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SUAA Mini Briefing 11.23.2020

For each and everyone of you!

However you spend your Thanksgiving day, be sure to enjoy it!

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Linda L. Brookhart, Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Bereavement Notice: Bob Cornesky

GSU-SUAA members,

We regret to announce the passing of Bob Cornesky, past GSU employee. We offer the family our condolences. More information about Bob can be found at https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/18719128/Robert-Andrew-Cornesky/Anderson/South-Carolina/The-Standard-Cremation-Funeral-Center

Robert Andrew Cornesky Obituary – Anderson, South Carolina , The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center | Tribute Arcive
Robert Cornesky, ScD.Dr. Robert Andrew Cornesky, age 81, of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully in the comfort of his Anderson, South Carolina home on October 22, 2020.Bob was a graduate of Geneva College and earned his Doctorate of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
www.tributearchive.com

John Lowe III, one of our GSU-SUAA Members shares these memories of Bob: "Bob came to GSU in the late 1970s as the Director of the new School oh Health Professions. He laid the groundwork for it to become the College of Health Professions a few years later, which is now the College of Health and Human Services. Always with an eye on trends, and one who never thought small, he was affectionately known by some as “Big Time Bob.” When he left GSU it was to become the Dean of the new School of Health Science at Texas Tech University. His publications and presentations focused on budgeting systems. Growing up in football crazy Pennsylvania, he told about quarterbacking his Aliquippa high school football team that included Mike Ditka, and playing against Joe Namath – when he was a senior and Namath was a sophomore, Bob’s team beat Joe’s high school and after the game Bob patted Joe on the head and said “that’s ok young man, someday you might be as good as me.”

Colleen Rock Ellis
GSU-SUAA Membership Committee

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

SUAA Scholarship Announcement

Congratulations to Reneel Moore! She was awarded one of the SUAA Scholarships. Reneel is the daughter of Brenda Moore, a long-time member of GSU-SUAA. Brenda has worked at GSU for over 16 years. She is a Client Relations Representative III in the Financial Aid Department.

Reneel is a junior in the Kinesiology – Athletic Training program at Illinois State University. Upon completion of the undergraduate program, Reneel plans to complete the Master’s program. That education will open the doors to career opportunities for Reneel that will allow her to interact with players of all sports. At a professional level, she will be able to meet many interesting pro athletes. Her ultimate goal is to become an Administrator or Director of an athletic program. GSU -SUAA wishes her much success!

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

GSU SUAA Minutes: September 2020

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2020 in GSU SUAA, Meeting Minutes

 

Zoom Link: SUAA Graduated Income Tax Q & A Thursday, Oct 22nd at 2:00 p.m.

Linda Brookhart is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Again, please check in a half-hour before the meeting starts! Thank you!

What: SUAA Graduated Income Tax Q & A

When: Thursday, Oct 22nd at 2:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2979094055?pwd=ajVTNS9iODhXbm5CNUpyOE5XZ0Zidz09

Meeting ID: 297 909 4055

Passcode: SUAA

Dial-In by your location

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 297 909 4055

Passcode: 830369

Questions? Call 217-523-4040

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Zoom Link: SUAA Graduated Income Tax – Wednesday, Oct. 21st at 7pm

Linda Brookhart is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Subject: Graduated Income Tax Q & A
When: Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m (Oct 21, 2020)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2979094055?pwd=ajVTNS9iODhXbm5CNUpyOE5XZ0Zidz09

Meeting ID: 297 909 4055
Passcode: SUAA

Dial In by your location

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 297 909 4055

Passcode: 830369

Questions?
217-523-4040

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Don’t Be Fooled by Those Ads on the Graduated Income Tax

Hi GSU-SUAA Members,

Election Day is coming. Some GSU-SUAA members are concerned about voting ‘Yes’ on the Graduated Tax Amendment. The GSU-SUAA Board wants to allay those concerns.

The richest people in Illinois have funded a well financed negative ad campaign. Why? Passage will increase their taxes from 4.95% to 7.995%. Passage will cost them money.

