September 2017 Newsletter: Word Document or PDF
President’s Message: September-October
It is my pleasure to serve the Retired Educators’ Association of Cape May County as your President. With Carol Ann McDonald and Jeanne Degatano as our Vice-Presidents, Sharon Popper as our Secretary and Deborah Yoa as our Treasurer we anticipate a dynamic year of membership.
The first order of business is to make you aware that the NJHBP is changing the prescription plan provider to OPTUM Rx. This change will occur on January 1, 2018. There will be more news coming on that front but be sure to check your prescriptions to make sure you are not cut short during the transition time period. It is expected that there will be a few hiccups along the way but as it has been explained to me, the plan should be very similar (never quite identical) to what is already offered by Express Scripts.
We are making arrangements with the Cumberland County Retirees to offer travel opportunities to our membership.
Our three general membership meetings, in October, December and May are already planned. Check the calendar of events.
We have an opening in the newsletter department so if anyone is interested in producing our thrice yearly production, please let me know. We also have an opening on the Executive Board for the position of Communications Secretary. Anyone interested please let me or the other officers know as soon as possible.
2017 is an election year for the offices of the state of New Jersey. Our governor, members of the senate and the assembly are all up for election this year. Ambassador Phil Murphy has been endorsed by NJEA PAC for governor. Senator Jeff Van Drew and Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land have also been endorsed. We anticipate political action on our part including contacting our membership with information about our endorsements using phone banks along with electronic communications. Anyone interested in helping, again please let me know.
With a great deal of respect,