Retired Public Employees of Nevada swears in new president, secretary

From left, senior Judge Sarah “Pete” Getker swears in RPEN’s newly appointed president Lavette Lee, and secretary Millie FitzSimons. (Courtesy photo)

At the July 20 meeting of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada, new president Lavette Lee and secretary Millie Fitzsimons were sworn into office by Senior Judge Sarah K. (“Pete”) Getker, to replace James Hill (president) and Jean Hill (secretary) who served only a year of their two-year terms. They were called to serve on a Church mission, and regretted leaving so soon, but they promised to “run” again when they return.

Elisha Baker from Nevada Bank & Trust addressed the RPEN members during the program portion of the meeting, telling them of ways to protect themselves against credit fraud, which has become so rampant during these tough economic conditions. We thank Elisha for her program, and an even bigger thanks to Lavette and Millie for being willing to serve. Lavette had been president of the group for several terms, until five years ago. She is eager to help protect Retired Public Employees’ pensions and benefits from further encroachments by government agencies and Legislators who do not understand how well the Public Employees Retirement System is doing, despite the poor economy. All retired public employees are welcome to join us at our monthly meetings, on the third Saturday of the month, Noon, at Hansen’s Fine Dining in Caliente.