Chapter Meetings and Dates

Spring 2017 Chapter Meeting. Sunday, April 30
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL

 1:30 pm  Refreshments
 2:00 pm  Program
Featured speaker: UIUC Chancellor Robert Jones
State of the State update by Professor Robert Rich
Election of 4 Executive Committee Members for 2017-2018

Fall 2016 Chapter Meeting. Sunday, October 9
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL

 1:30 pm  Refreshments
 2:00 pm  Program
Featured speaker: Linda Brookhart, Statewide Executive Director, SUAA

Spring 2016 Chapter Meeting. Sunday, April 24
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL

 1:30 pm  Refreshments
 2:00 pm  Program
Featured speaker: Timothy Killeen, President, University of Illinois 

Fall 2015 Chapter Meeting. Sunday, October 18
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL
 1:30 pm  Refreshments
 2:00 pm  Program
Speaker:  Bryan Lewis, Executive Director, SURS
Report:  Upcoming Legislative Issues
Professor Robert Rich, emeritus Director, IGPA
Report:  SUAA's legal challenges to recent health care and pension legislation.
Linda Brookhart, SUAA Executive Director
 3:00 pm Business Meeing
President’s Greeting
Reports by Chapter Leaders

Spring 2015 Chapter Meeting. Sunday, April 26
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL

 1:30 pm  Refreshments
 2:00 pm  Program
Speakers: A panel discussion among local legislators of the state government, including Senators Chapin Rose and Scott Bennett and Representative Carol Ammons

Fall 2014 Chapter Meeting.  Sunday, October 19, 2014
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL
 1:30 P.M.        Refreshments
 2:00 P.M.        Program Panel:  Pension Reform Efforts across the Country including Professor Jeffrey Brown and Professor Robert Rich
Report:  Status of Pension and Health Insurance Lawsuits by Linda Brookhart, SUAA Executive Director

Spring 2014 Chapter Meeting.  Sunday, April 13, 2014
Hawthorne Suites, Champaign, IL
 1:30 P.M.        Refreshments
 2:00 P.M.        Program
Panel:  Pension Reform and the Legal Challenge including Professor John D. Colombo, Professor Laurie Reynolds, Professor Robert Rich
Report:  Status of the Lawsuits, Linda Brookhart, SUAA Executive Director

Fall 2013 Chapter Meeting.  Sunday, October 20, 2013
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL
 1:30 P.M.        Refreshments
 2:00 P.M.        Program
Speakers:  Janice Bonneville, Associate Director, Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS)
Richard Perry, Owner, Perry & Associates

Spring 2013 Chapter Meeting.  Sunday, April 7, 2013
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL
 1:30 P.M.        Refreshments
 2:00 P.M.        Program
Legislative Panel:  Current Issues in the General Assembly including Senator Michael Frerichs, Senator Chapin Rose, and Representative Naomi Jakobsson

Fall 2012 Chapter Meeting. Sunday, October 21
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL
  1:30 pm  Social time, refreshments & conversations with friends
  2:00 pm  Presentation by Professor Robert F. Rich, Director of the UI’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA), with a brief Business Meeting to follow
Meeting Summary

Spring 2012 Chapter Meeting. Sunday, April 22
Hawthorn Suites and Conference Center
101 Trade Center Dr., Champaign, IL
  UIUC Spring Chapter Meeting to feature UI Vice President and Chancellor Phyllis Wise
  Begins at 1:30 pm

Fall 2011 Chapter Meeting. Sunday, October 16
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL
  UIUC Fall Chapter Meeting to feature UI President Hogan
  Begins at 1:30 pm

Meeting Summary

Spring 2011 Chapter Meeting. Sunday, May 1
Hawthorn Suites and Conference Center
101 Trade Center Dr., Champaign, IL
  1:30 pm Social time, refreshments & conversations with friends
  2:00 pm Presentation by Governor James R. Edgar with questions & answers following;
  3:00 pm Brief business meeting, election of Executive Committee members & vote on proposed By-Laws

  Presentation by Governor James R. Edgar

Fall 2010 Chapter Meeting. Sunday, October 17
I-Hotel & Convention Center, Champaign, IL

(Corner of First Street and St. Mary’s Road)
  1:30 pm Social
  2:00 pm Business Meeting
  2:15-3:30 pm Presentation

  The featured speaker is Mr. William E. Mabe, who began his tenure as Executive Director of SURS on June 21, 2010.
  Mr. Mabe arrives at SURS at a point when assuring the system’s fiscal health and the structure and support for critical benefit programs for both retired and current employees has never been more crucial, nor under greater stress. Join us to hear the new Executive Director’s reactions to his first few months on the job and to get his perspectives on the array of issues which confront all public pension programs in Illinois.

  An update on e-mail for retirees through the University will also be presented. 

  Summary of Meeting link

Spring 2010 General Meeting. Sunday, April 25
Location: I-Hotel & Convention Center
Champaign, Illinois (corner of First Street and St. Mary's Road)
  1:30 pm  Social time, refreshments and conversations with friends
  2:00 pm  Brief business meeting and election of Board members
  2:15-3:15 pm  Presentation with questions and answers following.

President Stanley O. Ikenberry
University of  Illinois

These are troubled times for the University of Illinois. One can not recite all the issues that are of concern. We are encouraged, in the midst of this difficulty, to have Stan Ikenberry agree to serve in an interim capacity to help deal with the myriad of problems until new permanent leadership is selected by a newly constituted Board of Trustees. The University is most fortunate to have someone with President Ikenberry's integrity and expertise to help accommodate the troubled times it faces. 

Dr. Ikenberry will share his feelings about the historic occurrences that have taken place over the past year and his view of the state of the University and the challenges ahead.  He will be available to hear your comments and answer your questions. We are delighted to secure President Ikenberry as our spring speaker, given his extraordinary schedule. It is sure to be a very timely program.

Fall 2009 General Meeting. Sunday, October 25
Location: I-Hotel & Convention Center
Champaign, Illinois (corner of First Street and St. Mary's Road)
  1:30 pm Social time, refreshments & conversations with friends

  2:00 pm Brief business meeting
  2:15-3:30 pm Presentation with questions and answers following

Panel discussion among newly elected members of The Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS)
Dorinda K. Miller, Urbana; J. Fred Giertz, Champaign; John Engstrom, Sycamore

We are delighted to secure three of the new Trustees to meet with us and share their feelings about the historic changes that have taken place. Please join us. It is sure to be an informative program.

Spring 2009 General Meeting. Sunday, April 19
Location: I-Hotel & Convention Center
Champaign, Illinois (corner of First Street and St. Mary's Road)

  Topic:  Coping Skills for Retirees during a Recession
             Presentation Outline (.pdf)
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 Speakers:Stephen D'Arcy, Professor Emeritus of Finance, University of Illinois

Previous meetings are in the Archive.

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