LEWISTON — The National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Ramada Inn on Pleasant Street.

A social half hour will be followed by lunch at noon. After the speaker, there will be a business meeting with reading of the minutes and old and new business discussion. Also, a report from our Legislative Committee members on recent news and information regarding NARFE concerns federal and statewide.

Guest speaker will be local writer and columnist David Sargent. His column titled “River Views” appears twice-monthly in the Sun Journal. His presentation will include stories about people, places and events happening in the Lewiston-Auburn area past and present.

Sargent has pursued a lifelong interest in writing and Maine history because of poetry and journalism of his father and an aunt. A native of Auburn, he is married and lives on the historic family farm that was built by his great-grandfather after the Civil War.

In the 1960s, Sargent was a general assignment reporter for the Lewiston Daily Sun, worked for a public relations company in Portland and operated his own PR firm. In August 2010 his book “Remembering Lewiston-Auburn, Androscoggin River Views” was published. It is a history of this region from his River Views columns.

Plans for the meeting were conducted at a board meeting attended by Richard St. Amand, Paul Ouellette, Doris Hamel, Roland Metayer, Claire Breton and Martha Robinson.

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. Recently the Lewiston/Auburn Area NARFE Chapter No. 1804 has been notified of playing a key role in fundraising efforts of NARFE donations for Alzheimer’s Research topping 9 million nationally.

Donations come from individual NARFE members as well as NARFE chapters nationwide. With some 1,400 chapters and 300,000 members NARFE is the only association solely dedicated to protecting and improving the earned benefits of federal employees and retirees. For more information about NARFE, visit www.NARFE.org.

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