Watch this spot for an update on information on our monthly luncheons and speakers held at the Italian Athletic Club, 3541 Cherryland Avenue, Stockton, at 11:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month, except June and December.
NOTE: Due to the pandemic, luncheons and other activities are postponed until local regulations permit in-person meetings and gatherings again.
San Joaquin County is looking for a few good citizens to help make local government better.
The San Joaquin County Superior Court is seeking applicants to serve on the county’s civil grand jury, which does everything from investigating governmental bodies, agencies and public officials to looking into complaints from the public. Past reports have focused on homelessness, juvenile group homes, community college and school districts, jail operations, special districts and housing authorities.
Members of the 2021-22 civil grand jury will begin serving Aug. 1. The grand jury is made up of 19 citizens whose names are randomly selected from applicants nominated by the judges of the court. Jurors must be at least 18, a United States citizen who has resided in San Joaquin County for at least one year, must possess sufficient knowledge of the English language, and must not be now serving as a trial juror or elected public official.
The San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office will conduct background investigations, which includes a record check from law enforcement agencies.
Due to COVID-19 social-distancing requirements, applicants must be able to work via telephone or video appearance (a smartphone and internet access are required).
The deadline for application submission is April 2, 2021. Applications can be obtained by calling (209) 992-5290 or found on the court’s website at https://www.sjcourts.org/general-info/civil-grand-jury.
On February 12, the Board of Retirement approved a 1.5 percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA). If you retired on or before April 1, 2019, you have accumulations in your COLA "bank" that are used to increase your COLA. COLA increases will be on your May 1 benefit payment.
Retirement Date 2021 COLA
Recent events, including the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, have caused a downturn in financial markets. SJCERA would like to reassure our members that your benefits are secure. As a member of a defined benefit plan, your lifetime retirement allowance is not tied to investment returns, but is calculated based upon your age at retirement, years of service and salary.
At SJCERA, we invest for the long-term, rather than days, weeks or months. While our returns may fluctuate in the short-term, our investment strategy is designed to generate positive returns over decades. The SJCERA investment portfolio is broadly diversified in order to mitigate the effects of periods of market volatility and uncertainty such as the one we are currently experiencing.
Tai Chi for Fall Prevention & Arthritis is an evidence based program. For more information, please visit: https://taichiforhealthinstitute.org/programs/tai-chi-for-arthritis. There will be a total of 21 classes with the first class to greet each other, do questions and answers, practice technology, and sample Tai Chi movements. The class will be taught by Robyn DeGuzman, Public Health Educator with San Joaquin County Public Health Services who will be assisted by a facilitator from Little Manila Rising. This class will be live so you can interact with your Tai Chi instructor, so please make sure that your desktop/laptop/tablet has a working camera to see, speaker to listen to the instructions, and a microphone to ask questions and provide feedback. For more information or to register, contact Carmen at (209) 468-1422 or email@example.com. Download the Tai Chi flyer below for more information.
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San Joaquin county boards, commissions, and committees are vital to ensuring public involvement in the government process. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings, or serve as a board member or commissioner.
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We're all doing all we can to keep ourselves, our families, co-workers and customers safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's understandable that SJCERA members are asking, "What happens to my retirement if an illness or injury prevents me from making decisions?" The SJCERA Special Power of Attorney (POA) form is specifically designed for SJCERA members and helps to provide peace of mind should you become unable to act on your own behalf. You choose which duties they will be allowed to perform, such as filing a retirement application, making a benefit election or designating beneficiaries.
We hope you never need it, but just in case, be prepared.
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SJCERA 6 S. El Dorado Street, Suite 400, Stockton, Ca. 95202