The Voice of ARC Retirees

From ARCRA President Michael Carroll

ARCRA Board Report

Quarterly ARCRA Board Meeting

The ARCRA Board met by phone on July 26 to review 2nd Quarter results and address other matters important to ARC retirees:
  • Nominations Chair Dave Therkelsen shared plans to present board and officer candidates at the fall meeting. (ARCRA members interested in board service should convey interest to
  • Membership Chair Jim Hamilton noted that about 145 2017 Annual Members had not yet renewed for this year and that new retirees were not joining ARCRA at the predicted rate. The Board discussed possible reasons and Jim described Membership Committee plans to address.
  • Treasurer Jack Campbell reported while financial results were OK at mid-year, membership results were a serious concern and a year-end deficit was a strong possibility if renewals didn’t pick up. To save money, the Executive Committee and not the full Board will travel to DC to meet with President McGovern and ARC leadership this fall. President Carroll reinforced the importance of being briefed on the Retirement Plan and speaking up for retirees.
  • Secretary Ann Byrnes shared research she had done to determine whether ARCRA should accept financial donations from members. The Board agreed that while “strong-arm” fundraising would be inappropriate, we should provide ways for members to contribute if they want to. (More in this in the coming months.)
Reports were also received from Bob Howard (Communications), Armond Mascelli (Programs and Services), Harold Brooks, (Advocacy and Education), Phil Hansen (Field Unit Manager), and Christie Phillips (Administrator).

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