Although I had to miss our regular March meeting – minor injuries from falling off a 6′ ladder – I did attend some productive meetings on your behalf along with REA VP Mike Bresnahan and Treasurer Karen Butler. We met with the new SDCERS Executive Director, and then with City Risk Management staff on their negotiations regarding next year’s health insurance offerings (no significant changes expected), and also met with SDCERS staff along with representatives from Retired Fire & Police on general retiree issues. I and other REA volunteers are proud to be active behind the scenes looking out for our members.