Springfield Area Retired Teachers Association (SARTA) is an organization for retired men and women from any area of education either certified or non-certified. The organization is part of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel. Thus both have the same mission and vision statements.
MRTA Mission Statement
The Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel organized in 1960 is the only educational organization in Missouri working exclusively for retired school personnel. MRTA will work actively with government and its entities for beneficial legislation. We will strive to increase membership until all retirees become members, and always foster good fellowship. We will encourage members to be involved in community affairs and work for worthy educational causes. Our mission is to serve and not be served.
The Missouri Retired Teachers Association and Public School Personnel is a caring, active, and knowledgeable community. Members give their talents and time to support retired and active public school employees. Members strive to uphold and improve the integrity, value, and mission of our public schools, so that all school personnel may live healthy, vital lives and be secure economically, socially, and professionally in retirement. MRTA is an affiliate of AARP and NRTA. Our Motto is "To Serve, Not To Be Served."
SARTA meets on the 2nd Monday of the month. No meetings are held in July or August. The meetings start at 9:30 a.m. except in June and December when the meetings start at 11:30 a. m.
All meetings except December are held at South Street Christian Church at 500 South Avenue. The December meeting is usually at the Tower Club.