NARFE - Kentucky Federation
The Kentucky Federation of Chapters Executive Board Met
Online Using Goto Meeting Software


The Kentucky Federation of Chapter Executive Board met online using the GotoMeeting Software. Kentucky Federation of Chapters President was the Leader/Organizer (with tech support from Region X)
The meeting saved everyone travel time, the cost to rent a conference room, hotel stay, food, coffee, donuts and mileage.
The meeting went well. We did set up rules to guide us plus the rules set forth by GotoMeeting and the Kentucky Federation of Chapter Bylaws.

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Kentucky Federation of Chapters Bylaws


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William "Bill" Shackelford
Regional Vice President
Region X
The 2017 Region X Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, October 10 thru Thursday, October 12, 2017. Travel days are Monday, October 9 and Friday, October 13. The theme for the Conference is NARFE – Vision For The Future And You
While the agenda is still being finalized, the new NARFE Executive Director Barbara Sido has agreed to attend and hold a Meet and Greet – Getting To Know Barb session for all attendees. In addition, the plans are to have a Q & A Forum Discussion to include NARFE Federal Benefits Service Director David Snell, as well as representatives from both the Office of Personnel Management and the Social Security Administration.
The Conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 65 Priority Drive (I-81 Exit 12) in Martinsburg, West Virginia. (Use 14328 Apple Harvest Drive; Martinsburg West Virginia for your GPS). Hotel is .7 miles from exit ramp. To make your reservation by telephone, you can call the hotel at (304) 263-0101 and mention that you are with the NARFE Region X Conference.
If you wish to make your reservations online, you can use the following link to make your reservations.
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Message From The Kentucky
Federation of Chapters



MAY 11, 2017


During the past two years, I have visited all chapters at least once in

Districts 3, 4, and 5. Also I have attended District 1 's Spring Sprint and Fall

Roundup in 2015 and 2016. The chapter visits that I have attended had a

business meeting and most have had guest speakers. Some have had

lunch or dinner included in their meetings.

I have attended the Federation Presidents Meeting in 2015 and the

National Convention in 2016. In addition, I have attended the Region X

conferences in Tennessee and Virginia.

At the 2016 National Convention, we voted to approve several Bylaw

changes and resolutions. In order to increase membership, mandatory

chapter membership was revoked. Along with this, the eChapter (2363)

was closed and those members became National Division members.

Those members residing in Kentucky are members of our Federation. Our

Federation receives the same 10% funds from National Office for the

National Division members as we do for chapter members. We support

them with limited information. The National Division members can hold

offices at the Federation Level.

In my opinion, the bigger change came with the passage of the one

member one vote (OMOV). This means all NARFE members have the

opportunity to vote in all National elections and all Federation elections.

These two changes are requiring us to change our Federation bylaws. We

are currently reviewing potential changes and will have them ready for

voting within the next few months as our current Bylaws require.

During the past two years, we have closed four chapters. These chapters

were closed because of declining membership, few if any chapter meetings

and no members willing to step up in leadership positions.

Currently we have a few chapters is distress because of lack of leadership

and few if any monthly chapter meetings.

As of Sunday, May 7th, the Kentucky Federation has 2151 members and the National

Division has 537 members this year in Kentucky. In the past two months, the National Division has grown by over 200 members.

In the past two years, the Information Services Department at the National

Office has improved the communications ability of NARFE. The Online

Activity Module has been approved by adding to the ability to communicate

with NARFE members. It is a very useful tool for leadership to use to

communicate with the membership. Leaders are able to email members in

a more useful manner. The only drawback to the email system is the lack of

members opening the emails. In the Federation, we have over 900 chapter

members with email addresses. In the past two emails sent, each time

there were over 600 never opened.

This concludes my report.


Michael R. Cornelison,

Kentucky Federation of Chapters President



2017 Kentucky Federation of Chapters Convention




Just a brief message to provide information on the 2017 Federation Convention. Convention dates are May 9, May 10 and May 11.

The District V Host Committee is looking forward to welcoming you to the 51st Convention of the NARFE Kentucky Federation of Chapters. We are planning what promises to be an exciting, informative and enjoyable Convention. Please make plans to join us at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel located at 1938 Stanton Way, just off Newtown Pike at the intersection of I-75 and Newtown Pike, Lexington, the Horse Capitol of the World, awaits your visit!

Monthly updates will follow until Convention time.

Mike Cornelison, President










Writing Congress


Ball Point Pen and Stylus
How many of you got this pen from Blue Cross and Blue Shield the last time they visited your Chapter or District Meeting. On one end you have a regular ball point pen and on the other is?
The other end of the Ball Point pen is a Stylus; you use a stylus with a Smartphone, Tablet or Personal Computer.
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Along with strong lobbying in Washington, DC, and organized grassroots activities across the country, NARFE-PAC is essential in defending the federal community from attacks to earned pay and benefits. NARFE-PAC helps elect lawmakers who support federal employees/retirees, builds relationships with key policy makers and assists supportive lawmakers rise to leadership positions.






