NARFE - Chapter 372
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Recent Meeting Minutes




May 2, 2018

The May 2, 2018 meeting was called to order by the Chapter President, Richard Karakantas at 1 PM at Steppy's, at the Facenda Whittaker Bowling Lanes, 2912 Swede Road, East Norriton, PA 19401.

Pledge of Allegiance: Rich opened the meeting by leading the group in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by a moment of silence.

Introduction of Members and Guests: We had 23 members and guests present.  

Program: Rich introduced our guest speaker, Jim Hornberger who spoke to us about Long Term Care Insurance. This kind of insurance is becoming increasingly more expensive and increasingly more difficult to find a good policy. However, he gave us some alternatives and ways to manage LTC insurance policies that we may be holding. He gave us a handout of his briefing and contact information, if we had further questions. He can be reached at Hornberger Insurance Group, P.O. Box 148, Ft Washington, PA 19034. His website and phone number is and 215-793-9440. We appreciated him bringing us up to date on this complicated subject.

Reading of the Minutes from the last meeting: Al Henryson: A reading of the minutes from the April   meeting was waived since they are available on the Chapter website for review. The members present voted to accept and approve the minutes as written.

Officer and Committee Reports:

Treasurer: Joan Shal gave the following report for April: Total Receipts were $154.84. Disbursements were $133.00 including $100 for our Liability Insurance and $33 for the Alzheimer's Program. Obligations were $0.00 for a Total Balance on hand for use of $6392.64. The report was accepted and approved as submitted.

Legislation: Brian Finn was absent, however Rich mentioned that Pat Meehan and Charlie Dent will not be seeking re-elcecion and to be sure to vote in the upcoming Primary election May 15th.  

Membership: Eileen Fitzgerald reported that we have 178 Chapter members, with some members now being transferred to the HQS. Chapter.  

Sunshine: Stephanie Russell had a negative report, however Rich mentioned that both Theresa Gordon and Judi Miller are now home recuperating from recent hospital stays.      

Old Business:

Region II Training Academy. Rich reminded everyone that this is being held June 11-12 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in York, PA. Anyone interested in learning more about various functions of NARFE and the Chapters are asked to registered at the website – Hotel reservations at the “NARFE” Group rate of $99 per night must be made by May 12th.

 PA Federation Convention will be held June 12-13th at the same hotel following the training academy above. Hotel reservations are the same as above. This will be an interesting opportunity to get a bigger picture of the State and National programs with some interesting speakers. Again, contact Rich to attend.

FED con 18 National Conference. This will be held in Jacksonville, FL, August 26-28th . Some nationally known personalities will be in attendance and making presentations. Again, contact website; for further information.

New Business:

Convention Delegates: Those attending the sessions/conferences in York, PA above, will be eligible to be Convention Delegates. This will be discussed at our June Chapter meeting, but if you have questions, again contact Rich.  

Adjourn: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:15 PM.    

NEXT ACTIVITES :           

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 1 PM at Steppy's, at the Facenda Whittaker Bowling Lanes, 2912 Swede Road, East Norriton, PA 19401 with lunch at 12 noon and a presentation by the American Automobile Association (AAA).

 Wednesday, July 4, 2018. There will be no meeting this month. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

  Respectfully submitted,

 Al Henryson, Secretary