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NARFE Chapter 1270 An Overview. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Gaston Gianni, Woodbridge Chapter 1270 President. NARFE’S Mission. To protect and improve the retirement benefits of: Federal Employees And their Families Federal Retirees. NARFE’S Role.

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NARFE Chapter 1270An Overview


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National Active andRetired Federal EmployeesAssociationGaston Gianni, WoodbridgeChapter 1270 President


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NARFE’S Mission

To protect and improve the retirement benefits of:

  • Federal Employees

  • And their Families

  • Federal Retirees


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NARFE’S Role

  • Influence legislation

    • Lobby on Capital Hill

    • Testify before Congress

    • NARFE PAC

      • One of the largest Political Action Committees in U.S.

      • Supports election of federal-friendly lawmakers

      • Provides access to public policy-makers

    • NARFE members lobby their Congressional delegation


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LEGISLATION IS A MAJOR FOCUS

  • NARFE goals:

    • Protect income security

    • Protect health benefits

    • Receive fair and equal treatment

      “Everything we gain, everything we lose, is by act of Congress”


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NARFE Organization

  • Headquarters, Alexandria, VA

  • 300,000 Members

  • 10 Regions

  • 54 State & Territory Federations

  • 1510 Chapters

  • Monthly NARFE Magazine


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Collaboration with Alzheimer’s Association

Since 1985, Donated more than $8 million

Member of Zenith Society (Top 50 donors)

100 Percent of NARFE donations allocated to research

NARFE Alzheimer’s Fund


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ALZHEIMER’S

  • Estimated 5.2 million have Alzheimer’s

  • Sixth leading cause of death

  • Fifth cause of death for those over 65

  • 500,000 new cases per year

  • Estimated 1 million new cases per year by 2050

  • Direct & Indirect costs per year

    $148 Billion


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Woodbridge Chapter 1270

  • Serving Eastern Prince William County (with members also from Stafford and Lorton)

  • 750 plus members

  • Monthly meetings with speakers

  • Monthly Newsletter

  • Community involvement

    ---Dale City 4th of July Parade

    ---Fund Raising


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Chapter 1270 Alzheimer’s Fund Raising Activities

  • Annual Fall Fashion Show

  • Monthly 50/50 raffles

  • Penny Jar

  • Restaurant Dinning Partnerships

  • Cake Sales

  • Alzheimer’s Walk

  • Member Donations

  • Top Chapter in Virginia 2007 & 2008


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NEW NARFE FUNDED RESEARCH

Identify chemicals to detect amyloid plaques (U of Michigan)

Develop MRI techniques to discover plaques (NYU)

Using statistical methods to develop measures for new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s (Wash. U of St. Louis)

Assess if measuring blood flow in parts of the brain corresponds to brain changes caused by Alzheimer’s (NYU)

Comparing retina characteristics of mild cognitive impairment with Alzheimer’s (Retina Asso. Boston)


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WEBSITES

  • WWW.NARFE.ORG

  • WWW.VANARFE.ORG

  • WWW.ALZ.org

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