“This convention is a pivotal one for the association as well as the federal family as we continue to face threats to the earned rights and benefits of active and retired federal employees,” said NARFE National President Joseph A. Beaudoin. “We intend to strengthen our resolve to defend these unwarranted threats and continue the legacy of our founders.”
Some 1,200 national delegates and members are expected to attend the event, during which NARFE’s legislative agenda and direction for the next two years will be determined. Elections also will be held for members of the National Executive Board, including four national officers.
Speakers include Sparks mayor Geno Martini at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, who will welcome the attendees. Harry Johns, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association at 5 p.m. Sunday also will deliver remarks. NARFE members have donated nearly $10 million to the Alzheimer’s Association to fund needed research. The keynote address will be given by John Berry, Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management at 9 a.m. Monday. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-NV, also will address the group during its week-long activities from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesday.
NARFE is the only membership organization solely dedicated to protecting and preserving the benefits of all federal workers and retirees. Founded in 1921, NARFE’s legacy spans more than 90 years, advocating on behalf of the federal family.