CORE to meet August 20
CORE (Concerned Ohio Retired Educators) will hold its August meeting on Thursday, August 20th, 2009, at the STRS Building at 275 East Broad Street in Columbus. Parking is free in the STRS parking garage behind the building. We encourage you to also attend the STRS meeting which usually begins around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday in the meeting room on the 6th floor but this beginning time varies from month to month. For this reason, we STRONGLY encourage you to check the STRS website (www.strsoh.org) to confirm the time. STRS will also hold a meeting on Friday, August 21st, and we encourage any who can to attend this meeting too. Remember that CORE meeting attendees usually leave the STRS meeting around 11:30 on Thursday in order to go to the cafeteria room behind the Sublett Room on the second floor of the STRS building where the CORE meeting will begin promptly at 11:45.
If you have suggestions for the August CORE meeting agenda, please send a reply to John Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can relay this information to CORE President, Dave Parshall.
At the August 20th-21st STRS meetings, decisions will be made by the STRS Board regarding changes in the retirement checks that you will be receiving in the future. Elimination of the 3% COLA (cost of living adjustment) is being considered by the Board in order to restore the pension fund to a 30 year funding period and extend the life of the STRS Health Care Stabilization Fund. Retirees depend on this COLA. We have already lost our 13th check and our spousal health insurance subsidy. Please consider sending your opinion by email to the STRS Board members who will be making this decision or by writing to the STRS Bd. members at STRS, 275 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215-3771. You will need to do so NOW before the STRS Board meets on Aug. 20th and 21st.