Gerald Lillard, president of the Tennessee Retired Teachers’ Association, was guest speaker at the Wilson County Retired Teachers’ Association’s November meeting.
Group president Dianne Cozart welcomed Lillard to Rutland Place in Mt. Juliet. Lillard spoke about why a retired educator should be a member of retired organizations. ‘At the present, TRCS ranks in the top five pension plans in the country.
We are very fortunate, but just because we have a good pension plan and other benefits now doesn’t mean they will always be there. You have a great TRTA team diligently working to monitor and protect the benefits you have, as well as proposing ideas to improve benefits,’ Lillard said.
There was a good attendance, including several retired educators who live at Rutland Place who were WCRTA’s honored guests. WCRTA reached its membership goal of 115 for this year and added a new member, Cathy Toombs. ‘Of course, we will still welcome anyone who wants to join us,’ said Cozart. Chapter members enjoyed a meal and fellowship after the business meeting.