Dear CAL FIRE Retiree:
You have certain rights by becoming a retired member of CAL FIRE Local 2881. You retain the right to vote and hold office, as well as being able to continue insurance coverages available through CAL FIRE Local 2881 membership. In addition, through your election of a retiree representative, you have the means to: 1) continue to have an effective voice in all issues affecting you as an ex-safety member and CAL FIRE employee; 2) generate specific legislation; and 3) be directly represented on the CAL FIRE Local 2881 Executive Board.
Requirements for becoming a retired member are listed in our constitution under Article IV, section 2. Retired Membership: “Only those members who retired as ‘a member in good standing’ of CAL FIRE Local 2881 may apply for retired membership status without the approval of the majority of the CAL Fl RE Local 2881 Executive Board. When a person did not maintain his/her membership prior to retirement, the CAL FIRE Local 2881 Executive Board, by majority consent, may authorize a retired membership. The CAL FIRE Local 2881 Executive Board shall define the rights and privileges for retired members."
Although other organizations represent state retirees, only CAL FIRE Local 2881 is specifically orientated to those issues which affect our employed and retired members. The others represent retirees from, various employers and there is no common single interest.
We hope you will choose to continue your membership and actively participate in the affairs of our organization. Upon receipt of your application and authorization to have your dues deducted from your retirement warrant, you will immediately become a member and will be sent your membership card and a CAL FIRE Local 2881 emblem, as well as being given a direct mailing of our newsletter on CAL FIRE Local 2881 activities, the "Fire Front."
The CAL FIRE Unit Headquarters nearest you can tell you when and where the next chapter meeting will be held in your area and the chapter director will be most pleased to have you participate in their activities. We look forward to welcoming you as a CAL FIRE Local 2881 retired member.