SUNCOAST RETIREE CHAPTER NEWS, MAY-JUL, 2007: STATE RETIREE CHAPTER FREE LUNCHEON & $25.00 DOOR PRIZES HILTON AIRPORT HOTEL, W. PALM BEACH, FL. MAY 9

VOLUME 10, NUMBER 3, MAY-JULY, 2007
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A publication of the Suncoast Area Local, APWU, AFL-CIO, serving over 720 APWU Retiree Chapter Dues Paying Members and their families living in zip codes 337 and 346 along the Gulf Coast of Florida and a Proud Member of APWU National Postal Press Association, Florida Postal Press Association, National Alliance for Retired Americans, Florida Alliance for Retired Americans, and West Central Florida, Federation of Labor, Central Labor Council. The Florida Suncoast Retiree Chapter was chartered by the National APWU in November, 1998. Our APWU Retiree Newsletter is the first published and mailed via the U.S. Postal Service in the Nation and we really do care! Contact us when in need of a lifeline. Life is full of wonderful surprises. What a great feeling to live in Florida! Never any local or state APWU Retiree union dues to pay!
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NEW RETIREE CHAPTER INTERNET WEBSITE LAUNCHED: www.retireeparadise.blogspot.com
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APWU OF FLORIDA SPRING SEMINAR MAY 10-12, 2007 IN W. PALM BEACH, FL. – RETIREES FREE LUNCHEON & $25.00 DOOR PRIZES WED., MAY 9 IN HILTON PB AIRPORT HOTEL!
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An APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter FREE LUNCHEON is scheduled in the Veranda Restaurant, Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel, 150 Australian Av., West Palm Beach, FL 33406 on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 from 12 noon to 1:15 pm for APWU of Florida Retiree Chapter dues paying members and family.
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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 Retirees who pay $24.00 year union dues to the National APWU Retirees Dept. signing in at the luncheon. according to Jack Gose, Chapter President. APWU Retiree Happy folders chock full of interesting trivia and news articles will be given out to all in attendance at the Retirees luncheon.
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The State Retiree Chapter Executive Board will meet at 11 am before the luncheon to discuss and plan for future Retiree activities, including the National APWU Retiree Department Conference to be held in Las Vegas, NV in 2007.
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APWU of Florida group room rate is $119.00 nite single/double plus 11.5 % taxes. Phone Hilton Hotel at 1-800-443-3545 toll free to reserve your room. FREE Hilton Self-parking with hotel check-in 4 pm and check-out 11 am.
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APWU of Florida Fall Seminar educational classes for active and retiree members are scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2007 from 9 am to 4:30 pm; Friday, 9 am-4:30 pm; & on Saturday, May 12 from 9-12 in the same hotel.
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FLARA ANNUAL CONVENTION & EB MTG AT FLORIDA HOTEL IN ORLANDO SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 3RD-5TH, 2007!
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All 3000 APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter Officers, Members, and Families are invited to the annual FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS (FLARA) CONVENTION and Executive Board meeting on Sun., June 3 thru Tue., June 5, 2007 in the Florida Hotel, 1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809.
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FLARA will have meetings from 9 am to 5 pm on Mon., June 4 and Tue., June 5 to include special invited elected officials and legislators from the national and state scenes and guest speakers covering Retiree, Senior, and Postal issues such as Social Security, Medicare, Health Insurance, Prescription Drugs, and Medicaid. Our APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter officers, members, and families are urged to attend these meetings! RETIREE VOTES COUNT! If you want more information, call Jack Gose at 727-343-2998 or E-mail
Jak.Gose@Excite.com
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ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS NATL CONVENTION IN WASH., D.C. AT HILTON HOTEL - SEPTEMBER 4-7, 2007!
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The Alliance for Retired Americans invites all Retiree members and families to attend its National Legislative Conference at the Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Av, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009 on Tue., Sept. 4 thru Fri., Sept. 7. 2007. GET ENERGIZED & SPEAK OUT!
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FREE LUNCHEON TO FIRST FORTY (40) CHAPTER MEMBERS/FAMILY MEMBERS TO SIGN IN ON ATTENDANCE SHEET ON TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2007 AT 11:00 A.M. AT BUDDY FREDDYS BUFFET RESTAURANT LOCATED IN HOLIDAY, FLORIDA AT 1150 U. S. HIGHWAY 19, ABOUT 100 YARDS NORTH OF THE PINELLAS/PASCO COUNTY LINE.

