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Purchase 2″ Gold Colored Metal NCNARFE 2021 Commemorative Coins!

NCNARFE, to celebrate NARFE’s 100th Anniversary, has created a 2021 Commemorative Coin.  This coin is a great item to keep in your pocket or purse to help you show others why you belong to NARFE.  You can show them the coin and let them read the back side of the coin to help explain why you are a proud member.

NCNARFE purchased 100 of these coins.  We are making these coins available to our members for a total cost of $15.00 per coin.  This includes shipping and handling to the mailing address you provide. 

If you wish to purchase one or more coins:

  1. download the order provided below

  2. fill out the order form

  3. provide cash or write a check for the proper amount, and

  4. mail the form and cash or check to our treasurer at : Samuel E. Crain Jr., Treasurer – NCNARFE, 290 Azalea Dr., Maggie Valley, NC, 28751-7692

Sam Crain will send me an email confirmation of receipt of your order form and check or cash. I will then ship you the correct number of coins you order.  You will receive the coins in a 6″x4″ bubble envelope.  The coin(s) will be inside individual small zip bags that will be taped to the back of a 6″x4″ 120 lb weight card.  This will allow you to safely receive your coin(s)


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SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

I remember September 11th

Most people 30 years or older have vivid memories of the events of September 11, 2001.  Today my wife and I watched as the names of those who died were shown on the screen of our TV, recognizing a number of the names of individuals we had known.  The morning of September 11th, they went to work.  On September 11th, they did not go home.

On September 11th, I was Associate Regional Director and Chief of Staff of the Eastern Region of US Immigration and Naturalization (USINS).  The Regional Director and I were meeting that day with individuals seeking to do business with the USINS.  A staff member came into the Director’s conference room and said to turn on the TV right away.  We turned the TV on and watched the initial coverage of the first plane going into the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings.  One of the guests in the meeting turned white.  When we asked what was wrong, he stated that his wife was scheduled to attend a meeting that morning on one of the top floors of the WTC.  He went out of the room to try to reach his wife on her cell phone, but he could not get through.  As we continued to watch, and tried to gain contact with our NYC offices, the second plane flew into the second WTC building.

Sharon Weaver, wife of Dwight Weaver, was working in the U.S. Pentagon when that location was hit by a crashing jet.  She was able to escape, but many of those she worked with did not. Sharon is a NARFE member and a past Editor of the NCNARFE Newsletter.

I moved to Staten Island when I was in my early teens.  I started my work career with USINS as a Criminal Investigator/Special Agent in NYC.  A very good friend of mine worked in the WTC and I would meet him there on a regular basis for lunch.  I knew the buildings from attending meetings and having training there.  I could go on with story after story that I was told about how people survived that day,  how they escaped collapsing or evacuated nearby buildings,  or how they walked miles to get out of NYC and get home to their families.  They, I, We will never forget that day and the many days after.

I ask that you continue to remember: all those who were lost,  all who lost family or loved ones, and all who suffered from the event.

Henry Brattlie

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THE NCNARFE 2021

65th ANNUAL MEETING 

WAS HELD MAY 12, 2021

IT WAS GREAT!

ALL THE VIDEOS  FROM OUR WEBINAR WILL BE POSTED UNDER ANNUAL MEETINGS.

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO JOINED OUR FIRST ANNUAL MEETING VIA WEBINAR MAY 6, 2020!

For those of you who missed this GREAT EVENT, FEAR NOT.  You can view the the meeting in part or in it’s entirety. Click here to go to the  2020 ANNUAL MEETING page.

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Protecting Your Federal Benefits in Divorce

Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 2 p.m. ET

Presented by Jessica Markham, Attorney at Law

 

As the divorce rate in the US continues to rise, federal employees and retirees are affected just like any other segment of the population. However, there are a number of special considerations for Feds going through divorce and many family law attorneys are not familiar with CSRS/FERS, nor do they clearly understand the federal rules related to federal retirement benefits in divorce cases. As an active or retired federal employee, you’ll want to know how these rules apply to you.

Join us on August 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. ET, as Jessica Markham, Attorney at Law and author of “Representing Federal Employees in Divorce, a Practical Guide,” discusses key aspects of the federal retirement system and the impact of a divorce on your benefits. Attendees will learn how federal benefits are divided in a divorce and what factors to consider in the division of assets.

Jessica will cover everything you need to know to protect your financial interests during a divorce, especially in the areas of:

• TSP valuation, gains and losses

• Employee annuity and contributions

• FERS annuity supplement

• Survivor annuity

• Cost of living adjustments

A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Whether you are a current federal employee or already retired, it is vital to understand how your benefits could be impacted in a divorce case. Certain settlement outcomes are more beneficial than others and understanding the potential scenarios will better prepare you to deal with this potentially difficult situation.

Don’t miss this webinar if you are contemplating divorce or already in the process!

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UPCOMING WEBINARS

2021 Webinar Schedule
(All Webinars start at 2:00 p.m. ET)

Smart Tax Moves for Federal Employees
Thursday, August 26 | 2 p.m. ET

You don’t have to be an accountant to create an effective tax plan that can help reduce your taxes and increase your after-tax income. On August 26, Mark Keen, CFP, will help federal employees gain a basic understanding of how the U.S. tax system works and learn strategies to take advantage of the tax rules. He’ll cover how those tax rules impact Feds, how to use deductions wisely and avoid penalties, and lots more to help you make smart tax moves and keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket.

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To B or Not to B: Is Medicare Part B Right for You?
Wednesday, September 15 | 2 p.m. ET

You’re 65 and healthy, so your FEHB plan alone may be fine now, but Medicare specializes in caring for you as you age. Why not combine the two? Join us as federal benefits expert Tammy Flanagan gives you an in-depth look at your coverage options under FEHB and Medicare Part B, as well as the impact one has on the other when you combine them. This one-hour webinar will help you weigh the pros and cons and determine which option is best for you—we’ll even show you how to enroll!

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