Happy New Year fellow ASEM members:
We held member Meet-n-Greets in Detroit on December 1, 2016 and in Lansing on December 6, 2016. Potential new members were able to meet with me, Board Member Katie Benghauser, and members of the Hantz Group. We met with over 20 guests. Welcome to our newest member, Bill Lykes.
At this time, we have 78 members. Dues are just $4.00 per pay period for active NERES and just $35.00 per year for retirees. We are always welcoming new members and new ideas.
A benefit of being a chapter under the State Employees Retirees Association (SERA) is ASEM members are entitled to services under SERA Plus. The Hantz Group which provides discounted insurance and financial services is part of those benefits. The Hantz Group will soon be sending out information on ASEM in a targeted mailing to all NERES employed by the State of Michigan. Please watch for the information. If you work with other NERES and they have questions about ASEM, please refer them to me, or any other Board member.
For 2017 we are planning:
- More member outreach in different areas of the State. Please contact me if you have an idea for a city or location for us to hold another meet-n-greet
- A membership meeting in the spring and fall.
- We will also need to prepare our position statement for the Coordinated Compensation Panel that reports back to the Michigan Civil Service Commission. This is usually due in September/October.
Thank you for being a member of ASEM. Please tell a fellow NERE about ASEM and ask them to join!