A New Era in our History
Year 2021 is having a rough start with the peak of the pandemic still in front of us, but hope is growing for a vaccine and a return to greeting each other with hugs and handshakes instead of digital Zoom greetings such as “unmute yourself so I can hear you”. Our retiree organization has high hopes for a better year. With the systems and services built last year, our communications committee of volunteers plans on a busy year:
NEWS: via email (90% of members) at least every two months, and a printed version every four months (USMail for about 10% of members)
WEBSITE: a resource for finding news, networking, activities and advocacy opportunities
FACEBOOK: a closed private group of over 400 current and retireed employees and their families
YOUTUBE: Videos of retirees’ events
EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS: in each quarter of 2021 we will host one or more Zoom webinar sessions on topics of interest to retirees: technology for retirees, changes coming in benefit options, community advocacy opportunities.
ZOOM: our summer and Christmas events will likely utilize Zoom again. We are currently hosting the Maplewood Neighborhood get-togethers, and consider hosting other requests from retirees for Zoom support.
Perhaps Dickens would agree with us regarding 2021 – while we are currently in the deep “winter of despair”, we are confident and optimistic that “the spring of hope” is assured and will bring us a “season of light” by the end of the year.
May happiness and health find their way to your door,
John McLain, Communications Chair and Director, PGE Retirees Inc.
Judy Francis, one of our volunteers, is researching the history of PGE Retirees Inc. This will be a brief history of the various organizations of PGE retirees (i.e., PGE Pastimers) up to and including PGE Retirees Inc. 2020 If possible, it will include links to articles in archived PGE company newsletters, such as PGE Bullseye. If anyone has any contributions to this page, please contact Judy via PGERetirees@gmail.com.