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Maryland Federation of NARFE 2019 Conference

We had a very successful Maryland Federation of NARFE 44th Biennial Conference, May 5-7, 2019 at the Dunes Manor Hotel, in Ocean City, Md. The 95 people who attended this informational and educational conference enjoyed great speakers, workshops, exhibitors, raffles, door prizes, accommodations, food and entertainment.

Among the many speakers were Peter Franchot, Comptroller of Maryland; John Wobensmith, Maryland Secretary of State; Jeffrey David Cox Sr., AFGE National President; Barbara Sido, NARFE Executive Director; James Marshall on NARFE’s Federal Benefits Institute; and Senior Special Agent Cara Rose, of Homeland Security Investigations, on Human Trafficking.

NARFE/MD officers installed for 2019 to 2021 are: President Dr. Gary Roundtree Sr.; 1 st Vice President Dr. Sudha Haley; 2nd Vice President Edward Reed; Secretary Patricia Farmer; and Treasurer Dick Strombotne. They were elected by the One Member One Vote process.

The next NARFE/MD Biennial Conference will be in 2021. I hope you can join us then.

Maryland Federation of NARFE – Patricia Farmer, Secretary, NARFE/MD

“FACILITATOR AT THE 2019 NARFE PRESIDENTS’ MEETING”


PRESS RELEASE: 007-2019
CONTACT: EDWARD HOLLAND, Public Relations Officer
hollandnmd@aol.com / #301.848.3476

“FACILITATOR AT THE 2019 NARFE PRESIDENTS’ MEETING”

At the 2018 Federation Presidents’ Meeting, the FPs selected MARYLAND President Dr. Gary Roundtree to serve as the Facilitator at the 2019 NARFE Presidents’ Meeting to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The meeting will be from July 7 – 10, 2019.

Congratulations to NARFE MD President Roundtree! Don’t miss out on hearing from our very own leader at the May 2019 Biennial Conference.


The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. One of the largest federal employee/retiree organizations, NARFE represents the interests of 5 million current and future federal and postal annuitants, spouses and survivors.

CALL FOR 2020 BYLAW AND STANDING RULE AMENDMENTS

April 3, 2019

TO:  Federation Presidents, Chapter Presidents, and NEB

NARFE form (F C-3), Proposal to Amend Bylaw or Standing Rule, has been updated and is required for submission of amendments to bylaws or standing rules to be voted on in the 2020 NARFE election.  The form is available on the Members Only NARFE web site under Officers’ Resources (Forms) as a 2-page fillable form. Click here for F-3C. to view the form.  Amendments that will appear on the 2020 NARFE ballot will be accepted beginning now.  All amendments submitted in the correct format by no later than January 1, 2020 will be forwarded to the NARFE Bylaws and Resolutions Committee Chair for action.  If unable to use the fillable form and submit to resbylaws@narfe.org, please print the form, fill it out, and send by U.S. Postal mail to National Secretary/Treasurer, NARFE Resolutions and Bylaws, 606 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.  Questions about the form or the deadline should be submitted by email to resbylaws@narfe.org.

 

The 2018 NARFE Bylaws (FH-4) published in October 2018 stated that a chapter, a federation executive board, a federation conference/annual meeting, the NEB, any committee designated by the NEB, or a group of twenty members in good standing may submit proposed amendments to the NARFE bylaws.   Amendments to any standing rule require submission of the same form and will be processed in the same manner as bylaws amendments.

 

Kathryn E. Hensley
National Secretary/Treasurer

HUMAN TRAFFICKING MUST BE STOPPED!


PRESS RELEASE: 006-2019
CONTACT: EDWARD HOLLAND, Public Relations Officer
hollandnmd@aol.com / #301.848.3476

“HUMAN TRAFFICKING MUST BE STOPPED!”

At the 2019 Biennial Conference our last speaker will be Senior Special Agent Cara Rose, Human Trafficking, Resident Agent in Charge Office-Ocean City, Homeland Security Investigations. SA Rose will introduce you to a world that we all hoped did not exist in Maryland. Fortunately, when you leave her briefing, you will have an idea on what to look for to stop this heinous activity in our state. By order of NARFE MD President Dr. Gary Roundtree, this briefing will also be open to non-NARFE members. To be part of this rare insightful briefing cleared by SA Rose’s supervisors, you must attend this conference.

  • Ocean view rooms only $98.35 per night
  • Registration fee of $50.00 include four meals.
  • Bus to Ocean Downs Casino is free – $15.00 in slot
  • Crafts for members not attending usual events
  • Tram on the boardwalk just a block away
  • Four unique workshops to upgrade your skillsets – Elder Law, Leadership, Newsletter, and Writing.
  • Monday night for only $45.00-separate fee, complete meal, one glass of wine, and live entertainment with a show from 8pm to 9pm

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS AT 800.523.2888 / ROOMS ARE GOING FAST AND YOU MUST BE BOOKED BY APRIL 4

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) was founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. One of the largest federal employee/retiree organizations, NARFE represents the interests of 5 million current and future federal and postal annuitants, spouses and survivors.

Updated: 2019-04-01

Election 2019

The voting has started for the 2019 Maryland NARFE elections which
will use the “One member – One Vote”
format. Please click this link to see the ballot options  – Election 2019