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This web site has been designed to give you information about the
Sonoma County Association of Retired Employees,
a California Nonprofit Corporation,

henceforth known as SCARE.

NEW on Site

SCARE Membership Dues Reduced At the May 23rd Membership meeting, SCARE members voted to reduce the SCARE membership dues to $5 per month for members and $2.50 per month for associate members (spouses/domestic partners, widow/widowers). This change was recommended by the SCARE Board as we no longer have legal expenses. This change went into effect with the June pension checks.

Legal Update - April 18, 2017 Judge Wilken approved our settlement agreement with Sonoma County on April 18, 2017 so officially, our lawsuit is over. Part of the settlement agreement was for the County to put money into an HRA (Health Reimbursement Account) for retirees who are in the class (those who retired by June 30, 2016). For more information on HRAs, how they work and what you will get, go to the Sonoma County Human Resources website.

PURPOSE -

The purpose for which this organization is formed is to promote and protect the welfare and interests of Sonoma County retired employees in all ways compatible with the public interest.

The methods for attaining these objectives shall be to monitor all actions at federal, state and county levels that might affect our members; join and/or support other organizations formed for similar purposes; create and foster favorable public sentiment; support legislation and/or local resolutions deemed beneficial and oppose those deemed detrimental to the interests of its members or sound government; and disseminate pertinent information to members.

The Association may also perform such other acts and provide such benefits and services as are consistent with its primary purpose.

Your SCARE Board of Directors sincerely hopes that this web site will add a new dimension to our communications with members. In addition to being able to post general information that members can access at any time, it allows us to post urgent news that occurs between our newsletters and General Membership Meetings. We also hope that it will give you a new and easier way to communicate with the Board. We welcome your comments and suggestions!