The Rochester Retired Teacher Association is a Department of the RTA, composed of all retired members of RTA.   Dues are 1/10 active teacher dues, at this time $39.30 per year.  The membership year is September 1 through August 31.

Dues-paying RRTA members receive all RRTA mailings and are entitled to vote in RTA elections, including elections for NYSUT, AFT, and NEA delegates.  Based on present membership, RRTA elects 28 Representatives to the RTA Representative Assembly.  RRTA elects a Department Chair, who sits on the RTA Executive Council.

Dues  paying RRTA members receive discounts on many RRTA activities, which are held, whenever possible, on school days, during school hours.

Upon payment of dues, an RRTA member receives the RTA/NYSUT pocket calendar to keep track of retiree activities.

Only retired RTA members are eligible for membership in RRTA.

2021 Retiree Healthcare Information

Livingston Senior Glee Club's virtual choir song with several RRTA members and NYSUT retirees from Livingston County

 RRTA Book and Film Club

Book & Film Club News

by Maureen McCarron

Hello, Book & Film lovers!  The RRTA Book & Film Club is alive & well.  We have been meeting at the Henrietta Public Library (625 Calkins Road, Henrietta, NY 14623)  on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at Noon.  Bring your lunch &/or snack & beverage. Just ask at the desk on the 2nd Floor which room we are using, it rotates between 3 of their lovely meeting rooms.

What do we read?  We are a non-conformist book club.  We do NOT pick just one book to read every month.  Instead, we pick a theme, and everyone reads whatever they like on that theme.  When we get together, we share our reading adventures.  We publish a short review/synopsis after every meeting describing our discoveries & recommendations.  As we often come across new books, it is kind of a RRTA “Review of Books!”

In the summer we will be meeting at members’ homes outdoors.  That started during COVID, and we liked the ambiance!  So, for June, July, August, and Sept. if you would like to join us, please contact Pat Godleski at for the specific address.

Our Dates & Themes for the rest of 2022 are:

May 17:  Murder Mysteries (meeting at the Henrietta Public Library)

June 21:  Beach Reading (at a member home. Contact Pat Godleski)

July 19:  New Authors & Their 1st Books (at a member home. Contact Pat Godleski)

August 16:  Young Adult (YA) (at a member home. Contact Pat Godleski)

Sept. 21:  Our Favorite Authors (at a member home. Contact Pat Godleski)

Oct. 18:  Scary Stories (meeting at the Henrietta Public Library)

Nov. 15:  Historical Fiction (meeting at the Henrietta Public Library)

Dec. 20:  Holiday Food/Cookbooks (meeting at the Henrietta Public Library)

As always, we are open to any RRTA dues paying member.  At any time, to join our e-mailing list please contact Pat Godleski at Please consider us for your next reading adventure. All points of view are welcome!

By Maureen McCarron

Rochester Teachers Care is a weekly series from the RTA that highlights exemplary work and dedication of our colleagues. This video focuses on the Dress A Girl project and the dedication our retired teachers.
Rochester Teachers Care is a weekly series from the RTA that highlights exemplary work and dedication of our colleagues in service to our students. This video focuses on what some retired teachers are doing for some schools in the RCSD with the RRTA’s Books for Kids program.