Engaging Members Across the Commonwealth

Since the Mass Retirees Annual Meeting in September (see November Voice), our 2023 – 2024 area meeting season is well underway. “So far we’ve traveled from one end of the state to the other – from Pittsfield to Westport,” according to Meeting Coordinator Leo Delaney. “We’re planning to hold our full pre-pandemic schedule of meetings this season. So expect to see a meeting in your region over the next nine plus months.”

Before going to press, Association officials had met with members at four locations – Pittsfield, West Springfield, Plymouth and Westport. “We enjoy the opportunity to interact face-to-face with the members, in addition to providing them with the latest news involving their pensions, health insurance and Social Security,” comments Association President Frank Valeri. “And, we thank Association Vice Presidents Tim Hannigan, Karl Schmaelzle and Steve Rivard, as well as Association Treasurer Joe Connarton, for their help at the meeting being held in their region.

“We also welcomed several legislators from both parties. Sen. John Velis (D- Westfield) and Representatives Natalie Blais (D-Deerfield), Daniel Carey (D-Easthampton), Michael Finn (D-West Springfield) and Mathew Muratore (R-Plymouth) visited us to say hello to our members. Former legislators, Sen. Joan Menard of Fall River and Rep. Nancy Flavin of Easthampton, joined us too.”

“Again this is just the beginning of the Association’s area meeting season,” continues Delaney. “As you see on page 3, several meetings are scheduled for our Florida members, but as the temperatures rise here, there will be a full slate of meetings across the state that will be listed in our next (March) issue of The Voice.

“Hope to see you then.”

Comments are disabled.