4TH ANNUAL APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER CONVENTION IN MELBOURNE, FL ON WED., MAY 7, 2008 DAY BEFORE FLORIDA APWU CONVENTION MAY 8-10, 2008

APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER CONVENTION WILL BE AT CROWNE PLAZA MELBOURNE OCEANFRONT ON MAY 7, 2008
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The 4th Biennial APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter Convention will convene at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Resort & Spa, 2605 North Highway A1A, Indialantic (Melbourne), FL 32903 at 1 p.m. and adjourn promptly at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 the day before the APWU of Florida regular Convention from Thursday., May 8 thru Saturday., May 10, 2008. Standard room rates are $119.00 nite plus tax with check in after 4 pm and check out by 11 am. Rooms will be held until 3 pm on Apr. 16, 2008. Phone the hotel at 1-800-227-6963 or 1-888-233-0388 for APWU reservations.
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Preparations have been made for the APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter to pay for a FREE luncheon, tax, and tip for each APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter member registering as a Retiree Delegate and one family guest in attendance for the Convention. The luncheon is scheduled from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Coquina’s Seafood Grill onsite Restaurant.
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Nominations and elections of Chapter Officers will be held during the business session on Wednesday afternoon. The Offices are President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Legislative Director, Health Plan Director, Benefits and Organization Director, and two Trustees. Up to ten (10) Centenarian Cash Door $25.00 Prizes will be awarded to Chapter members signing in on the attendance sheet and present at the Retirees luncheon. Freebies, give-a-ways, and historical gifts will entertain those attending the Luncheon and Convention.
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APWU of Florida Area Local/Local Presidents will be mailed blank APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter Delegate credentials. Contact President Jack Gose, home telephone 727-343-2998 or E-mail to
jak.gose@excite.com if you have any suggestions, questions or comments.
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APWU OF FL. STATE RETIREE CHAPTER FREE LUNCHEON AT APWU OF FLORIDA SPRING SEMINAR IN MARCH, 2008
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An APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter FREE luncheon for each Retiree Chapter member paying Retiree union dues to the National APWU Retirees Dept. of $24.00 year and one guest, limit of two per family attending the Chapter luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the day before the APWU of Florida Spring Seminar begins in March, 2008 at the same Hotel where the semi-annual conclave is held for educational classes for active and retiree APWU members. Retiree Happy folders will be distributed to all those attending, and everyone is invited! The hotel location and dates will be announced at a later date in this newsletter!
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NATL APWU BIENNIAL CONVENTION IN LAS VEGAS, NV FROM MON. AUG. 18 THRU FRI. AUG. 22, 2008
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If you visit the
www.apwulasvegas.com website, Joe Lewis, President, Las Vegas APWU Local 761, has posted Mon., August 18 thru Fri., August 22, 2008 as the dates for the National APWU Biennial Convention to be hosted by the APWU Las Vegas Local Union in southeastern Nevada desert. Three union hotels are listed: Bally’s @ $99.00 nite, Paris @ $119.00 nite, and Flamingo Hilton @ $89.00 nite.
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Many APWU state and local unions are on a tight budget for 2008, and it behooves all of us to plan ahead and make early reservations for airline and hotel accommodations for our elected Convention Delegates. Now that we have a new four (4) year 2006-2010 bargaining contract with the U.S. Postal Service and a newly installed National APWU Executive Board to serve for a three (3) year term of office, we should all get down to business by putting the membership first and try to restructure our organization.
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FLARA LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO BE IN TALLAHASSEE, FL AT HOLIDAY INN HOTEL & SUITES ON MAR. 19-20, 2008
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Tony Fransetta, President, Florida Alliance for Retired Americans (FLARA), has announced a quarterly Executive Board meeting and FLARA Legislative Conference to be held in Tallahassee, Fl. on Wed. & Thurs., March 19-20, 2008 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 2725 Graves Road, Tallahassee, Fl. 32303. Directions to the hotel heading west on I-10 from the east and south are to use North Monroe Street exit, and make a right turn onto North Monroe Street to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites less than a mile distant on left side of highway.
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The conclave has been called to discuss and layout plans for action in the State of Florida legislature and in the Congress. The meetings will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a break for lunch from 12 noon to 1 p.m. provided by FLARA. Many invited guests and well-known political figures will speak. Go online to
www.flara.org to see our history and upcoming events!
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All FLARA Executive Board members, Club and individual members including 3000 APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter members, and invited family/guests are welcome at this exciting gathering to foster support for the important issues that face Florida Union active members, retirees, and seniors. Contact FLARA in West Palm Beach area at 1-561-792-8799 if you are interested or have any questions or comments. Phone Jack Gose, FLARA 2nd Vice President, at 727-343-2998 for more information!
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Holiday Inn double room rate is $135.00 per night plus taxes for FLARA members and guests. Call the Holiday Inn at 1-850-536-2000 to make room reservations, and ask for the FLARA special group rate. You are to arrive on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 and check in at the hotel after 4 pm and checkout time is 11 am on Thurs., March 20, 2008. All roads lead to Tallahassee for FLARA/APWU Retiree Actions now. Join us in real APWU Retiree Solidarity as We Continue to Fight for all of our Future!
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FLARA STATE CONVENTION SCHEDULED FOR FLORIDA MALL HOTEL IN ORLANDO, FL ON JUN 2-3, 2008
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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) 2008 Annual Convention and Quarterly Board of Directors meeting to be held on Mon. & Tue., June 2-3, 2008 at the FLORIDA HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER, 1500 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809. Hotel check-in is 3 pm and check-out 12 noon. Your departure check-out date is on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008.
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The Florida Hotel and Conference Center room rate for FLARA members is $94.00 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. If you have questions, phone FLARA VP Jack Gose 727-343-2998.
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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.
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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 3.4 million other Retirees. Unite with us to Win. We Love You!

