Local NARFE to hold annual meeting at Riderwood in May

By George J. Galasso

Member, NARFE

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is the leading legislative advocate and information resource for Federal employees and retirees. It is the only organization solely dedicated to protecting and preserving the pay and earned benefits of all active and retired Federal workers and keeps them informed about legislative issues affecting retirement income, health benefits and long-term care options, taxation, and cost-of-living adjustments.

The local chapter, White Oak’s Chapter 1888, of NARFE holds its monthly meetings at the Liberty Grove United Methodist Church in Burtonsville and, once a year, on the second Monday in May, it holds its annual joint meeting with NARFE members residing at Riderwood. The meeting on May 13 will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the Maryland Hall in Montgomery Station. Lunch will be served; there will be a $10 charge for non-NARFE members. Information on how to join NARFE will be available.

This is an excellent opportunity to stay informed about legislative issues, both at the Federal and state levels, dealing with retirement income and health care benefits, taxation and cost-of-living adjustments.

Following a short business meeting, we will have a speaker. Paul Del Ponte, who served two terms as Commissioner on Aging in Montgomery County and several other high-level positions, will speak to us on “Ageism and Sexism.” He claims that if you want to combat ageism, the best place to start is human sexuality. Nowhere do more myths and misinformation about human life exist. Separate fact from fiction with an informative, entertaining talk about the facts. They will surprise you. From local senior centers to keynote speaker at the National Sexual Freedom Summit, the speaker leaves every audience wanting more.

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