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June 2012

Merced County changes retirees' benefits

MERCED — The Merced County Board of Supervisors recently approved changes to health care plans of retirees over age 65, a move they say will save the county $1 million each year.      Full Story


Information & Events

REMCO Holiday Luncheon 2021

The REMCO Holiday luncheon is free to REMCO members. Guests are $8. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

This year's Grand prize is $500.

The winner of the grand door prize will be determined by members only playing one game of bingo.

Many other door prizes will be available so make sure to bring cash to purchase your raffle tickets.

The menu for the December 2021 luncheon will consist of:
Baked Ham, scalloped potatoes, salad, Green beans rolls and dessert.

MAKE SURE TO CALL IN YOUR RESERVATIONS SO WE KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD TO PREPARE.


SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 2018

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE:
SAYLOR CRAMER
PARENTS: STERLING & SUZANNE CRAMER
RETIRE: DEBBIE LESTER ,GRANDMOTHER

ELISE PELLISSIER
PARENTS:TIM & AMY PELLISSIER
RETIREE: MIKE TANNER,GRANDFATHER

CONTINUING EDUCATION:
ELIZABETH DESOUSA
PARENTS: RICHARD & ADELE CORSINA DESOUSA
RETIRE: NORMA DESOUSA,GRANDMOTHER

MADISON MURPHY
PARENTS: DANIEL & TERESA MURPHY
RETIREE: DANIEL MURPHY ,FATHER

JACK ENOS
PARENTS: ANTHONY & SHELLY ENOS
RETIRE: LINCOLN CLENDENIN,GRANDFATHER


Scholarship Winners 2017

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

STUDENT: JACK ENOS
RETIREE: LINC CLENDENIN
PARENTS: ANTHONY & SHELLY CLENDENIN

STUDENT: VICTORIA BODINE
RETIREE: CAROL SILVA
PARENTS: ANDREW & JENNIFER BODINE

STUDENT: ELIZABETH DESOUSA
RETIREE: NORMA DESOUSA
PARENTS: RICHARD & ADELE DESOUSA

STUDENT: TANNER PELLISER
RETIREE: MICHAEL TANNER
PARENTS: TIM & AMY PELLISER

CONTINUING EDUCATION

STUDENT: REGAN MURPHY
RETIREE: DAN MURPHY
PARENTS DAN & TERESA MURPHY

STUDENT: JULIA NUNES
RETIREE: MICHAEL TANNER
PARENTS: JON & KELLY NUNES


CHANGE OF RESIDENCE OR MAILING ADDRESS

Dear REMCO Member,

We received more mail returns on the last newsletter than ever before! The newsletters are mailed at the "bulk rate" with the USPO, but each mail return costs REMCO the (more expensive!) USPO "first class" rate.

PLEASE REMEMBER to advise MCERA (the retirement office!) and REMCO of any change of residence or mailing address.

If you receive the newsletter via email, please also send a notification of any change of address, or change of email address to me by email! This will assure you continue to receive your newsletters and other information. Failure to notify MCERA of an address change could also cause other important issues with your retirement benefits. If I receive an email returned as "undeliverable", I will simply delete the email address from my list - it is your responsibility to keep it up to date!

MCERA (Merced County Employees Retirement Association)
3199 "M" St.
Merced, CA 95348
phone 209-726-3636 fax: 209-725-3637
email: MCERA@co.merced.ca.us
Website: www.co.merced.ca.us/retirement

REMCO Newsletter
(John Carlisle, Editor)
P.O. Box 3605
Merced, CA 95344-3605
jbc76@sbcglobal.net
209-722-9249 (h)
REMCO Website: remcomerced.com

I hope you are enjoying retirement and having a wonderful summer!

John Carlisle
Editor, REMCO Newsletter


GABRIELLE NORD GUEST SPEAKER REMCO JUNE LUNCHEON

One of REMCO's past scholarship recipients, Gabrielle Nord, recently shared about her time spent living in Malawi and serving as a volunteer research assistant for Project Peanut Butter (PPB); a non-profit organization committed to treating children with moderate to severe malnutrition throughout sub-saharan Africa.

Moved by the fact that malnutrition takes the lives of more children than any other disease in the world today, Dr. Mark Manary founded PPB in 2004 and has committed his life to advancing the treatment of severe malnutrition. Through dedicated research, Dr. Manary and his team created a highly effective, locally produced, ready-to-use therapeutic food, known as RUTF or “Chiponde”. This peanut butter-like product consists of roasted peanuts (peanut paste), powdered milk, vegetable oil, sugar, and vitamins/minerals.

RUTF has not only revolutionized the treatment of malnutrition worldwide, but has increased the recovery rates in children to 75-90%. The old standard treatment, a milk-based formula, required mothers to travel to crowded hospitals where their sick children were often exposed to a variety of diseases and only recovered 25-40% of the time. Since RUTF has been introduced and distributed, malnourished children are now recovering in 12 weeks’ time and in the comfort of their own homes.

