Welcome to the Ripley County Retired Teachers Association website. We are an organized group of retired teachers who have taught in the United States and currently live in and around the Ripley County, Indiana area.   The Association is an affiliate of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) and the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA).   Our membership is composed of retired teachers and administrators, active teachers, spouses, and friends of education.

The purpose of the association is…

(1) to promote the welfare of retired teachers through support of legislation concerning teachers’ pensions and retirement benefits.

(2) to encourage and perpetuate education.

(3) to provide community leadership, service, and guidance.

(4) to assist active teachers with retirement information.

(5) to keep the local membership current on COLA information and IRTA benefits and services.

During the year the Ripley County Retired Teachers volunteer and give to many school and community causes.  Our main charities are the local food pantries, assistance with the Lions’ Club school vision screening program, boxes for Samaritan Purse, and financial assistance to the school nurses for supplies.  Other school volunteer services which members are involved are Think Smart, Stay Safe, assisting with remedial reading programs, and reading during Library Week and Read Across America Day.  In addition, the Association has partnered with Dearborn County to provide flip flops for third world countries.

The Ripley County Retired Teachers Association is proud of the volunteer services that they offer.  Without their services many school and community programs simply would not be.  Additional volunteers for these services are always needed, welcomed, and appreciated.  These are worthwhile opportunities for retirees and a way to continue keeping in touch with former colleagues.