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

******************************************************

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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.

**************************************************************************

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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.

 

 

**********************************************************

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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.

 

*************************************************************

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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.

 

***************************************************************

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

No meeting of the subchapter for March, 2020

Because of the serious health crisis now occurring in our state and country, there will be no meeting of the subchapter this month.

In view of the amount of misinformation widely available from Facebook, Twitter, etc. members are advised to go directly to the website of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for the most accurate information on how to deal with this serious threat. Information about Covid-19 (coronavirus) is also regularly updated at AFSCME home page.

Addition, March 18, 2020
A letter from Maria Britton-Sipe, Retiree Coordinator For AFSCME Council 31:

Important Update for Chapter 31 Retirees

As we know, Covid-19 can be dangerous for older adults but people can protect themselves and others from respiratory illness with a few, simple preventive measures. Please read AFSCME’s guidance on how to stay healthy here.

In addition, the CDC is recommending postponing or canceling gatherings of more than 10 people for organizations that serve higher risk populations. Higher risk populations include those over 60 years old as well as those with chronic health conditions. Given this guidance, all AFSCME Retiree Chapters and Subchapters have postponed meetings until the CDC lifts this recommendation.

Finally, we want to assure retirees that we have been in communication with all public sector retirement systems, and pension payment will continue to be paid out as usual. All public sector retirement systems in Illinois are, however, responding to Covid-19 by either closing their offices to the public or limiting the services being provided. If you have any questions or concerns related to your benefits, we strongly urge you to first call their offices instead of visiting at this time.

Thank you and stay safe.

Maria Britton-Sipe
Retiree Coordinator

 

Minutes from February 19, 2020 meeting can be viewed here.

**********************************************************

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Announcement of meeting on February 19, 2020

AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 161 will meet at Hackney’s Restaurant on Lake, 1514 E Lake Street, Glenview, on Wednesday, February 19 at 11:30 AM (Socializing and ordering of food to begin at 11:00). The program will a laboratory session on the use of smart phones. Members are encouraged to bring their fully charged cell phones to the meeting.

 

Minutes from January 15, 2020 meeting can be viewed here.

**********************************************************

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Announcement of Meeting on January 15, 2020

AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 161 will meet at Hackney’s Restaurant on Lake, 1514 E Lake Street, Glenview, on Wednesday, January 15 at 11:30 AM (Socializing to begin at 11:00).

Our guest speaker will be Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (www.ctbaonline.org/about/ctba-staff). The agenda for the meeting is posted below. Members are encouraged to bring guests. If you will be attending please leave a message at our voicemail number (224-366-7339).

Click here to view minutes of December meeting.

AFSCME Retirees S/C 161 Meeting Jan 15th, 2019
Agenda

11 AM to 11:30: Members order luncheon, socialize; minutes of December meeting distributed.

Please order meal (and ‘early’ coffee) prior to Pledge of Allegiance and request regular coffee/meal to be served only at Luncheon break. No ordering except before Pledge or at luncheon break. If you come late, please order in the hallway and do so quietly.

11:30: Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance

Introduction of Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

  • Talk by Ralph Martire: THE FAIR TAX
  • Questions and discussion led by Mr. Martire
  • Discussion of best actions by Subchapter 161.

Business meeting suspended

Luncheon break and socializing

Meeting Called Back to Order

  • Minutes of December meeting by Secretary Tony Zappia
  • Report by Treasurer Jesse Wilson

Old Business

New Business

  • Diane Stokes: Upcoming speakers, solicitation of suggestions for future speakers
  • Dave Rolston: 161 work plan goals
  • Vice-President Mary Bennett: Upcoming meetings of 161 Allies
  • Discussion of seating arrangement for future meeting
  • Discussion of seating arrangement for future meeting
  • Other topics by members

Meeting adjourned

Waiters to settle bills

*********************************************************************

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Announcement of Monthly Meeting on December 18.


Dear member:

The AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 161 will meet at Hackney’s Restaurant on Lake, 1514 E Lake Street, Glenview, on Wednesday, December 18 at 11:30 AM.

We expect to have an appropriate agenda for the last meeting of the year.

Sincerely,
John Metz, Chairman
Communications Committee

Click here to view minutes of November’s meeting.

********************

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment