NATIONAL ACTIVE & RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION  (NARFE)     FT MYERS CHAPTER  0254
Welcome


We are a non-partisan fellowship, our members are active and retired
Federal employees, dedicated to protecting the interests of current
Federal employees, Federal retirees and their dependents, in concert
with other NARFE members and chapters.  We regularly meet with
legislators and watch Congressional voting records to determine which
candidates support our goals and are helping protect our future.

The Fort Myers Chapter meets the second Monday of the month 
at the Smoke'n Pit Restaurant.  Meetings start at 10:30. There will be a wide
variety of good food for your luncheon and always a luncheon special. 
Your luncheon cost will be your selection. Our meetings consist of a guest
speaker and the necessary chapter business, then we adjourn and enjoy our
lunch while we catch up with the happenings from our friends and chapter members.


Our next meeting will be at the Smoke'n Pit Bar B Que, 1641 N. Tamiami Trail, N. Ft Myers, FL on April 14th at 10:30.  Plan to attend, lots of information to share with you. 
  

WE WANT TO SEE YOU AT THE CHAPTER MEETING.  PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND.
 

I am glad you found us and I hope this website will be useful.  Use the
tabs at the top of the page to view our Newsletter.   
     
 WHY  YOU SHOULD  JOIN  NARFE                       -                                                                             

NARFE, one of America’s oldest and largest associations, was
founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights
and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. The
largest federal employee/ retiree organization, NARFE represents
the retirement interests of nearly 5 million current and future
federal annuitants, spouses, and survivors. 

NARFE provides members with a collective voice in making a
difference on Capitol Hill. 

Member benefits include:
The latest news on changes in retirement benefits–Civil
Service Retirement System (CSRS) and the Federal Employees
Retirement System (FERS)–insurance and other benefits;
Information to help you make the best pre- and post-retirement
choices;
An award-winning monthly magazine;
Access to nationwide NARFE service centers; and
 
Membership discounts for travel, financial services, insurance,
moving and emergency services. Membership also includes
eligibility for scholarships and disaster relief funds.


SOMETHING FOR NARFE MEMBERS TO CONSIDER
 
If you are a Life Member, a Dues Withholding member, or
an Honorary/Distinguished Member, you need read no
further.  For the rest of us, I hope you will consider dues
withholding (DW).  The DW
 option saves you 15% of your
national dues (chapter dues are separate). DW means that
instead of paying a lump sum every year, one twelfth
of
your dues is taken out of your pension each month, you
save that 15%, neither you nor NARFE has to pay postage
for renewal notices, and your membership does not
expire (but if you expire, your dues automatically stop
being deducted from your pension).  

Contact Sharon Bowman at Sbowman216@aol.com
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You can file the form now, you do not have to wait until your current membership expires as DW will not go into effect until your
dues expire.  Now, if DW does not appeal to you, you can also
save money by choosing to renew on the two and/or three
year plan. 

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The following websites are offered for information.  


NARFE NATIONAL WEBSITEwww.narfe.org

NARFE FLORIDA WEBSITE:    www.narfefl.net

NARFE E-CHAPATER:  www.narfe.org/eFlorida  

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENTwww.opm.gov

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESwww.house.gov

U.S. SENATEwww.senate.gov

THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICEwww.cbo.gov

THE SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE:      www.finance.senate.gov

THE HOUSE BUDGET COMMITTEE:    www.budget.house.gov

THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANSwww.waysandmeans.house.gov

CAPITAL HILL NEWSPAPER:   www.rollcall.com

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS:   www.thomas.loc.gov

FEHBP RATES: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/planinfo/2012/states/fl.asp

BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD BOOKLET FOR 2012: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/planinfo/2012/brochures/71-005.pdf


THE FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
:   www.federalnewsradio.com

MY FEDERAL RETIREMENT   www.myfederalretirement.com

FIND & CONTACT NATIONAL & LOCAL MEDIA
http://narfe.capwiz.com/narfe/dbq/media    

  

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMISTRATION (SSA):     www.ssa.gov
MEDICARE:     www.mymedicare.gov
 
THRIFT SAVINGS PLAN : www.tsp.gov

IRS: 
www.irs.gov
 
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA):    www.va.gov

YOUTUBE NARFE EVENTS ( US vs THEM):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Ua_sqspdE
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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