11 June 2013
AFSCME Sub-chapter 161
We will meet again at Ruby Tuesdays Restaurant at 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Il. on Wednesday, June 19th. The meeting starts at 11 AM. Our guest speaker will be Mrs. Georgia Gerdes from Age Options. Age Options is a “connecter” linking older adults and caregivers to senior services agencies in Cook county. This should be a highly informative meeting.
Most Urgent: Call your State Senator and State Representative now. They should be asked to oppose any pension bill not supported by the We are One Illinois union coalition. Remember why you worked for your pension, health benefits, and COLA. Remember the actions of this legislature during the past three years. Above all, remember this group equates your silence with assent. Then call.
Charlie Hogan, President
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I suggest we consider 2 changes to the way we currently run our monthly meetings.
1. Buy a small portable Public address system with wireless mic and rechargeable batteries to facilitate all hearing the presentations/responses. These run approx $62 to $140.
2. Have a 15 minute pre-meeting food ordering time to stop table talk during discussions. Latecomers asked to order in the adjoining room.
Both suggestions will help those of us who are hard of hearing or soft voiced to participate fully in the topics being discussed and responded to by all. A wireless mike is easy to pass around.