Hello Fellow Retirees:
I am looking forward to serving as the secretary on AFT6157-R’s Executive Board. After retiring last December, I joined our local AFT Retiree group to work on issues that affect particularly part-timers, and to enjoy social activities with likeminded people. One part timer issue is the Windfall Elimination Program (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). Further information is contained in this newsletter. I hope we can enjoy some social activities together soon.
I have spent most of my career in education. I worked as an ESL teacher at EVC for about 20 years. I have served in several union positions, including president of my Adult Ed local, where I was the president for 11 years. I still represent our union at the South Bay Labor Council. I am married to Rick and have a daughter, Melanie, and a son, Adam.
In retirement I have gotten to play more! I play bridge a few times a week, mostly online but also at in- person tournaments, and socially with friends. We also love to travel. This year we have been to Reno, the Shakespeare Festival in Oregon, the Seattle/Vancouver area, and Spain. I am fortunate to have family nearby and to get together with them often.
I hope to get to know you better.