The AFSCME Retiree Sub-Chapter #87 group will meet Monday March 9th at the Decatur Public Library Staley Room on the First Floor at 1:00 pm. The program will feature Ted Maddox with Maddox Sweet Corn discussing his sweet corn operation in Macon and surrounding counties..

Then on Tuesday, March 10 at 1:00 pm at the Hillsboro Farm Bureau the program is on Autism and raising awareness. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. Autism is Widespread, Awareness About This Condition is Not. In the United States, autism affects 1 in every 110 children.

The group has very informative meetings with guest speakers scheduled for the upcoming year. The Monday, April 13 meeting is an officers Election Luncheon to be held in Taylorville at Angelo’s Restaurant. Following the luncheon, the meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. with featured speaker the State PPO provider, United Health Care who will make their annual presentation. They will have information about the increase in Hearing Aid benefits that will be raised from $600 to $2,500. The luncheon is FREE to sub-chapter members. For a list of future meetings and speakers be sure to check out the email network website.

The AFSCME Retiree Sub-Chapter has a very informative email network that provides information on Health Care, Pension, Budget impacts both State and Federal. The email network helps out of state members stay updated on issues that affect them. To get connected you can either Email David Spinner at or call 217-324-2018.

In an effort to reward members, the Officers and Executive Board members started a program for the dedicated members who faithfully attend meetings throughout the year. Members that attend at least 7 meetings receive a cash stipend of $25.00. If you attend all 10 meetings the cash stipend is $36.00.

The AFSCME Retiree Sub-Chapter #87 group is open to any retired senior who wants to stay informed on current state and federal issues that affect senior citizens. The group welcomes new members and anyone to attend.

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