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.
ARSCE President John Masterjohn’s message, May-June 2021:
First of all, I want to congratulate all the members who ran and won positions on the Board. They are: Alan Brittenham, Recording Secretary; Hillary Hamilton, who has agreed to accept the Financial Secretary position; Edie Jorgensen, Ann Kelson, Pat Kirkness, and myself. Elected as alternates are: Alan Painter, Bob Chandler, Susan White, and Martin Etquibal.
Some good news, Lou Walter is back attending the SCERS (Seattle City Employees’ Retirement System) virtual Board meetings. We are hoping that, soon, he will start writing his articles again.
The issue of divestment is still on the table and, as I mentioned in my last article, the SCERS Board is still studying the issue. My understanding is that the Board and their consultants are still opposed to divestment.
The SCERS Board had a recent election and they passed a motion to waive the in-person appointment for applying for the position.
Your ARSCE Board has sent a letter to the SCERS Board requesting that they record their Board meetings so that they are more accessible to the membership. When I discusseed this with Jeff Davis, the [Executive Director] [sic], he told me that they had considered it but, always a but, they decided not to do so at this time. What do you do with the recordings and how long do you keep them?
We are going to contact the president of the [Retired] City Light Employees’ Association [RCLEA] and ask if they also would request the recordings of meetings. If you think this is something you would be interested in, contact the Retirement System and request that they record their Board meetings.
Contact Mr. Masterjohn at email@example.com