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President's Message:

John Masterjohn

 

Winter is here and we’ve already had our week of freezing weather; so now we’re on to the rain. We are going to Maui for the first time for a few days with our neighbors. I hope you all get a chance to go somewhere warm this winter — that is if you want to leave our fair City.

I met with Ken Nakatsu on November 19th and he informed me that 350.org (an organization committed to reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere) would be coming to the investment committee on November 20th to give a presentation on divestment from fossil fuels. The SCERS (Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System) Board had asked a NEPC (New England Pension Consultants) consultant to report on how divestment would affect our plan. In short, they came back with a recommendation not to divest. The Investment Board passed a motion to accept the report, but to look into how much it would cost the fund to divest over the next 5 years; which made 350.org happy. I did attend the meeting and spoke against divestment.

We, as a Board, have decided to invite Seattle City Council members to our Board meetings so we can get acquainted with them. Also, we want to ask the SCERS Board to attend our meetings. I talked with two of them at the investment committee and they both said they would like to come.

Well on to happier things, by the time you read this we will have had our Christmas party and the holidays will be over. I hope that you enjoyed them and are well. Happy New Year!

Best Regards,

John Masterjohn

Reprinted from the ARSCE News, January - February, 2015, p. 1

Events

 

The 2014 Holiday Luncheon

was a smashing success.  

To view photos of the celebrations click here.

 

ARSCE Executive Board Meeting, Wednesday, February 11, 2015 -  10:00 a.m., Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle. All members are welcome to attend.  There is a comment period at the beginning of the meeting.  Please feel free to provide feedback and suggestions to the Board.

 

Now is your chance to attend another great ARSCE event, the Spring LuncheonJoin us at the West Seattle Golf Club on March 11, 2015 for a delectable St. Patrick's Day buffet.  Registration for this event is now closed.

 

Seattle City Council Studies Possible Changes to Retirement System

 

Council staff has prepared a report on possible directions the City might elect to take in revising the current system.  Click here to view the council page and read the report.

 

Benefits Questions?

 

Do you have a question about your benefits from the City of Seattle?  You can email Renee Freiboth of the Personnel Department directly at benefits@arsce.org.  Renee will select some queries for her article in the ARSCE News; others she will answer directly.

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