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RFFOW Legislative Fund
9134 207th Place SW , Edmonds, WA 98026.
Thank you to the following members who sent separate donation checks.
We would also like to thank all the members who make a $3.00 contribution when paying their annual dues via check or by payroll deduction. Your contribution allows our voice to be heard and is very much appreciated!! We only list the amount if the donation is above $25.00:
Jerry Davis $300
Ted Pederson $300
Larry Wick $300
Kathi Hall in memory of husband James Hall and dear friend Bonnie Carpenter $300
Gordon Lewis $250
Randal Christensen $203
Lewis Eyman $200
Larry Rankin $200
Donald Sharp $200
Mary Jean Olson in memory of Lt.
Stephen Olson $200
George Moody $200
Michael Krutsinger $200
Donald Ullom $200
Jerald Rogers $200
Marion Herth $200
Ron Hiraki $157
Kenneth Beach $150
Norm Kestle $150
Thomas Maxwell $150
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William Hull $100
Jim Morton $100
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Michael Yager $100
Ronald Eckerman $100
Mary Jane Tinsley $50
Robert Ely $50
Thomas Trunk $50
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Ray Wiggs $50
Thomas Grier $50
Gloria Thompson $45
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Warren Aspden $43
Patricia Burns $43
Terril Ollis $43
Richard Gelstin $43
Hugh Bond $43
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Ron Larkin $43
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Bill Roberts $43
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|JOIN THE RETIRED FIREFIGHTERS OF WASHINGTON (RFFOW)
you're Prior Act, LEOFF I, LEOFF II, Federal or Private, the Retired
Firefighters of Washington is for YOU!
The Retired Firefighters of Washington is the only politically active
organization dedicated to, and representing, the interest of all
retired firefighters of Washington State and their families. Countless
hours are spent in Olympia, on behalf of retired firefighters, working
with our state's Representatives to maintain, secure, and improve
our pensions as they apply to the retired firefighters, their families
and surviving spouses.
In addition to this serious work, The RFFOW provides a means for
retired firefighters and their spouses to keep in touch with each
other, pass along information and have some fun! We have monthly
meetings, held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except June,
July & August) where members have the opportunity to not only
meet old friends, but to hear the latest regarding pension issues.
So, if you're not already a member of the Retired Firefighters of
Washington, we encourage you to join. There is strength in numbers.
We are already a powerfull voice in Olympia but the greater the
numbers the louder the voice to be heard.
To join, just print and fill out a membership
application. Print and fill out this payroll
deduction form if you are already a member and want to pay dues
via payroll deduction.
Firefighters of Washington
9134 - 207th Place SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
Questions? (425) 775-9080 email@example.com
By Richard C. Warbrouck
As I write this article for our February Newsletter we have reached the thirty-fifth day of the sixty day 2018 Legislative Session. There are a number of bills that we are monitoring that would if passed, impact the LEOFF I and LEOFF II Retirement Systems.
• HB 2719 would change the threshold from a population of 20,000 to 30,000 to require the city to create a LEOFF I Disability Board.
• SB 6300 would create a property tax exemption for spouses of military members and first responders killed in the line of duty. This would apply to LEOFF I and LEOFF II.
• HB 2645 clarifies armed conflicts related to determining eligibility for certain pension related military service benefits for members of retirement systems.
• SB 6213-HB 2633 Addressing the presumption of occupational disease for purposes of workers’ compensation by adding medical conditions to the presumption and extending the presumption to certain publicly employed firefighters and investigators and law enforcement.
• SB 6214 Allowing industrial insurance coverage for post-traumatic stress disorders of law enforcement officers and firefighters. If enacted, this measure would create a presumption, with regard to firefighters and law enforcement officers.
• HB 2693 Just for you information, HB 2693 would raise the mandatory age from 65 to 68 for the Washington State patrol officers.
(For more of the President's Message, click here)
You may have received a letter or email from the Department of Retirement Systems in Olympia regarding W-4P (IRS withholding). This only applies to those members who are on a service pension retirement and want to change their IRS withholding due to the changes in the Federal IRS tax code.
Those on a disability pension can disregard this completely.
And we have a retirement banquet to announce:
A retirement banquet honoring fireboat engineer Dick Chester
45 years of loyal service
Sunday March 25, 2018 5:30pm
Salty's on Alki
1936 Harbor Ave SW Seattle 98126
RSVP by March 6th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Plated dinner will be served. $50 per person
On March 21, 2018
11 AM; Calvary Christian Assembly 6801 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA
February Pension Report by Ray Sanderson:
Here is an interesting summary of retirement benefits for members of the United States Congress.
Prior to 1984, neither federal civil service employees nor Members of Congress paid Social Security taxes, nor were they eligible for Social Security benefits. Members of Congress and other federal employees were instead covered by a separate pension plan called the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). The 1983 amendments to the Social Security Act (P.L. 98-21) required federal employees first hired after 1983 to participate in Social Security. These amendments also required all Members of Congress to participate in Social Security as of January 1, 1984, regardless of when they first entered Congress. Because CSRS was not designed to coordinate with Social Security, Congress directed the development of a new retirement plan for federal workers. The result was the Federal Employees’ Retirement System Act of 1986 (P.L. 99- 335). Members of Congress first elected in 1984 or later are covered automatically under the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS). All Senators and those Representatives serving as Members prior to September 30, 2003, may decline this coverage. Representatives entering office on or after September 30, 2003, cannot elect to be excluded from such coverage. Members who were already in Congress when Social Security coverage went into effect could either remain in CSRS or change their coverage to FERS. Members are now covered under one of four different retirement arrangements:
(For February 2018 pension report, click here)
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Click Here to download the Personal Information Packet
Murphy Anthony, retired Seattle Captain, passed away on 12/03/2017. He was preceded in death by his wife Gloria and sister Delorah. He is survived by his son, Randy Anthony, (Kathy) his Grandchildren, Raina, Cory (Anna) and Joshua (Lindsey), great grandchildren Caitlin, Peyton, Rayne and Ruby Rae. He is also survived by his brother Bill Anthony, sisters Lynne Fremont and Verla Jerde (David), numerous nieces and nephews and longtime companion Bertha Wright. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
David Wayson retired Seattle dispatcher passed away on 12/22/2017
Kenneth Labrec, Retired Seattle Firefighter, passed away on 12/29/2017.
Dorothy Lavassar widow of retired Seattle Firefighter Richard Lavassar passed away on 1/7/2018.
Bonnie Carpenter, widow of retired Seattle Captain Earl Carpenter, passed away on 1/14/18.
Mary A. Daniels, passed on January 19, 2018 in Kirkland, Washington. She was 94 years old. Mary's husband was retired Seattle Captain Robert (Bob) Daniels.
Helen Inks, widow of retired Captain Galen Inks, passed away on 1/13/2018
Robert A. Jones retired Seattle fire department passed away on 2/3/18.
John Sannar, retired Seattle Firefighter, passed away on 2/14/18.
Robert McGinty, retired Clinton Captain, passed away on 2/18/18.
Houston Willis, retired Seattle firefighter, passed away on 2/15/18.
Marie Doherty, widow of deceased Seattle Firefighter Donald F Doherty, passed away on 2/16/2018.
Mary R Gronnerud, widow of deceased Seattle Firefighter Henry Charles Gronnerud, passed away on 2/15/2018.
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