2012 has been a busy year for all of us. Because of your telephone calls, email messages, letters, and meetings with your congressional representatives and senators, Federal employees and annuitants dodged the bullets of extending the federal pay freeze, decreasing the government workforce by 10 percent, requiring Feds to contribute more to their pensions, and lowering COLAs using a chained Consumer Price Index.
In addition, NARFE celebrated its 91st anniversary.
Although my position with NARFE Florida has changed, I am still traveling around the state, visiting our chapters and having the good fortune to meet many of you. Without you, our most valued members, NARFE would not exist.
As 2012 draws to a close, I would like to thank you for your hard work and your loyalty to NARFE. Also, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year.
Kenneth J. Thomas
NARFE Florida, Inc.