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December 14, 2022

The ARSEA Foundation Silent Auction held in conjunction with our annual Christmas Open House is the major yearly fundraiser for our association’s charitable arm.  The silent auction allows us to raise funds and it provides our members an opportunity to bid on a variety of valuable items like hotel stays, art prints, electronics, housewares, and home decor.

You are invited to bid in-person during the ARSEA/APEAL Christmas Open House scheduled from noon to 6:00 p.m. on December 14th at our association office located at 450 South Union Street in Montgomery.  Finger foods, holiday sweets, and refreshments will be available to all who come and fellowship with our staff, leaders, and friends.

Those unable to join us may participate by proxy bid, which allows our staff to bid on your behalf in ten-dollar increments up to the maximum amount that you have authorized.  A proxy bid sheet and list of current auction items can be found in the magazine attached above and on the Foundation page.  Please fax your bid sheet to 334-834-3888, email your bid sheet to, call our office at 334-834-9116 to place your bids over the phone.

Members can also support the Silent Auction by donating an item or making a “Shop for Me” monetary donation.  To provide a variety of exciting items, please consider the “Shop for Me” alternative! To donate, follow this link to our secure page and enter your donation using a debit or credit card.

Those who do not choose to take part in the silent auction may still support the important work of the ARSEA Foundation by making a year-end donation.  Because the Foundation is a 501c(3) charity, the donations you make are tax-deductible, and we will provide you with the proper receipt and documentation once your contribution arrives.

A silent auction bid or a year-end contribution can each help the ARSEA Foundation positively impact the lives of senior citizens in cities, towns, and crossroads across Alabama.




ARSEA/APEAL held its 42nd Annual Convention at RSA’s Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Prattville September 21 & 22, the events featured an opening luncheon keynote address by Gov. Kay Ivey and a political forum with the Republican and Democratic nominees for statewide constitutional offices.  Both events attracted substantial media attention from newspapers and television stations across the state.


Our “Meet the Candidates” event, which drew in-person appearances from candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, and other offices, was the lead story on Montgomery’s most-watched news channel, and the report included live coverage from our convention and several prominent mentions of ARSEA/APEAL.


The Opening Luncheon featured Gov. Kay Ivey’s keynote speech at the convention’s opening luncheon similarly attracted reporters from all media outlets represented in the Capitol press corps.


The ARSEA Foundation presented a contribution to the Elderly Nutrition Program to Alabama Department of Senior Services Commissioner Jean Brown. Brown discussed the program and its expansion in the state.  The Foundation’s Wellness Expo featured exhibits from sponsors, vendors and others with screenings and flu vaccinations provided by Jackson Hospital and SEIB Wellness. ARSEA/APEAL members were glad to see this event on our schedule again.


Our FOREPAC dinner and “Legislator of the Year” award presentation to Speaker Mac McCutcheon prompted lawmakers from Mobile to Huntsville and all points in between to attend. Speaker McCutcheon was clearly touched and emotional as he accepted our award just a little more than a month before he retires from the Alabama Legislature.


On Thursday morning, Retirement Systems of Alabama Deputy Director of Administration Jo Moore was the keynote speaker for our Awards Breakfast which was the closing event.  She left us with a positive outlook despite the bleak economic forecast we are seeing now.


Because of the important information that was shared during our two-day event, we plan to provide summaries and some videos of the presentations to our members over the next few weeks which will be available in our member-only section of the website.


The following news stories are available to view:


Alabama Political Reporter


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