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 Join us on September 26-27 at ARSEA/APEAL’s 43rd Annual Convention, which will be held at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile.

 “The annual convention is always a fun, exciting, and informative event that allows our members from across the state to join together and coordinate efforts to preserve and improve our hard-earned retirement benefits,” ARSEA/APEAL President Thomas Moore said. “Most members who attend their first convention decide to return year after year.  Be sure to make your hotel reservations and register today.”

 HOTEL RESERVATIONS – Make your reservations before September 5th.  The room rate at Renaissance Riverview Plaza, 64 S Water Street in Mobile will be $155 per night +tax and includes self-parking.  Make your reservation by calling (800) 468-3571 and ask to book a reservation for the group “Alabama Retired State.” 

Follow this link to make reservations directly with Mariott/Bonvoy.  Be sure to confirm the nights you want to stay before entering your credit card information. 

 CONVENTION REGISTRATION - Complete and return the registration form at the end of this article along with payment to ARSEA by September 15th.



The Opening Reception and FOREPAC Dinner will kick off our convention on Tuesday, September 26th.  The FOREPAC Dinner gives our members an opportunity to interact with legislators, statewide constitutional officers, and local public officials while celebrating our political influence.  Benefit and service provider representatives from RSA, SEIB and others will also be in attendance.  You can also participate in the Annual FORPAC Fundraiser as we give away $1000 in cash prizes.  Thank you to our sponsors United Health Care, FOREPAC and Carr Riggs and Ingram for making this evening's events possible.

The Foundation Benefits Fair and Breakfast on September 27th will include exhibits from organizations, businesses and state agencies offering services and benefits to current and future retirees.  Vendors will have door prizes, giveaways and important information to share as attendees stroll through the exhibit area and enjoy delicious breakfast items at various food stations along the way.   Sponsored in part by a grant from Investor Protection Trust.

 The Annual Business Meeting allows us to review the successes of the past year, strategize for passage of our COLA bill in the 2024 regular session, and look ahead to make plans for the future. The ARSEA Foundation will recognize the 2023 charitable donation recipients followed by our guest speaker Governor Kay Ivey.  Her recognition of our members dedicated public service is a highlight of our convention. Sponsored in part by ASECU.

 The President’s Luncheon honoring President Thomas Moore will feature guest speaker Alabama Securities Commission Director Amanda Senn who will share information on protecting your investments.  Our program will include special recognition of association leaders who are making a difference in improving the lives and benefits of our members.  A Grand Prize CASH Drawing will wrap up our program.




As ARSEA/APEAL wraps up the 2023 Issues and Benefits Meetings, our legislative program is in full swing.  Follow our Weekly Update emails to see the progress of our COLA legislation: House Bill 437. 

Members with e-mail addresses on file receive our Weekly Update and Bill Tracker at the end of each week.  If you signed up for them but haven't been receiving yours, contact our office at 334-834-9116.



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.

This year's fundraiser brought in proceeds exceeding $5000.  Thank you to the following businesses which donated to our Silent Auction: 

Caribe Resort

The Retirement Systems of Alabama

Wind Creek

IP Resort

Alabama State Parks

OWA Tropic Falls

Bellingrath Gardens

Harriott II Riverboat - City of Montgomery

McWane Center

Priester's Pecans

Angels and Antlers - DuRhonda Lamb

Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa

Dr. James Morris, Jr. 

Renaissance Riverview Plaza

Huntsville/Madison Convention and Visitor's Bureau


For more information and photos from the event, follow this link to the Foundation page.  




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