Contributions to the Legislative Fund can be made at any time, with a separate check made payable to:
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:
Myra Mitchell in memory of late husband Bob Mitchell $243
Robert Watson $200
Rosemary King $200
Sally Bouillon in memory of mom and dad Walt & Barb Griffith $200
Ronald Wold $200
Ronald Hiraki $150
Joyce Straka $143
Tom Grier in loving memory of Marcia Grier $143
Douglas Easter $136
Cleo Maloney $120
Joseph Bennett $103
Herbert Brooks $103
Julie Woodward $103
Myron Schmidt $103
Brent Chomos $103
William Bush $103
Richard Egeck $100
Sharyn Evans $100
Dennis Gill in memory of brother Sid Gill $100
Marion Herth $100
Evelyn Ferguson $100
Evelyn Minea $100
Dolores Hanson $100
Dennis Weaver $100
Dan Doles $100
Richard Schmidt $100
Donald Rogers $100
William Bush $100
Charles King $100
Dave Campbell $100
John Ellis $100
AD Vickery $100
Dorothy Grier $100
Mary Sholdra in honor of late husband Ted Sholdra $100
Robert Bennett $63
Chuck Seeman $63
Sandra Adams $43
Evelyn Ferguson $43
Michael Krutsinger $43
Ron Larkin $43
Hugh Bond $43
Galyn Sortor $43
Charles Kahler $43
Robert Swartout $43
Gloria Thompson $43
|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 we begin the New Year we want to extend to all of you our best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe New Year. We also want to remember all of those who have fallen from our ranks, unfortunately too many to list.
I want to thank all of you for your membership and support as we work to protect the benefits that we earned during our careers in the fire service. We also want to acknowledge and thank you for the cards, notes and kind words you have forwarded to us during this holiday season.
(For more of the President's Message, click here)
Annual Arizona Firefighter Reunion
You are invited to our annual celebration hosted by: Sharon Herth, Bill Donohoe, Bernie Stender and Dave Birmingham
Where: 11008 N Balboa Dr. Sun City AZ 85351
When: February 8, 2019
We will provide a full BarBQue lunch, some soft drinks, water. We accept cash donations to help with the cost.
You bring some stories, your wife/husband/other and a smile.
Please RSPV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Retirement Party notice for Rod Hewitt (retiring after 41 years!)
Saturday Feb 9th 6pm-12am.
Ballard Eagles (5216 20th Ave NW Seattle WA)
Dinner buffet provided - cash bar. $40 per person if you pay in advance or $45 at the door. Pay to paypal email@example.com. Please note if you want roast beef or chicken with payment. - any questions please call Lieutenant Kevin Dean 206-933-8465
On February 20, 2019
11 AM; Calvary Christian Assembly 6801 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA
January Pension Report by Ray Sanderson:
TEN INVESTMENT ACTIONS FOR DEFINED BENEFIT PLANS IN 2019:
A decade after the last major recession of the U.S. economy, many have been convinced that the current environment is the new normal. Soaring equities and low interest rates have been predominant features of investments; rising Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation premiums, artificially smoothed discount rates and increasing settlement activity have also been present. While some of these features might become part of a new normal, some might be cyclical. To understand the future, we need to examine the past. In this paper, we will look at 10 investment actions and discuss what they mean for future planning.
1. Avoid surprises.
During the global financial crisis (GFC), the average plan saw its funded ratio fall by 25%. Businesses were stressed, and those with large pension obligations got an extra kick in the shin as they were forced to source extra cash for their plan. The good news is there are still tools that can be used to simulate different economic environments to help clients better understand the potential impacts of financial risks and develop strategies to manage them.
(For January 2019 pension report, click here)
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Retired Seattle Firefighter Philip Sacco passed away on 10/12/2018. The family will be having a private service.
Mickey Beauclair spouse of retired Seattle Battalion Chief Don Beauclair passed away on 10/20/2018.
Quentin Darby Retired Seattle Firefighter passed away on 10/25/2018.
Stanley Brunsvold, retired Seattle Firefighter, passed away on 10/11/18.
Sandy Tonseth passed away November 11th , after a 6-year battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by husband Ed--a retired Seattle firefighter--Sons Brandon (Becca) and Devin (Mattie), grandchildren Owen, Ella, Jackson, and Charlotte. She is loved by all who knew her.
Artistically talented, Sandy attended the UW and later became an international buyer for
Harry Babcock, retired Seattle Firefighter, passed away on 11/12/2018. No further information is available at this time.
Gloria Gray, widow of deceased Seattle Firefighter Alan Gray, passed away on 11/29/2018
Marcia Elayne Grier, wife of retired Seattle Firefighter Tom Grier, passed away 11/10/18 at home in Shoreline Washington her memorial service was 26th at Evergreen Washelli Aurora Ave.
Joseph C. Coleman retired from Mountlake Terrace FD passed on 11/8/18.
William S. Nelson retired Seattle Captain passed away on 12/7/18.
Mark J Fitzgerald, Retired Fire Chief King Co Fire Dist 20-Skyway, served more than 30 years and served as Fire Chief 1994 to 2009, died on 12/5/18, of a cardiac incident in his car on the side of local highway. Services were Dec 20th.
Gordon Ochs, retired Seattle firefighters, passed away on 12/22/18.
Yvonne Dezarn, widow of retired Seattle lieutenant Darrell Dezarn, passed away on 12/17/18.
Active Seattle Firefighter Kim Staats passed away at his home 11/13/18. Memorial service January 22 at 11am Marlatt Funeral Home 713 Central Ave N Kent, WA 98032. Class A uniforms authorized
William Halbert retired Seattle Firefighter passed away on 1/13/19
9134 - 207th Place SW, Edmonds, WA 98026 • 425-775-9080
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