Florida Suncoast Retiree Chapter members/family members, excluding Chapter Officers, can win the Face Card $25.00 Cash Door Prize at the regular Chapter meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 in Holiday, Florida. Our invited guest speaker from The Hospice of Fla. Suncoast will talk on Caring for the Family.

All active and retired members/family guests are invited to all our Chapter meetings. Retiree Chapter members attending their first Chapter meeting shall be awarded a $10.00 Sign In Bonus Cash Prize, limited to the first five (5) to arrive at each meeting, and also shall receive a FREE National APWU Survivors’ Family Booklet worth $3.00.

One hundred ninety-four (194) persons have signed in and attended our meetings to date since 1998! Please join us and pick up your prize! Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries!
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EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETS 10 AM TO 11 AM
LUNCHEON FROM 11 AM TO 12:30 PM
REGULAR MEETING FROM 12:30 PM - 1 PM
FSRC FOUNDERS 2006-2007 EXECUTIVE BOARD
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Jack Gose, President 727-343-2998
Dan Delehanty, First Vice-President 727-862-2923
Janet Hamlin, 2nd Vice President 727-379-0032
Jerry Columbus, Secretary 727-372-9855
John Sardin, Jr., Treasurer 727-347-5687
Bob Jilek, Trustee Chair 727-535-2409
Mike Sullivan, Local Union President 727-520-7300
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FSRC FOUNDERS 2006-2007 ADDTL. OFFICERS
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John R. Stephens, Health Plan Rep. 727-934-4033 Spencer Blydenburgh, Trustee/Mbr Dir 727-544-6536
Mario G. Miceli, Legislative Director 727-446-4781
Alfred DiServio, Historian & AFL-CIO 727-372-9219
Tom Brown, Trustee 727-847-6987
Skip Lilly, Sergeant-at-Arms 727-546-4206
Don Robinson, Retiree CLC Delegate 727-819-2094
Rutha Gavin, Chaplain 727-894-1349
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SERGEANT-AT-ARMS 2007 LISTEN UP!
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The below twenty-eight (28) Florida Suncoast Retiree Chapter Members, Family, & Guests, attended the entertaining Retiree Chapter luncheon and business meeting held on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at Buddy Freddys Buffet Restaurant in Holiday, FL. 34691!
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FLA. SUNCOAST RET. CHAPTER MEMBERS (18)
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Clearwater, Mario Miceli; Gulfport, Tony Fiore; Holiday, Susan Gilley, Peter Stecyk, Jr., and John R. Stephens; Hudson, Dan Delehanty; New Port Richey, Tom Brown, Jerry Columbus, Alfred Martinez and Richard Scarpato; Oldsmar, Louis Falco; Pinellas Park, Bob Jilek; Port Richey, Don Robinson; Saint Petersburg, Bill Baker, Spencer Blydenburgh, Jr., and John Sardin, Jr.; South Pasadena, Jack Gose, and Tarpon Springs, Pauline Glidden.
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INVITED FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS (10)
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Holiday, Dorothy Stephens; Hudson, Joan Delehanty and Evangeline Ritchie; New Port Richey, Eugenia Columbus and Helen Nicosia; Oldsmar, Louise Falco; Port Richey, Henry Brown; St. Petersburg, Patricia Blydenburgh; Tarpon Springs, Richard Coultes; and Invited Guest Speaker Doug Duncan, Metro Crime Prevention of Florida, from Tarpon Springs, FL.
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STATE RETIREE CHAPTER EXEC. BOARD
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Jack Gose, President So. Pasadena 727-343-2998
Valentine Serpico, VP Ft. Lauderdale 954-396-4217
Dave Bernstein, LegislativeDir Tampa 813-839-4233
Mario G. Miceli, Sec-Trs., Clearwater 727-446-4781
J.C. Wise, Health Plan Dir, Tampa 813-289-0382
Beth Cramer, Benefits Dir Cape Coral 239-242-9133
Charlie Redd, Trustee Cocoa 321-632-2898
Pedro Torres, Trustee Miami 305-251-7938
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STATE RETIREE CHAPTER ADDITIONAL OFFICERS
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John Sardin, Jr., Historian St. Pete 727-347-5687
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The Editor reserves the right to edit articles submitted for publication as needed for space and shall appreciate any helpful ideas you may wish to share with me. Contact Jack Gose, Editor, at the Pinellas Park, Fl. office address, or phone 727-520-7300, E-Mail: Jak.Gose@Excite.com or phone me 727-343-2998 at home. Editors, get New Life as 121 Editors accomplished by adding our Suncoast Retirees Chapter News publication to their APWU Area Local/Local newsletter PPA Editor mailing list!

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