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Six Spots Added for SUAA’s Iceland”s Magical Northern Lights Trip

Six spots added for Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights trip.

Collette World Connect has just informed SUAA that there are six spots available on the Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights trip on a first come, first served basis. The dates for the trip are February 20 through February 26, 2017.

Please contact the Group Sales and Service Team at 800-852-5655 if you are interested.

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights Trip

Group Reservation: #700793
Group Name: State Universities Annuitants Association
ID#: 1957493

Panama Trip Webinar is tonight. Sign up now!

SUAA is sponsoring a trip to Panama September 28th through October 6th, 2017 through Collette Travel. For more information, sign up for the free Webinar being held tonight, Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 7:30pm Central Time and will run approximately 30 minutes.

Click Here for more information and to register for the Webinar.

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director

State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

SUAA Upcoming Dates

Panama Trip

SUAA is sponsoring a trip to Panama September 28th through October 6th, 2017 through Collette Travel. For more information, sign up for the free Webinar being held this coming Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at 7:30pm Central Time and will run approximately 30 minutes.

Click Here for more information and to register for the Webinar.

Lunch with Staff

If you have questions about legislation, what we do here at the state office, or just want to get to know us better, you can join the SUAA staff for lunch from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 20th or Monday, November 14th, 2016. We will be glad to take up to 8 reservations for each date. SUAA will provide your lunch. Please call the office at 217.523.4040 or send an email to joni to reserve your place at the table. Please include contact information and the date that you would like to attend. We are looking forward to interesting and enjoyable conversation with those who attend.

2016 SUAA FALL Meeting

The 2016 SUAA Fall Meeting will be held at the Illinois State University Alumni Center, 1101 North Main Street, Normal, IL on Monday, November 21st. More information will be coming.

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director

State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Bereavement Notice: Paul Green

We are sorry to see this sad news from the GSU Office of Communications. Photos of Paul are in the files linked below.
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From: Office of Communications
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 2:07 PM
Subject: Bereavement Notice

Dear Faculty and Staff,

We are deeply saddened to announce the recent passing of Paul Green, who served Governors State University for 26 years.

Green began his career as a faculty member at GSU in 1973. He quickly rose from Assistant Professor to University Professor, receiving GSU’s Faculty Excellence Award in 1991.

Green was a key presence among state and local government leaders, local village and township officials, and community and service groups in the greater Chicagoland area. He also produced a monthly column for Crain’s Business and provided weekly political commentary on WGB radio. He retired from GSU in 1999.

A service open to the public will be held Tuesday October 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at Maggiano’s, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago.

Friends and colleagues in the GSU community offer Paul’s wife, Sharon, their daughter, Sarah, and his family our support and sympathy in this difficult time.

– GSU Office of Communications

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

SUAA: Problem with insurance payments? Let us know.

GSU SUAA Members,

SUAA Members throughout the state received an email from the Springfield Office of SUAA on September 12 indicating that some health care providers may begin to charge retirees and employees more of the cost of their care up front.

Paying up front means that an individual would be asked to pay for part or all of medical services at the time they were delivered. At this time, we do not anticipate a problem for employees and retirees who live in our area, but it is important to know about the issue. Some dentists have begun asking for payment at the time of service, since payment delays for dental plans are 10-18 months in some cases.

Please let us know if your dentist, doctor or any health care provider asks you for payment at the time of service. We will collect this information and use it in our discussions with legislators in Springfield.

Click here to read the entire article in the Springfield State Journal Register that was sent on September 12.

GSU SUAA Board

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

CTBA Symposium and SUAA Trip to Panama

To All SUAA Members!

SUAA still has two tickets available for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Symposium on Tuesday, September 20th. linda or call 217.522.1091.

Be sure to sign up for the Discover Panama webinar on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. This will only take about 30 minutes to learn about this fabulous trip sponsored by SUAA. Please sign up here.

Watch for more opportunities as they become available!

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

GSU SUAA Board Mtg 9/15

The next Board Meeting of the GSU Chapter of SUAA will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 12:00 noon in the CPA Upper Lobby.

Agenda:

  • Review/approve notes from August meeting (notes are posted below)
  • Committee Reports
    • Membership
    • Legislative
    • Retirement income taxation
    • October Program
    • SUAA 2016 Legislative Platform
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Chapter Dues
  • State EXCOM Report
  • Facebook group: GSU Chapter of SUAA
  • Other Business

    SUAA advocates on behalf of all faculty and staff–both current employees and retirees–their spouses/partners, and survivors, who are beneficiaries of SURS.

    Everyone is welcome to attend.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2016 in GSU SUAA, Meetings

 

SUAA Mini Briefing 09.09.2016

To All SUAA Members!

Doesn’t seem to be a lot of legislative activity these days – well that we can see. Some things are making news that shouldn’t necessarily be news. But here we are heading into the General Election. The focus seems to be on the National Election and the Chicago Public Schools.

Click here for the 9/10/16 SUAA Mini Briefing

We had a fantastic summer! It is now down to business . . .

Linda L Brookhart
Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

 

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2016 in News you can use, Newsletter, SUAA