The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association (LRTA) is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1956 to organize and establish a body of retired educators that could work together as a coalition to protect and to enhance benefits for individuals receiving retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association remains the only membership organization in Louisiana devoted solely to protecting the interests of retired educators, and continues to promote the professional, social and economic welfare of all Louisiana retired educators.
The association’s headquarters is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There are eleven district subdivisions located throughout the state headed by a district president. The association holds two business meetings each year: one in April in Alexandria, Louisiana, and one in October, the location of which moves around to all the regions of the state. The Executive Board, made up of the officers of the association, the eleven district presidents, and five ex officio members set policy for the association. The board operates through a committee structure, and employs a full-time staff to implement the policies set by the board. The staff is also responsible for the day to day operations of the association.
The association encourages all retired educators to join. An associate membership is also offered to those who have an interest in education in Louisiana. Every association member receives six newsletters each year that contain information on current and pending issues of interest and importance to the membership. The newsletters also offer specific reports from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana and the Office of Group Benefits. State, district and local association leaders also receive at least six association updates each year.
Each retired educator has unique goals and interests, but all are concerned about their retirement and insurance benefits. The collective efforts of the LRTA Executive Board, the board’s committees, the staff and many volunteers have been directed toward the protection and enhancement of benefits. In conjunction with district and local units, LRTA promotes activities that support the members and their communities by offering social, informational and service opportunities. Many members of the association also join NRTA, AARP’s Educator Community, and AARP.
Through the years, the members of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association have worked together to create a strong, viable, and professional organization, and the association looks forward to carrying this legacy far into the future.
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“The guiding principles for governing and managing LRTA are a code of ethics complemented by the following values:
- Service to members and the association.
- Integrity, honesty and transparency in our leadership.
- Respect for diversity of people and ideas.”
“The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association is the voice of the retired education community, representing its interests by monitoring, protecting and improving the benefits needed to secure dignity, independence and overall quality of life.”
“THE LOUISIANA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION:
STRIVING TO MAKE RETIREMENT YEARS GREAT!”