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NARFE193-196-1966_PicnicAug2017.pdf

Hello NARFE NW Cascades Chapter 196 Members:  

 

This is a reminder about our Annual NARFE Chapters 193/196/1966 Picnic to be held on August 16th @ 11AM @ American Legion Park, Marine View Drive, Everett (see attached pdf invitation for more details). The cost is $5/person which will be covered by our chapter.  Bring a dish to share (see list in attached pdf).  Hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments, paper supplies and utensils will be provided.

Our Congressional Representatives have been invited, as usual, and we have confirmation that staff from our Congressional Delegation will be there to answer any questions you may have. Please RSVP to Carol by Friday, August 4th via phone at 425-772-3792 or via e-mail at ccrimi52@comcast.net.  When you RSVP, please let Carol know what you are bringing  so that we know how much meat and buns to purchase.  Also, please let me know if you are coming as well to give me an idea as to how many from our chapter will be coming.

Carpool Down

Whatcom County members: Quentin will be driving his van down from Bellingham to transport Whatcom County members.  He will be meeting us at the WFC Fairhaven parking lot off of Fairhaven Parkway and I-5, and will be leaving at 10 am. 

Skagit & Island & Snohomish county members: We could pick up those of you from Skagit (Merry Byrum and others?) and Island County (Joy Hill, Virginia, and others?) that would like to carpool with us.  We could meet at the Lowe's parking lot in Mt. Vernon or near Highway 20 and I-5 junction.  Please let us know. 

It is a great opportunity to meet other NARFE chapter members and meet Congressional staff members for Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (CD-1) and Rick Larsen (CD-2). Last year both Suzan and Rick attended and fielded lots of questions from us.  Maybe they will make it again.

Hope you are enjoying the beautiful summer we have been having so far.

Sincerely, Brady

D. Brady Green
NARFE NW Cascades Chapter 196, Pres. 

8194 Skagit Way
Blaine, WA 98230-9554
Off Ph: 360-738-6496
Cell Ph: 360-201-5528
E-Mail: bgreen5645@aol.com

"All living organisms are truly related to one another by common inheritance." Charles Darwin (Nov. 24,1859)

 

196_ChapterBylaws_2017Draft.pdf

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Chapter Presidents and NARFE-PAC Chairs,

  Here is the Washington specific 8th Quarter NARFE-PAC statistics by chapter.  As we head into the start of the 115th Congress with its special challenges, please review your chapter’s performance and think what you can do to improve as we move further. 

  In addition, here is information from the current Federation Reporter concerning NARFE-PAC. 

     “As we begin the 2-year legislative cycle for the 115th Congress, our NARFE chapters’ emphasis on NARFE-PAC contributions becomes increasingly important. With a hiring freeze, already in place for some agencies, and with discussions about healthcare, current and future benefits, etc., NARFE will need every resource at its command in working with our elected officials. With this in mind, NARFE’s goal for this new legislative cycle is $1.5 million – a 50-percent increase from the previous cycle!   To this end, chapter presidents need to ensure their chapter NARFE-PAC chairman position is filled. NARFE-PAC should be discussed at every meeting, regularly included in chapter newsletters, and routinely solicited while also encouraging members to become sustainers.   The online PDF versions of the NARFE-PAC brochure and collection forms, for the 2017-2018 cycle, are now on the NARFE website, www.narfe.org, and also the 8th cycle reports for the 2015-2016 cycle. These reports provide very interesting and good comparative information –  everything from what our federation’s chapters contributed to what our federation and region contributed. Also in the reports is the amount given to elected   officials, and if they won or lost their election.

      Per NARFE, there will be “5 giving levels this cycle: monthly sustainers, and one-time contributors at the $250, $100, $50 and $25 marks. Monthly contributors and those who give $250 will receive a cozy, navy colored, fleece NARFE blanket. Contributors who give at any of the 5 levels will receive a corresponding 2017-2018 lapel pin.” The pins are not yet available. I will keep chapter presidents and NARFE-PAC chairmen posted on when they are. Please note, however, contributions at any amount are always most welcomed and appreciated!      

  Remember, March is NARFE-PAC month!”  Start planning now to kick it off in your chapter.  Finally, should you have general questions about NARFE-PAC, please contact me.  

Sam  caglels@comcast.net H: 360-456-8509 (message) C: 360-359-1775

NATIONAL ACTIVE AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION

A250 - PAC Contribution Report - Quarterly

Report uses data from 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2016

Location

Chapter

Contributors

Amount

Sustainers

Spokane, WA

32

81

$4,021.10

0

Seattle, WA

43

66

$4,012.50

1

Vancouver, WA

131

70

$5,834.00

5

Tacoma, WA

163

61

$3,355.00

1

Bremerton, WA

181

92

$6,249.00

3

Everett, WA

193

22

$1,499.00

2

NW Cascades - Bellingham

196

47

$2,150.00

1

Olympia-Timberline

236

39

$2,907.00

3

Walla-Walla

237

18

$1,700.00

1

Yakima Valley

238

22

$1,348.32

0

Wenatchee

239

27

$1,805.00

0

Columbia Basin, Ephrata

856

8

$215.00

0

Poulsbo

881

26

$1,210.00

0

Port Orchard

888

24

$1,390.00

1

Olympic Peninsula

1006

34

$1,735.00

0

Kelso-Longview

1070

10

$660.00

1

Tri-Cities

1192

51

$3,955.00

6

Colville Valley

1247

11

$810.00

1

East Lake Washington

1404

35

$2,587.00

2

Emerald

1701

30

$2,272.50

3

Sno-King

1966

40

$2,442.50

1

TOTAL

 

814

$52,158.92

32

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