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About Us


​Duncanville Area Retired School Employees  (DARSE) serving Cedar Hill, DeSoto and Duncanville is affiliated with the Texas Retired Teacher’s Association (TRTA.)  Active membership in TRTA is open to any retired public school employee who is an annuitant or who is eligible to receive benefits from the Texas Teacher Retirement System.  


Membership in DARSE is open to anyone who would like to join.


TRTA and DARSE membership is vitally important for retired school employees. TRTA is the only organization with the power to take steps to improve the quality of life for retirees. TRTA lobbies the state legislature on our behalf.  They also guide members in the best ways to communicate our needs to our legislators. 


DARSE  offers numerous opportunities for volunteer service and fellowship. We meet monthly from September through May. Meetings include food options, games, a December luncheon, informative programs and field trips. Projects include scholarships, children's book collections and food pantry collections, to name a few.


Members can be as involved as they have the time and inclination to be! Please consider joining us to meet up with old friends and make new ones!

Standing Rules

Want to know more about our group and how we operate? Check out our adopted Standing Rules. 

Our Team

Our officers and committee chairs are elected/appointed for a two year term.  Currently we are in the 2022-2024 term. We are governed by an Executive Committee comprised of all officers, past presidents and committee chairs.  Our meetings are conducted by members of a President's Council consisting of those who would like to host a meeting.  One member is the designated President of record with TRTA and District 10.

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Come visit us ... 2nd Tuesday

of the month - September to

May.  9:30 AM - Coffee

10:00 AM Meeting begins

PACE High School

502 E. Freeman

Duncanville, TX. 75116

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