Information for May, 2022

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

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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Announcement of Meeting November 17, 2021

The November Membership Meeting will be on the third Wednesday of the month, November 17.

The meeting will begin at noon at Sweet Basil Cafe, 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Il 60077. Please arrive by 11:30 to order food. We are are wearing masks and practicing social distancing  as required by Cook County for indoor public activities. The meeting is also on Zoom for those who are not vaccinated or choose this option (click here for instructions on joining by Zoom).


AGENDA:
Guest Speakers: David Lecik, Illinois Department of Aging, Senior Health Insurance Program.
Fran Tobin, Alliance for Community Services.

Old Business
1-Call to order
2-Role Call of Officers/Introduction of guests
3-Minutes/Correspondence 
4-Treasurer’s Report/Audit
5-President’s Report
6-VP Report
7-Communications Committee
8-Holiday proposal and future social plan
9-Announcements

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Announcement of Meeting on October 20

The Subchapter 161 Membership Meeting will be held at Noon on Wednesday, October 20, at the Sweet Basil Cafe, 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Illinois, 60077. Please arrive early so you can order lunch before the meeting starts. The Cook County mandate requires mask wearing for indoor public gatherings, except when people are eating.

The meeting will be in-person for members who are vaccinated. Unvaccinated members and others may participate by phone or computer at the following Zoom link (the Zoom link will be active at 11:45):

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

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

Please note that all Zoom attendees will be placed on mute during our guest speakers’ presentations. If you have any questions you can unmute (phone users *9) at the end.

AGENDA:
1-Presentation and Q &A on current campaigns for Social Security and Medicare expansion by Louis Goseland, Executive Director, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans. 
2-Updates on political campaigns around nursing home services, health care and other issues by speaker from Alliance for Community Services.
3-Minutes
4- Treasurer’s report/Audit report
5-President’s report
6-V.P. report
7-Convention report and discussion
8-Christmas plans
9-Announcements

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Follow-up from meeting on August 18.

Click here to view the results of the election of Delegates to State Convention

The slides provided by our speaker, David Lecik, can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

SHIP Medicare Basics PPT for State of Illinois Retirees (TRAIL and Medicare) 08.18.21

State TRAIL Decision Guide 2021

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Announcements, July 31, 2021

The next Members Meeting will be at noon on August 18 by Zoom. For information on how to attend Zoom meetings click here. At this meeting we will select Delegates to the AFSCME Retirees Convention in Springfield. Click here for further details.

Depending on advisories from the Centers for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health, the Members Meeting scheduled for September 18 will be by Zoom or in person. We will provide further details as they are available.

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