JOIN US FOR ARHME'S SIXTH ANNUAL SOCIAL - MARDI GRAS STYLE
The ARHME Social will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bayland Community Center, 6400 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX. Prizes will be awarded for Best Mardi Gras Costume - Male and Female. Please click here for the flyer.
HERO GOLF TOURNAMENT - TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
We invite you to join in the ninth annual fundraising golf tournament for an organization we have been honored to serve. The Houston Employees Relief Organization (HERO) was created to fill the void for the dependents of our proud and brave municipal employees who keep Houston running as a world renowned city. Without their valuable service, the City of Houston would not be the place we’re all proud to call home. Houston Police Officers and Firefighters are already supported by The 100 Club.
Sixteen (16) municipal employees have been killed while providing services for citizens over the past 27 years. Their modest pay can make a public servant’s untimely death especially difficult financially for their families. We can never bring back their loved one. But with your help, we can show those survivors how much we value their loved one’s public service and we can make that dark time a little less stressful.
Through this fundraiser for a most worthy cause, we hope to raise $100,000 to support the HERO Survivors Fund. With your help, I am certain that goal will be easily met. Click here for City HEROs Golf Tournament Brochure. It will be a fun day on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the city’s flagship Memorial Park Golf Course. There will be food, fellowship, a silent auction, and many good golf shots.
Houstonians are fortunate to have so many fine public servants who make our great city a beacon to the world. It’s no wonder that Houston is a world destination.
Joanne Song Yu, HERO
At ARHME, when it comes to dealing with elected and appointed officials, our strength is in our membership numbers. We are beginning a new member enrollment drive and need your help to reach out and recruit new members. We currently have over 900 members, but this represents only about 10% of the service retirees, beneficiaries and surviving spouses, and disabled retirees who are eligible to join to become active members of ARHME. The new member drive includes a rewards program to recognize members who recruit 5 or more new members to ARHME. The attached flyer explains the program in detail. The program is being coordinated by board member Joyce Bethany, whose contact information is below. Thank you.
ONGOING ARHME MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
WE WANT YOU!!!
There is strength in numbers… At each bi-annual membership meeting, a member recruiting the most members for that period (a minimum of five new members) will select a recruitment gift from the items listed below.
- 4 tickets to the ARHME Spring Social
- $100 gift Card
- A Massage Envy full body massage
- 2 Personalized Yeti cups
- Dinner for you and the new members you have recruited ($200 value and $30 for each additional recruit after 5)
- 2 free nights at the Downtown Hyatt Regency
Currently there are no membership dues!
We have your best interest when it comes to securing your Retirement Benefits. Join us in making ARHME Stronger.
Let us recruit as many new members (retired, surviving spouses and deferred City of Houston Municipal Employees) as we can.
Need additional information? Please contact Joyce J. Bethany at email@example.com or 713-729-1768.
Join with us Today to help assure that our PENSION and BENEFITS are there for us Tomorrow.
WANT TO JOIN OTHER RETIREES AND SPOUSES FOR LUNCH?
All HMEPS retirees and spouses are welcome to join a group of fellow retirees and spouses who meet for lunch the first Saturday of every month. The group meets at the Luby's restaurant at 1414 Waugh Drive at 11 a.m. for fun and conversation. For more information, please contact Era Bell Inglis at 713-697-0317.
Click here to view minutes from the January 29, 2018 General Membership Meeting Report.
MUST READ - PENSION OBLIGATION BOND VOTE - CLICK HERE
Click here to view minutes from the June 12, 2017 General Membership Meeting Report.
Click here to view Mayor Turner's press release regarding Houston pension reforms take another big step forward in Austin.
Click here to view PROTECT TEXAS PENSIONS/NOMINATION FOR PENSION REVIEW BOARD information.
Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems: ARHME will continue to follow proposed legislation and periodically update members as more information becomes available. Please take time to educate yourself on the issues and stay engaged in the process. Go to the Texans for Secure Retirement Website, http://www.texansr.org/, and sign up to start receiving updates on proposed pension legislation. Click here to view the most recent TEXpers legislative update.
Click here to view HMEPS' response to George Bravenec's letter regarding the Proposed Revisions to Plan Provisions.
Click here to view the HMEPS accepted changes to COH Pensions. *Note: Although the document states 'proposed', these changes were 'accepted'.
Click here to view Mayor Sylvester Turner's message regarding COH Pensions.
Click here to view ARHME President George Bravenec's response to pension changes sent to Sherry Mose, HMEPS Board of Trustees Chairman, and Mayor Sylvester Turner.
Click here to view minutes from the October 10, 2016 Special General Membership Meeting Report.
The State Legislature is currently not in session. Let your representatives know about your growing concerns for you, your community and your pension.
ARHME has no membership dues. Voluntary contributions can be made to the ARHME PAC through a payroll deduction program facilitated by HMEPS.
Click the link below to set up your contribution.