NARFE - Chapter 1594
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September 2019 Regular Meeting

Margarita Hernandez presented the treasurer’s report. As of August 31, 2019, the savings account balance is $2481.37, and the checking account is $486.85. Carmen Dreumont made motion to accept report and Shirley Click 2nd it, motion passed.

Chapter Secretary Christine Cuellar was absent so the August minutes will be presented at the October meeting.

Service Officer Sandy Vogel who is also the Texas Federation Newsletter Editor stated she will no longer be the Editor and she thanked all members for their support over the years.

Legislative Officer Shirley Swift reminded members that the NARFE magazine has a lot of important information and they should take the time to read it.  She talked about the pay raise for federal employees in 2020 and the plan to merge OPM with the General Service Administration.

Old business included:

     a. Chapter will continue paying membership fee of $40 for the 1st year only until further notice for any active or retired federal employee joining our chapter.

     b. Chapter 1594 Bylaws have been updated, approved and signed by Secretary Christine Cuellar.  They will be mailed to HQ for approval.   Once approved this item will be closed.

     c. During June thru August “Feds Feed Families” Food Drive, the chapter received $310 in donations and Margarita Hernandez mailed donations to the Food Bank.  This item is closed.

     d. Chapter 1594 will once again participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s (W2EA) in New Braunfels scheduled for October 12th at Landa Park.  Donations will be accepted through December 31st.  Gerry Rendon and his family are representing Chapter 1594.

     e. NARFE membership drive will run from September 1 – December 31.  Recruiters will get $10.00 for each new member and a chance to win monthly prizes and a chance at the Grand Prize a Kindle Fire HD 10. Connie Bedock has membership applications.

Election of officers for 2020 will be at the October regular meeting.

Drawings for the 50/50 and door prizes took place, and all were reminded that the next meeting is October 16, 2019 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Brookhill Baptist Church.

Closing prayer was conducted by Elevia Gant and the meeting was adjourned.

Connie Bedock, Membership Chair