Monday, July 20, 2009

My World Tuesday = A Plug For NARFE

How many of you doing this My World Tuesday meme happen to be U.S. federal employees? If so, have you heard of NARFE? NARFE is the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees. It is the only organization that is working to preserve and protect the retirement benefits of active and retired federal employees. Besides doing that the organization is a great way for retired federal employees to get together to both socialize and to become educated on current issues. The Manassas Chapter of NARFE has had some very interesting speakers this summer.

Above is a photo of Roz Minett and Sandy Rigsbee from Capital Hospice who came to our July meeting and spoke about the advantages of hospice care for end of life patients and their families.

Here is Commander John D. Hooper, USCG who spoke to the Manassas chapter in June on how the U.S. Coast Guard is protecting our maritime frontier here at home and overseas.

The speaker for our May NARFE meeting was Venessa Lacey who is the Field Service Account Manager, Northern Virginia Region Federal Employee Program Anthem-Blue Cross Shield and she explained the health program as it stands currently and what changes may be coming in the near future.
I would like to suggest that if you are a federal employee, retired federal employee or spouse of a federal employee that you look into joining NARFE. It is a great organization and it has a great humanitarian component---it raises funds each year for research for a cure for Alzheimer's.
My husband is a retired federal employee so NARFE is a part of My World each and every Tuesday. Now that I have given a plug to NARFE go visit some other My World Tuesday memes and find out what else is happening around the world. Click here:


koala said...

Very informative.

Carver said...

This was an interesting post and sounds like a good organization.

Anonymous said...

A nice reminder that people and community are important parts of our world.

Babooshka said...

In this day and age groups like this are a Godsend. Just shows as well sometimes people can band together in a positive way for each other. Well done for highlighting such a group.

SandyCarlson said...

What a great organization. It's great to have such a group of people looking out for each other and to have other good guys come in to share what they know.

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