IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MEMBERS REGARDING PAYMENT OF MEMBERSHIP DUES
We wish to notify you that there are new procedures in effect for paying your National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR) membership dues.
Effective immediately, the NATIONAL Office of Federal Retirees is taking over management and control of all methods of payment for membership dues. You have the following options available to you to make payments:
OPTION 1. Request monthly payments be deducted from your pension (dues deducted at source or DDS). You are strongly encouraged to use this method of payment as it eliminates the possibility of late payments, and leaves you, the member, with no worries! To make a change from paying by cheque / credit card, to monthly deductions, an application form is attached.
The 2017 rates are: Double membership - $5.17/month
Single membership - 3.98/month.
The completed form is then mailed to the address on the back of the form: National Association of Federal Retirees
865 Shefford Road., Ottawa, ON K1J 1H9
(Note: The pension office must receive the paper form, as they need your signature in order to make the deduction from your pension).
OPTION 2. Make annual payments on-line by credit card. To access - go to: federalretirees.ca; click Joining Us; click Renew Your Membership; click Ready to Renew; Login and follow the prompts.
The 2017 annual rates are: Double membership - $62.04; Single membership - $47.76.
OPTION 3. Paying by cheque is still an option but, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, cheques must be sent to National Office. The address is
NAFR, FINANCE DEPARTMENT
865 SHEFFORD ROAD
OTTAWA, ON K1J 1H9
Regarding OPTIONS 2 & 3 - You will be notified by letter from National Office, 90 days prior to your upcoming expiry date that your payment is due. If your membership dues are unpaid, and overdue beyond 120 days, your membership will be cancelled. You can re-apply at a later date.
Thank you, your cooperation is appreciated.
Your board of directors,
President Larry Crabb
NAFR Central Okanagan Branch BC07 extends a warm welcome to all new members and to all those members who have transferred to our branch. We welcome you!
Rights and Privileges
As an NAFR member, you will, as a recipient of the Association, receive the national quarterly "Sage" magazine; Branch Reports and other communications; have access to communications on pension, health and dental benefits. You will receive the estate-planning workbook "You and Your Survivors" and will be eligible for various member discounts and services. Advice on PSHCP health benefits and bereavement support services are also available. Regular members are also entitled to take part in Branch elections, to hold office, to participate in Branch Committees and other volunteer work and to attend and vote at Branch Annual General Meetings normally held in the Spring of each year. Regular members are also eligible to be selected as delegates to the Association's Annual General Meetings, General Meetings or Special General Meetings or Conventions.
1. Retired - Single Membership
Persons in receipt of a pension under the Public Service Superannuation Act, the Canadian Armed Forces Superannuation Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, or the Judges Act, and spouses/partners and surviving spouses/partners of contributors who are or were in receipt of such pensions.
2. Retired - Double Membership
Regular members wishing to provide an NAFR membership to their spouse/partner. This is advantageous as many branch activities may be more expensive for non-members. In addition, both members are entitled to vote and run for office if desired.