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Please join us for the annual Holiday Luncheon, Wednesday, December 13.  We will be returning to one of our favorite venues, the West Seattle Golf Club. Don't miss it!

Details and registration here.

 

President's Message:

John Masterjohn

 

 

On Sept 19th, 2017, Tim Burgess was sworn in as our new mayor; the third mayor in a week. Burgess will serve for 71 days until we elect a newmayor, who will be the first woman mayor since 1926. There are severalimportant issues on the November ballot so, “Let’s get out the vote!”

We are upgrading our website and making a number of changes.We are looking for members who would like to contribute information about his/her department, or any other interesting ‘City’ stories that are out there.

I attended the SCERS (Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System) Board meeting in September where it was reported that the funding ratio increased from 66.5% in 2016 to 68.1% in 2017. There has been a 3% increase in the number of active members and of the average monthly benefits. The actuarial value of assets has increasedrom $2.4 billion to $2.56 billion. The market value of assets returned was around 8.4% in 2016. The current 2017 year to date return is between 9 to 10%. The report also said the SCERS investment performance for the period that ended June 30th, 2017 has outperformed the policy index over the last 5 years. So the fund is in good shape.

I met with Maria Britton-Sipe who is the Executive Director of the Retired Public Employees Council of Washington. She was interested in knowing if we wanted to become affiliated with their organization. We may invite Maria to an ARSCE Board meeting. I have also made contact with the president of the City Light retirees.

At our Fall Luncheon in September, we heard from Carol Arnold Compton who talked about her late husband Jim Compton’s book “Spirit in the Rock.” Jim Compton, as you’ll remember, was an ARSCE member, Seattle City Councilman, and an award-winning journalist for King 5 TV and NBC News. The book details the story of the Modoc Indian War, a passion of Jim’s. The talk was very interesting and well presented. Afterwards Carol told me that Jim would’ve really appreciated ARSCE members hearing about his book and research.

Speaking of luncheons, our Annual Christmas luncheon will be held at the West Seattle Golf Course on December 13th, 2017. Don’t forget the gift exchange (bring one gift per person) and please register early.

Let me wish you all Happy Holidays!

Yours,

John Masterjohn

Contact Mr. Masterjohn at president@arsce.org

This message also appears in the ARSCE News, November - December, 2017, page 1.

Events

 

Please join us for the annual Holiday Luncheon, Wednesday, December 13.  We will be returning to one of our favorite venues, the West Seattle Golf Club. Don't miss it!

Details and registration here.

 

 

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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