The Edmond Sun

May 2, 2013

NARFE presents state convention in Oklahoma City

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Federal employees and retirees are a significant force in Oklahoma and are a key factor in maintaining the state’s economic health. With more than 45,000 active employees and 48,000 retirees, their presence is felt throughout the state. Today and Saturday, Oklahoma members of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) will meet in Oklahoma City for their annual state convention.  

“We gather to discuss common needs and concerns and to provide educational opportunities for our members,” said Charles Stanphill, Oklahoma Federation president.

 “We expect more than 20 local chapters representing all areas of the state,” said Karen Hackett, convention chairwoman.

Attendees will hear from both national and state leaders and will have the opportunity to gather in district caucuses to participate in the discussion of critical issues. A memorial service is part of the program to honor past members and funds will be raised to support NARFE’s national effort against Alzheimer’s.

NARFE represents the interests of both active and retired federal employees at the state Capitol and in Washington, D.C., and is open to any active or retired federal employee or spouse. For more information about Oklahoma’s NARFE organization, visit the website