Announcement of Meeting September 21, 2022

The next AFSME Retirees Subchapter 161 Membership Meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 21 at Sweet Basil Cafe, 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL 60077. The meeting will begin at noon. Attendees may arrive as early as 11:30 and should order food before the meeting begins (click here to view Sweet Basil Cafe menu). Zoom access will be available for members unable to attend in person (click here for more information on Zoom). Members attending in person will be eligible for a drawing for free lunch.


AGENDA:
1-Roll call of Officers
2-Minutes/Old Business
3-Finance report/Expenses 
4-President’s report
5-V.P. report
6-Communications Committee report
7-Discussion of organizing and plans for November elections. Workers Rights Amendment, Supreme Court races and other issues. 
8-Drawing for free lunch
Announcements

For latest information, click here to go to “Bulletin Board and Endnotes” page. 

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Announcement of Meeting August 17, 2022

The next regular Members Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month, August 17, 2022. The meeting will be in person with call-to-order at noon. The meeting will take place at Sweet Basil Cafe; 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. Attendees may arrive as early as 11:30 and should order food before the meeting begins (click here to view Sweet Basil Cafe menu).

The speaker at the meeting will be Maria Britton-Sipe, AFSCME Council 31 Retiree Coordinator.

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Information for July, 2022

For latest information, click here to go to “Bulletin Board and Endnotes” page.

Posted on July 17, 2022 by afscmeretirees161

Announcement of Meeting July 20, 2022

The next regular Members Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month, July 20, 2022. The meeting will be a hybrid with call-to-order at noon. The meeting will take place at Sweet Basil Cafe; 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. Those attending the meeting in person may arrive as early as 11:30 and should order food before the meeting begins (click here to view Sweet Basil Cafe menu). The Zoom session will begin at 11:45 so members can log in and make technical adjustments before the meeting is called to order. For information on how to use Zoom click here.

AGENDA:

Guest Speaker from the Alliance for Retired Americans will cover the importance of the November elections—Supreme Court races, and other races and issues important to union members and retirees.

We will have postcards for members to fill out at the meeting.

Business Meeting:

1-Roll Call of Officers

2-Minutes/Old Business

3-Treasurer’s Report/Votes on Expenses

4-President’s Report/People Meeting and Conference/Guest Speakers

5-V.P. Report

6-Communications Committee Report

Announcements 

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Information for June, 2022

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Announcement of Members Meeting June 15, 2022

The next regular Members Meeting will be Wednesday June 15, 2022. The meeting will be by Zoom only. The Zoom session will begin at 11:45 so members can log in and make technical adjustments before the meeting is called to order. For information on how to use Zoom click here.

Business Agenda:

1-Roll call of officers

2-Minutes/Old business

3-Treasurer’s report

4-President’s report

5-Vice President’s report

6-Updates on upcoming primary and general elections (See News from Council 31, below)

Announcements

Masks are not mandated at the restaurant but they are still recommended for vulnerable persons—which would include most of our members. At this time the CDC concern is to protect the health care system, not individual persons. “Be kind and respectful of everyone’s choice.”

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Information for May, 2022

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Announcement of Members Meeting May 18, 2022

The next regular Members Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month, May 18, 2022. The meeting will be by Zoom only, with call-to-order at noon. The Zoom session will begin at 11:45 so members can log in and make technical adjustments before the meeting is called to order. For information on how to use Zoom click here.

Agenda:
1-Roll Call of Officers
2-Minutes/Old Business
3-Finance Report/Expenses
4- President’s Report
5-V.P.Report
6-Report on PEOPLE Conference/Coordinating Actions
Announcements 

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Information for April, 2022

For latest information, click here to go to “Bulletin Board and Endnotes” page.

