association, 801 Second Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201-1099.


Regional dues should be paid to the local treasurer who forwards them to the regional treasurer no later than July 31.


Unified Membership Dues                              

NEA-Retired Lifetime Membership..................................................................................................................................................................................$250

NEA-Retired Annual Membership.......................................................................................................................................................................................$35

TRTA Annual Membership.....................................................................................................................................................................................................$25

Local RTA Annual Membership...................................................................................................................................Determined by Local Association

Regional RTA Annual Membership......................................................................................................................Determined by Regional Association


Click HERE to download and print the Membership Enrollment Form.


Click  HERE  to download the Local Dues chart.               




Local Association Assessment


The Local Association Assessment Survey replaces the units of distinction document.  This survey is intended as a self-assessment of the local association.  The assessment should involve the officers and committee chairs of the association.  A copy of the completed assessment should be mailed to TRTA for review by the TRTA Assessment Committee.  The purpose of the assessment is to improve and strengthen local associations.


The Assessment Committee encourages local associations to use the results of the assessment for strategic planning.  If a local association would like to have input from the TRTA Assessment Committee, please contact TRTA with your request.  A member of the committee will be assigned

to contact and/or meet with the local association if such input is requested.  The TRTA Board is available to promote growth and vigor within local associations.  Please complete the assessment survey.


Completed Association Assessment forms should be submitted to the TRTA office by February 1, 2017.


Click the buttons to download the Local Association Assessment Survey as a Word document


or PDF version.











    Membership and Assessment

 Tennessee Retired Teachers' Association