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Important Update on LRTA Events and Meetings Amid COVID-19

As the pandemic continues, LRTA is working hard to make decisions in the best interests of our members.
LRTA State President Janis Hernandez discusses the decisions the Executive Committee made during their conference call on July 15 in the latest LRTA video.
During this meeting, the Executive Committee decided to suspend all face-to-face meetings for Fall 2020. In lieu of face to face meetings, Districts will virtually conduct their Fall District Meetings through Zoom on the dates previously approved by LRTA. The virtual District meetings will be limited to essential business only. The committee will meet in August to make a decision regarding the Executive Board meeting.
LRTA mailed letters to District and local Unit presidents this week announcing the virtual meetings and detailing how the staff can help facilitate these meetings. District presidents will also receive more information regarding the virtual Fall District Meetings in the next couple of weeks.
Now is the time to stay virtually and socially connected with LRTA. If you haven’t done so already, please like the LRTA Facebook page for additional updates with regular email blasts. As a reminder, the LRTA website,, is also a great source of timely information. Finally, please encourage fellow LRTA members and colleagues to join the LRTA Email Club if they are not already a member. LRTA will conduct business virtually for the remainder of the year. Email Club members will receive information on joining the virtual Fall District Meetings and other virtual opportunities from LRTA.
LRTA understands that it may not be possible for some members to participate in the Email Club or other virtual events and meetings. Our staff continues to work daily to protect the retirement interest of all of our members and will communicate with those members through appropriate means.
We are committed to continuing the operations of the Association while following the best safety practices. As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, it is imperative that we continue to maintain social distancing, wash our hands frequently, stay home as often as possible and wear masks when it is necessary to go out in public.
Please stay safe at home until we meet again.
Rodney R. Watson
LRTA Executive Director