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From ARCRA President Michael Carroll

ARCRA Board Report

The ARCRA Board of Directors met by phone on April 26. Reports were provided by the Chairs for the Membership, Finance, Nominations, Communications, Advocacy & Education and Programs & Services Committees. Additionally, reports were provided by Regional Representatives and ARCRA Administrator Christie Phillips.

Most notably, Membership Chair Jim Hamilton reported that  ARCRA membership is the highest ever with 2009 members. Although overall numbers are strong, Jim suggested that renewals of Introductory Members are lower than expected and if this trend continues, membership income may fall short of budget. The  membership committee has plans to implement several strategies to increase these renewal percentages in the coming quarters. Treasurer Jack Campbell reported that  financial performance through Q1 was generally on target. However, he shared Jim’s concerns about membership revenue and noted that  it’s a little early to forecast the year.  President Carroll noted that the Board would take a hard look at 2nd Quarter results to determine if additional actions should be taken.

Programs & Services Chair Armond Mascelli referenced the Plan to enhance The Retiree Connection (TRC) which is a toll-free number (1-888-738-2724) staffed by volunteers prepared to provide personalized assistance to ARCRA members. The plan envisions the recruitment of additional volunteers, regular reporting and development of additional program components to help ARC retirees stay connected.

The Board will meet again by conference call on July 26. Minutes for all ARCRA board meetings can be found here on the website just  Click on Resources. at the top of the page.

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