State Rep. Pat Ownbey and Senators Josh Brecheen and Frank Simpson will discuss proposed changes to the state teacher retirement program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at First Presbyterian Church, 223 W. Broadway, Ardmore.
The meeting is open to all women educators who are concerned about paying more into the system and receiving lower payments at retirement time.
Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is hosting this meeting to provide an opportunity to inform current and retired women educators about pending legislative changes that can have a major impact on them now and in the future. The next legislative session begins in February, so now is the time to make your opinion heard.
The Oklahoma Education Association is actively involved with opposing these changes, but needs the support of all concerned educators.
These changes involve modifying the Teacher Retirement System from a structured contribution and defined payment at retirement to a system that will pay retirees at a stock market based rate. This change would not provide a fixed income for retirees, and does not offer any significant savings for the state.
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.
Each chapter is also charged with keeping members informed of current economic, social, political and educational issues so that members can better participate in their community.
Omicron Chapter serves members in Carter, Love, Johnston and Marshall counties. All interested women educators are encouraged to attend the Saturday meeting.
To ask questions, call Phyllis Cox at (580) 564-4351.