President Gloria Frenette called the meeting to order. Jim Mustian gave the invocation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mrs. Mary Futrell, who has served the chapter for many years in a variety of offices, administered the Oath of Office to the 2011-2012 Chapter Officers.
Duly sworn in were: President – Gloria Frenette; Secretary – Daniel Bruzewski; Treasurer – James Mustian; Legislative Chair – Richard Pauze; and Chapter Chaplain – Clyde Weaver.
First Vice President Monte Nesmith was absent. He will be sworn in at the April meeting.
Jim Mustian informed members that there is a government effort underway to replace all paper Social Security or Annuity checks with debit cards. Anyone not comfortable with debit cards should contact their bank and make arrangements for direct deposit.
Richard Pauze gave an update on legislative news. He has been in contact with our democratic and republican representatives in Congress. With the budget deficit at an all time high, congress may vote to reduce entitlements and/or benefits. Pauze urged NARFE members to contact their congressional representatives by letter, phone or e-mail and ask for their support to preserve entitlements for active and retired federal employees.
The guest speaker was Trigg County native Mrs. Julia Webster. Mrs. Webster gave a most informative and entertaining presentation about the history of Cadiz and Trigg County. She not only presented historically accurate data but also embellished it with stories surrounding some events and buildings.
Her pictures and collection of old photographs as well as a map showing the location of historic places in Trigg County enhanced her presentation. Mrs. Webster ‘charm and talent for telling a story made this not only a great history lesson but also provided a wonderful insight into the development of Cadiz and Trigg county.
Chapter 1730 welcomes all current and retired Federal Employees. The chapter meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. in the Cadiz Senior Center.
For more information please contact Daniel Bruzewski at 270-924-9520.
This press release was submitted by Daniel Bruzewski, secretary of Chapter 1730 of NARFE.