JUDY BEARD, NATL. APWU RETIREE DIRECTOR, TO INSTALL NEWLY ELECTED FLORIDA SUNCOAST RETIREE CHAPTER OFFICERS IN HOLIDAY, FL ON TUE., NOV. 27, 2007

JUDY BEARD, NATIONAL APWU RETIREE DIRECTOR INSTALLED NEW FSRC ELECTED OFFICERS AT BUDDY FREDDYS BUFFET RESTAURANT IN PASCO COUNTY SUNNY HOLIDAY, FLORIDA ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2007!

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All Florida Suncoast Retiree Chapter Officers, Members, Families, and other APWU Retiree Chapter Officers are invited to the installation of newly elected Officers of the Florida Suncoast Retiree Chapter, Suncoast Area Local #1228, APWU, AFL-CIO, to be held on Tue., Nov. 27, 2007 at Buddy Freddys Restaurant, 1150 U.S. Hwy 19 in Holiday, FL 34691.
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Newly elected Executive Board Officers for the two-year term of office from Jan. 1, 2008 thru Dec. 31, 2009 are: President, Mario Miceli; 1st Vice President, Dan Delehanty; 2nd Vice President, Jim Glover; Secretary, Pauline Glidden; Treasurer, Don Robinson; Trustee Chairperson, Bob Jilek; Trustee, Spencer Blydenburgh, Jr.; Trustee, Tom Brown; and Delegates to all Conventions, Mario Miceli and Don Robinson, Delegate, W.C. Fla. Fed of Labor CLC, AFL-CIO.

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All the Officers were nominated unopposed, and elected unanimously by the body membership at the regular Chapter meeting held on Tue., Sept., 25, 2007 in Holiday.

