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NARFE – AARP District 8 Candidate Forum

The Maryland Federation of Chapters of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) and AARP Maryland (AARP/MD) convened a District 8 Congressional Candidates Forum and a Senatorial Candidates’ Forum on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Bioscience Education Center, Hercules Pinkney Life Sciences Park, on the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College.

The forums focused on issues important to current and retired federal employees and their survivors, as well as concerns central to seniors throughout the state of Maryland. As Congress continues to denigrate federal service and take action to cut the earned pay and benefits of federal workers and retirees, the forum sought answers to essential questions for a large constituency of Maryland. Additionally, seniors represented by AARP/MD, also a key constituency in the state of Maryland, gained insight from the candidates on their chief concerns.

Videos of the forum are available on YouTube.  The videos are on the Maryland Federation channel and are in four parts.  The descriptions below are links to the videos.  By clicking on a description you be taken to the YouTube video. The first link is a playlist that will allow you to view all four videos in sequence.

This a link to the Maryland Federation Channel where these videos and others can be seen – LINK.  You can also reach the channel by going to YouTube (www.youtube.com) and searching on “NARFE Maryland Federation”.  The four videos are there as Montgomery College Candidate Forum, parts 1 through 4.  Once on the channel you can subscribe to the channel by clicking on the red “SUBSCRIBE” icon on the upper right of the page.  This will allow you to get an email when new videos are posted.

Call to Maryland Federation Training Day Thursday, October 29, 2015 – Bowie Comfort Inn

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
MARYLAND FEDERATION OF CHAPTERS
  • DAN MCGRATH, PRESIDENT
  • GARY ROUNDTREE SR., 1st VICE PRESIDENT & LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR
  • JO ANNE GROVES,  2nd VICE PRESIDENT & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
  • PATRICIA FARMER, SECRETARY
    RICHARD STROMBOTNE, TREASURER
  • RON BOWERS, PAST PRESIDENT
  • TED JENSEN, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT & PAST PRESIDENT

 

The next training day for the Maryland Federation has been scheduled as follows:

Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, 29 October 2015 / 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Place: Comfort Inn, Bowie
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2015 Registration Form for Federation Training Day

For this event, the cost of registration, including lunch, will be borne by the Federation for all attendees from the Maryland Federation. Attendees from outside Maryland will have to pay the $20 registration/lunch fee. One driver from each Maryland chapter will be reimbursed for mileage at 45 cents per mile. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Pre-registration is required. Please inform Marty Strombotne promptly of your plans to attend this training. The Registration form is attached. Be sure to tell Marty whom you are riding with. In addition please give Marty your best guess as to how many will be attending each breakout track in the afternoon. This will help us size the groups to the available meeting rooms.

Deadline for registering is Friday, October 23.

Chapters will be billed for payment of No Shows

Because of the distance involved, 125 miles or more, the Federation will reimburse Chapters 410 West-Mar and 2274 Ocean Area for one or more rooms (up to 4) for October 28 at the hotel as necessary. These chapters should make their own reservations with the Comfort Inn. The Federation will pay mileage at 45 cents per mile for Chapters 410 and 2274 only.

All attendee names are needed on the registration form so that accurate lunch arrangements can be made and a proper number of training materials can be prepared.

Carpooling is strongly recommended.

Directions to Comfort Inn – 4500 Crain Highway, Bowie MD 20716 – 301-464-0089

From Route 95 N or S
Take Route 50 East to Exit 13 [about six miles from Washington Beltway]
Take US 301 South
Stay in right-hand lane
Make first right at intersection and immediate right onto access road to hotel

From Route 50 W
Take US 301 South [Exit 13]
Stay in right-hand lane
Make first right at intersection and immediate right onto access road to hotel

From US 301 N, South of US 50
Go north past intersection with MD 197, staying in left-hand lane. Rips Restaurant is on the right. Hotel is ahead about one mile on left.
Turn left at the light at Harbour Way, then immediate right onto access road

 Note: If you have any questions about this Call Letter, please call or email Secretary Pat Farmer, 301-776-4645 or buttonspaf@aol.com.

