Coalition of Oak Ridge Retired Employees
Minutes of Board Meeting on April 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Oak Ridge Senior Center
Present: Cates, Mason, Peterson, Stow, Worrell, Bradshaw, Moore, Whitley, Morrow, Rogers, Toedte, Reichle, Emery, Angelelli (Joy), Angelelli (Tony), Hightower, Setaro, McGroy, and Rupert.
Guests: Bob Sadlowe
Absent: Kibbe, White, Whitehead
1. Call to Order. President Hightower called the meeting to order at 10:00 am.
2. Approval of the March 2015 Minutes. A motion was made and seconded to approve the minutes from the March meeting. The minutes were approved.
3. Treasurer’s Report. The Treasurer’s Report had been distributed prior to the meeting showing cash-on-hand in the amount of $22,622.65; three new members were enrolled in March. A motion was made, seconded, and passed to accept the report.
4. Contractor Contacts.
UCOR: Morrow reported that the AGRE monthly meetings have been changed to the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 at the Union Hall in Oak Ridge.
NSPS: Rogers reported that a meeting is scheduled for April 28 with NSPS staff.
ORNL: Emery led discussion on ORNL employees who can draw on the pension until they are eligible for social security. A letter was sent by ORNL to “vested term” retirees who do not meet current pension requirements; apparently this was done without informing CORRE. It was also noted that ORNL is at 96% funding for the pension.
Y-12: Worrell reported that there will be a meeting with CNS tomorrow to discuss, among other things, the recent enrollment statistics for Y-12 retirees. It was also noted that recent retirees may have lost “deserved” vacation and Hightower agreed to ask about this.
5. Committee Reports.
Communications. No report.
Website. The website is being updated.
Planning. Planning for the annual CORRE meeting will start soon.
Nominations. No report.
CNS Benefits Survey. It was noted that the ORNL survey should be modified for the CNS survey.
6. Other business.
There was discussion of Hightower’s letter to the editor, to be submitted to the Knoxville News Sentinel, The Oak Ridger, and the CORRE web site.
7. Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned at 10:48 am.