Benefits of Membership

Statewide Advocacy

There is strength in numbers, and RPESJC is an active member of the California Retired County Employees Association (CRCEA). This statewide organization represents over 200,000 retired "1937 Act County retirees. RPESJC can sponsor its own legislative proposals or join with CRCEA in sponsoring important legislation. CRCEA hosts biannual conferences and RPESJC delegates attend each conference. There they not only obtain updates on pending State and Federal legislation that could impact 1937 Act retirees but interact with peers regarding retiree health and other benefits. Delegates bring that information back to you.

Local Representation

RPESJC also provides representation for members before the San Joaquin County Employees Retirement Association (SJCERA) and the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.


At most monthly luncheons, knowledgeable guest speakers address issues such as healthcare issues and updates, legislation affecting retirees, investments, elder care issues, safety and identity protection, recreational, and other topics. RPESJC publishes a quarterly newsletter, "Cattails", which is mailed to all members and to various retiree organizations in other California counties. Its purpose is to keep the membership informed of current events relating to their retirement benefits, information on new retirees, deceased retirees, and advertise forthcoming events and activities.

Social Interaction

In addition to the monthly luncheons, RPESJC hosts a catered picnic in June of each year, as well as a holiday luncheon in December. These events enable members to renew old acquaintances and make new friends.

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