ALEXANDRIA NARFE BEACON

ALEXANDRIA NARFE BEACON
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
For Current, Former, and Retired Federal Employees.
Spouses and Survivor Annuitants
Chapter 232 Est. 1953 Alexandria, Virginia
NEXT MEETING:
November 18th 2014
TIME:
1:00 P.M.
PLACE:
Beth El Hebrew Temple, 3830 Seminary Road Alexandria, Virginia 22304
SPEAKER:
Renee Gibbons & Bob Devine
SUBJECT:
Diabetes Prevention
& Bob presenting the 2015 Blue Cross changes
PRESIDENTS MESSAGE
You will see on page 3 that we have included a new membership application form so that you can more easily sign
up your friends and business associates. Our organization needs to enroll 200,000 new members to maximize our
effectiveness in protecting our earned benefits from arbitrary congressional actions and to forestall efforts to reduce
or eliminate future benefits. In dealing with our friends on Capitol Hill, size of membership speaks volumes. The return address is my home so that as your acting Membership Chair, I can get the applicants processed quickly into
both the Chapter and national's databases.
Our October 21 meeting featured Sergeant Joe Green and Detective Sandy Pak from the Alexandria Police Department, who explained the types of financial scams that they have dealt with recently. They work closely with the FBI
and the Secret Service on tracking down these criminals, some of whom have been caught and sent to prison.
For our upcoming November meeting, we have Bob Devine presenting the 2015 Blue Cross changes and awarding
the Outstanding Annuitants Award. there will be a presentation on Diabetes Prevention. We will also hear from Rene
Gibbons on the subject of Diabetes Prevention. Rene spoke to us this past Spring about heart disease prevention.
Everyone was so enthralled by that performance, there were a lot of requests for her return.
On December 9 we are having our annual holiday luncheon at the Mt. Vernon Country Club (Club), which is a few
miles south of the Mt. Vernon Inn Restaurant (Inn), at which we have met for a couple of decades. Due to the rising
cost of meals at the Inn, your Board sought out a location that is easily accessible and more affordable. We are fortunate to be using the Club, which is more easily handicap accessible than was the Inn. In addition to the 50/50 drawing for Alzheimer's Research, there will be door prizes, including a drawing for $100, and musical entertainment. Next
January we will learn about a new Goodwin House program promoting living in our homes.
Our Nominating Committee is still working hard at finding 2015 candidates for President, 1st VP, and Membership
Chair. You can help them by calling Fred Green (703-780-6621), Audrey Funk (703-941-0166) or Julia Rachiele
([email protected]) and nominate someone to help all of us.
Next April's state convention will be held in nearby Fredericksburg. The costs for rooms are $89 and $94 plus taxes,
and convention registration will be $60.. Virginia Area IX consists of 6 chapters including Alexandria and is responsible for planning and executing the convention. Three of our members have already volunteered to handle leadership
and committee assignments, but at least 8 more will be needed to make this convention a big success. Here is another chance to step forward and help make a difference for our cause. If you can participate, contact me or email
Pierce Johnson, who will be the Convention's Chair at [email protected]
I hope to see many of you at our November and December meetings.
Nick
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NARFE CHAPTER 232 OFFICERS YEAR 2013
President
Nick Andrus
703-780-8856
[email protected]
1st Vice President
Rita Jensen
703-578-6450
[email protected]
2nd Vice President
Wolfgang “Doc” M.L. Maier, Ph.D. 703-619-9675
[email protected]
Secretary
Gail Templeton
703-519-7327
[email protected]
Newsletter Editor
Anita J. Hood
703-780-4542
[email protected]
Treasurer
Janet Sledge
703-823-9449
[email protected]
Social Chair
John Tolleris
703-960-7562
[email protected]
Legislative Chair
Robert H. Miller
703-683-3025
[email protected]
Alzheimer’s Chair
Mike Oliver
703-683-3547
[email protected]
Public Relations
Bruce Johnson
703-548-9604
[email protected]
Service Officer
Sterling Nichols
703-799-1661
[email protected]
Membership Chair
Nick Andrus (Acting)
703-780-8856
[email protected]
Past President
Marilyn Couch
703-836-6582
[email protected]
NARFE 232 Luncheon on December 9th 2014 @ Mt Vernon Country Club
This year’s holiday luncheon will be on Tuesday, December 9 at the beautiful Mount Vernon Country Club, 5111 Old Mill
Road, Alexandria, VA (less than 3 miles from the Mount Vernon Estate where our chapter held it in recent years) from 11:30
am to 1:30 pm. Our lunch in one of this country club’s elegant dining rooms will include a classic wedge salad, your advanced choice of one of four entrees listed below on your RSVP coupon, a chocolate cake or vanilla ice cream desert, and
tea or coffee. This luncheon includes entertainment and a chance to win a $100 raffle and costs $32 per person. You can get
more information about this club at http://www.mountvernoncc.org.
