From: Fred Klonsky
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:57 AM
To: Urbanek, David
On May 2nd a bus load of 50 teachers from the Park Ridge Education Association and retired teachers from Chicago’s north suburbs will be traveling to Springfield to meet with our state legislators on pension issues.
We would like to also stop by the TRS office in Springfield and meet with someone to express our concerns over recent statements that have come from the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees.
Can someone be available to meet with us around 12:30 or 1PM?
Someone will be available to listen to the concerns of our members. If not Dick Ingram, then a member of TRS senior staff will be available.
Actually, it is our policy to engage our members. It might interest you to know that we have completed the first leg of Dick’s current series of Town Hall meetings throughout Illinois. Five meetings (Elizabeth, Freeport, Alton, Marion and Centralia) with a total attendance of 915 people. We are in the process of scheduling several meetings in the Chicago area for late April and May. The next legs of the Town Hall tour will occur after the governor’s pension working group is expected to release its recommendations, so we’ll have a lot to talk about.