THE ARSEA FOUNDATION SILENT AUCTION SET FOR
December 13, 2023
The ARSEA Foundation Silent Auction held in conjunction with our annual Christmas Open House is the major yearly fundraiser for our association’s charitable arm. The silent auction allows us to raise funds and it provides our members an opportunity to bid on a variety of valuable items like hotel stays, art prints, electronics, housewares, and home decor.
Last year's fundraiser brought in proceeds exceeding $5000 and included contributions from Caribe Resort, The Retirement Systems of Alabama, Wind Creek, IP Resort, Alabama State Parks, OWA Tropic Falls, Bellingrath Gardens, Harriott II Riverboat - City of Montgomery, McWane Center, Priester's Pecans, Angels and Antlers - DuRhonda Lamb, Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa, Dr. James Morris, Jr. , Renaissance Riverview Plaza, and the Huntsville/Madison Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
For more information and photos from the 2022 event, follow this link to the Foundation page.
43rd ANNUAL CONVENTION IN MOBILE SEPTEMBER 26 - 27
THIS YEAR'S EVENTS INCLUDED:
The Opening Reception and FOREPAC Dinner kicked off our convention on Tuesday, September 26th. The FOREPAC Dinner gave our members an opportunity to interact with legislators, statewide constitutional officers, and local public officials while celebrating our political influence. Benefit and service provider representatives from RSA, SEIB were in attendance as well. Members participated in the Annual FORPAC Fundraiser as we gave away $1000 in cash prizes. Thank you to our sponsors United Health Care, FOREPAC and Carr Riggs and Ingram made this evening's events possible.
The Foundation Benefits Fair and Breakfast on September 27th included exhibits from organizations, businesses, and state agencies offering services and benefits to current and future retirees. Vendors had door prizes, giveaways and important information to share as attendees strolled through the exhibit area and enjoyed delicious breakfast items at various food stations along the way. Sponsored in part by a grant from Investor Protection Trust.
The Annual Business Meeting allowed us to review the successes of the past year, strategize for passage of our COLA bill in the 2024 regular session, and look ahead to make plans for the future. Our guest speaker Governor Kay Ivey recognized the dedication of our members now and during their careers in public service. Sponsored in part by ASECU.
The President’s Luncheon honored President Thomas Moore. Our guest speaker, James Roberson, SHIP Coordinator for the Mobile and Baldwin County areas explained what the State Health Insurance Program does and gave our attendees advise during the Medicare Open Enrollment season. Our program included a special recognition of SHIP, including a donation presentation from the ARSEA Foundation to the program. Several drawings were held for exciting door prizes contributed by our exhibitors and a Grand Prize CASH Drawing wrapped up our program.
2023 ISSUES AND BENEFITS DISTRICT MEETINGS WRAP UP
As ARSEA/APEAL wraps up the 2023 Issues and Benefits Meetings, our legislative program is in full swing. Follow our Weekly Update emails to see the progress of our COLA legislation: House Bill 437.
Members with e-mail addresses on file receive our Weekly Update and Bill Tracker at the end of each week. If you signed up for them but haven't been receiving yours, contact our office at 334-834-9116.