Welcome to Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association

RCRTA is a group of retired teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools, MTSU, and Rutherford County Schools. We hold informative meetings with a variety of guest speakers covering issues affecting our communities and our life as a retirees. At the end of each meeting, we take time to socialize with our fellow retired teachers while enjoying refreshments.  We welcome all retired teachers to join us on the 2nd Tuesday at 1:30 pm for our monthly meetings at The North BLVD. Church of Christ on Rutherford Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

One of our meetings was on creating Container Gardening

Speaker: Rachel Painter, UT Extension Agent

A University of Tennessee Extension Agent, Rachel Painter shared tips and hints about container gardening.


David C. Howse from Emerson University spoke at our Feb. meeting.

“Navigating Conversation of Race with Truth and Dignity

Our February guest speaker was David C. Howse, Vice President of Emerson University who gave an eloquent presentation about “navigating conversations of race with truth and dignity.”  He followed his presentation with a Q & A from our on-line members.


***RCRTA is evaluating whether to continue on-line meetings or to begin in-person gatherings this fall. You will be contacted if the meetings are to be held in-person or online (Zoom).

Upcoming Events

Sept, 2021 — (1:30) Executive Board Meeting – Officers and Committee Chairs

Oct. 12, 2021 –(1:30) RCRTA Member Meeting (All meetings will be contingent upon COVID-19 conditions.)

Journey Home Donation

Rutherford County Retired Teacher Association donated $100 to The Journey Home day shelter for the homeless.   (Due to the Covid-19 virus, all RCRTA Journeys Home Volunteer days have been suspended.)

RCRTA is a service organization composed of retired teachers from Murfreesboro City Schools, Rutherford County Schools, Middle Tennessee State University, and retirees who have moved to Rutherford county. Our goal is to support education and to serve our community.