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Judy Beard, Natl. APWU Retiree Director, will be the installing officer at this event which begins with a luncheon at 11 am to 12 noon with Dave and Phyllis Bernstein speaking on FEHBA Health Plans Open Season comparison costs and benefits, a short business meeting at noon, & installation of Officers ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

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FLARA EXEC BD & 3,000 APWU OF FLA. STATE RETIREE CHAPTER MEMBERS INVITED TO DOUBLETREE HOTEL, PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL. DEC. 2-3, 2007!
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All 3000 APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter Officers, Members, and Families are invited to the quarterly FLORIDA ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS (FLARA) Executive Board meeting on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 in the Doubletree Hotel, 4431 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410. FLARA has over 220,000 dues paying members in Florida, including all our APWU State Retiree Chapter members.
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The FLARA group hotel room rate is $99.00 night Sgl/Dbl plus 11.5 % tax for FLARA members. Phone 1-800-222-8733 to ask for a room with check in on Sun., Dec. 2 after 3 pm and check out time is noon the next day.
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FLARA will have meetings from 9 am to 5 pm on Mon., Dec. 3 to include special invited elected officials and legislators from the national and state scenes and guest speakers covering Florida politics and the National, State, and Local Elections in 2008.
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Everyone is urged to attend these FLARA meetings to hear APWU active and retiree legislative issues being discussed. We love you!
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NEW APWU OF FLORIDA STATE RETIREE CHAPTER INTERNET INFO WEBSITE LAUNCHED: Go online to www.retireeparadise.blogspot.com to search for Retiree answers and latest News!
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FREE LUNCHEON TO FIRST FORTY (40) CHAPTER MEMBERS/FAMILY MEMBERS TO SIGN IN ON ATTENDANCE SHEET ON TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 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.
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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, Nov. 27, 2007 in Holiday, Florida. Installation of newly elected Chapter officers scheduled at this regular membership meeting!
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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.
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One hundred ninety-five (195) 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 12:00 PM
REGULAR MEETING FROM 12:00 PM - 1 PM
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FSRC FOUNDERS 2006-2007 EXECUTIVE BOARD:
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:
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!
The below twenty-six (26) Florida Suncoast Retiree Chapter Members, Family, & Guests, attended the entertaining Retiree Chapter luncheon and business meeting held on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at Buddy Freddys Buffet Restaurant in Holiday, FL. 34691.
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FLA. SUNCOAST RET. CHAPTER MEMBERS (17):
Clearwater, Mario Miceli; Gulfport, Tony Fiore; Holiday, Peter Stecyk, Jr., and John R. Stephens; Hudson, Evangeline Ritchie; New Port Richey, Jerry Columbus, Alfred DiServio, and Alfred Martinez; 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 and Jim Glover.
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INVITED FAMILY MEMBERS AND GUESTS (9):
Clearwater, Bonnie Miceli; Holiday, Dorothy Stephens; New Port Richey, Eugenia Columbus and Helen Nicosia; Oldsmar, Louise Falco; St. Petersburg, Patricia Blydenburgh; South Pasadena, Patty Gose; Tarpon Springs, Richard Coultes; and Invited Guest Speaker Mike Sullivan, President, Suncoast Area Local, APWU #1228, Pinellas Park, FL.
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STATE RETIREE CHAPTER EXEC. BOARD:
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:
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 122 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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RETIREE INTERNET LINK: GO TO www.apwuflorida.org and click on Retiree link for more information.
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VOLUME 10, NUMBER 5 OCT.-DEC., 2007
A publication of the Suncoast Area Local, APWU, AFL-CIO, serving over 700 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!

PRESIDENT BILL BURRUS ANNOUNCES CREATION OF FIVE (5) NEW ORGANIZING & LEGISLATIVE JOBS-0NE IN EACH REGION FOR THE ACTIVE & RETIREE DUES PAYING MBRS

FLASH! President Bill Burrus Outlines Ambitious Agenda at All-Craft & Retirees Conferences before 3,000 APWU Officers and Members at the all union Las Vegas Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, NV from Nov. 5-8, 2007.

