National Active and Retired Federal Employees

National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association Massachusetts Federation

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To: Massachusetts Federation Chapter Members

Massachusetts Federation National Only Members

Dates: Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8, 2020

Driving Directions: Take Route 2 West to exit 37B, or Route 2 East to exit 37. Exit road puts you on Jackson Road Northbound. Follow Jackson Road approximately 2 miles to Devens Common (on right). Turn right on Andrews Parkway. The Devens Common Center is located next to the Spring Hill Suites Hotel (on the right side connected by a covered walkway).

Lodging: Springhill Suites Hotel by Marriott at Devens Common Center has blocked (35) rooms for persons attending the convention. The rate has been set at $104.00 per night plus tax. All reservations should be made directly with the hotel at telephone 978-772-3030 before April 15, 2020. The rate cannot be guaranteed after that date. Please identify yourself as a member of NARFE when making your reservation. Anyone wishing to stay on the nights of Wednesday, May 6th,Thursday, May 7th, and/or Friday, May 8th, can make arrangements under these guidelines.

Attendance: Chapter Presidents should send their list of members attending to Federation Secretary, Gene Holt, not later than April 25, 2025. National members may notify Gene Holt individually by the same due date at or 978-256-6818.

Registration: Member registration is from 12:30 to 2:00 pm on May 7th and from 8 to 8:50 am on May 8th. Everyone should be seated by 8:50 am on May 8th to provide for a timely commencement of convention business at 9:00 am.

Thursday Program: The details have not been finalized at this notice. The afternoon program will begin at 1:00 pm, planned topics are: 1) A live electronic presentation with Barbara Sido, Executive Director, 2) A live electronic update on Legislative Advocacy by NARFE staff, and 3) an onsite presentation of the AMS online system.

Banquet: Social hour with a cash bar will begin at 5:30 pm on May 7th. Banquet will follow at 6:30 pm. The dinner entrees will be Traditional New England Baked Haddock (topped with a sherry butter & lemon ritz crumb) or Grilled Teriyaki Steak Tips (marinated tender beef tips with teriyaki glaze). Price is $ 42.00 per person. Reservations should be made and send your check made out to gNARFE, Massachusetts Federationh to: Stella Pierce, Banquet Coordinator, 5 Old Planters Road, Beverly, MA 01915, and telephone: 978-969-1761.

Please submit all reservations no later than April 25, 2020. If you wish to sit with specific people at the banquet, please indicate with whom on a note attached to the banquet registration form. We will do our best to accommodate your wishes. Chapters are requested to consolidate their reservations for both, the banquet and the luncheon.

Breakfast: The hotel offers a complimentary buffet breakfast for hotel guests only

Friday Program: The annual Federation Business Meeting will be convened 9:00 am. The program will include guest speakers from NARFE, Congressional and State representatives. Lunch: We have made arrangements for the Devens Common Center to provide a luncheon on Friday, May 8th. The luncheon will consist of a Chicken Pot Pie Buffet. Price is $25.00 per person. Please make the lunch reservation and send payment made out to gNARFE Massachusetts Federationh not later than April 25 2020 to: Stella Pierce, Banquet Coordinator, 5 Old Planters Road, Beverly, MA 01915, and telephone: 978-969-1761.

Memorial Service: This annual event will be held at the beginning of the business meeting on Friday morning. Chapters please select one member to represent your chapter and indicate selection on the Delegate Registration Form due to the Federation Secretary April 25, 2020.

Raffle Returns: The Annual Federation Raffle will be held Thursday evening, May 7th. at the banquet. Raffle tickets have been distributed to all chapters. Anyone desiring additional raffle tickets may contact Gene Holt at telephone: 978-256-6818 or email: Chapters should submit only one half of the total amount they receive for raffle ticket donations. Checks should be payable to gNARFE Massachusetts Federationh and send with the endorsed ticket stubs not later than Friday, April 25, 2020. Mail to: George Manoogian, Raffle Coordinator, 11 Wallace St., Brockton, MA 02302-4122, Tel:508-583-2579.

W. Gene Holt, Jr.
Federation Secretary

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