NARFE - Chapter 86
Welcome to NARFE Chapter 86

Chapter 86 is located in sunny Pensacola Florida and we are happy you found our site. Check back often for news and updates on upcomng meetings. 

Updated meeting location and schedule.

As is true of all meetings and events invloving groups of any size, our monthly meetings are cancelled until further notice.  We will send out an email when the Bayview Center reopens and when we plan to start having meetings again.  

Until that time, please stay save and healthly.  We hope to see all of you very soon.

 

 Current Officers: 

President: Daphne Rentz Email
1st VP & Legislative Chair: Robert Epsersen
2nd VP & Web Master : Julian Loy
Secretary  & Chaplin: Helen Biscoe
Treasurer: Shirley Huffman

 

To lean more about us, to see complete list of the chapter's officers and the Florida Federation Officers, please select Read More

 
 
Join Our Chapter - Become a Member
We'd love for you to join us! 

There are three ways to join:

1.  National Membership
2.  Chapter Membership
3.  Spousal Membership 

 

News and Upcoming Events
SECURE Act: A Retirement & Estate Planning Game Changer
 
Join NARFE federal benefits expert Mark Keen on July 30 for a one-hour webinar that will explain changes in inheritance rules for retirement plans and how you may want to reevaluate your retirement and estate planning strategies. Details and sign up can be found here.
 
NARFE National Elections open on Aug 31,2020
Please take this opportunity to exercise one of the most important responsibilities of your NARFE membership and vote in the 2020 NARFE election. NARFE is offering members the opportunity to cast a vote online or in print. Please choose the voting format that is most convenient for you.  Watch your email or mailbox for further details.
 
 
FEDcon20 has been cancelled
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NARFE is announcing today that FEDcon20, scheduled for August 30 through September 1 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, AZ, has been cancelled. See the full statement here.
 
BC / BS and Dealing with Covid-19
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Released the following policy statement addressing the current Covid-19 crisis.  Please take the time to read it if you are a BC / BS member.   Policy Statement. 
 
                                   
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Presentations Scheduled for Upcoming Meetings
All meetings are cancelled until further notice.
 
 
                                   
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Mobile Chapter Annual Picnic 
A group of six chapter members attended the Mobile AL chapter's annual picnic at the Coast Guard Station, Old Shell Road Mobile, AL., on 14 October 2019.  Fun was had by all and here are a few photos from the adventure.
 
 
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Our Driver Mike and his Limo.
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Ladies enjoying the ride to Mobile
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Paul and Julian headed to Mobile Picnic
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Paul meeting NARFE members from Mobile.
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Beatrice and members from Mobile chapter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
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Notes From Larry's Presentation 
At our August meeting, our Service Officer gave a brief presention on the organizations that need to be notified when federal employee or retiree passes.  His notes can be viewed and printed here.  
 
One of the many websites that can assist with creation of wills, medical powers of attorney and numerous other legal documents is lawdepot.com
 
                     
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Cruise to support Alzheimers Association
NARFE Florida sponsored a cruise as a fund raiser to support the Alzheimers Association.  Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas departed Fort Lauderdale on Feb 26, 2019 and NARFE cruiseres raised over $4000 to support  Alzheimers research. 
 

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NARFE HQ Reorg

NARFE Executive Director Barb Sido has announced thereorganization of the headquarters functions into four areas.  These functional areas and the current learders are: 

1.  Advocacy (formerly Legislation)
        led by Staff VP Jessica Klement 
2.  Communications
        led by Staff VP Susan Boswell 
3.  Finance and Administration (new)
       led by a staff VP to be hired mid-2018 
4.  Marketing and Member Resources (formerly Marketing)
       led by Staff VP Bridget Boel
 

The new origanization chart can be viewed here.

 

 
 

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