Meeting Announcement for November 15, 2017

8 November 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Hackney’s Restaurant on 1514 E. Lake Ave, Glenview. It will be held in a larger meeting space on the 3rd Wednesday, 15 November 2017. Meeting begins at 11:30AM.

Go to the page for this month, November 2017, for further information, including a draft of the minutes from the October 25 meeting.

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Sincerely,

 

Charlie Hogan

President

 

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Announcements for October, 2017

17 September 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Hackney’s restaurant at 1514 E. Lake Street, Glenview on Wednesday, Oct. 25th. The meeting will begin at 11:30AM.

* Please note, this is the 4th Wednesday of the month.

The officers will be attending the Retiree convention in Springfield on Wednesday, the 18th. We will have a lot of important news for you when we meet on the 25th.

Charles Hogan, President

Click here to see other announcements for October.

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Announcements for September, 2017

17 September 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, September 20th. The meeting will begin at 11:30AM.

The meeting is to elect Sub-chapter officers, executive board members, and 3 trustees for 2 year terms.

Charles Hogan,
President

If you are interested in Jane Addams Senior Power 2017 (9/23)
call Mary Bennett at 773-583-3651 (home) or 773-679-9255 (cell).

Click here for September announcements page.

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Announcements for August, 2017

10 August 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, August 16th. The meeting will begin at 11:30AM. Our business will center around efforts to build sub-chapter membership and greater member participation. The times and the current situations in Springfield and in Washington will continue to affect us. We will need the tools, the training, as well as confidence in one another to meet any challenge.

I will have news on the work of our retiree volunteers to connect with our non-attending members. Many of them want to be part of phone tree and email efforts to pressure and support legislators who will represent us. Legislators who will speak to issues of how to fund Medicaid and senior services like meal on wheels.

Citizens United opened the political process to the influence of large amounts of “Dark” or anonymous money in our political process from primaries to legislator votes on bills that will affect us and our families. To check this threat, we have to build an opposing source of power.

We are fortunate as a sub-chapter to have a history of activism past and current. We have developed political skills individually and as a group. Many of us have continued to volunteer with our Council 31 as well as community organizations. During this meeting, we need to review what we know and consider together how to apply it in the months ahead.

Our strength can only grow through member participation. We need your attendance at this and future meeting.

Charles Hogan,
President

See news materials for August.

 

 

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Materials from July 19 meeting

At the monthly meeting officers, members and our guest speaker, Fran Tobin, distributed materials that may be of interest to all.  Some are time sensitive. These can be viewed on the July page.

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Announcements for July, 2017

14 July 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

The AFSCME Retrees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, July 19th, Our speaker will be Mr. Fan Tobin, a community Organizer.

We have 2 conventions to consider and an upcoming election of Sub-chapter officers.

If you haven’t called, our national and state legislators, please do it. Our friends need to hear that we back them.

Sincerely,
Charlie Hogan,
President

Be sure to check new material posted for July, 2017.

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Announcements for June, 2017

14 June 2017

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear Member:

The AFSCME Retirees will meet at the Wildwood Tavern in Niles on Wednesday, June 21st. The meeting will begin at 11:30AM. Our speaker is our Council 31 Retiree Coordinator, Ms. Kate Jamruk.

Kate will have news of the challenges we are facing in Springfield and in Washington. If you are a state or state university retiree and are having any problems with the switch to the new health insurance provider, call or e-mail me first. I want you to have your information organized before Kate arrives. Kate and Martha Merrill, Council’s benefits specialist, are working together to smooth the transition.

This week, call your senators, Durbin and Duckworth, and tell them to oppose the closed door AHCA senate version. We don’t want a repeat of what the house Republicans did.

Sincerely,

Charlie Hogan, President
773-679-6835
e-mail: chogan9494@sbcglobal.net

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