NEW CURRENT POSTINGS …..
THESE POSTINGS WILL BE PLACED HERE FOR REVIEW AND WILL REMAIN FOR ONE TO TWO WEEKS BEFORE BEING PLACED LOWER ON THE PAGE …..
It is with a heavy heart that we have been informed of Brother Jack Nowack, Badge #2062 has passed away March 13, 2018. As information is available we will pass it on. (ptd 3/13)
*SOFTBALL PLAYERS (over 50 yrs.) NEEDED FOR THURSDAY MORNING GAMES, KENTWOOD RECREATION THIS IS A COED LEAGUE, IF YOUR INTERESTED CONTACT – D. QUICK – firstname.lastname@example.org or 616-490-1040 (ptd 3/13)
*RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT – MARGRET FELIX, DEPUTY CHIEF – MARCH 16, 2018 (ptd-3/13)
FUTURE UPCOMING EVENTS —–
Annual FireFighter Bldg. Corp. Mtg. – Wednesday, April 26th
St. Florians Mass and Breakfast – St Peter & Paul, May 6,2018
Retirees Spring Breakfast Meeting – Tuesday, May 15, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
Retirees Dinner/Dance sponsored by GRFFU – Local 366 – Saturday, September 22, 2018
Retirees Fall Breakfast Meeting – Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 9:30 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION FOR THE NEXT EVENT!!!!!!!!! SEE BELOW
EVENT – NEXT UP —–
FIREFIGHTER BUILDING CORP. MEETING
WEDNESDAY – APRIL 25, 2018 – 6:00 PM
“GRFD 2018 SHIFT CALENDAR”
The 2018 Shift Calendar is shown without L-days. The department is currently using a 9 day cycle and using (L-1 thru L-9). The calendar is printable and you will need to make the notation for the current L-days which start as follows…….
“A” Shift – L-6 “B” Shift – L-7 “C” Shift – L-8
“2018 CURRENT/NEWS & INFORMATION”
COMING THIS YEAR – NEW GOVERNMENT ISSUED MEDICARE IDENTIFICATION CARDS ….
These cards will be issued between April of this year and March of 2019. Look for your new card coming in the mail and the reason for issuance is for assigning new ID #’s instead of using your SS#…… Continue using your current card until your new one arrives …..
CHECK the MEDICARE US.GOV WEBSITE for more information…..
GR MUSEUM FIRE HOUSE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ……
Volunteers commit to one 3 hr period per week I think every two weeks might be OK, but every week is certainly much preferred. You get to sit in our space and talk to folks from all over the world. Lot of different languages are heard, but usually those who can’t understand English have someone with them who can. Usually committed hours are either 9:30AM to 12:30, or 12:30 to 3:30PM.
Contact person may be David Teisma or the GR Museum Volunteer Coordinator, Joyce Makinen. Joyce is the one who schedules everything and is the coordinator so she’s in charge, she is very nice and easy to work with.
David is there on Thursdays.
Need to know any more information contact David T.
Free parking and staff reduced prices at the cafeteria when you are on duty.
FYI – PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT REQUEST ……
To; GRFD Retirees
From: Bill Vander Vennen, CHAPLAIN, GRFD
Re: Part-time On-call employment
I was recently contacted by the owners Heritage Life Story Funeral Service ( Alt & Shawmut on Lk. Mich. Dr. & Van Strein on Plainfield NE Chapels) regarding a need for part-time On-call employment. Duties would be, but not all inclusive; greeting evening & weekend visitors at the door; assisting at funeral services when needed, and other tasks as needed. Anyone interested or want more information can call 616-361-2613 and ask for Lee, Matt, or Mike.
GRFD RETIREES HONOR ROLL —–
With that in mind we will post the GRFD Historical Badge Numbers listed in the archives of all members passing.
*THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED – BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN*
IN HONOR OF … RETIRING BADGE NUMBER DATE OF PASSING
Charles “Ed” Wright #2057 Jan. 2, 2018
Ken Nikodemski #1874 Jan. 23, 2018
Jack Nowack #2062 March 13, 2018
John Barnes #1847 Jan. 21, 2017
Ray Riddle #1992 Jan. 28, 2017
Steve Christains #2094 Feb. 6, 2017
Earl Wood #1768 Feb. 26, 2017
Ray Donahue #1862 Feb. 28, 2017
Darrel Fase #2012 April 1, 2017
Jeff Peterson #2245 April 12, 2017
Ray Dingman #1747 April 22, 2017
Carl Patterson #1885 April , 2017
Leon Williams #1723 May 2, 2017
Ed Szotko #1883 May 23, 2017
Frank Noor #1918 May 29, 2017
John Oracz #1741 June 4, 2017
Bill Shepard #1781 July 20, 2017
Dave Verduin #2029 Aug. 9, 2017
Jack Boyer #1843 Aug. 24, 2017
Howard Workman #1818 Oct. 28,2017
Resources for Retirees
Below you will find the resources contained in the GRFFRA Informational/Guideline Handbook created for you to use in your future years…..
- RETIREMENT INTRODUCTION
- Addendum – A (10-17) Contact Resources
- Addendum A1 – Retirees Personal Address/Information Change
- Addendum B – Medicare Supplement Guidelines
- Addendum B1 – City of GR MCSTF Notification Letter
- Addendum B2 – MCSTF Rules/Guidelines
- Addendum B3 – Medicare Trust Fund Reimbursement Application
- Addendum C – 13th Check Program Guidelines
- Addendum D – 1.5% Escalator Program Information
- Addendum E – Insurance Premium Sharing Group Guidelines
- Addendum F – Insurance Premium Sharing Group Information
- Retiree Last Wishes Form – Pgs. 1 & 2
Retirees may contact Don Quick for more information.
MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT TRUST FUND INFORMATION —– IMPORTANT!!!!!
Effective October 2017 Premium Assistance Payment is as follows;
$115.00 for the Retiree $57.50 for the Surviving Spouse