The Voice of ARC Retirees

Serving Summer 

by ARCRA President Jim Hamilton

Updated August 3, 2021

During your Red Cross career, you’ve likely worked closely with volunteers. They were and continue to be the critical workforce that comes together in times of need for the Red Cross. In my personal experience, many Red Cross retirees are now actively volunteering in their communities at a diverse set of organizations, including the Red Cross.

We thank them for their continued compassionate service. Here at ARCRA, our retiree-volunteers work tirelessly through our committees to ensure that you are kept up to date on issues of importance to Red Cross retirees

  • In Programs & Service, Chris Saeger and Michael Carroll have been working to improve our Retiree Connection, a valuable source of support and information.
  • In Membership, Randy Hutson is finding new ways to make membership easier and even more relevant.
  • For our Communications, we have a host of volunteers that contribute to these monthly eNewsletters.
  • Our Affiliated Groups are an important retiree network that is supported by Matt Meyer.
  • Jack Campbell, ARCRA Treasurer, continually monitors financial issues affecting retirees and the Red Cross pension system.
  • Advocacy and Education committee, under the leadership of Harold Brooks, identifies important issues among our membership to discuss with Red Cross leadership on behalf of members, and shares information and resources with members through webinars, the eNewsletter, and website.
  • Michael Carroll leads our Nominations process, continually identifying new leadership for ARCRA.

There are many more volunteers that contribute their time and talent to ARCRA and its membership through these committees, and we want to take this opportunity to thank them on behalf of all Red Cross retirees. Do you have an interest in volunteering with ARCRA? Please reach out to Michael Carroll, Chair of Nominations at

Check out ARCRA webinars here.

    Retiree Connection

    Need help with your Red Cross retirement benefits? Just want to talk with another retiree? Phone the Retiree Connection at 202-303-8779 and a volunteer/retiree will return your call no later than the following day; often sooner.

    Membership in our Retiree Association is an unbelievable value.  When you join, you know that you’ll always be connected, and that you’ll always be represented.  A monthly eNewsletter and free webinars provide information on retiree issues, resources and updates on Red Cross programs.

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    We're retired, but the world--and the Red Cross--continue to change.  And changes at the Red Cross sometimes directly affect retirees, whether we're paying attention or not!

    As a member of the American Red Cross Retiree Association you're assured that someone is paying attention and championing your interests. The voice of the association is the voice of our members. . .and we're the only organization that speaks to Red Cross management on your behalf. As our membership grows, the association has an ever more powerful seat at the table as we work to protect our pensions and our health benefits.

    So click the button below and join us now, with the assurance that we'll always keep you up-to-date on the issues that really matter to your retirement security. . .and that we'll continue to represent you to a changing Red Cross

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