It is with great sadness, that we report the passing of one of our retired members. Retired Captain William T. Payne, who retired in 1968, passed on 18 June 2014. Our condolences and best wishes are extended to his family.
Also, at our last meeting on 17 June 14, members voted to approve the contract by a vote of 21-0, of the 21 ballots that were submitted. Those captains who wish to take advantage of the free health care for retirees, and are of the age of 55 or over, have until 28 June 14 to provide written notice of retirement, with an effective date of retirement at least fourteen (14) days after the notice of retirement, retirement date must by BY 31 JULY 2014.
After 28 June 14, any Captain who retire on or after age 55 and before age 60 who elect to participate in this benefit shall contribute 2% of their annuity charge for health care. Such captains shall continue to contribute this percentage contribution for as long as they receive the health care benefit set forth in Article 12 of this Agreement.
I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. My term as president is up and the new Executive Board was introduced at the last meeting. They are:
Marc Buslik- President
Ron Pontecore- Vice President
Roger Bay- Treasurer
Laurel Bresnahan- Secretary
Brigid Forlenza- Retiree Liaison
The 2014 PBPA books and stickers have been mailed to the dues paying members. The wall calendars have also arrived and will be available for pick up, either at a district station or we may be able to ship it to the out of state folks. They will also be available at the dinner meetings. If you want calendars or extra stickers, please contact one of the Board members or email: to make arrangements to receive the items.
Thank you for allowing me to serve on the Executive Board for the past 6 plus years. Hope to see many of you at future dinner meetings.