Summer is upon us, restrictions are relaxing, we can finally be out and about again . . . AND General Membership Meetings are back! We were able to have our very first meeting of 2021 in June along with our Annual Picnic. Take a look at the pictures on the VBREA EVENTS page. A great time was had by all! We were able to resume our regular meetings in July at Gus and George's Spaghetti and Steak House. There will be no meeting in August as that is normal vacation time for many. Join us for our next meeting on September 15, 2021, at Gus and George's (4312 Virginia Beach Boulevard). We will have Attorney Karen Fortier speaking on Elder Law. For those of you who cannot make it to the meetings, Board meeting minutes are posted on the “Stay Connected” page of the website. We would like to continue having speakers at our meetings. If you have any suggestions for speakers, please email their information to the attention of our Involvement Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get involved in VBREA!! We are in desperate need of more volunteers to serve on our committees. You, the members, make VBREA what it is by participating. The Communications Committee, especially, needs more members. They need backup for some of the tasks involved just in case one of the members is unable to continue. An example of this is emails being sent out with notifications to the members may stop because there is no backup for the person currently responsible. We also need someone to manage our official Facebook page and someone to do a newsletter.
Thank you to those that have volunteered to help on the committees. Contact our Webmaster at email@example.com if interested in any positions on the board or committees. Please help to continue making VBREA a wonderful organization for City of Virginia Beach retirees.
The VBREA website is updated often so check it out often to stay informed about events and other messages posted which relate to retirement issues, www.vbrea.org. Add VBREA.org to your favorites. Also, check your email often for important information from VBREA as blasts are sent by the Communications Committee. Check your Spam folder just in case the VBREA emails end up there. Also check the calendar for upcoming VBREA and City events. So much is going on and I want each retiree to be informed and enjoy.
If you are still on the city’s health and dental plans, Open Enrollment for 2022 Coverage will be Friday, October 1 - Friday, October 15, 2021. This is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to benefits and covered dependents. Details will be sent to your home address and materials available on the CBO websites as it gets closer to Open Enrollment. Please keep up on these especially important benefits at https://www.vbgov.com/Site-Info/employees/benefits/Pages/retirees.aspx Remember, this is your organization and the members make it what it is.