Posted on March 10, 2022 by afscmeretirees161

Announcement of Meeting April 20, 2022

The next regular Members Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month, April 20, 2022. The meeting will be a hybrid with call-to-order at noon. The meeting will take place at Sweet Basil Cafe; 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. Those attending the meeting in person may arrive as early as 11:30 and should order food before the meeting begins (click here to view Sweet Basil Cafe menu). The Zoom session will begin at 11:45 so members can log in and make technical adjustments before the meeting is called to order. For information on how to use Zoom click here.

The principal activity of the meeting will be the election of officers. For further information click here.

AGENDA:

1-Roll Call of Officers

2-Minutes/Old Business

3-Treasurer’s Report/Expenses 

4-President’s Report/People Meetings-legislative updates

5-Vice President’s report

6- Quarterly Executive Board meeting Report

7-Communications Committee Report

8-Updates on Elected Board of Trustees at City Colleges/2 day training on Zoom.

9-Nominations of Officers, 3 EBoard Members and 1 Trustee.

Announcements

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Announcement of Meeting March 16, 2022

The next regular Members Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month, March 16, 2022. The meeting will be a hybrid with call-to-order at noon. The meeting will take place at Sweet Basil Cafe; 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL. Click here to view Sweet Basil Cafe menu.The Zoom session will begin at 11:45 so members can log in and make technical adjustments before the meeting is called to order. For information on how to use Zoom click here.

Speakers: Samantha McClain, from the Workers’ Rights Campaign will be speaking about mobilizing to get the Workers’ Rights referendum on the ballot.


Fran Tobin will update members on the organizing campaign for an elected Board of Trustees at Chicago City Colleges.

Business Agenda:
1-Roll call of officers
2-Minutes/Old business
3-Treasurer’s report/Expenses/Auditor’s Report
4-President’s report
5-Vice President’s report
6-Communications Committee report
7- Election Committee report
Announcements

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Announcement of Meeting February 16, 2022

The next regular Members Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month, February 16, 2022. The meeting will be entirely by Zoom and will begin at noon. The Zoom session will begin at 11:45 so members can log in and make technical adjustments before the meeting is called to order. For information on how to use Zoom click here.

AGENDA:
Speaker-Louis Goseland, Executive Director, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans will cover  political challenges for unions and retirees in 2022.
Business Agenda:
1-Roll call of officers
2-Minutes/Old Business
3-Finance Report/Vote on Expenses
4-President’s Report
5-Vice President’s Report
6-Communications Committee Report
7-Election Committee Report
Announcements 

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Announcement of Monthly Meeting January 19

The Membership Meeting for January will be held by Zoom on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. The meeting will begin at Noon. Members may log in after 11:45. Click here for information on how to participate in Zoom meetings.

Presentation: Simone Carlton from AFSCME Local 1600 and the Alliance for Community Services and Mike McHugh, AFSCME Local 3506 People Chairperson will explain how the Chicago community, taxpayers, students and employees and Unions at Chicago City Colleges would benefit from an elected City Colleges Board of Trustees.
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Business Section Agenda:
1-Roll call of Officers
2-Minutes/old Business 
3-Finance report/
Expenses-mailing/Audit plans
4-President’s report
5-V.P. Report
6-Committee plans for communications and election-mailing
Announcements

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Announcement of Meeting December 15, 2021

On Wednesday, December 15th at noon we will have our monthly Membership Meeting in person and via zoom.  The meeting will be opened at 11:45am for those attending via Zoom. We ask that all those attending in person, please arrive by 11:30 so that your lunch order can be placed in a timely fashion and not interrupt the start of the meeting.

Meeting place will be at Sweet Basil Cafe; 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, IL.
Click here to view Sweet Basil Cafe menu.


For those attending the meeting in person we ask that you be fully vaccinated and you will need to wear a mask (except while eating).

Agenda:
1- Roll call of officers
2-Minutes/old business
3-Finance Report/schedule 2021 audit/vote on expenses
4-Announcements 
5-Lunch and Social. We can share songs, poems and celebrate the holidays.


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