THE TRUTH—IF THE AMENDMENT PASSES

* retirement income will not be taxed. This is a separate issue, taxation of retirement income is not supported by the Governor or the legislature. The amendment does not affect their ability to tax retirement income. They already have it.

* rates will not go up. Our present financial situation stems partly from the fact that the Governor and legislature do not like to raise taxes! They will not change rates agreed upon to promote the passage of the amendment. Voters don’t forget a ‘bait and switch.’

* taxes will not increase for small businesses. Such businesses pass profits to the owners as income, and taxes will remain the same for profits less than $250,000..

THE TRUTH—IF THE AMENDMENT FAILS

* essential services, education, health care, and public safety will be cut.

* there probably will be a flat tax increase of 1% to 2% to fund the state. It may be temporary. It may be permanent.

* retirement income may become a tax target. It is a source of income that has not been tapped.

* payments to the pension funds may be suspended to meet more pressing budgetary needs.

* there will be pressure to increase sales taxes and all other government taxes that affect the poor and the wealthy equally.

To quote the Chicago Sun Times:

“Does anybody really believe the very wealthiest people and most powerful business interests in the state — the folks driving the opposition to a proposed “fair tax” — are in this for the rest of us? They are the folks — not the other 97% of us — who will pay more in taxes if the voters of Illinois approve this constitutional amendment on the Nov. 3 ballot."

They are in it for themselves. Who do you care about?

Vote ‘YES.’
Fairness for the 97%
Equity for the 3%

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Two Additional Upcoming Zoom Meetings on the Graduated Income – Tax Q & A

To All SUAA Members and Friends:

SUAA is offering two additional Zoom meetings on the Graduated Income Tax amendment that will appear on the November ballot. If you missed the previous sessions, want to be informed about the graduated income tax, or have questions, the dates and times are listed below. No registration is necessary. The Zoom link will be emailed the day before each meeting.

Dates:

Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. CT or
Thursday, October 22nd at 2:00 p.m. CT

Check link for details.

Graduated Income Tax Information and Details

Linda L. Brookhart, Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Register Now for the 2020 Zoom Fall Delegate Meeting!

To all SUAA members,

Register now for the 2020 SUAA Zoom Fall Delegate Meeting!
Registration links are below or you can register via the Blue/Green Registration Button on the SUAA website home page.
www.suaa.org

MEETING INFORMATION

When
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
at 10:00 a.m.
**Registration Ends Friday, October 23rd for Voting Delegates**

Where
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Zoom information and link sent October 27th, 2020 (the day before the meeting)

Time
10:00 a.m.
Please use the link before the meeting to check your audio and video. If you don’t have any speakers, you can use the call-in number provided in the email.

Registration Fees
$20.00 per person

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Choose one of the three registration/payment options:

Option 1: Credit Card
Registering yourself (or yourself and guest) and paying with a credit card?
Click the following link.
Individual/Guest Online Registration- Pay by Credit Card

Option 2: Personal Check
Registering yourself (or yourself and guest) and paying with a personal check?
Click the following link.
Individual/Guest Online Registration – Pay by Personal Check

Option 3: Chapter Check
Registering chapter group and paying with chapter check?
Click the following link.
Chapter Group Online Registration – Pay by Chapter Check

Questions?
Call the office at 217-523-4040
or email Debi

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

SUAA Mini Briefing 10.09.2020

To All SUAA Members!

Many of you have already voted. But for those of you who have not, please take another look at the most talked-about Illinois issue on the November Ballot.

SUAA will hold two more Graduated Income Tax Zoom presentations. The invite has already gone out. The last chance, so to say to get your questions answered. Please don’t be shy.

Stay safe, healthy and happy! These fall days are beautiful in Springfield!

Click Here to read the Mini Briefing

Click Here for information on the Graduated Income Tax Zoom presentations

Linda L. Brookhart, Executive Director
State Universities Annuitants Association

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2020 in Uncategorized