Category Archives: Press Releases

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“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.

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

PRESS RELEASE: 005-2019

CONTACT: EDWARD HOLLAND, Public Relations Officer
hollandnmd@aol.com / #301.848.3476

“BREAKING NEW”

AFGE President Jeffrey David Cox Sr will be joining us at the 2019 Biennial Conference. Come and here from a fellow fighter!

“…The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest federal employee union with more than 700,000 members, has also taken issue with [the President’s] claim. ‘They are eager to get back to work,’ AFGE President Jeffrey David Cox Sr. said in a statement earlier on in the shutdown … AFGE has also sued the government over the shutdown, saying it’s illegal to make people work without pay. Employees who are considered ‘essential’ to the functioning of the government ― such as air traffic controllers and people who work in law enforcement ― continue to work during the shutdown but will not get paid until after it’s over…”

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-shutdown-furloughed-workers_us_5c2fc50ce4b0bcb4c25bab28

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.

PRESS RELEASE: 004-2019

CONTACT: EDWARD HOLLAND, Public Relations Officer

hollandnmd@aol.com / #301.848.3476

!!CALL TO ACTION!!

YOU ARE NEEDED TO SUPPORT SB 906 … YES, YOU!

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 1:00pm, the Maryland Federation, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will throw its support behind Senate Bill 906: Income Tax – Itemized Deductions. This is the cross filed bill for HB 327 (refer to NARFE MD PR: 003-2019). In reviewing

SB 906 on the General Assembly’s website – Allowing an individual to itemize deductions to compute Maryland taxable income whether or not the individual itemizes deductions on the individual’s federal income tax return; providing that, for an individual who does not itemize deductions on the individual’s federal income tax return, Maryland itemized deductions shall be determined as if an individual itemized deductions on the federal income tax return; applying the Act to all taxable years after 2018; etc.

To ensure that you appropriately support SB 906, you need to sign-in to speak before the Senate’s Budget & Taxation Committee. However, you are not required to speak. We simply need bodies to show up to support

SB 906. The Senate Building is located at 3 West, Miller Senate Office Building, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. The deadline to sign-in is 12:00pm, March 13.

NARFE MD Federation President Dr. Gary Roundtree has approved the reimbursement of your parking and a shuttle ride to the Senate Building in Annapolis. Should you have questions regarding SB 906 and overall strategy, please contact Maryland Federation State Legislative Committee Chair Paul Schwartz at pksyanks@aol.com.

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: 2019-03-02

PRESS RELEASE: 003-2019

CONTACT: EDWARD HOLLAND, Public Relations Officer

hollandnmd@aol.com / #301.848.3476

RE: Placement of May 2019 Biennial Adverts

Maryland Federation Leaders,

At the February 19, 2019 NARFE MD 2019 Biennial Planning Meeting, it was decided that an advert could be placed in the May 2019 Biennial Program Booklet for the well-being of a chapter, yourself, etc. For example, an officer running for a position whether or not h/she is unopposed, should consider placing an advert in the program booklet thanking members in advance for their support. A chapter could consider congratulating incoming officers. The sky’s the limit! Remember candidates, “One Member One Vote.”

A full-page advert is $150.00; a half-page advert is $70.00; and a quarter- page advert is $35.00. For more information regarding advertisements, please contact Theodore “Ted” Page at tpage66303@aol.com or 410.352.3749. Deadline for submission is Saturday, April 6, 2019.

SPACE IS FILLING UP FAST / DON’T MISS THE BOAT!


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