February 15, 2018 is an exciting day for celebrating the 90’s at our Luncheon Meeting.
We are honoring the 90 plus year old members of Chapter 717 at our 59’Th Anniversary of the founding of the Chapter in 1959.
Kim Cool, author, local reporter, celebrity and world traveler is coming to celebrate our honorees and speak on her books on Venice history and the Circus, her career, her years of reporting on the local Venice and Florida scene, and highlights of people and events she has known.
Come enjoy the spectacular Chapter Anniversary Cake, applaud the 90 year old honorees who are very proud of their Federal service careers, and hear a fascinating presentation by the one and only Kim Cool!
By Linda L. Braswell, 2nd Vice President and Program Chair.
The year brought many serious threats to the earned pay and benefits of the federal community and it was NARFE’s priority to defeat those attacks and advance legislative improvements. In 2017, all attempts by Congress and the president to cut the earned pay and benefits of the federal community were thwarted. This was no small feat, and NARFE thanks its members who took action to protect their earned benefits.
NARFE fought back against the $149 billion in cuts outlined in the president’s budget proposal and successfully lobbied Congress to drop the $32 billion in cuts to federal retirement benefits outlined in the House budget resolution. In addition, postal reform legislation that removes postal retirees' health insurance choice did not advance in Congress.
In the midst of all the threats, NARFE also helped provide more flexible withdrawal option for Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) participants with the passage of the TSP Modernization Act. Thank you to all the NARFE members who contacted their legislators in the past year. Find out more about NARFE’s 2017 legislative accomplishments here.