By the time this reaches you the election will be over and our country will be embarking on what promises to be a long and difficult healing process. With this new administration and Congress, we will once again have the opportunity to pursue the repeal of the Social Security Fairness agenda, namely the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO). Despite the obstacles we will continue to fight for repeal. We urge you to send your personal message to your representative in Congress and to your senators. Handwritten notes take a while to get to Congress, but are very effective. Emails and phone calls work too. We must continually keep this issue before Congress. If you haven’t done so, sign on to ssfairness.com for the latest information on GPO/WEP.
Darlene Perez, Administrator of the CT Teachers’ Retirement Board was the guest speaker for our October 19 luncheon at the Norwalk Inn. In addition, Joe Fields, long time consultant to the TRB on health insurance, spoke to the group regarding the Health Insurance Premium Account and addressed the change in the dental plan from Aetna to Cigna. See our website (sfcrta.com) for Anita Lanese’s summary of their remarks. As Mrs. Lanese states: “We need the participation of all members in contacting legislators and the governor. We have kept our promises. Now is the time for the state to keep theirs.”
We would like to bring to your attention a volunteer tutoring opportunity in Norwalk. The Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education program works with under-resourced students from low-income families in Norwalk, CT. Their education program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. The focus is primarily on homework completion and tutoring, but they also offer supplementary educational programming such as: study skills, and life skills. See the reverse side for further details.
Enclosed is the membership renewal form for 2017. Join us. Become a member of SFCRTA. We are stronger together.
Frank Cooper, President