The Vigo County Retired Teachers Association membership year is June 1st through May 31st the following year. However, a retired teacher or administrator may join any time during the year. You are not restricted to joining just during the month of June in any given year.
By supporting the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, the Vigo County Retired Teaches Association lobbies for cost of living adjustments (i.e. COLA’s) for retired teachers and other legislative issues. The larger our membership, the stronger voice we have with our state legislators which control state spending for education, retirement, and COLA’s.
Beginning in June 2018, VCRTA changed to an annual membership model.
Annual Membership – $10.00 (effective June 2018)
** Please note, any current members with a Lifetime membership will be “grandfathered in” and will not be charged annual dues in the future; however, no new Lifetime membership options are available.
** Please note, any current members with a 3-year membership will not be charged annual dues until your 3-year membership has expired. At that time, your membership will revert to the annual membership.
Newly retired teachers and administrators are granted a complimentary one year VCRTA membership.
VCRTA and IRTA
Dues for the VCRTA are separate from those of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association (IRTA). If you are an active teacher, spouse, friend, relative, or a supporter of public education, why not consider becoming an Associate Member through the Indiana Retired Teachers Association? An Associate Membership receives the same benefits as a Regular Member in the IRTA. IRTA Associate Membership is $15 annually.
Please visit the IRTA website for current membership dues information and application. IRTA provides access to many member benefits along with a voice in the community. Example benefits include:
- Computer discount programs
- Travel (hotel, car rental, and government employee travel) discount programs
- Cellular plan discounts
- Identity theft protection
- Flower discounts
- Tax deferred annuities
- Long Term Care / Home Health Care insurance
- Medicare Supplement insurance
- First Diagnosis Cancer insurance
- Dental, Vision, and Hearing plans
- Final Expense Whole Life insurance
With as many benefits as VCRTA and IRTA have to offer, it is easy to see how membership more than pays for itself. If you are interested in joining the VCRTA or IRTA, please contact us personally or via our Contact Us page. We will be happy to assist you.