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In the above photo there is an

Contact Us tab (Blue Banner)

Click the tab and you can comment there,

A National tab (Blue Banner)

Click the tab and you can comment there,

and below that,

there is a link to District I Web Page where you can comment anywhere you see,


“No comments”,  

the” No” is the number of comments.



Most folks our age do not comment on Web Pages.  

There is a protective device built in to these pages to make sure you are not a computer robot. These NARFE Web Pages are extremely informative.



Kentucky's Retired Federal Employees
by Congressional District





NARFE President on Government Matters
Interesting interview with President Thissen.
 July 5, 2015
ABC News
NARFE President Richard Thissen was interviewed on ABC News Government Matters. The segment on the OPM data breach begins at 5:23 into the clip. His interview is from 9:14 to 14:41 in the clip.
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Federation Presidents Meeting




Update F-7 at Election
 This can be done without a pen
with a computer by going here and reading the instruction.
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When you finish updating the F7
send a Copy to the Kentucky Federation of Chapters President
before you Exit the Form


Convention Elected Officers


 Michael R. Cornelison was elected as the New Kentucky Federation of Chapters President

Nathan W. Henderson was elected Vice President

Noreene Morgan was elected to be the    Federation Secretary

Stephen l. Saylor was elected to be the   Federation Treasurer

The other Elected Posts

Federation Area Officer:

District I Vice President Joseph Horcher

Federation Area Officer:

District III Vice President Mitch Garrett

Federation Area Officer:

District IV Vice President Mary Lu C. Funyak

Federation Area Officer:

District V Vice President Linda M. Heaton

Appointed Positions:

Federation National legislative Chair

Thomas W. Miller

Federation Legislative Chair (State)

Loren K. Rood

Federation Service Officer

Samuel E. Alexander

Federation Membership Chair

Sally L. Watkins

Federation Alzheimer’s Coordinator

Anna H. Perkins

Federation NARFE PAC Coordinator

Roland C. Haun

Federation Immediate Past President

Noreene Morgan

Federation Parliamentarian

Willie Little

Federation Chair

Kenneth W. Overhults 

Federation Network Coordinator

Thomas D. Diaz


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Kentucky Federation of Chapters Convention

 50th Annual Convention,  April 7,8,9, 2015

Holiday Inn-Louisville East-Hurstbourne, Louisville, Kentucky



Martha Smith
Past President Kentucky Federation of Chapters

 Martha Malone Smith, age 89, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Friday, January 2, 2015, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY.   Ms. Smith retired from the department of Civil Service at Ft. Campbell, KY after 29 years of service.  She was a member of the Cadiz United Methodist Church in Cadiz, KY where she was active in the United Methodist Women and had served as a certified lay speaker.  She was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) where she had served as  Past President Kentucky Federation of Chapters, Former District I DVP, Past President of Chapter 1730 and Chapter 1730 member.





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The Service Officer Guide Book

The Service Officers Guide  
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In the late 1970's and 1980's students were paid to enter data into computers plus some Federal Employees entered the data, they placed ships logs, rain gauges, weather data, depth of river data. all the federal watch data was placed online (including all military watch data) plus all the data (books) at the Library of Congress were placed online in a data base of information.

website Content


Welcome NARFE Members! (Updated 8/2014)

We have an exciting announcement. NARFE webhosting software has finally been upgraded. This new software will be available in Online Activities Module (OAM) bringing more officer activities function in one central location. To promote more up-to-date website content, additional officers, beside the president will be able to manage the website.  The following officers are as follow: 
• President
• Vice-President
• Secretary
• Secretary/Treasurer
• Membership Chair
• Editor
• Net Coordinator
• President
• Vice President
• Secretary
• Secretary/Treasurer
• Membership Chair
• Editor
• Net Coordinator

One of the major features in the new software is to utilize Responsive Web (highly desirable web technology) that would allow users to easily navigate the website using different mobile devices (iPhone, Androids and tablets). Another improvement is the Content Management System (CMS) with new text editor for cross browsers that is easy to use to update the content of the websites. With this change, officers can also post newsletters and pictures without requiring the additional third party software installation. 


Region X

 Region X

OPM Open Season

Open Season 

The Kentucky Federation of Chapters

Kentucky Federation Of Chapter 2014 Service Officer of the Year


2014 Convention Kentucky Federations of Chapters - Hightlights


Bill Shackelford spoke about the Future of NARFE

The Kentucky Federation of Chapters


We believe that working for the betterment of this country is the proper thing to do. We continue to believe in these principles by being members of NARFE. Each month meeting brings a renewed view of our life. This celebration is a measure of our grateful thanks for these individuals’ long-time Federal service and to recognize and honor them.  

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If not, join today! 

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