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ARSCE Fall Luncheon CANCELLED

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the ARSCE Executive Board has cancelled the Fall Luncheon.

 

Your Retirement Advocate Since 1973

We are ARSCE – Association of Retired Seattle City Employees, with an emphasis on retired folks and their families and friends. We are the advocate for members of the Seattle Employee Retirement System, keeping an eye on actions at the local and state level which might affect us.  And, we encourage retirees and active employees to keep in touch through our bi-monthly ARSCE News, and our quarterly luncheons.   The News covers City Retirement System issues, and includes columns and articles by active and retired employees featuring everything from travel experiences to other employee get-togethers, to books and films, and to a variety of other items of interest to retirees.  Please join us for our quarterly luncheons – a great chance to meet up with old friends and associates – and enjoy the ARSCE News, our bi-monthly publication. The News will keep you current on City Retirement System issues, and also includes columns and articles by active and retired employees featuring everything from travel experiences to other employee get-togethers, to books and films, and to a variety of other items of interest to retirees.

We maintain this website to provide users with information about ARSCE.  You’ll find the ARSCE event calendar, information about membership and the luncheons, names and contact information for the officers, and a lot of documentation, including our Bylaws, past issues of the ARSCE News, and link stop other information sources of interest to retirees.

Enjoy this website, and if you are a current or retired City of Seattle employee, we hope you are a member or that you will consider becoming a member.

 

John Masterjohn

ARSCE President John Masterjohn’s message, July-August 2020:

Can you believe that the year is half over and that most of us have had to cancel any travel plans we have made? I hope everyone is staying home and keeping healthy. We are wearing masks and gloves, while staying home as much as possible. Karen has us both working in the yard and as I write this, it’s looking good. The neighbors are stopping by to look at the wisteria vine growing up into the “golden chain” tree, while blooming at the same time.

 

I do have a confession to make; I sneaked away to Eastern Washington for a 3-day fishing trip and I have already played 3 rounds of golf. I hope you don’t follow my bad example.

 

I know that we are all disappointed about having to cancel our June luncheon and missing our planned guest speaker, Michael Purdy. We hope to have him come to a future luncheon. Also, I hope we can get Renee Freiboth to come to our Fall luncheon (if we’re able to gather) and talk about City benefits.

 

I hope you all voted for the ARSCE Board. There are some new faces that will be joining us. I want to thank all who volunteered to run for the Board. The new Board member is Melina Thung and the alternates are Ann Kelson, Mary Steyh and Pat Kirkness. Also, I hope you had a chance to vote for the retiree SCERS (Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System) position. I cannot endorse a candidate, as an ARSCE officer, but Lou Walter has done a great job of representing retirees.

 

Well, you have probably noticed that I haven’t mentioned the Retirement System, but it is doing as well as can be expected with all the issues that the City is dealing with. The market is up one day and down the next, but as I said in my last article your benefits will not be impacted. The last I heard from the SCERS staff they were all working from home, but still handling all inquiries and answering any questions you may have.

 

Well, your Board had a meeting on Zoom on the 14th of May to swear in the newly elected Board members and to elect new officers, so this may be my last article.

 

So enough for now,

John

Contact Mr. Masterjohn at president@arsce.org

 

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