REF Activities

You'll find us at the Circle Diner, 441 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 255-9177, from 9:30 on, most months on the first Friday.


REF Friday Breakfasts at The Circle Diner 

(441 Post Rd.Fairfield  ( Dates are AUGUST 12 (spcial brunch to celebrate new retirees, details below), SEPTEMBER 2, OCTOBER 7, NOV 4, DECEMBER ? JAN 6, 2023, FEB 3, MAR 3, APR 7.



We will be welcoming the newly retired at our annual "Welcome Back Breakfast" at Tashua Knolls on Friday, August 12, 2022. We will be hosting our 2020,2021 and 2022 newly retired (see who that is a tent, no less, open to the fresh air (an interesting twist)  

Check out our 2019 "Welcome Back" breakfast.  Click here:


When: Friday, August 14=2, 2022, 9:30 a.m.


Where: Tashua Knolls Banquet Hall

            40 Tashua Knolls Lane Trumbull CT 06611




Menu:  Full breakfast Buffet:

                                             Scrambled Eggs
                                             Bacon/ Sausage
                                             French Toast
                                             Home Fries
                                             Muffins, Danish, Scones
                                             Fruit Platter
                                             Orange Juice
                                             Coffee, Decaf and Tea


Cost: FREE


Payment: All the cost of brunch for members, heir guests and new retirees courtesy of                           RetiredEducators of Fairfield. Donations at the door to REF Scholarship Fund are                        welcomed.


RSVP with your name and whether you will have a guest by AUGUST 5 to:

 Cissy Hudzik

Phone:  203-374-0874    Email:

Upcoming Dates


AUGUST 12, 2022- WELCOME BACK BREAKFAST, buffet at Tashua Knolls to honor retirees of 2020, 2021, 2022. No charge to members or guests.  RSVPs required (details upcoming). Scholarship fund donations gladly accepted at the door. RSVP REQUIRED





Effective January 2018, T & A Tours will be the agent for GBRTA trips. All GBRTA Trips are open to REF members and their families and friends. Click here for details: 


Just give the name,"Retired Educators of Fairfield" when you contact T&A tours, and you will be seated with other REF members. T & A has been a family-owned business since 1997, and is committed to provide personal attention to every customer and to all details.




To book a trip with T & A:

  • Call their toll-free phone number, 1-800-967-1993, and identify yourself as a member of the Retired Educators of Fairfield (or GBRTA if you are a member and wish to sit with that group).
  • Their representative will answer any of your questions and provide details regarding payment for the trip.
  • Two weeks before the trip, you will be sent written information including departure times.

There are two departure points in the GBRTA area:

Fairfield  -Exit 24 off I-95/ Kohl’s Store at Tunxis Hill Road & Villa Avenue 

Milford - Exit 40 off I-95 Commuter Lot/opposite Duchess Restaurant.

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Ken Tavares | Reply 02.12.2014 00:10

I will not be able to attend this year because I will under go back surgery on December 10th. However, I send my wishes to all for a Merry and blessed Christm

Paula Sweeley 02.12.2014 00:13

Best wishes for success with your surgery, Ken, and hoping your holiday season is wonderful!

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