Hi All, These times have been unique for all of us. Hopefully, all of you have stayed healthy and are looking forward to a path of normality. In August, the MRTA Board of Directors voted to cancel all meetings until 2021. We felt that this was in the best interest of all our members, and is in line with Governor DeWine's mandate. With that in mind we will continue to keep you informed about the direction and path of our organization.
Recently, I received a solicitation from an organization, Protect Ohio Pensions (POP 5), which promised to lobby STRS and the state of Ohio on our behalf. Carol Kinsey, Northeast Ohio Liaison of ORTA explained that POP 5 would duplicate ORTA's lobbying efforts. Also, Dr. Robin Rayfield, executive director of ORTA (who attends all STRS meetings) stated that POP 5 has never been in attendance at any of them. Therefore I recommend, if you receive a POP 5 mailing, don't join.