NARFE Convention elects officers, revises bylaws
Members of the NARFE National Executive Board were elected for two-year terms at the Association's 32nd Biennial National Convention, which concluded Aug. 30 in Reno-Sparks, Nev. By electronic ballot, Convention delegates also approved revised NARFE Bylaws. Convention keynote speaker John Berry, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, spoke about the invaluable contributions of civil servants to the everyday lives of Americans, steps that OPM has taken in helping federal employees ease into retirement and progress in processing a flood of retirement applications as baby boomers leave the federal workforce. Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, also addressed the group, thanking members for their generosity. NARFE members have donated nearly $10 million to the Alzheimer's Association to fund needed research. The Convention adopted a new fundraising goal, $11 million in 2014, when NARFE holds its next National Convention in Orlando, Fla.
Joseph A. Beaudoin of Winchester, Va., was re-elected national president. Also re-elected were National Vice President Paul H. Carew of Arlington, Va.; National Secretary Elaine C. Hughes of Asheville, N.C.; and National Treasurer Richard G. Thissen of Lake Ozark, Mo.
Elected as regional vice presidents were: Region I, Arthur G. Pike of Mapleton, Maine; Region II, Evelyn Kirby of Chester, Md.; Region III, Donald Stewart of Coral Gables, Fla.; Region IV, Paul E. Johnson of Wadesville, Ind.; Region V, Carol R. Ek of McPherson, Kan.; Region VI, Jerome S. Smith of Tyler, TX; Region VII, Frank Impinna of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Region VIII, Helen L. Zajac of Vallejo, Calif.; Region IX, Lanny G. Ross of Bremerton, Wash.; and Region X, William F. Martin of Bumpass, Va. Complete coverage of the Convention, including daily bulletins, Convention documents and photos, is available on the NARFE website.
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