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NARFE members attend convention

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Several Elizabethtown NARFE Chapter No. 1050 delegates attended the Kentucky NARFE Federation Convention April 9 through 11 in Bowling Green. The theme was to “Live Healthy in Retirement,” and personal trainers were on hand to encourage delegates to keep moving to prevent complications from aging and being inactive.

The Chapter also learned about current and upcoming legislative issues, which included the battle for retaining earned benefits which the government is trying to reduce. The Political Action Committee encouraged NARFE members to contribute to the fund, which fights injustice for active and retired employees. Issues include the reduction of the Cost of Living Adjustment, the CPIW affecting wages, and a new CPI formula, which can negatively affect earned benefits like social security and military retirement, etc. Chapter members were encouraged to learn the details at www.narfe.organd contact their government representatives with concerns.

NARFE Chapter No. 1050 will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 3, July 1 and Aug. 5, which is a potluck, in the Nolin RECC Conference Room to provide opportunity for active federal workers to attend. Sam Alexander’s Service Center also is open from 9 to 11 a.m. the first Monday of each month to provide assistance with civil service issues. At the June 3 meeting, Sylvia Griendling from Court Appointed Special Advocates will present information on how to help and protect abused and neglected children in our communities.

For information, call Mary Tom Haun, 862-9357.