Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:08 PM
To: Executive Director
Subject: Updated voting information
Hello, Federation Presidents, current NEB, incoming NEB, and National President candidates.
I hope you all have recovered from Jacksonville.
NARFE Runoff Election
As you know, in the June election of NARFE officers, no presidential candidate received a required majority of votes cast. Therefore a second round of voting is taking place, and can be done either on line or by paper ballot. If you don’t quickly delete your emails, check back to August 10 for a NARFE email with subject of NARFE Runoff Election. This email provides both your membership number and a PIN, which you will need to cast an online ballot (so easy!). The September narfe magazine gives full election results, profiles of the presidential candidates, and a paper ballot to be mailed. Perhaps you have received emails and/or letters sent by various candidates to review, but remember to VOTE!
Fall Newsletter Now Available
Posted under MD Federation/Newsletters tab or use link above.
Vote for NARFE Officers, Regional VPs and Bylaws!
Remember to vote for NARFE national officers, regional VPs and bylaws. Information regarding the candidates and bylaws and resolutions can be found in the March, April, May and June issues of narfe Magazine.. Your June narfe Magazine contains your hard copy ballot and pin number inserted after page 6; you can send that in or vote online. But remember to vote! Each NARFE member is eligible to vote this election, so take the time to do just that. If you and your spouse were registered together, you may find that you were only sent one pin number to vote. Call in for assistance at the number listed on the bottom of the ballot. We ran into this problem in Chapter 409, so I’m assuming this may be a problem for others. I will post the resolution when I hear from our member.
RESOLUTION: For misplaced or missing ballots, call Election Services Co. at 1-866-720-4357 on Monday–Friday between 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. Eastern Time. They will be able to assist you with missing ballots or other voting questions..
PROFILES IN CIVIL SERVICE
TO: Maryland Federation Chapter Presidents
FROM: Bruce A. Fowler, Ph.D., A.T.S., Chair, NARFE Maryland Federal Legislative Committee
Please ensure that all of your chapter members receive the following message (below and attached in Word and PDF formats) re submission of their profiles to our 2018 Profiles in Civil Service booklet.
Also, please urge your members to participate in this worthwhile endeavor.
The Frederick News Post (FNP) has a front page article about the new Alzheimer’s Postal Stamp that was approved after years of effort by Kathy Siggins (Chapter 409). The stamps are available, so ask at your local post office to purchase the stamps. The funds will go to DHHS to support Alzheimer’s research. The article can be found at: FNP, Kathy Siggins.
A Message from our Federation President:
As President of the Maryland Federation, first I want to welcome you to the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), Maryland Federation. NARFE is the only organization that protects your earned benefits as an Active or Retired Federal Civilian Employee. The Maryland Federation is the statewide umbrella organization that directly provides resources, support and training to NARFE members who are residents of the state. The Maryland Federation website will keep you informed about the grassroots activities happening across the state that further the NARFE mission.
We will continue to maintain this website and trust that you will find the information to help you in your active career or in retirement. Keep in mind that all NARFE members are encouraged and welcome to participate in any National, Federation or Chapter activity that you may desire. Please review the Chapter tabs on this website to follow the activities of our Chapters. Other sections on this site will help members from Chapter Officers to active members to potential new members. We have a link to the NARFE National website to register new members.
Gary Roundtree, Ph.D. President
Maryland Federation Email: firstname.lastname@example.org