As We Look Forward to 2021
by ARCRA President Jim Hamilton
Updated April 2, 2021
As we say goodbye to an historic 2020, I am very hopeful and optimistic about 2021. Although it will take a while, it is looking positive that we will put Covid-19 behind us. It will be really great to see small businesses get a chance to restart and for all of us to be able to engage with family and friends.
At ARCRA, we are looking to improve our services for retirees. This will include improvements to the eNewsletter layout to make it easier to navigate whether you are using a large screen or your smart phone. In addition, we are learning more from our Retiree Connection about the types of retirement issues that are causing confusion or frustration for our members. That will help us work with Red Cross leadership on their systems.
And finally, we are looking forward to continuing our series of webinars. The next ARCRA webinar Brain Health-Proven Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy is scheduled for June 10 at 2:00 PM EST. Complete information about each webinar, the presenters and panel, and links to past webinar recordings can be found by clicking here.
I want to thank you for your continued membership and support of ARCRA. Here’s to a wonderful 2021!
New ARCRA Directors Elected
The following candidates have been elected to the 2021 Board by the ARCA membership:
Reelection for 2nd 2-year term:
Election for 1st 2-year term:
- Randy Hutson
- Jim Naffin
- Chris Saeger
Qualifications and biographical information were provided with the ballot and can be found in the Fall/Winter print newsletter posted to the ARCRA website Here.
ARCRA Officers were announced:
- President- Jim Hamilton
- Vice President- Harold Brooks
- Treasure- Jack Campbell
- Secretary- Sharyn Whitman
In addition, President Hamilton has made the following committee Chair and leadership appointments for 2021:
- Advocacy & Education- Harold Brooks
- Communications- Michael Carroll (Interim)
- Finance- Jack Campbell
- Membership- Jim Hamilton (Interim)
- Nominations- Michael Carroll
- Programs& Services- Chris Saeger
Regions & Groups- Matt Meyer
Directors completing their board service at the end of 2020 include:
- Ann Byrnes
- Gregg O’Ryon
- Nancy Blaschak
- John Pacheco