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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.

Meeting Dates

Luncheon Meetings

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 

Board Meetings 

9:00 AM
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
  • Scholarship Endowment
    • Create a legacy by donating to this fund.  Once we have $25,000 we will be able to give a $1,000 annual scholarship forever.
  • Teacher Grant Program 
    • Donate directly into the Teacher Grant Program.

Mailing Meetings 

9:00 AM

New Hope United

Methodist Church

21 Fairview Avenue

Niles, Ohio 44446

January 17, 2023 

March 21, 2023 

May 16, 2023 

July 18, 2023 

September 19, 2023 
November 21, 2023 

Officers 2022-2024

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.​

Emails needed:

If you have not been receiving emails from Sue Datish, it means we don't have your email address. Send your email address to 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

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 

Click here for the brochure.

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ORTA Dues are $30 annually or $500 for a Lifetime membership.


Click here to pay your ORTA dues directly to ORTA.




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.

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