 

Call to Federation Board Meeting, 6 October 2015

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
MARYLAND FEDERATION OF CHAPTERS
  • DAN MCGRATH, PRESIDENT
  • GARY ROUNDTREE SR., 1st VICE PRESIDENT & LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR
  • JO ANNE GROVES,  2nd VICE PRESIDENT & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
  • PATRICIA FARMER, SECRETARY
    RICHARD STROMBOTNE, TREASURER
  • RON BOWERS, PAST PRESIDENT
  • TED JENSEN, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT & PAST PRESIDENT

4 September 2015

TO: Federation Officers and Chairmen
Federation Board Members [Chapter Presidents]

FROM: Dan McGrath, President, 410-641-5570, mcgrathsop@aol.com

SUBJECT: Call to Federation Board Meeting, 6 October 2015

  1. The next meeting of the Maryland Federation Board has been scheduled as follows:
    Day/Date/Time: Tuesday, 6 October 2015 / 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Place: Comfort Inn, Bowie
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2. All addressees are urged to attend this important meeting. Important items on the agenda include: 1) A briefing on the Federation’s new approach to our State Legislative Program, including a more aggressive approach to having our retirement income excluded from Maryland State Income Tax; 2) Peter Franchot, Maryland Comptroller, will be our Luncheon Speaker, and 3) We will have an update on the Federation’s plans for Forums leading up to the 2016 elections and the role that is envisioned for the chapters. Interested members, guests and past Chapter Presidents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Guests can pay at the door, but must have reservations.
3. The cost of lunch, and travel at 45c per mile, will be borne by the Federation for Federation Officers and Chairmen, and Board Members [or an Alternate Board Member when attending in lieu of the Board Member]. Per person costs to the Federation now exceed $26. The below-cost registration fee of $20, in effect, is an incentive from the Federation to increase attendance at the Board meeting and inform more members about Federation operations.
All chapter attendees are encouraged to carpool. Because of the distance involved, 125 miles or more, the Federation will reimburse Chapters 410 West-Mar, and 2274 Ocean Area for one night at the hotel so they can come the day before, on 5 October 2015. Registration, including lunch, will be $20 for each guest, payable at registration. Chapters will be billed for payment of no shows.
4. Since we have to advise the Comfort Inn of the number of lunch reservations, please make your reservations on the form included in the attachment above and mail it to Marty Strombotne, as soon as possible, or email the information below, but it should reach Marty Strombotne no later than Saturday, 26 September 2015. Cancellation without penalty is noon Saturday, 26 September 2015. If you need to cancel please do Marty the courtesy of letting her know ASAP. Call 240-632-9881 or send email to martystrom@comcast.net. Be sure to note the name of the driver you will ride with, as Treasurer Dick Strombotne plans to have mileage checks available that day.
5. According to Federation Bylaws, F-7s are needed immediately from any chapter that has made any changes, not already reported, in officers, chairmen, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, location, dues, etc., so the Secretary can update the Directory in time for this Board meeting. The Secretary also needs the name, telephone number and email address for the Chapter Alternate to Federation Board meetings. Please check the previous Directory for errors. If you are not using the NARFE electronic F-7, type and send by email or type and send by the post office, to each of the following, plus one for your chapter files:

Patricia Farmer, Secretary NARFE -7 Unit
13304 Briarwood Drive 606 N Washington Street
Laurel, MD 20708 Alexandria VA 22314-1914

Maryland Federation of NARFE Chapters Board Meeting – February 3, 2015

TO:     Federation Officers and Chairmen

Federation Board Members [Chapter Presidents]

FROM: Dan McGrath, President, 410-641-5570, mcgrathsop@aol.com

SUBJECT: Federation Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Federation Board has been scheduled as follows:

              Day/Date/Time:        Tuesday, 3 February 2015 / 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

              Place:                            Comfort Inn, Bowie

Please click on this link to see a PDF version of the announcement, registration form and travel information:  Call to Maryland Federation Board Meeting – February 3, 2015

The form/reservation included at the end of the link above must be received by postal mail no later than 23 January 2015.

Send your completed forms to:

Marty Strombotne,  310 High Gables Drive, #205, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone 240-632-9881   or email at martystrom@comcast.net