NARFE - Pennsylvania Federation
Pennsylvania Federation President George Shal Welcomes You

On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Pennsylvania Federation of NARFE, I am pleased to welcome you to our website.  Thank you for your interest in and support of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. 


Last Call for Candidates: Extended pending Bylaws update!

Nominations for the five Pennsylvania Federation Board positions that are elected statewide will close in April after the Federation Bylaws are reviewed and likely revised.

As our Immediate Past Federation President, Maria Ritzman, stated in the most recent Federation Newsletter, “Please consider running for an office, it’s a good opportunity to make a difference.”

These positions are elected for a two-year term that starts on July 1, 2018.

1VP (Membership)
2VP (Legislation)

The President may not succeed himself/herself more than once. Officers in other positions are not term limited.

You may nominate yourself or another NARFE member in good standing. Please do not nominate someone else without getting that member’s permission to do so. Nominees for Pennsylvania Federation positions are not required to be current chapter officers.

An email was sent to all current NARFE officers through the NES, the NARFE Email System. The NARFE policy for sending information through the NES prohibits our sending that email to all members: “… Any emails related to the business of NARFE will go only to NARFE officers.”  Filling these positions with the best volunteers in the state is the business of NARFE! While we may not send a reminder to all members, you may share this information with other NARFE members on an individual basis.

Nominations may be made by phone or email to any of the following members of the Nominating Committee:

Maria Ritzman, Chair        717-270-1119

Betty Robinson                 215-884-0564

Richard Karakantas          215-699-8399


Please give serious consideration when the Final Call for Nominations is delivered. Please feel free to contact a member of the Nominating Committee or me for more information on the offices.

Thank you for your continued support of NARFE and its mission!

George Shal
President, Pennsylvania Federation of NARFE




NARFE Strategic Planning

NARFE is undergoing many changes and is trying to gain some control over those changes to try to preserve the organization. From time to time we will post items of interest on this page to keep you informed about this process.