Meeting announcement, January 21, 2015

14 January 2015

AFSCME Sub-chapter 161

Dear member:

Greetings from the Executive Board of AFSCME Retirees, Subchapter 161.

This email is being sent to all members of the subchapter for whom we have confirmed email addresses. Some members may have been added to our subchapter only recently and so may be new to our list of recipients.  For the benefit of such new recipients: we use this list in order to inform members of upcoming meetings (see below), communicate information quickly, and conserve the dues of our membership which would otherwise be spent on postal mailings. We also have a “bulletin board” website ( that is accessible to all and contains additional useful information and a forum for expressions of members’ opinions. So as not to disturb you excessively, we try to restrict emailings to once or twice a month unless something requires your urgent attention. You may contact us by sending an email

We will meet again at Ruby Tuesdays Restaurant at 5203 Old Orchard Road, Skokie, Il., on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 . The meeting starts at 11 AM.

Our guest speaker will be Ms. Emily Stewart of the Illinois Alliance For Retired Americans.

Our Sub-Chapter joined the Alliance 2 years ago. Each of you is a member. This organization has been a great resource for information affecting our Social Security, Medicare, as well as other Federal and State provided senior services. ILARA is quick to respond to any attempt to diminish or cancel the programs we rely on. In the past, many of our Sub-chapter members have participated in supporting ILARA actions. Given the political change in Washington and Springfield, we need to be educated and prepared for the realities we will face.

You don’t want to miss this talk and the discussion that will follow.


Charles Hogan,

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