GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING and elections

 MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018

Our next General Membership Meeting and Elections will be held Monday, June 25, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at E.B. Cape Center, 4501 Leeland St., Houston TX 77023.

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Our guest speaker will be Shira Amdur, M.D., Supportive Medicine and Palliative Care from Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Some topics that Dr. Amdur will address are: caring for a loved one with a chronic illness, being a caregiver--what that entails, the phenomenon of caregiver burnout, and the importance of planning as well as what resources are out there. Dr. Amdur will be accompanied by a social worker who will assist in answering questions.  

Elections

If you’d like to become a Board Member, here’s your chance. We will hold elections for five Board Member positions at this meeting. Some responsibilities include: attending Board Meetings (12) and General Meetings (2), assisting with planning and participating in said events, and participating in the City of Houston Health Fair and Summit.

Please mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP your attendance to Marian Burton at arhmeorg@gmail.com.


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 joycebethany@msn.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.

Upcoming Events

News Updates

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 SystemsARHME 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.




State Legislature

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Contributions

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ARHME has no membership dues. Voluntary contributions can be made to the ARHME PAC through a payroll deduction program facilitated by HMEPS.

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