What We Do:
We were founded in 1942, as a voluntary non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for its members and to foster education at all levels for people of all ages, with approximately 20 colleagues to bond and stay current with the times. As we expanded, we tried to enhance the lives of the educational retirees. We have been instrumental in acquiring a COLA (Cost of Living), advocating for ad hoc increases in our pensions, passing amendment four to the New Mexico State Constitution, and health advocacy issues. We have consistently guarded our retirement fund so that it would be there for us throughout our lives as well as those of the future retirees. We were one of the thirteen sponsoring states for the establishment of NRTA in 1947. We are still closely affiliated with NRTA and serve as advocates for our New Mexico Retirees as well as nationally with NRTA. We have a Representative elected from our organization to both the Retirement Board (ERB) and the New Mexico Retirees Health Care Authority. Today we have approximately 7,000 members and are growing and expanding services.