FREE RETIREE CHAPTER LUNCHEON & $25.00 CASH DOOR PRIZES, WEST PALM BEACH, FL., WED. MAY 9, 2007

An APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter FREE LUNCHEON will be given to each Retiree Chapter member paying APWU Retiree union dues of $2.00 month or $24.00 year to the National APWU Retirees Department and one guest attending the semi-annual APWU of Florida Retirees Chapter Luncheon to be held in the Veranda Restaurant, Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel, 150 Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 adjacent to I-95 Exit marked Southern Boulevard (U.S. Hwy 98) from 12 NOON to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2007. The FREE luncheon includes food, taxes, and gratuity for each APWU Retiree Chapter Member and one spouse or family member, limited to two (2) FREE luncheons for each Chapter member.
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Up to five (5) $25.00 CASH DOOR PRIZES will be awarded to the first five (5) lucky Chapter Retirees signing in at the Chapter Luncheon who pay Retiree union dues to the National APWU in Washington, D.C., according to Jack Gose, Chapter President. APWU Florida Chapter HAPPY FOLDERS chock full of interesting trivia and news articles will be given out to all in attendance at the Retirees luncheon. Everyone is Invited to share the camaraderie of the Young Retiree Leaders who have belonged to the APWU most of their career working years, and who are committed to lifelong involvement in the Labor movement, helping others and teaching the Reasons for Paying Your Dues!
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An APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter Executive Board meeting of Retiree Chapter Officers will be held in the Hilton Veranda Restaurant Private Dining Area (PDR) at 11 am preceding the Luncheon, to discuss and plan for future Florida State Retiree Chapter activities in 2007. A motion was unanimously passed at the Retirees Executive Board meeting in Fort Myers in October, 2006 to send two (2) Retiree Chapter Officer/Delegates to the National APWU Retirees Department Conference, to be held at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, NV from Mon., Nov. 5 thru Thurs., Nov. 8, 2007, to ensure having two Delegates with voice and vote at the Retirees Conference and Clerk, Maintenance, and Motor Vehicle Service Craft Conferences.
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The APWU of Florida Spring Educational Seminar begins on Thurs., May 10 thru Sat., May 12, 2007 at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel in West Palm Beach where the semi-annual conclave is to be held for educational classes arranged by Pete Trunzo, Education Director, for active and retiree APWU members. Check elsewhere in the Florida Postal Worker monthly newsletter for a list of classes and instructors, or go online to
www.apwuflorida.org to get the information. Communication and Education should be Priority One for everyone!
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APWU of Florida special group single/double room rate is $119.00 nite, plus 11.5 % taxes. Phone the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel at 1-800-443-3545 toll free or 1-561-684-9400 to reserve your room. In order to receive the group rate, members must indicate the group name and make reservations by April 30, 2007. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card or check mailed in advance for first night room charge. Hotel check-in is 4 pm and check-out is 11 am, and baggage storage is available. The Palm Beach Hilton is a Smoke Free Facility with all indoor facilities and sleeping room accommodations designated non-smoking areas. Guests are permitted to smoke by the outdoor poolside/tiki bar. Complimentary self-parking is available.
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NEW APWU OF FLORIDA RETIREE PARADISE WEBSITE A HIT!
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Jack Gose, President of the APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter and Editor of the amazing new Retiree Paradise website online at
www.retireeparadise.blogspot.com announced that a FREE website button named “Stat Counter,” which was added to the popular Retirees webpage has recorded hundreds of hits in the first week of operation. Go on the internet to www.statcounter.com if you are interested in adding a little punch to your life. The invisible Web Tracker and Hit Counter is Fantabulous!
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FLARA ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION SET FOR FLORIDA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, ORLANDO, FL.,
JUNE 3-5, 2007
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It is a pleasure to invite all 3000 APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter union dues paying Retiree members, Retiree delegates, active APWU dues paying officers and members, and family members to the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans (FLARA) 2007 Annual Convention and Quarterly Board of Directors meeting to be held on Sunday, June 3 thru Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at the FLORIDA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER, 1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809. Hotel check-in on Sun., June 3 is 3 pm. Your departure check-out time is 12 noon on Wednesday, June 6, 2007.
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The Florida Hotel and Conference Center room rate for FLARA members is $89.00 per night for single or double room, plus 12.5 % taxes. When making your reservations, please call toll-free 1-800-588-4656 OR 1-407-859-1500 and ask for the FLARA special group rate. The $5.00 day hotel service fee for parking is included in the group rate.
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The registration fee for the Convention is $80.00 per person. Any registered delegate wishing to bring a guest to the prepaid meals should register their guest at $60.00 each. If you are interested, contact Yvonne Garrity, Executive Director, at the FLARA office in Wellington, Fl. by phone at 561-792-8799 to register and receive Convention materials and an updated agenda. Submit your registration form along with your payment made payable to “FLARA” to: FLARA, 12773 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 211, Wellington, FL 33414. Registration forms and fees must be received by FLARA by May 18, 2007 to process your credentials and better plan for a successful convention.
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Many well known political and union leaders are invited to attend this annual event. Resolutions will be offered to oppose the Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service, Retirement benefits, and the Social Security Program entitlements for all Americans. Go to www.flara.org for info about FLARA and www.retiredamericans.org to join 3.2 million other Retirees.
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At this Convention, in addition to the election of Officers and Board Members, any proposed changes to the FLARA Constitution and By-Laws will be discussed and voted upon by the convention body. It is important that all Board Members, Club, and Individual members be in attendance for this discussion and action. APWU is one of 22 unions affiliated with FLARA in the State of Florida!
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All FLARA club/chapter dues must be current in order for clubs/chapters to have proper voting status. If you have not sent in your chapter or individual dues, please do so immediately. If you have any questions, ask to speak with Tony Fransetta, President, FLARA, by phone at 561-792-8799. As the elected FLARA 2nd Vice President, I look forward to meeting with you and your family in Orlando, FL on June 3rd thru 5th, 2007. We Love You!

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