Meeting Announcement, April 20, 2016

18 April 2016

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

We will meet again at Ruby Tuesdays Restaurant at 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL on Wednesday, 20th of April. The meeting starts at 11 AM.

Our guest speaker is Mr. David Amerson, Council 31 retiree coordinator.

Go to our website for some additional information at The Switchboard. For now, the only working address for our website is:
afscmeretirees161.wordpress.com

Sincerely,
Charlie Hogan

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Meeting Announcement, March 16, 2016

13 March 2016

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

We will meet again at Ruby Tuesdays Restaurant at 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL on Wednesday, 16th of March. The meeting starts at 11 AM.

Our guest speaker is Mr. Tom Judd, an organizer with Congresswoman Jan Schakowski’s political team. He wants to tell us about their work in preparing for the November elections.

In the last email, I spoke of preparing for a tough election fight. If you have been following Rauner’s roll out of lies in the media, you know we have to respond. We’ll need a fact sheet every member can use. We’ll want to discuss it and plan how to use it individually and in group activities.

I am preparing a list of sources that I have used. Feel free to bring sources and ideas to this meeting. We will use it as part of our effort to build a active membership through person-to-person efforts and alliances with other organizations.

For now, the only working address for our website is:
afscmeretirees161.wordpress.com

Sincerely,

Charlie Hogan

 

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SWITCHBOARD added to this website

A new item, The Switchboard, has been added to the menu for our site (see black strip beneath the green and white “AFSCME Retirees” banner at top of this page). Clicking on the menu item will open The Switchboard page.  Here you will find information or announcements that may be of interest to our members.  Materials or links must be approved for posting on The Switchboard by the executive board but are not necessarily endorsed by the board.

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Meeting Announcement for February 17, 2016

14 February 2016

 AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

 Dear member:

 We will meet again at Ruby Tuesdays Restaurant at 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL on Wednesday, 17th February. The meeting starts at 11 AM.

 This meeting’s speaker is Mr. Tony Tovar of Oak Street Health. His organization offers services to seniors living in the north Chicago and Evanston areas.

 See you there.

Sincerely,
Charlie Hogan

 

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Postings Announcement, Jan 31 – Feb 6, 2016

Click here to view a posting by President Charlie Hogan: State Representative Greg Harris in response to Governor Rauner’s State of the State message.

Click here to go to Members Forum to view additional postings.

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Meeting Announcement, January 20, 2016

13 January 2016

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

We will meet again at Ruby Tuesdays Restaurant at 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Il. on Wednesday, 20th of January. The meeting starts at 11 AM.

This meeting’s speaker is Judge Gerald Esrig. He will be addressing the importance of the Judges we’ll elect in November. While we know the career histories of state legislators and governors, few of us are familiar with the career track of lawyers who are elected or appointed to the bench.

Since Senate Bill 1 became a law and was overturned by the Illinois Supreme Court, retirees have had a dramatic lesson in the role played by the courts.

Six of us attended the political conference in Springfield on January 9th. We will have a report and provide papers from the workshop.

Sincerely,
Charlie Hogan

Click here to view a report on the AFSCME Retirees Executive Board meeting, December 4, 2015, by David Amerson, AFSCME Council 31, Retiree Program Coordinator.

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Meeting Announcement, December 16, 2015

14 December 2015

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

We will meet again at Ruby Tuesdays Restaurant at 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Il. on Wednesday, 16th December. The meeting starts at 11 AM.

This meeting’s speaker is one of Congresswoman Jan Schakowski’s staff. He will be speaking about the importance of national issues affecting seniors.

See you there.

Sincerely,

Charlie Hogan


AFSCME Retirees, Council 31, Subchapter 161
Intrachapter Communications Committee
https://afscmeretirees161.wordpress.com/
John Metz, Chairman

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