|The PBA President’s Corner
A recap of the October 16th meeting:There was no recap of the September meeting as I was in Puerto Vallarta with fellow members: George Padilla, Ted Vasquez, Danny Vasquez, Curtis Jackson and Armando RealyvasquezThis month’s meeting was attended by over 50 members.
• New member(s) signed up:
o John Low from Hawaii
Making an appearance after extended absences:
• Carlos (Chuck) Paredes, Carl Borbons, Mike Fox, Ernie Hernandez, Andy LaneJim Spence announced that the City’s medical plans and rates for retirees for 2020 were being sent out by Retirement Services. Please make sure you read up on your options carefully.Margie Thompson announced the upcoming Keith Kelly Xmas Dinner/Dance for December 6th at the Hayes Mansion. A retiree reception will be provided and rides by Uber.
Nominations opened for the offices of President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Sgt at Arms.
Having received none; your current board will be running unopposed in next month’s voting.
Your board will be meeting on two motions and have responses on the following in November:
• To raise the current monthly dues from $8 to $12
• To raise the fee paid to the monthly caterer
Door prizes donated by: Dave Dulong, Ernie Hernandez, Bill Matos (in memory of), your PBA.
Thank you all for your generosity.
Much discussion was had on the topic of dwindling membership and the signing up of new members. I will be drafting an invitation letter and request its inclusion to new retirees at Retirement Services and the POA office.
Lastly, submissions to Farsider of articles, photos and information of interest for PBA members is highly encouraged; as is anyone or more who may want to take part in the production of the newsletter. Leroy Pyle (firstname.lastname@example.org) would be most appreciative.
The November meeting will be on the 20th, no conflicts with Thanksgiving the following week.
Thank you for your time,
Ernie Alcantar, President