Inside this issue:
Scholarship Update
It's membership renewal time
VGEA Meeting Buzz
Spring Summit Meeting Saturday

Scholarship Update
The VGEA received more applications this year than it has in recent history! This is because we doubled the Scholarship Program to include
FOUR $2500 awards for VGEA members, their spouses or children for the fall 2013 semester!

Because the deadline was extended, the winners will also be announced a bit later than originally anticipated.
All scholarship recipients will be notified by June 1.
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Share this newsletter with your fellow employees and remind them that the VGEA is the only organization working to protect and improve state employee salaries, benefits and retirement.
The vital work of the VGEA
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At just $4 per pay period
($2 for retirees) it's an investment in yourself and your future. 
VGEA Communications Director Johnna Cossaboon, editor

Spring Summit
                       May 8, 2013
Meetings Create VGEA Buzz


VGEA chapters and regional groups have been getting together a lot lately! The Richmond Retirees' Chapter (pictured above on April 8) meets regularly every month from October to April at Imperial Plaza in Richmond on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. In September, the group gathers at the VGEA Annual Meeting with everyone else from around the Commonwealth, to hear from the leaders of the VRS and the DHRM as well as the VGEA. This year's Annual Meeting is set for September 14 at the Holiday Inn Koger Conference Center.


In December, the Richmond Retirees get together at Crab Louie's Restaurant for a fun luncheon to celebrate the holidays and network. That's the only meeting without a speaker and business agenda. Life as a VGEA member does NOT end when you retire! More good news - retiree dues are just $48 annually!  


Other retirees are also meeting and beginning to organize as retiree chapters in other parts of the state. If you are interested in attending or participating, please contact VGEA State Membership Director Teresa Craig at


Spring Summit this Saturday and More Regional Meetings Scheduled
Bringing VGEA Issues to a Location Near You!

All members, prospective members and guests are invited to attend the following:


2013 Spring Summit Meeting in Roanoke  

This Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information about the Spring Summit Meeting, click here 

Roanoke Sheraton, 2801 Hershberger Rd., Roanoke 24017



Southside Regional Meeting    

July 18, 6-8 p.m. 

316 Cibo Restaurant, 316 Main St, Danville 24541



Shenandoah Regional Meeting  

August 22, 6-8 p.m.                       

Frontier Culture Museum, 1290 Richmond Rd., Staunton 24401



VGEA Annual Meeting

September 14  

Representatives from the Va. Dept. of Human Resource Management and the Va. Retirement System will speak, as well as folks representing the VGEA Insurance and Discount partners.           

Holiday Inn Koger Conference Center, 1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA 23235                                                                                                          



Hampton Roads Regional Meeting  

October 10, 6-8 p.m.           

First Landing State Park - Trail Center, 2500 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach 23451