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MEMBERSHIP

The membership of the Iowa Retired School Personnel Association has been helping retired school personnel since 1947. IRSPA is the only organization working primarily to protect and improve the financial benefits of Iowa's retired school personnel. We are affiliated with the National Retired Teacher Association (NRTA). Select "Member Benefits" from the navigation to see what benefits you gain access to as an IRSPA member.

The Iowa Retired School Personnel Association (IRSPA) welcomes all retired employees from any Iowa educational institution--University/College/Community College, Area Education Agencies, Community School Districts, etc. Retirees may have served their institution in many ways and all are eligible to join IRSPA.

IRSPA originally was called the Iowa Retired Teachers Association. We have changed our name to include all employees (school personnel) so that our organization can be a wide based group. We have over 5,900+ members in 49 units across the state. The state is divided into six districts, three across the northern tier of the state and three across the southern portion of Iowa. If you would be interested in joining a local unit near your home, please contact Dawn Rogers, (319) 339-0050 or at dawncrogers@icloud.com. She will let you know which local unit is closest to you.

The National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA) was founded by Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus in 1947. Eleven years later she founded AARP. Both organizations are helpful to older Americans over 50 years of age. Dr. Andrus' mission statement is "To Serve and Not To Be Served." Our main purpose is IPERS updates, Current Health Issues, and Legislation Concerns. Come join us and be eligible to join Delta Dental. Also we are affiliated with AMBA, Association Member Benefits Advisors, Austin, TX. Please check the link on Member Benefits to find what else you are entitled to by becoming an IRSPA member.

You may also become a state IRSPA member through your local unit. State dues will increase to $15.00 per year effective spring, 2016. State dues are due no later than October 1 of each year for the upcoming year. Pay your state dues through your local unit or if you do not belong to a local unit, then it is your responsibility to pay your dues directly to the state treasurer, Robert Swanson.