A lot has
happened since our inaugural news letter was published.
filed in NY for incorporation, as a non-profit. Bob Janish has agreed to accept the position
of Treasurer (at least temporarily) to get ourselves organized financially. We cannot cash
any checks until we are incorporated, but we want to be ready. All of the expenses to date
are being borne by the volunteers. (Web site costs, conference calls, travel, incorporation
costs, etc.). We are pursuing obtaining indemnification insurance for all Board
members. The cost is unknown at this time. There is some reluctance to serve without this
insurance. Unfortunately there is a basis for this concern.
As of last
Friday, all registration should occur on the Web Site. Unfortunately, we have to ask all of
you who have registered via the firstname.lastname@example.org
address to re-register. In doing this, you will have a password to access the secure area of
the web site we are currently developing. Thank you for your understanding.
Board sent a letter late last week to Henry Schacht the Chairman of the Board of Lucent
asking for a meeting to discuss our concerns and how we as retirees can assist Lucent in the
marketplace. We are awaiting his response
have a volunteer that will be attending the NRLN (National Retiree Legislative Network) next
week in Washington D.C. This meeting has been recommended to us by the Telco’s
will be adding more information to the web site to assist members in various ways: writing
to congress, state legislators, committee chairman, newspapers, etc.
are actively looking for volunteers to head up various areas: Public Relations, Benefits,
Auditing, Strategies, Government legislative watchers, etc. We need to unite the multiple
viewpoints into cogent statements. It would be extremely helpful if someone would head
up organizing the volunteer areas.
concern has been expressed of who are these board members. What is our
background? To attempt to answer these concerns we will be posting our biographies on
the web site in the near future.
There is a small group of volunteers in Denver putting together the outline for the role
that the regional representatives should play. They include Dawn Truax, Bob Maurinus, Janel
Seymour and Wayne Gibson.
so much going on and trying to coordinate the issues by e-mail and telephone we may very
well have let some items go down the crack. Please get back to us where you feel this