Announcements, March 24, 2021/updated April 20

The Members Meeting on May 19 will be by Zoom and will include the nomination and election of officers. For further details, including how to nominate candidates for positions, go to Election Information.

On Wednesday, April 21st at 12 noon we will have our monthly Membership Meeting via zoom.  The meeting will be opened at 11:45am. If you have any issues connecting please call me at 872-202-9213.

Here is our meeting agenda for your ready reference:


Agenda Subchapter 161 Retirees Membership Meeting Wednesday April 21st:

1-Minutes-Tony
2-Treasurer’s Report – Jesse
3-President’s Report –  Diane
4-VP Report – Mary
5-Election Committee Report – Karl
6-Communications Committee Report – SERS Election Outreach – Norma
7-Speaker-SERS Board Candidate – John Tilden
8-Speaker – Amazon, Tech Organizing and the ProAct – Dave
Announcements

Join Zoom meeting (after 11:45 on April 21)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8722029213

Or Join by phone:

+1-312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 872 202 9213

AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 161 March 2021 Membership Meeting

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Announcement of Meeting 17-Mar-21

The next Members Meeting by Zoom will be on the third Wednesday of the month, March 17, 2021. The meeting will begin at 11:30 and can be joined by clicking below at that time:

Join Zoom meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8722029213

Meeting ID: 872 202 9213

Minutes: AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 161 February 2021 Members’ Meeting

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Announcement of Meeting 17-Feb-21

The next Members Meeting by Zoom will be on the third Wednesday of the month, February 17, 2021. The meeting will begin at 11:30 and can be joined by clicking below at that time:

Join Zoom meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8722029213

Meeting ID: 872 202 9213

Click here to view information on obtaining a CIVID-19 vaccination.

Click here to view minutes of January members’ meeting.

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Announcement of Zoom Members Meeting January 20


We will have our membership meeting this Wednesday, January 20th at 2pm.  This will allow those of you who want to to partake in the Presidential inauguration. Below you will find all the meeting information.


Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8722029213

Meeting ID: 872 202 9213
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,8722029213# US (Chicago)

The Zoom meeting will begin at 1:30pm for those that would like to mingle just before the meeting.

AGENDA:
1-Minutes
2-Treasurer’s Report/Budget
3-Membership Report
4-PEOPLE meeting Report
5-Political Action Report-Speaker Fran Tobin from Alliance for Community Services—actions around state, federal and city budgets. Nursing Home resident’s  safety and relocation.
6-Outreach with other organizations. Speakers and topics.
7-Announcements  

Click here to view minutes from December members’ meeting

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Announcements December 12, 2020

Our next scheduled members meeting by Zoom will be Wednesday, December 16 at 11:30 AM. Members may informally join the meeting up to half an hour ahead of time. If you would like assistance on how to use Zoom leave a message at our voicemail number, 224-366-7339.

Proposed Agenda:
1-Minutes from November (5 minutes) 
2-Treasurer’s report (5 minutes)
3-Discussion of membership in Alliance for Community Services and campaign around congregate care in nursing homes (15 minutes)
4-Report from AFSCME Subchapter Executive Board Meeting (15 minutes)
5-Discussion of Political Action Committee (10 minutes)
Announcements
Adjourn

Holiday Social Time- approximately 30 minutes

AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 161 November 2020 Members’ Meeting

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Announcements, November 11, 2020

Our next scheduled members meeting by Zoom will be Wednesday, November 18 at 1 PM. If you would like assistance on how to use Zoom leave a message at our voicemail number, 224-366-7339.

Proposed Agenda:
1-Minutes from October 
2-Treasurer’s report/Audit
3-Discussion of AFSCME review of elections, Fair Tax and future plans.
4-Ideas for December membership meeting
5-Announcements

AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 161 October 2020 Members’ Meeting

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Announcements, September 3, 2020

Our next scheduled members meeting by Zoom will be Wednesday, September 16 at noon. If you would like assistance on how to use Zoom leave a message at our voicemail number, 224-366-7339.

We will be engaging in a number of activities to promote the Fair Tax amendment to the Illinois Constitution that will be on the November ballot. For information on this important matter, please go to our dedicated page from the menu above or click here.

 

The minutes from August 11, 2020 Executive Board Meeting have now been posted.

The minutes from August 19, 2020 Members Meeting have now been posted.

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Announcements, June 25, 2020

• The Executive Board met this afternoon and elected Diane Stokes as President to complete the term of Charlie Hogan. Diane will serve until the next in person meeting of the Subchapter, scheduled for April 2021 (pandemic restrictions permitting). The Executive Board now consists of:

Diane Stokes, President
Mary Bennett, Vice-President
Tony Zappia, Recording Secretary
Jesse Wilson, Secretary-Treasurer
MacArthur Diggs, Board member
John Metz, Board member
Ron Smolin, Board member

• Council 31 has encouraged us not to hold an in person meeting until appropriate under medical directives for our age group. We will have Zoom meetings on our regular meeting schedule (Third Wednesday of a month, 12 Noon). The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 15. Any member wishing to get assistance with Zoom should leave a message at our Voice Mail number 224-366-7339.

• The Executive Board will soon appoint a replacement for Charlie Hogan as Chapter Executive Board Representative

Responsibility of position is to attend meetings (typically in Springfield) and engage in ideas with Chapter Executive Board members and report back to sub chapter on any/all pertinent information, initiatives and requests.

Any member wishing to be considered for this position should leave a message at our Voice Mail number 224-366-7339, as soon as possible since the Executive Board needs to move quickly to fill this position.

• Council 31 and our Subchapter will be engaged in various activities in support of the Constitutional amendment on the Fair Tax, to be voted on in the November election. Further details will be provided. Additional explanatory materials about the Fair Tax are now available on our “Fair Tax Materials” page.

• Some new material in memory of Charlie Hogan can now be found here.

 

 

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Update: April 27, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic mandated lockdown, we have no scheduled in person meetings.

We anticipate a virtual (ZOOM) meeting to remember president Charlie Hogan within the next few weeks. If you would like to attend, please indicate this in a message to our voicemail number (224-366-7330). Leave your name and call back number and we will contact you with details.

We will attempt to relay by email all messages from AFSCME or Council 31.

 

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A message from John Metz, Chair, Communications Committee

 

I am saddened to report to you that Charlie Hogan, President of the subchapter for the past ten years, has died. At this time there are no public services planned. Cremation and visitation (virtual) will be handled by Cooney Funeral Home. We will update this site if any further information becomes available. You may use our “Contact Us” page to make any comments that will be directed to his family.

 

At the time of his death Charlie was in the process of preparing material for distribution to all of our members. You may view that material by clicking here.

We will also be using this website to inform you of the latest information about the Covid-19 pandemic. You may view this on our Pandemic Information page (click here or on the menu above).  All members are advised to follow the directives of Governor Pritzker and state health officials and stay in your residence with appropriate social distancing.

 

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