Volunteers, like Gabrielle, are responsible for traveling to surrounding villages with a team of Malawian nurses and drivers to screen children for malnutrition and enroll them in the 12-week long, RUTF treatment program. The team returns to clinics every two weeks to check the progress of enrolled children and screen any new ones who may have become malnourished in the time in between. PPB’s team in Malawi screens and treats over 2,000 children a month and during “hunger season", when rural families wait for their crops to be harvested from January to May, that number nearly doubles.

If you are interested in learning more, volunteering, or donating to Project Peanut Butter to help them continue saving the lives of children, please visit their website at www.projectpeanutbutter.org or contact Gabrielle Nord at gnord4@gmail.com. Thank you for your time and consideration!


SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE RECIPIENTS

Gianna Cianfichi (not present)
Parents: Dennis & Carrie Cianfichi
Remco member: Dennis Cianfichi

Julia Nunes
Parents: Jon and Kelly Nunes
Remco Member Mike tanner accepting for Julia



CONTINUING EDUCATION RECIPIENTS

Katrina & Robert Justice
Parents Aaron & Cheryl Justice
Remco Member / Proud grandmother Lavon Justice


MERCED COUNTY RETIREES CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION COMPROMISED - READ WHAT YOU CAN DO.
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PENSION REFORM BALLOT MEASURE

Newsletter Editors: CRCEA President Skip Murphy has made the following announcement which you are invited to reprint in your Association newsletters:

CRCEA JOINS IN ACTION TO BAN SO-CALLED “PENSION REFORM” BALLOT MEASURE
As many of our members are aware, a recent ballot initiative to eliminate Defined Benefit pension plans has been ordered removed from the ballot in the November election. CRCEA (California Retired County Employees Association) was the only state-wide retiree group to participate with San Diego, San Joaquin, Ventura County Retirement Associations and the Retiree Employees of San Diego County (RESDC) in the court case by filing an Amicus Brief (friend of the court) which argued against allowing the initiative a place on the ballot. The Judge in the case ultimately ruled that placing the initiative on the ballot was “a “waste of public resources.” He also stated that putting this measure before voters would have been an enormous waste of taxpayer money because it only would have been ruled unlawful. CRCEA’s immediate move to “jump into the action” demonstrates that the voices and votes of 160,000 retirees is a strong force in the protection of public employee benefits, a force which CRCEA will continue to assert whenever the need arises.


BYLAWS OF RETIRED EMPLOYEES OF MERCED COUNTY ASSOCIATION, INC
REVISED, ADOPTED AND CERTIFIED 2/3/2014

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NEED TO CONTACT ANOTHER REMCO MEMBER?

KEEP CONNECTED!

If you would like to contact a former co-worker contact Michael Sofranek by email at REMCOMERCED@YAHOO.COM. That person will be contacted with your name and information to contact you. REMCO members who are recruiting new members have a complete list of all county retirees.



MCERA Meetings

Open to REMCO members

Merced County Employees Retirement Association Every 2nd Thursday of the month M.C.E.R.A. has a general meeting starting at 8:15 a.m. and is open to all REMCO members. Every 4th Wednesday of the month M.C.E.R.A. has an investment meeting starting at 8:1 5 a.m. and is open to all REMCO members. Meetings are held at the M.C.E.R.A. office at 3199 M Street in Merced. Phone 209-725-3636.


Items for Sale & Services

Free for REMCO members

REMCO members can list an item for sale or a service they provide on the REMCO website for free.
Items for sale will be listed for thirty days and then removed. If your item sells sooner please send an e-mail to the address below so the item can be removed. You can e-mail a description of what you want posted on the REMCO website to REMCOMERCED@YAHOO.COM. Your posting will be placed on the website just as you sent it so be sure your e-mail is exactly how you want it to read, including your contact information.


Ride Sharing Program

For REMCO Members!

We have members of REMCO that would like to attend our luncheons but lack transportation. I have started a program that will hopefully get more REMCO members to our luncheons by creating a “car pool” list of members needing rides and / or those willing to provide rides to one, several, or all of the luncheons. Please contact me, Michael Sofranek at 209-374-3465, if you are in need of a ride or willing to provide a ride to our luncheons. I will at tempt to find someone in your area or match you with someone on the car pool list.


REMCO Quarterly Luncheons/Meetings

Get involved! Have some fun!

REMCO quarterly luncheons / meetings are held on the second Tuesday in March, June, September and December at the Merced Elks Club, 19th & M Street, Merced at 11:30 A.M.

You can make your quarterly luncheon reservations by e-mailing REMCOMERCED@YAHOO.COM. Be sure to include the names of all those who will be attending the luncheon.

Door Prizes for Quarterly Luncheons: If you know a business willing to donate a door prize to a quarterly luncheon, please e-mail Michael Sofranek at REMCOMERCED@YAHOO.COM

Meeting Minutes

March 14, 2017


 

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