From ARCRA President Michael Carroll Updated 12/5/2019
October 31, 2019 ARCRA board meeting report.
The ARCRA Board of Directors met on 10/31 and began with congratulations for Dave Therkelsen and Bill Dutton on completion of their terms. Dave served in many leadership positions including a term as President and was the “founding” Chair of the Advocacy & Education Committee. Bill was Chair of the Southern California Group, served as Region Representative for the West and was a valuable member of several committees.
During the meeting, the Board:
Noting that this was his last board meeting as President, Michael Carroll conveyed his confidence that Jim Hamilton and other ARCRA leaders, including those providing leadership for our Affiliated Groups, would ensure that the Association would continue to speak up for Red Cross Retirees and provide other valuable benefits for our members. He added that while changes in the way Red Cross ensures payment of benefits to retirees is making membership recruitment more difficult, whether our benefits come from the Retirement System, an annuity company, the Red Cross Savings Plan or in a lump sum, we’re all still proud Red Cross Retirees and the Retiree Association can still be a valuable resource.
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