Read and share the PASR Times Newsletter Spring 2021 Edition. Download the file below to learn about member benefits and discounts, legislative update, awardees, travel opportunities and much more.
PASR's L/PEC State Chair Max Krugle and Executive Director Mark McKillop will host a review of PSERS operations and investments on April 7, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.
This educational presentation will review the following:
Phone: (717) 697-7077 or email PASR@PASR.ORG
View our Chapter L/PEC page CLICK HERE
PASR will be holding a Zoom presentation for prospective members covering our most popular member benefits on
April 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.. The presentation will provide an introduction to our insurance offerings; including dental, vision, home and auto, and more! A complete list of member benefits can be found at www.pasr.org/membership/member-benefits .
To register, please complete our registration form by April 12, 2021.
PASR is happy to announce that Boscov’s Travel will be providing upcoming webinars about the two upcoming State travel opportunities in 2021. Please consider attending the webinars if you are interested in learning more about either of these exciting trips.
New Orleans Webinar - Wednesday, April 7th at 10 am or 6 pm
The first webinar will cover all aspects of the October 26 – 30, 2021 trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. The trip includes Guided tours of New Orleans, Lafayette, St. Martinville and Avery Island; a trip to the National WWII Museum; a Jazz Cruise aboard the Steamboat Natchez; free time to enjoy the French Quarter Market; and more!
To hear about all this trip has to offer, please join us on Wednesday, April 7th at 10 am or 6 pm.
Iceland Explorer Webinar - Monday, April 12 at either 10 am or 6 pm
The second webinar will provide details about the September 15 – September 21, 2021 Iceland Explorer trip. This trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see all Iceland has to offer, including popular destinations like Reykjavik City, the Blue Lagoon, the Skogafoss Waterfall, the Viking Ship Museum, and more!
To learn more about this trip, please join us Monday, April 12 at either 10 am or 6 pm.
Call 800-782-5605 to RSVP and register for either webinar. Boscov’s will email you the meeting link and log-in details once you have registered.
Visit the PASR Travel Page for trip details www.pasr.org/trips/
PASR is remaining hopeful that travel will resume again in 2021. To that end PASR and their endorsed travel service provider, Boscov’s Travel will be holding 2 free travel webinars via Zoom during January 2021.
The first webinar Travel in Today’s World is scheduled for Monday, January 11, 2021 will include important information about travel safety protocols that have been put in place to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The webinar times are 10:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.
The second webinar scheduled for Monday, January 18, 2021 is an informational webinar about our “Iceland Explorer Tour” with Boscov’s Travel currently planned for September 15–21, 2021. The webinar times are 10:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m.
Boscov’s asks that members interested in attending either or both webinars RSVP by calling 1-800-782-5605.
PASR TRAVEL PAGE CLICK HERE
To Check out the PASR Times Virtual Flip Through Edition CLICK HERE or download the file below to learn about member benefits and discounts, legislative update, travel opportunities and much more.
In pre-COVID times the month of November is when we would have held our PASR Delaware County Chapter Celebration of Service Luncheon but as with many events in 2020 we had to cancel. Even with the cancellation we did not want to forget to recognize the efforts of members giving of their time to our Chapter. A very special PASR award is the John J. Dillon Service Award.
The 2020 John J. Dillon Service Award was given to Henry “Hank” Field for his efforts as a team leader of our Membership Committee. Hank our Membership Directory Coordinator works closely with PASR to keep our Chapter database current. He supplies the addresses needed for our Chapter’s membership mailings and outreach campaigns to promote membership in PASR. Hank produces a membership report to be part of the minutes of our Chapter Business and Planning meetings.
Hank also works closely with our Social Services Memorial Honor Fund (SSMHF) Chair to produce our necrology list which is submitted as part of the SSMHF report and shared with our members in our Chapter newsletter and at our luncheon events. Speaking of your luncheon events and newsletter Hank prepares the mailing labels that are used by the printer to mail out the newsletter and event invitations.
A few years ago Hank relocated out of Pennsylvania to New Jersey but he remained an integral part of our Delaware County Chapter services and continues to support the mission of PASR. We truly appreciate his organizational and data management skills in keeping our Chapter current and informed.
Even in the year 2020 with all the issues around COVID the PASR Delaware County Chapter volunteers shared holiday wishes to our members, 67 of them living in the congregant care facilities of Dunwoody, Granite Farms Estates, Lima Estates, Maris Grove, Riddle Village, and White Horse Village. John DellaGuardia, Chair of the Social Services Memorial Honor Fund Committee, first contacted the facilities to see if we would be allowed to deliver poinsettias. Once we knew we would be welcomed to share some holiday cheer a group of volunteers, following CDC guidelines, came together to sort and deliver the plants. Volunteers included John and Colette DellaGuardia, Chris and Lee Eaton, Caroline Fedena, Bob Cenname, Sue Stevens and Anne Mosakowski plus the member contacts living at the congregant care communities. Thanks to all our holiday helpers.
The PASR Delaware County Chapter has a new President. Outgoing Chapter President, Anne Mosakowski passed the gavel to incoming Chapter President, Dr. Janice HoffmanWillis.
Anne served as Chapter President for the past three years. Anne also is the Chapter website coordinator and she plans to continue in that role. She is also the secretary to PASR Region 1.
Janice is active with our Chapter and PASR Region 1. Janice has chaired the Chapter Luncheon Committee, is a member of the Educational Support Committee and is the Region 1 Educational Support Representative. Janice has taken up the gavel to continue her leadership efforts now as President fulfilling our motto; “To serve, not to be served”.
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