AFSCME host best attended meeting in two years
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TAYLORVILLE —On Monday, May 8, the AFSCME Sub-Chapter #87 Retirees members and retired seniors met at the Taylorville Public Library. There was a great turnout of 31 attendees and 12 Zoom participants which was the most in over two years.
President, David Spinner welcomed everyone. He thanked Kim Johnson for hosting Zoom.
Spinner asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. He asked for a moment of silence for two members who recently passed away. The April membership report shows 720 as 2 members passed away 5 members became inactive.
Next, he introduced guest speaker, Ms. Maria Britton-Sipe, Retiree Program Coordinator for AFSCME Retirees Chapter 31. Sipe gave a great presentation for 31 attendees and 12 Zoom participants. This was the most attendees in over 2 years.
Sipe outlined the latest information regarding topics such as the current pension news, health care and legislation that could affect retirees.
She stated that The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) has the largest number of retirees and is currently 94.1% funded. Also, there was some discussion for Delta SERS and SURS retirees with clarification on when dentists can charge up front for services. Finally, she addressed the issue of State Retirement Funds, Insurance Bill Backlog, and the insurance change over that took place on January 1, 2023.
The next Taylorville Meeting In Person and Virtual Zoom is scheduled for Monday, June 12 starting at 1:00 pm at the Taylorville Public Library, 121 West Vine Street. The guest speaker is TBA.