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Local 652 Retiree Chair Mike Bauer
Updated On: Sep 15, 2022

September 2022

​The Retiree Chapter will resume its operations starting Tues, Sept 20, 2022.  Our luncheon, which starts at noon, will be a box lunch.  Do not bring a dish to pass or any utensils.  The business meeting and bingo will follow as in the past.  Our regular Tues bingo will begin on Oct 4, 2022, at 10:00 am.

   The UAW Medical Trust held webinar, telephone, and in person meetings in August to go over any upcoming changes to our medical plans and answer questions.  They will also be mailing info in September.  The biggest change is to our prescription program.  Beginning in January, we will no longer be using Express Scripts for our medications.  The new company is Optum and additional info will be mailed to you soon.  None of these changes take place until January 2023, so everyone has time to read the literature and have questions answered if any exist.

   The regional recreation committee's euchre tournament schedule is as follows:

Sept 16, 2022 - UAW Local 467 - 2104 Farmer Street, Saginaw

Sept 23, 2022 - UAW Local 659 - 4549 Van Slyke, Flint

Sept 30, 2022 - UAW Local 602 - 2510 W Michigan Ave, Lansing

Oct 7, 2022 - UAW Local 167 - 1320 Burton St, Wyoming

Tournaments start at 10 a.m.  Arrive a little early to get signed in and ready to play.

You may play in any of these tournaments, you are not limited to just the tournament in your area.

   On a final note, this will be my last column.  I am not running for reelection.  The chapter currently has events 3 times a month.  The chair also has board meetings (both active and retirees), union meetings, regional meetings, CAP meetings, and other incidental ones such as the Trust updates.  This does not allow a lot of free time to do things.  After 17+ years I have decided I would like to have time to do projects that have been on hold, travel a little without hurrying back, and just enjoying life as a true retiree.  Diane and I will not be returning to the meeting at startup as we are already in the midst of a project in northern Michigan where we have spent most of the pandemic.  We have enjoyed our time on the board and all the people we have met along the way.  Time to turn the page and begin a new chapter.  Take care everyone and stay safe.

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