Issues and Benefits Meetings Ended April 29th
DISTRICT MEETING REVIEW
ARSEA/APEAL recently completed its annual series of 20 district meetings after a two-year hiatus prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Held in conjunction with the 2022 regular legislative session, our staff traveled to all corners of Alabama and each of our 20 districts to keep members informed of our efforts to secure a retiree longevity bonus and several other legislative initiatives we promoted.
The district gatherings provided our members the opportunity to meet and interact with fellow members who share a common purpose – protecting and improving our retirement benefits.
Our meetings were held on days when the Legislature was not in session allowing state representatives and state senators the opportunity to visit with and speak to our members. More importantly, our members were given the opportunity to relay their needs and concerns in a face-to-face environment. Many mayors, city council members, and county commissioners also attended these meetings.
Representatives from the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA), the State Employees’ Health Insurance Program (SEIB), the Alabama Department of Senior Services, Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA), and others also participated and made informative presentations.
Our association has always believed that an informed membership is a powerful membership, and the influence we have is enhanced when members are fully engaged. We thank those who attended their district meeting and encourage those who could not attend to make plans to participate next year so you may receive the full benefit of your ARSEA/APEAL membership.