With deep regret the CA Federation announces the loss of two long time, dedicated members.

These two dedicated NARFE members will be missed but they should serve as an inspiration for others to follow their lead in serving the Federation.

May they rest in peace after a lifetime of service and dedication to all.


Was serving the Federation as the Executive Vice President, having served previously as the District IX Vice President, and President of the Visalia Chapter 1306. Judy chaired the Registration process at the past two Federation Conventions, even drafting her daughter, Rowena, to assist with the registration. She retired from USDA and remained active in the Annual Farm Show in Tulare. Judy’s unique enthusiasm and dedication to our Association will be greatly missed.

Services for Judy will be held on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m. for the Rosary at the Salser & Dillard Funeral Chapel, 127 E. Caldwell Avenue, Visalia, CA 9377-7603, phone 559-635-1144.

Graveside Service will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at the Visalia Cemetery, 1300 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291-4654, (corner of W. Goshen and North Giddings Avenues) at 11:00 a.m., phone 559-635-1144. April 20 would have been her 80th birthday.


Served as the 51st Federation President from June 2003-June 2004, using the theme, “Every Member is a Recruiter” for his term. Prior to this office, he served as Federation Executive Vice President, District VI Vice President and President of Elkhorn Chapter 1680. After serving as Federation President, he served as the Region VIII Pre-Retirement Seminar Coordinator, and the Federation NARFE-PAC Coordinator.

He will be remembered by being very creative, and humorous in his membership training as he was assisted by his invisible dog, complete with lease and collar who garnered everyone’s adulation.

Services for Ken will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lind Brothers Mortuary, 4221 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608. Phone 916-482-8080.

CA Federation Training

Membership criteria, primarily Recruitment, Retention, and Reinstatement
Bakersfield, CA at Hodel’s on June 19
Roseville, CA at the Old Spaghetti Factory on June 21, 2018

Training Agenda

NARFE Executive Director, Barb Sido,  will travel from Headquarters to participate in our training and primarily provide a professional insight into Recruiting current federal employees and recent federal retirees.  Other instructors on this subject matter will be the Region VIII Vice President, members of the Membership Committee and of the Federation Executive Board.  This would be a great opportunity to meet and talk with our Executive Director.

There is a registration fee of $5 which includes Coffee/tea and sweet rolls in the morning, and lunch at noon.  Training will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Mark one of the two dates (noted above) on your calendar and let Lea Zajac, Federation President, click here to email, know if you plan to attend.


August 26th - 28th
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coastline Dr., Jacksonville, Florida 32202, USA

LEARN FROM THE BEST AT FEDcon18 – the premier training conference for the federal community. (Read More)

Who Should Attend

  • All Feds who want to maximize the value of their benefits and annuity and avoid post-retirement financial pitfalls
  • All Feds, spouses and survivors who want to safeguard their financial future
  • Federal HR and benefits specialists who want to advance their expertise to better serve their colleagues
  • Any Fed anxious about legislation and policies that will derail their retirement
  • NARFE leaders engaged in chapter development and governance

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Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego, CA
April 24 - 25, 2019




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