Join us for a special picnic Sept. 12 in Lansing to kick off our Retiree Steering Committee. Everyone who retired as an MCO member, and current members looking forward to retiring soon, are invited. You’ll learn more about the Retiree Steering Committee and how you can become a committee member.
Over the years, we have heard from many retirees who want to advocate for corrections officers and stay engaged with MCO. MCO leaders started thinking about ways to connect these retirees to each other and to the union so they can make a positive difference in members’ lives.Vice
President Ray Sholtz led a small group of leaders and retirees to finish the mission and determine the overall purpose of a retiree committee. Retiree committee members will get MCO’s discounts and perks, while helping work on our initiatives, like PTSD awareness and resources, political advocacy, military member support, and MCO member outreach.
“For many years, I have heard from countless officers who have retired, saying, ‘you don’t just stop being an officer when you retire. You still care what happens to your fellow officers who are still in there every day,’” Sholtz said. “Retirees really do care about those still working in the joints. So we are giving them an opportunity to stay involved in our union family and giving them a voice. Not just to speak for retirees, but to speak for officers as well.”
Retiree Committee Kickoff Picnic
WHEN: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12.
WHERE: Sharp Park Pavilion, 1401 Elmwood Rd., Lansing, MI 48917
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