The Walla Walla-Columbia
School Retirees' Association is one of the State Units of The
Washington State School Retirees' Association (formerly the
Washington State Retired Teachers' Association) is often referred
to as WSSRA. More than 16,000 members belong to WSSRA.
WSSRA aims to enhance the security and vitality of your retirement
years. We welcome all present and future TRS, PERS and SERS
retirees. We provide pro-retiree and pro-education advocacy and
leadership to the Washington State Legislature. We have
representatives on governmental bodies that impact retirement and
pension issues, and we collaborate and advocate with other groups
that share our vision, values, and aims.
We also sponsor pre-retirement seminars throughout the state,
award (in cooperation with the PEMCO Insurance Company)
substantial scholarships to future teachers, provide classroom
grants to active teachers in local schools, and foster volunteer
activities with Washington's school children.
WSSRA provides access to many members-only benefits through the
Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA). Special insurance
rates, travel discounts and product savings are available to our
We consider ourselves educators for life. If you are or have been
a certificated or classified school district employee in the state
of Washington—from superintendent to school nurse or behavioral
psychologist to bus driver—you are welcome at the Washington State
School Retirees' Association.