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ANPR December E-Newsletter
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ANPR NEWS
December 2016

A monthly e-newsletter from the Association of National Park Rangers
Compiled by Cadence C. Cook, Board Member for Internal Communications

 
Donate to ANPR's Fall Fund Campaign Today! 
There's still time to contribute to this year’s Fall Fund Campaign. It’s my pleasure to announce that we have raised $6,231 since the Fall Fund Campaign kickoff. To reach our fundraising goal of $10,000, we need your help! Your donations will ensure that ANPR is able to provide quality educational and networking opportunities to our members in 2017. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation either by mail or through our website. Visit this webpage and donate today! I would like to thank each of you for your continued support!
- Nicholas Mann, Board Member for Fundraising
Endowment Report
ANPR's Investment Advisory Committee, currently comprised of seven members and observed by a non-voting member, has made its recommendation to the Board of Directors as to the investment of $100,000 in fundraising proceeds from the ANPR-sponsored 8th World Ranger Congress in 2016, as well as new life memberships and new century contributions from life members. After careful consideration and deliberation, the committee recommended three low-cost, diverse financial instruments for investment.

The funds can be considered an endowment, the proceeds from which are intended to provide funding for ANPR long into the future. Interest and dividends accrued annually will be available to pay routine ANPR expenses. Otherwise, the endowment will provide future financing for worthy projects approved by majority vote of the entire ANPR membership: a high threshold to be met before the principal (basis) amount is spent.

Thanks are extended to Bruce McKeeman, Meg Weesner, Jon Lewis, Marty Huseman, past ANPR president Rick Smith, and ANPR board member Nick Mann for their participation.
For more information, please contact Tom Banks at treasureranpr@aol.com or 508-579-2521. 
- Tom Banks, ANPR Treasurer
Become a Life Member!
As you may know, Ranger Rendezvous 2017 will be our 40th Rendezvous. In honor of this anniversary, we are happy to announce that the cost of a Life Membership is now only $750. Please considering making a commitment to ANPR by becoming a Life Member. Your membership will help us ensure the continuation of Ranger magazine, our mentoring program, the annual Ranger Rendezvous, as well as  help you keep connected to colleagues and friends. 
- Erika Jostad, ANPR President
Order ANPR Merchandise Online
Purchase ANPR merchandise through our new CafePress site. We're offering mugs, water bottles, hats, hoodies, bags, and more. Visit http://www.cafepress.com/anpr and start supporting ANPR today!
- Nicholas Mann, Board Member for Fundraising
Tax Information for Retired Safety Officers
ANPR would like to remind public safety officials about the Pension Protection Act of 2006. Retired public safety officials (such as LE rangers, fire fighters, and first responders) may be eligible to deduct up to $3,000 of health insurance and long-term care insurance premiums from their reported retirement income. Additional information is available on our website at www.anpr.org. ANPR recommends consulting your tax planner in regards to this topic. For the full text, please visit: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-109publ280/pdf/PLAW-109publ280.pdf and https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p575.pdf
- Katlyn Grubb, Board Member for Education and Training
You're Eligible to Join the Interior Federal Credit Union
Yes, it’s true. As an ANPR member, you and your family members are eligible to join the Interior Federal Credit Union. And as a credit union member, you have access to great products and services and financial tools to help you achieve your financial needs and goals. Because we are not-for-profit, our profits don’t go to shareholders, they go back to our members in the form of lower fees. Plus, we have some of the best rates in the country…better than Wells Fargo, Capital One, USAA to only name a few.

We Offer Our Members:
  • Free Checking Account (with rewards) and E-statements
  • Nickel Back Rewards – Free money for just using your debit card
  • Free Online Banking, Bill Payment, and Mobile Deposit
  • Over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide
  • 5,300 service centers to manage your accounts
  • 24/7 Call Center hours
  • The list goes on…visit our website for more member benefits
Most important - once a member, always a member! Even if you move, retire, or change jobs…you are an Interior FCU member for life. We serve our members nationwide.
Become a member and sign up today.
Marsha Moore, Marketing Manager, Interior Federal Credit Union
Job Opportunity at Solano County Parks in California
Solano County Parks has a current vacancy for a Park Ranger Supervisor. The Park Ranger Supervisor will be responsible for the supervision of staff and the operation of an assigned County park. The incumbent will plan, prioritize, direct and evaluate work. Additionally, the Park Ranger Supervisor is responsible for the daily operation of their assigned park and has ultimate responsibility for law enforcement activities resulting in citations or arrests at the assigned park. The incumbent will deal with the public in both a service and regulatory capacity. https://www.jobsatsolanocounty.com/solano/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=16&R2=425030&R3=01
Monica Hedden, Human Resources Analyst, Solano County
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