Southern Fairfield County Retired Teachers Association

Southern Fairfield Retired Teacher Association serving Darien, Greenwich, New Canann, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton

SFCRTA Holiday Luncheon 2014

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Southern Fairfield County Retired

Teachers’ Association

Holiday Luncheon

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Continental Manor

112 Main Street, Norwalk, CT


10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Meet and Greet

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Speaker- Senator Bob Duff

The New CT State Senate Majority Leader

11:30-12:00 SFCRTA Business

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

$37.00 per person/Cash Bar

Please RSVP by Dec. 1, 2014 to

Mrs. Esther Flynn, 27 Kendall Ct, Norwalk, CT 06850



Indicate your choice of entrée (if more than one type, indicate name for each) and return this section with your check to Esther Flynn.

Name(s) ___________________ Phone number __________


# ____________ Chicken Francese


# ____________ Prime Rib of Beef


#____________ Poached Salmon


Make check out to SFCRTA.

Mail to Mrs. Esther Flynn, 27 Kendall Ct, Norwalk, CT 06850


Please bring an unwrapped toy to share with a child at this holiday time


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AT THE ARTC MEETING ON Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Stirling Benefits Provided the attached information.

The attached files were provided to update our members on the 2015 insurance coverage taking place beginning January 2015.


Please click on the links below to view each of the 3 handouts.



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Southern Fairfield County Retired Teachers


Monday, October 13, 2013 @10:00 a.m.

Parish Hall St. Mary’s Church

West Avenue, Norwalk, CT

Parking Lot entrance on Chapel Street

Important Meeting:

New Information on TRB Drug Prescription Plan Changes

Q/A to follow

Speaker: Dr. Joe Fields, Health Care Consultant TRB

Newsletter – May 2014

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President’s Message

Working for you! Join us.

We currently have Senate Bill No. 342, “An Act Concerning the Retired Teachers Health Insurance Premium Account,” in the Appropriations Committee. Passage of this bill will be a positive step toward revising a pattern of underfunding our Health Insurance Fund (HIPA).

Senate Bill No. 28, reducing the State income tax on retired teachers’ pensions by one half over two years, has successfully been passed out of the Finance Committee.  We will continue to watch as it continues its passage through the Legislature and keep you informed.  As you might not know, Connecticut is one of only five states that fully taxes retired teachers’ pensions.  One fourth of our retired teachers move out of state, motivated at least in part, to escape Connecticut’s high tax burden.

If you are a retired CT teacher living out of state, you can still have a voice. You can join the SFCRTA (the largest affiliate in the state) and the ARTC (Association of Retired Teachers of CT) and add your voice to ours.  On these two websites ( & you can find updates on the various political agendas, as well as contact information for various State and Federal officials.  Through the ARTC, we have a lobbyist who continuously works the State Capitol in Hartford.  In addition, we do remind our elected officials as to the number of members our organizations represent, and it has had an impact.


Frank Cooper, President

TRB information – please go to:  for inormation on the Teachers’ Retirement Board.  Here you will find names of board members, meeting schedules, and contact information. 

Who are we?

  • The Southern Fairfield County Retired Teachers’ Association represents teachers who

1) taught in or

2) who now reside in the following towns

Darien                        Greenwich                   New Canaan

Norwalk                      Stamford                    Weston

Westport                    Wilton

  • Here are some of the towns in which our members live:

Bethel                          Branford                     Bridgeport                   Danbury

Easton                         Fairfield                      Meriden                       Monroe

New Haven                 New Milford               Newtown                    Oxford

Redding                      Stratford                     West Haven

  • Here are some of the states in which our members live:

Arizona                       California                    Colorado                     Delaware

District of Colombia   Florida                         Georgia                       Illinois

Iowa                            Maine                          Maryland                     Massachusetts

Michigan                     Minnesota                   Montana                      Nevada

New Hampshire          New Jersey                  New York                   North Carolina

Ohio                            Oregon                                    Pennsylvania               Rhode Island

South Carolina            Tennessee                    Texas                           Utah

Vermont                      Washington                 Wyoming

  • Our members taught anywhere from 10 to 46 years.
  • One member said that SFCRTA membership was the best $15 he had ever spent.  Others often thank us for our efforts.  Governor Malloy identified former President John Kane as one of the first people to suggest eliminating the tax on our pensions, since we are one of only five states to fully tax teacher pensions. Jamie Stirling of Stirling Benefits has commented that hearing from retired teachers made a difference in the decision to include the herpes vaccine in the coverage for the STRB insurance plan.
  • Together we do make a difference!