RPESJC is the Retired Public Employees of San Joaquin County, an all-volunteer non-profit organization originally incorporated in 1999. RPESJC was organized in response to the desires of former employees of San Joaquin County and those on the threshold of retirement to preserve and promote the general welfare of retired employees of San Joaquin County.
The purpose of RPESJC is to:
Coordinate support for and represent retirees and their beneficiaries in matters affecting their health and other benefits.
Improve the quality of life, general health and well being of our members.
Influence policy and advocate on behalf of County retirees at the state level in matters of legislation.
Provide education and information through the organization's newsletter and speakers at general member luncheons.
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.
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.
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.
Simply download and complete a RPESJC membership enrollment form and return it to the SJCERA retirement office, 6 South El Dorado St, Suite 400, Stockton, CA 95202 for processing. Monthly membership dues of $2.00 will automatically be deducted from your monthly retirement check.
RPESJC has the welfare and interests of its membership as its major goal!