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APWU President William Burrus outlined an ambitious agenda for the union’s future in a speech to the All-Craft & Retirees Conferences on Nov. 6-7. Urging conference participants to embrace change in a time of challenge, President Burrus announced plans to hire five (5) APWU grassroots organizers to help implement the union’s legislative program, and unveiled plans to better communicate with far-flung union members via the Internet.
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“Many unions of the 20th Century did not change” with the times, Burrus said, and their members suffered as a result. “That will not happen to the American Postal Workers Union,” he declared. “We must incorporate change in everything we do — from the processing of grievances, to the representation of members, to the holding of union meetings, to the preparation of our newsletters,” he said.
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Burrus promised to evaluate all of the union’s activities to ensure that the union is utilizing 21st Century tools. Noting that Members-at-Large who work in small offices rarely come in contact with union officers and stewards, Burrus said the union would develop a new format to enable them to communicate with the union via computer. “There is no reason for a union officer to drive 50 miles to file a Step 1 grievance,” he said. The APWU must use 21st Century technology to handle grievances and enforce the contract, the union president said.
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“We are not trying to compete with the state organizations,” which represent Members-at-Large, Burrus said, “but the era of relying solely on face-to-face communication has passed.” “We can find other ways to share information,” he said, encouraging locals and state organizations to explore the use of town hall-style telephone and computer conferences.
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Grassroots Organizers
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Burrus also announced plans to hire five (5) grassroots organizers to coordinate the union’s political activities in each region. They will “combine the efforts, the interests, and the goals of our retirees, our activists, our locals and states, and individuals who are involved in the political process — organizing them into a single force to take our message to Congress and the president.”
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“We are going to put together a comprehensive program so that we are as effective in the political arena as we are in the bargaining arena,” he said.
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The union president said he had hoped to announce at the conference that legislation had been introduced in Congress to require the Postal Service to bargain with the APWU over subcontracting. Burrus expressed optimism that the legislation would be introduced soon — perhaps as early as next week.
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“With your efforts,” he told conference participants, “we will get sufficient co-sponsors to move it to the president for his signature.” The hope is to get 218 co-sponsors in the House and 51 in the Senate, Burrus said.
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“I have no hope that under the Bush administration we can get a signature for such legislation… but in January 2009 we will have a new president,” Burrus said to raucous cheers and applause. “And with your help, in January 2009, we are going to have a president who will sign anti-contracting legislation for the American Postal Workers Union.”
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[Article linked from APWU Web News #103-07, Nov. 8, 2007 at http://www.apwu.org/ ]

NATIONAL APWU RETIREES DEPARTMENT AND ALL CRAFTS CONFERENCES TO CONVENE IN LAS VEGAS, NV. AT LAS VEGAS HILTON HOTEL & CONVENTION CTR, NOV. 5-8, 2007

President Bill Clinton To Address All-Craft Conference IN LAS VEGAS, NV ON MON., NOV. 5
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Former President Bill Clinton will speak at the APWU’s All-Craft Conference on Monday, Nov. 5, about the 2008 presidential campaign and the important role working people can play in determining the future direction of our nation.
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“We are honored to have President Clinton as our guest at this important meeting of union activists,” said APWU President William Burrus. “We look forward to hearing his unique perspective on the 2008 election.
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“This is an excellent opportunity for APWU members to become engaged in the presidential campaign. I encourage all conference participants to attend.”
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Clinton will address delegates in the Conrad Room at the Hilton Center in Las Vegas. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. (Pacific Time).
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(Above Announcement Linked from APWU Web News Article #101-07, Nov. 1, 2007 at www.apwu.org )
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President Jack Gose from South Pasadena and Secretary-Treasurer Mario Miceli from Clearwater are the elected Retiree delegates from Florida representing the 3,000 dues paying member APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter, AFL-CIO, at the National APWU Retirees Dept. Conference to be held at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, Pavilion 6 Room, 3000 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109. The Retirees Conference is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 5-6, 2007 and the APWU All Crafts Conference continues on Wed. and Thur., Nov. 7-8, 2007. At least two other APWU Retiree Delegates from Florida are Dave Bernstein from Tampa, Legislative Director, APWU of Florida Executive Board, and Valentine Serpico, President from Fort Lauderdale, Broward County Area Local Retiree Chapter, APWU # 1201.
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The Retirees Conference agenda according to National APWU Retirees Director Douglas Cowan Holbrook who is retiring from his office in November, 2007 is as follows:
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1. Legislative issues for Retirees and activity of Bills in Congress relating to the issues we developed during the APWU 17th Biennial National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.
2. Two hours will be devoted to retirement seminars and issues facing retirees at the Shared Services of the U.S. Postal Service.
3. Grassroots of Retirees as suggested by Local Chapters.
4. New procedure of payment of Chapter rebates.
5. Inactive Chapters.
6. Free membership for new retirees for 2008.
7. How to Develop and utilize a Retiree's news service at the Local Level.
8. Additional items which will be added by Local and State Chapters and members in attendance.
9. Report of Local and State Chapters of all activities of the Chapters.
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All Crafts workshops are scheduled for the next two days at the Las Vegas Hilton and Convention Center. There is a General Session and a wide assortment of classes including interesting subjects such as Dealing with Difficult People and The Art of Compromise. The Installation of newly elected National APWU Officers, including our incoming Retirees Director Judy Beard and Dinner Dance will be held on Thurs., Nov. 8, 2007 from 5:30 p.m. to 11 pm. We will be returning to Florida on a non-stop Red Eye flight at 11:30 pm, weary and refreshed with many new ideas shared by all the Retirees meetings in the Desert. We look forward to a greater future for all APWU Retirees in 2008. JACK GOSE, Editor
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LTR FROM STATE OF FLORIDA ON NATIONAL APWU LEGISLATIVE GRASSROOTS PROGRAM:
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July 25, 2007

