Category Archives: General Announcements

Notification of Cancellation of May 4-5 Mini-Conference

The NARFE/MD Executive Committee met by Conference Call on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to discuss the upcoming May Mini-Conference. The final
decision was to cancel the May 4-5 Mini-Conference because of the uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19); the fact that the virus is most serious and dangerous for people over 65+; and the CDC restrictions on meetings and its order to practice social distancing.
 
NARFE/MD will not reschedule the Mini-Conference.
 
Chapter Presidents:  Please notify your members of this cancellation.
 
Also, those members who have already registered for the Mini-Conference will be reimbursed for their payment. If you have already reserved a hotel
room at the Bowie Comfort Inn, please remember to cancel it.  There shouldn’t be any penalty this far out.
 
The next NARFE/MD Board Meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5, at the Bowie Comfort Inn, so mark your calendars.
The Executive Committee prays for your safety, health and well-being during this critical health crisis.

 

REGION II TRAINING ACADEMY

REGION II TRAINING ACADEMY – JUNE 1-2, 2020

GENERAL INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION AND HOTEL AND ROOM RATES

REGISTRATION:

THE FEE IS $99. AS USUAL THIS FEE INCLUDES BREAKOUT SESSIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND ACCESS TO VENDORS. AS USUAL, LUNCH AND DINNER ON MONDAY, JUNE 1 AND

BREAKFAST ON TUESDAY, JUNE 2 ARE INCLUDED. SPECIAL THIS TIME IS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ON MONDAY NIGHT. WE HOPE YOU ALL WILL ENJOY!

PLEASE SEND THIS $99 FEE ALONG WITH YOUR REGISTRATION INFORMATION FORM TO:

CARL FASCIO, 22 DAYTON LANE, MANALAPAN, NJ 07726-2805.

CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO NARFE, REGION II TRAINING.

CHECKS SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY CARL NO LATER THAN MAY 16.

CARL’S EMAIL ADDRESS IS: POPPY.070309@GMAIL.COM

HOME PHONE: 732-409-6770

CANCELLATION POLICY: BECAUSE OF COMMITMENTS TO THE HOTEL, ANY CANCELLATION AFTER MAY 16 AND “NO SHOWS” SHOULD NOT EXPECT A REFUND. HOWEVER, WE WILL BE THOUGHFUL IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

HOTEL AND ROOM RATES:

THE ACADEMY IS BEING HELD AT THE WYNDHAM GARDEN HOTEL, 2000 LOUCKS ROAD, YORK, PA 17408. PHONE NUMBER 717-846-9500. PLEASE MENTION NARFE WHEN MAKING RESERVATIONS. THE HOTEL IS HONORING GROUP RATES FOR THREE NIGHTS BEFORE AND THREE NIGHTS AFTER JUNE 1. THIS SPECIAL RATE MUST BE SECURED BEFORE MAY 1, 2020.

THIS GROUP RATE INCLUDING ALL TAXES IS $99.90. CHECK-IN IS 4:00 p.m. OR LATER AND CHECK-OUT IS NOON.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS: PLEASE CONTACT KATHY ADAMS, REGION II VP AT

ADAMSKHAWAII@AOL.COM.

REGISTRATION FORM FOR REGION II TRAINING ACADEMY JUNE 1-2, 2020

WYNDHAM GARDEN HOTEL, YORK, PA

NAME:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

HOME ADDRESS:

HOME PHONE:

CELL PHONE:

CHAPTER NUMBER:

PLEASE CIRCLE:   DC  DE  MD  NJ  PA       OTHER (      )

BREAKOUT TABLES:

IN LIEU OF CLASSES, WE WILL BE HAVING BREAKOUT TABLES.

BY DOING SO, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN ANY OR ALL THE BREAKOUT AREAS AS YOU CARE TO. THUS, NO CLASS SELECTION IS NECESSARY.

THESE BREAKOUT TABLES WILL BE OF VARIOUS TOPICS OF CONCERN TO OUR MEMBERS.

EXACT TOPICS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT A LATER DATE.

REGION II TRAINING ACADEMY AGENDA

MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020

9:30 a.m. REGISTRATION – MAIN LOBBY

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LUNCH DELI TRAY DISPLAY [BALLROOM

OF ROSES]

1:00 p.m. WELCOME – KATHY ADAMS, REGION II VP

1:15-2:20 p.m. REMARKS – BARB SIDO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

2:30-3:35 p.m. BENEFITS – JAMES MARSHALL

3:45-5:15 p.m. ADVOCACY – JESSIE KLEMENT, ADVOCACY VP

5:15 p.m. BREAK

5:30-6:30 p.m. MEET AND GREET WITH CASH BAR

6:30-8:00 p.m. DINNER AND CASH BAR

8:00 p.m. ENTERTAINMENT

TUESDAY, JUNE 2,2020

6:45- 8:00 a.m. BUFFET BREAKFAST

8:15- 11:30 a.m. BREAKOUT TABLES – VARIETY OF TOPICS

12:00 p.m. HOTEL CHECKOUT FOR NARFE II TRAINING ACADEMY ATTENDEES

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN AND SAFE TRAVELS

REGISTRATION FORM IS HERE.

 

Senate Bill 486 DECOUPLING

Senate Bill 486 decouples itemizing on the federal tax return from the state in regards to itemizing deductions. The hearing before the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee on DECOUPLING bill, SB 486, is next Wednesday, February 12th. Paul Schwartz believes it will be around 1:00 and plans to testify in support of that bill. Filling the seats with supporters will help and sitting next to AARP at the witness table will also help.

Senate Bill 486

NARFE Laurel Chapter 422: More Sad News – Passing of Clarence “Blackie” Blackstock

It is with great sadness that the President and Board Members of Chapter 422 let you know of the death of Clarence “Blackie” Blackstock last night, January 29, 2020.  He had just turned 93 last week. His wife Joanne, also a chapter member, preceded him in death in 2017.  He leaves
two sons, Dean and Kent.
 
Blackie was a longtime member of our chapter and our institutional memory.  We all counted on him in terms of the history of the chapter; Bylaws; nominations and election process; and so much more.  He was a past president of the chapter and served many years as chair of the Bylaws Committee and chair of the Nominating Committee.  Most recently, he served the chapter as our NARFE-Net Coordinator, maintaining members’ email addresses for use in e-mailing newsletters and important information.
 
The arrangements for Blackie’s funeral are not yet available.

NARFE Chapter 422: Sad News – Passing of Bill Stoner

It is with great sadness that the President and Executive Committee of NARFE Laurel Chapter 422 tells you of the death of member and former Newsletter Editor Bill Stoner on Tuesday evening January 28, 2020.  Our prayers, sympathy and support go out to his wife Sandy and their children and grandchildren.
Here are the arrangements for Bill Stoner:
Visitation/Viewing: Friday, Feb. 7, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.at Donaldson’s Funeral Home, 313 Talbott Ave. (Route 198 W),Laurel, MD 20707.  The phone number is 301-725-1690.

Funeral Mass: Saturday, Feb. 8
(Tentative) Viewing at 10 a.m., Mass at 11 a.m. at
Resurrection of Our Lord Roman Catholic Church,8402 Brock Bridge Road, Laurel, MD 20724
Check with Donaldson’s as time gets closer, either by phone (above)or on their website: www.donaldsonlaurel.com.

Burial:  Ivy Hill, 1201 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD 20707.