Some of you may have been wondering why you haven’t yet received your new membership card and or renewal stickers, especially considering that you’ve paid up your dues for 2017.
Well, in keeping with its commitment to prudent financial management, the National Association of Federal Retirees has decided to discontinue the use of annual stickers for renewal of Federal Retiree membership cards effective January 1, 2017. This decision was made as a cost cutting measure to help ensure a balanced budget. The expected savings are approximately $100,000 per year.
Paid up Federal Retiree memberships will continue to be valid without a current year expiry sticker and members should keep their existing cards. Federal Retirees’ Preferred Partners are being notified of this change in policy and are being instructed to honour all valid Membership Cards without a current year sticker in the expiry area. Questions in relation to this change can be directed during office hours toll free to the National Office at 1-855-304-4700. Outside of office hours, any Preferred Partner not honouring the member’s card due to the absence of a current year sticker should be directed to a new policy statement that will be in the Preferred Partners section of the Association’s web site.
Should you have any questions concerning the status of your membership, please give me a call.
Steve Sawchuk 604-574-2939
Branch Director Web Membership Administration
Fraser Valley West Branch BC04