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April 23, 2014
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WELCOME to the NYPFRA.org Website!!

Thank you for using the website!

     The Executive Board of the NYPFRA would like to thank you for using our new website.  The one thing that you can help us out with, is to please pass the word or send an email to your retired friends from the job to please sign on or join our ranks.  In our newsletter we will be asking each member to log on and use the site. 

     The website will allow us to have instant contact with our members especially when legislation starts moving in the state legislature.  Important retiree issues can be listed under member resources along with the links to other related areas.  News concerns will be posted as we receive them.  Again your support is greatly appreciated and please pass the word and emails about the website.

As a guset on NYPFRA.org you will not have acess to the

Member Resources

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Our next scheduled meeting is on

Monday, April 7, 2014 

at the Homefield House, 

911 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers 

                                 starting at 7:28  p.m.                           

Starting in 2014 our meeting dates will be on the first Monday of the following months:

January -  No meeting         April - Meeting        July  -  No meeting                October - Meeting
February - No meeting         May - Meeting        August - No meeting              November - Meeting
March - No meeting             June - Meeting       September - No meeting         December - Meeting

Emergency meetings will called if needed and members notified by email. 

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In Memory of Duncan T. MacRae Sr.

We’re sad to report that Duncan T. MacRae Sr., a former NYSPFFA Executive Vice President, passed away on January 1. Here is his obituary as published in the Journal News.

Duncan T. MacRae Sr., a W. Harrison resident, died January 1, 2014 at the age of 65. He was born December 12, 1948 in NYC to the late Roderick MacRae Jr. and Grace Lavin MacRae.

He was a graduate of White Plains High School and attended Fordham University. He then served in the U.S. Army and was a decorated veteran of Vietnam, serving with the First Cavalry Division and was awarded the Bronze Star, Air Medal and Army Commendation Medal.

Duncan served with the White Plains Fire Department, retiring as a Lieutenant. For many years, he was President of Local 274 of the International Assoc. of Firefighters, as well as holding the office of Executive Vice President of the State Union and was a labor relations consultant after retirement.  He was also a member of the New York Police & Fire Retiree Association.

On August 12, 2000 he married Kathy Christ in Norwalk, CT. Besides his wife Kathy of W. Harrison, he is survived by his children, Timothy (Suzanna) MacRae of Charlotte, NC, Duncan T. MacRae Jr. of Mahopac Falls and Alison Covert of Mahopac Falls. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Ian and Tommy MacRae and his brother Roderick (Robin) MacRae III of Paterson, NY.

The NYPFRA is sorry for this late posting of Duncan's death.  There was a website posting problem.

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Subject: Live HR218 Seminar - December 14, 2013  Its been a while but we're pleased to announce that Sheepdog Academy is hosting our ONLY live HR 218 seminar for 2013. We hope you can join us for this updated seminar and also hope you will help us spread the word to your friends and colleagues in the law enforcement arena. Live Seminar - Rockland County Police AcademyJust 35 miles north of Newark, NJ!Date:Saturday, December 14, 2013
Time: 10am - 3:00pm EST
Seminar Location: Rockland County Police Academy
Street/City/State: 35 Firemans Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY
Zip Code: 10970
Parking: Parking at the Academy
Light lunch will be served or you can bring your own.
Seminar Materials: Included with paid seminar registration. DO NOT purchase seminar materials separately.
Directions: Rockland County Police Academy
$60 for online advance registration or
$75 at the door (cash or credit card only, personal checks not accepted)
Online registration closes at midnight on December 13th.  Attached is our flyer.  To register, check out our registration page HERE. Sheepdog Academy, LLCwww.sheepdogacademy.com

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New York Legislature approves pension overhaul
New York Legislature approves pension overhaul By BLOOMBERG PUBLISHED: March 15, 2012 Gov. Andrew Cuomo The New York Legislature approved much of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pension overhaul by offering a defined contribution option for the first time to some non-union employees and raising the retirement age for most new workers. Read More...
Eye on NY: New coalition to focus on state constitutional reform
Eye on NY: New coalition to focus on state constitutional reform Robert Harding | Posted: Sunday, February 5, 2012 3:05 am What do you get when you cross a former Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, the current Assembly Republican leader and a college professor? A coalition of opposites, of course. Dr. Read More...
White Plains Wins 1st Battle Over Police Retiree Benefits!
White Plains Wins 1st Battle Over Police Retiree Benefits!  WHITE PLAINS — City Hall has captured its first significant win in its highly litigated battle to alter its health care contributions.  An arbitrator announced Wednesday that he was siding with the city in a dispute brought by the police union. Read More...
Tax Implications for 2011
Just (1-29-11) received information from one of our members that his state pension check was less than usual after checking with the OSC (office of the state comptroller) at the following  address http://www.osc.state.ny.us/retire/retirees/tax_implications.php the information is below.  Please pass the word. Read More...
Pension News Articles
Under Pension News Articles in the menu options there are two new very scary articles.  Let the States Go Bankrupt & To Save the States.  This issue is beginning to gain ground with federal legislators. Read More...
News Concerns and Pension & Health Ins. News Articles
Please note:  In the main Menu under News Concerns and Pension & Health Ins. News Articles there are several links to many articles that have been in the NY papers.  Their content may appear to be related to NYC but there impact will be felt across the state as other municipalities start to do comparisons in the same way within their own police and firefighter ranks.    Be extremely thankful that the NYS Constitution prohibits pensions from being diminished.  This is an issue we have fought to keep in place over the years when the NYS Constitutional Convention issues arise.  The health insurance issue will continued to be attacked. 
Medicare
Special Note:  Medicare:  You Must Enroll      NYSHIP requires you and your dependents to be enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B when first eligible You/your dependents must be enrolled when first eligible even if also covered through another employer's group plan. Read More...
National Rifle Association
National Rifle Association ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683 Legislation U.S. House Passes NRA-backed National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity   The U.S. Read More...
 
 
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