MARSP Event Calendar


July MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting

Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 1:00 PM
First Baptist Church - Midland

“TRTA Update &
Membership Meeting


Speaker - Tim Lee, TRTA Executive Director

Thursday, August 17, 2023, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $10.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.

none  Email Anita Patton For Reservations  none

Tim Lee is the Executive Director of the Texas Retired Teachers Association. Mr. Lee has held this position since 2004 and has been in Midland many times as guest speaker for MARSP and District 18. He will be speaking on the legislative successes from the last legislature and the upcoming drive to get a positive COLA vote this fall.


September MARSP
Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 10:00 AM.
First Baptist Church - Midland

September Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: AMBA and TRTA Insurance

Thursday, September 7, 2023, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $7.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.

none  Email Anita Patton For Reservations  none

A representative from the local AMBA (Associate Member Benefit Advisors) group will be presenting the different insurance programs offered for TRTA members. TRTA Insurance health fairs will also be discussed.


October MARSP
Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

October Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: Dr. Stephanie Howard,

Superintendent of MISD


Thursday, October 5, 2023, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $7.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.

none  Email Anita Patton For Reservations  none

Dr. Stephanie Howard is the Superintendent of MISD. She will be discussing the new programs being offered this year at MISD. She will also present the facts about the bond issue.


November MARSP
Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

November Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: Texas Parks and Wildlife

Thursday, November 2, 2023, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $7.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.


none  Email Anita Patton For Reservations  none

Do you know what the highest ranking law enforcement agency is in the state of Texas? Come to the November meeting to find out the answer. A game warden from the Midland office of the Texas Parks and Wildlife will be presenting our program.


December MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland
December Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: First Baptist Church

Men's Choir


Thursday, December 7, 2023, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $7.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.


none  Email Anita Patton For Reservations  none

The First Baptist Church Men’s Choir will be entertaining us with seasonal favorites. Be ready to sing along!


January MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 4, 2024 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

January Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: Dr. Rebecca Dodge

Thursday, January 4, 2024, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $7.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.


none  Email Anita Patton For Reservations  none

Why are we having so many earthquakes in the Permian Basin? Dr. Rebecca Dodge will be answering this question with a very interesting program which is presented in layman’s terms.


February MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

February Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: Troy Grey, Executive Director,

Bush Family Home State Historic Site.


Thursday, February 1, 2024, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $7.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.


none  Email Anita Patton For Reservations  none

Mr. Grey will be talking about the changes at the home that have taken place since the home has been designated a state historic site and the ways that we can volunteer and assist.


March MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

March Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: Recording Library

Thursday, March 7, 2024, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $7.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.

none  Email Anita Patton For Reservations  none

Megan Powell, Marketing and Development Director of the Recording Library, will be presenting the March program. She will be discussing all of the programs offered by the Recording Library for blind and low-vision adults.


April MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 10:00 A.M.
First Baptist Church - Midland

April Luncheon and
Membership Meeting


Program: Redfern Genealogy Library

Thursday, April 4, 2024, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $7.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.

none  Email Anita Patton For Reservations  none

Nathan Hodges, the Director of the Redfern Genealogy Library, located at the Centennial Library, will be discussing the offerings at the genealogy library and how to use the Reclamation Station to convert old media to new technology.


May MARSP Executive
Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 2, 2024
First Baptist Church - Midland

May Luncheon and
Membership Meeting

Program: Initiation of New

Officers 2024-2026


Thursday, May 2, 2024, following meal
First Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
Meet and Greet at 11:30 A.M.
Lunch, $7.00, served at 12:00 Noon with reservations.

none  Email Anita Patton For Reservations  none

The association will visit and install the new officers for 2024-2026.


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