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The RSEA is an independent, volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization of retired State of Illinois employees and their survivors.

Last year State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) had nearly 70,000 retirees and survivors receiving over $2.1 billion in retirement annuities - those are not small numbers.
While others in Illinois may fixate on the $2.1 billion, we want to show the influence of tens of thousands of retirees speaking with a unified voice.

We hope you will join us in our efforts. Your membership is important to the RSEA, our retirees, and to you. The more members an organization has, the stronger it becomes, and we use that strength to protect the rights and benefits of State retirees. Our membership dues allow us to fund our efforts to show elected officials and other policymakers that State retirees are actively interested in decisions that affect us.

The Benefits of Membership

The RSEA advocates for its membership as a whole – The Association participates in lawsuits to preserve and protect our healthcare and pension annuity benefits.  Additionally, we monitor proposed legislation that may affect retirement benefits, contacting legislators, and even making proposed changes when needed.

Other member benefits include a monthly newsletter (The Reporter), interesting guest speakers at our monthly meetings (ranging from representatives of the Alzheimer’s Association to gubernatorial candidates), and access to our Facebook group (which allows us to stream our monthly meetings to our members who might live outside the central Illinois region).

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OCTOBER Membership Meeting

We will, indeed, be having our Monthly Membership meeting Wednesday, October 27th at 1:30pm. Our meeting is being held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Family Life Center, 2477 West Washington St. in Springfield. Refreshments will be served following the meeting, and you may bring a fellow state employee as your guest if you wish.
This meeting format will be informal (more of a 'Get-Together', without a scheduled speaker). We will be holding our annual 'ELECTION of OFFICERS' at this meeting, so please attend, if possible.
Another thing that will be different from the past is that we will request members to acknowledge the slight risk associated with attending this meeting. This will be achieved by reading a protocol statement and signing a 'Sign-in' sheet (both of which are listed below).
CDC guidelines will be followed, so masks will be required in the meeting room and when moving in the hallways of the church.
Thank you for your patience during this crisis, and Stay Safe out there.

COVID-19 Safety Acknowledgement
Event Sign-in Sheet