Fayette/Madison OPERI meets

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The Fayette/Madison County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees Inc. held their first bimonthly meeting for 2016 at the Fayette County Commission on Aging on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

The speaker for the meeting was Brian Carlson, Detective of Investigations, from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Carlson spoke to the group concerning scams or hoaxes done to senior citizens and how to protect yourself from being a victim. The program was very informative to all.

President Sylvia Hildreth conducted an installation of officers. Joe Slagle was re-elected vice president and Connie Watson was elected first time treasurer at November’s meeting. They took the oath to serve the chapter and PERI to the best of their ability.

Jeanne Immell gave the secretary’s report. Connie Watson gave the treasurer’s report. Both reports were approved.

Larry Cruea completed the audit of the treasurer’s books and turned in a 100 percent correct exam on Marilee Peterson’s books. They are ready to turn over to Connie Watson.

Sylvia reminded everyone that they should be enrolled in their health plan . She explained the OPERS is holding many meetings all over the state in an effort to educate retirees on this new process. They are listed in the current newsletter.

The meeting was adjourned.

Those present for the meeting were Marcia Baird, William and Harriet Garringer, Luella Puckett, Bonnie Kellenberger, Connie Watson, Larry and Toni Long, Jim and Carolyn Essman, Sylvia Hildreth, Patty Barton, Joe and Elsie Slagle, Ron Clay, David and Lynda Junk, Sharon Irons, Sylvia Schneider, Patty Barton and Jeanne Immell.

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