The Trumbull Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is one of 90 chapters of the Ohio Retirement for Teachers Association (ORTA), which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017. TRTA has been recognized at local, state and national levels for the work of individual members as well as committees.
TRTA is an integral part of our community. Each year TRTA has awarded scholarships to deserving recipients. To date $58,000 have been awarded. We are also a proud sponsor of the A+Teacher Awards.
TRTA meets on the second Tuesday in February, April, June, August, October, and December at noon at Ciminero's Banquet Centre in Niles . Please join us. Membership forms are available on this webpage. New members are always welcome.
Every other month
Second Tuesday at Noon
Ciminero’s Banquet Centre
123 N. Main St., Niles, Ohio 44446
Lunch Meeting Dates:
February 14, 2023
April 11, 2023
June 13, 2023
August 8, 2023
October 10, 2023
December 12, 2023
New Hope United Methodist Church
21 Fairview Avenue
Niles, Ohio 44446
January 10, 2023
March 14, 2023
May 9, 2023
July 11, 2023
September 12, 2023
November 14, 2023
Donate to TRTA
New Hope United
21 Fairview Avenue
Niles, Ohio 44446
January 17, 2023
March 21, 2023
May 16, 2023
July 18, 2023
September 19, 2023
November 21, 2023
President Marilyn Stanton
President-elect Cindy Harris
Recording Secretary Carol Senne
Financial Secretary Linda Cowin appointed by President
Treasurer Linda Cowin
Chaplain Carol S. Pinney
Past President Sue Datish
Treasurer's Report, Legislative Link and General Meeting Minutes are now available on our Newsletters and Reports page.
If you have not been receiving emails from Sue Datish, it means we don't have your email address. Send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
Attention those who knit and crochet:
Lynne Valentino has donated a "lifetime" of yarn to the club. We use the yarn to make afghans for Bella Women's Center and hats for newborns. Please volunteer to get some yarn and start working!!!! If interested contact Bonnie Hood at 330-720-4394 or email@example.com.
Stamps for the Wounded
Note: If you are contributing stamps please trim them first! TRTA has been collecting stamps for a number of years. The are collected, trimmed and mailed to them. We have always wondered how they are used. Stamps for the Wounded (SFTW) is a service organization dedicated to providing comfort and stimulating activity to U.S. veterans through stamp collecting. SFTW sends donated postage stamps and other philatelic material and supplies to wounded, ill, and isolated veterans. They have been helping veterans since 1942.
For complete information view Stamps for the Wounded at
Bill Siegferth Letter to ORTA, June 2023
Dr. Rayfield ORTA response, June 2023
Mail dues to:
250 E. Wilson Bridge Road | Suite 150
Worthington, Ohio 43085
You can now pay with Cash App!!! The $cashtag is $TrumbullRetired
Of course, checks and paper registrations are still acceptable.
Investing in Our Future
In 2019 TRTA joined the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. Since we are not a 501(c)(3) organization, this allows donations to our endowed scholarship fund to be tax deductible, depending on your tax situation. It also allows us to invest our money and create a legacy that will outlive us all. The goal is to have at least $25,000 in our endowment account. Depending on investment returns, we hope to give in perpetuity a $1,000 scholarship annually from this fund. As the fund grows, we hope to award more and greater scholarships.
The Foundation has resources far beyond our organization. They administer the scholarships for many organizations in our Valley. They advertise our scholarship, gather the applications and assist our scholarship committee in selecting the awardees. The Foundation also disseminates the monies to the awardees’ schools.
Please note that our Teacher Grant program is not funded by scholarship donations; a separate account funds this program. On our website home page, you will find links for donating directly to either of these funds. Contributions will continue to be accepted for both programs with your luncheon reservations, as well as checks made payable to TRTA; please specify your intentions on the check memo line.