Direction to the club using Route 1 southward from the Beltway: Proceed approximately seven miles south to the light at
Cooper Road (a McDonald's is on the left). Turns left at the light onto Cooper Road and proceed to the end (about three
blocks) and turn right onto Old Mill Road. The Club entrance is immediately on the left.
Alternative direction: Proceed south on the GW Parkway along the Potomac River to George Washington's Mount Vernon
Estate. At the circle fronting the Estate exit on to Route 235 south and proceed to the second traffic light, Old Mill Road.
Turn right on Old Mill and proceed about one mile to the Club entrance on the left.
To reserve your seat (s) please fill out the form below and list your (and your guest’s) choice of main entree. After filling this
out, please cut the form at the bottom of this paragraph and mail it along with your check at $32 for each member of your
party (made payable to NARFE Chapter 232). All mail should be addressed to John Tolleris, 5901 Mt Eagle Dr. Apt 1201, Alexandria, VA 22303. You may also give him your check (along with this form) at our Chapter’s upcoming November 18th
meeting. Your RSVP with payment must reach John no later than Friday, November 21st, 2014. No refunds after the 21st
November, 2014.
Please reserve a seat for _________________________________ (and if you’re bringing a guest ____________________) at
the NARFE 232 Holiday Luncheon at the Mount Vernon Country Club on December 9.
My entrée is: (please also pick one for your guest if you’re bringing one. If you’re both getting the same entrée, please put
“2” on the line next to your selection)
____ Mediterranean Chicken Breast Tomato, Olive, & Fennel Topping with Garbanzo Sauce
____ Classic Cobb Salad Beef Tenderloin, Iceberg Lettuce, Tomatoes, Avocado, Chicken, Bacon, Eggs and Bleu Cheese
____ MVCC Quiche Lorraine Roasted Potatoes and Steamed Veggies
____ Mixed Vegetables Pasta Grilled Vegetables, with Penne Pasta & Pesto
I can be contacted at _____________________________________________________ (either your email or phone number)
I am enclosing a check for $_____ ($32.00 per person) made payable to “NARFE Chapter 232”.
If you’re mailing your RSVP, please send this form and your check to John Tolleris, 5901 Mt Eagle Dr. Apt 1201, Alexandria,
VA 22303 to reach him no later than November 21st. He can also be reached at [email protected] or at 703-960-7562.
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NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES – (NARFE)
PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION
Membership Application for NARFE’s Chapter No. 232, Alexandria, VA
New member dues 1 year __ $40 Home Telephone (_____) _____ - __________
___ Annual renewal $50; Birth Date: Month:____________ Day: _______________Year: ___________
Name________________________________________ Recruiter’s NARFE No._____________________
Spouse’s Name ________________________________________________________________________
Address _______________________________________ E-mail address ___________________________
City ______________________________ State ________ Zip (9 digit) _____________________________
Mail application with check payable to NARFE. Send to NARFE Membership, 1032 Croton Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308
Please remember to advise us of any change in your email address when you
change internet providers or leave a government position for another agency or
retirement.
Send an email to Anita, [email protected] please.
STATE LEGISLATION: Virginia Federation of NARFE Chapters through the Board of Directors has reaffirmed four issues for
our 2015 State Legislation Plan:
1. Enhanced Protection of Incapacitated Adults: expand the definition of "incapacitated adult" in cases of financial exploitation of the elderly and provide for victim's asset recovery.
2. Income Tax Subtraction for Health Insurance Premiums: permit Virginia retirees to subtract their health insurance premiums from pre-tax income.
3. Senior Absentee Voting: allow Virginia's seniors to vote absentee without having to formally designate a specific excuse
( i.e., no-excuse).
4. Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform: future redistricting of political district boundaries be undertaken in a nonpartisan
and transparent manner.
Bob Miller Legislative Chair
Photos courtesy of Sterling Nichols
Joe Green, Sergeant, City of Alexandria Police Department
Sang Pak, Detective, City of Alexandria Police Department
From our last meeting, they spoke on senior financial scams.
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NATIONAL ACTIVE & RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION
CHAPTER 232, THE ALEXANDRIA CHAPTER
P.O. BOX 17112
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA 22302
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
NON PROFIT ORG.
U.S. POSTAGE
PAID
PERMIT NO. 404
MERRIFIELD, VA
POSTMASTER—PLEASE DELIVER
BY: November 10th 2014
Food for the Social Hour
We ask members with names beginning with the letters S—Z bring food. Fruit, cookies, crackers and
cheese, brownies are typical offerings. We will have perked coffee, hot and cold water, decaf powder,
and tea bags.
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