Douglas Cowan Holbrook, Director
APWU Retirees Department,
1300 L Street, N.W. 20005

Dear Doug,

In response to your query concerning “grass roots” legislative program within the National APWU Retirees Department for all our dues paying Retirees, the following information and comments are offered:

1. Encourage all the APWU Retirees, Local and State Retiree Chapters to get involved with the Local and State Alliance for Retired Americans Chapters in the Legislative area, affiliate the APWU Local Retiree Chapters and APWU State Retiree Chapters with their State ARA organizations (30 States now have ARA Charters). We have been involved with the ARA since the beginning in 2001, it works!

Tampa Area Local Retiree Chapter #259, Florida Suncoast Area Local Retiree Chapter #1228, and APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter are affiliated with their Florida Alliance for Retired Americans State non-profit organization (FLARA). Three of our APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter officers serve as elected officers on the FLARA Executive Board which meets quarterly at different locations around the State of Florida with other International AFL-CIO union officers and Community based groups to promote friendly legislation and help defeat unfriendly laws.

2. Encourage all the APWU Retirees, Local and State Retiree Chapters to get involved with the National Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) non-profit organization (3.4 million dues paying members) in Washington, D.C. As an active partner with ARA, encourage APWU Retirees to go online to the APWU and ARA websites to learn how they can help with both organizations legislative programs. Alliance for Retired Americans annual dues for both member and spouse are only $10.00 year.

The National Alliance for Retired Americans Legislative Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton Hotel from Sept. 4-7, 2007 brings together the nation’s Retirees to plan our Legislative agenda and lobby our Congress on the Hill. Every APWU Retiree should be encouraged to register or at least attend this annual conclave! We look forward to being with you at the Hilton.

3. Encourage all the APWU Retirees, Local and State Retiree Chapters to get involved with their AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils and State AFL-CIO, and affiliate the APWU Local and State Retiree Chapters. Stimulate APWU Retirees to attend State AFL-CIO meetings, caucuses, and annual Conventions to broaden the Retiree Legislative agenda. Retirees should be encouraged to join Union Labor picketing and demonstrations to get involved with Legislative efforts.

4. Educate the APWU Local and State Retiree Chapters on setting up their own APWU Retiree internet website to inform active and retiree members and families on Retiree information. The cost for setting up such a site is negligible, and it is easy to maintain. Retirees are never too old to learn new ways to connect online to Legislation Do’s and Don’ts. Promoting legislation online makes a lot of sense!

We hope this helps to stir the pot, In Real APWU Retiree Solidarity,
jak.gose@excite.com


Jack Gose, President, APWU of Florida State Retiree Chapter and Vice President of FLARA
6839 Park Street So., South Pasadena, FL 33707-2123 Tel: 727-343-2998

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