• Triton College Annuitants Association

    Headline news:

    Mary Jeans elected new TCAA president at the Spring, 2018 luncheon. See her welcome message below.

    New TCAA Board also elected. Click TCAA Officers at left for a list and photo.

    New! The History of the TCAA is now available to read, and also a list of the Guest Speakers that have appeared over the years at our luncheons.
    Click "Communications" at left to find these items.

    TCAA Mission

      Mary Jeans

    Mary Jeans, TCAA President

    Many voices together are hard to ignore!

    If this is your first time visiting our page, welcome! We’re glad you’re interested in learning more about TCAA, and possibly in joining us as we, along with SUAA and other chapters, work to maintain our pensions and benefits. Chapters of SUAA are located in all of the public colleges and universities across the state.

    Something I’ve often heard when we visit campus concerns me. People say that they’re interested in joining us after they retire. However, it’s important to realize that our benefits are under constant scrutiny by the state, and we need to raise our voices as retirees and currently working people who expect to receive the pensions and healthcare benefits we earned through our careers.  If you are concerned about the ongoing threat to our pensions and healthcare, join today. Dues are only $40/year. Spouses and current employees still working are welcome to join as well, since they may also expect to receive benefits through the state.  Please consider being one of our many voices fighting to maintain our retirement benefits.

     Our Spring and Fall luncheons provide a wonderful opportunity to see and visit with people we used to work with every day, as well as meet some folks who were at Triton before or after we were.  The last several luncheons have been on campus, where we’ve enjoyed the culinary delights provided by our wonderful Hospitality Department and their fantastic students. In addition, we also have an interesting and informative speaker.  If you haven’t attended one yet, please watch for the announcement of our next luncheon, and join us if you can.  You’ll be glad you did!

    Our newsletter is compiled by Bob Anthony, and includes information from additional directors as well. Each edition is packed with helpful and useful information.  If you haven’t seen our latest one, please let me know, and I’ll be happy to email it to you.

    SUAA, led by Executive Director Linda Brookhart, keeps track of what’s going on in Springfield, monitoring legislation, and supporting that which supports our continued benefits, while leading the fight against any diminishment in pensions or healthcare. Recently, SUAA proposed a bond issue that would allow the state to pay a lower interest rate on the state’s pension debt, resulting in an estimated savings of $103 billion by 2045. This is but one example of the good work being done on our behalf by this organization. To learn more, you can visit SUAA online at http://www.SUAA.org.

    I am honored and excited about this opportunity to serve as TCAA’s president for these two years. Please feel free to reach out to me, or any of the directors, if you have questions or thoughts to share about TCAA. I’ll look forward to hearing from you, and I’ll hope to see you soon.

    Best wishes,

    Mary Jeans

    TCAA President

    Email: mjeans104@gmail.com