National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association to meet Feb. 28

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LEWISTON — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Ramada Inn. A social half hour will be followed by lunch at noon. After the speaker, there will be a business meeting conducted by Richard St. Amand, president, with readings of reports by Leo Sirois, secretary, and Paul Ouellette, treasurer. Any old or new business will be discussed.

The guest speaker for this meeting will be Richard Taylor, senior research and planning analyst with the Maine Fire Marshal’s Office. He will present a program on fire prevention for senior citizens. Taylor writes rules, drafts legislation and testimony, conducts research on the fire burden in Maine and its cost, writes grants and develops outreach and public education/awareness programs for the state. He is a member of Maine’s Injury Prevention Group, Home Safety Council Expert Network, Vision 20/20-A National Strategy for Fire Prevention, and PARADE (Prevention Advocacy Resources Data Exchange).

Plans for the meeting were formulated at a board meeting held Jan. 24 at the Ramada Inn. Attending were Richard St. Amand, Leo Sirois, Paul Ouellette and Martha Robinson. At the meeting the following officers were installed: Richard St. Amand, president, Jayne Bickford, vice-president; Leo Sirois, secretary; and Paul Ouellette, treasurer.

NARFE is an organization for active and retired employees, spouses, surviving spouses and former spouses who are legally eligible for a federal or survivor annuity. It is one of America’s oldest and largest organizations founded in 1921 with the mission of protecting the earned rights and benefits of America’s active and retired federal workers. For more information, visit www. NARFE.org.

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