Friday, June 9, 2023


Updated 9/26/2022

Retired Public Employees Council of Washington’s 48th Convention
Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801
September 27 – 29, 2022

Committee meetings begin at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Session convenes at 9:00 am on Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Session adjourns on Thursday, September 29, 2022

We will have COVID protocols in place during Convention.
Please click here to view and familiarize yourself
with the 2022 RPEC COVID Protocols

COVID test kits and N95/KN95 masks will be provided to all delegates, at no charge, at convention. Here’s how ow to obtain COVID test kits prior to convention: – you can order free test kits
WA State Test kits – enter your zip code to find access to free test kits.
WA Dept of Health – information on free test kits, insurance reimbursement, etc.


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Committee Meetings:

12:00 Noon – 12:30pm         Registration Committee – Golden Delicious (Lower floor)
12:30pm – 1:00pm                RPEC PAC Raffle Committee – Blossom Room (Upper floor)
12:30pm – 5:00pm                Delegate RegistrationRed Lobby (Lower floor)
1:00pm – 5:00pm                  RPEC PAC Raffle Blossom Room (Upper floor)
1:00pm – 3:00pm                  Election Committee – Red Delicious (Lower floor)
2:00pm – 4:00pm                  Legislative Committee – Golden Delicious (Lower floor)
3:00pm – 5:00pm                  Resolutions Committee – Red Delicious (Lower floor)
4:00pm – 6:00pm                  Constitution Committee – Golden Delicious (Lower floor)
5:30pm – 7:00pm                  Wenatchee Art and River Walk – AVA Table (Lower floor)
6:00pm – 9:00pm                  Hospitality Rooms – See Posters in Lobby for locations

RPEC “Office”                        Duration of Convention – Harvest Room (Upper floor)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

7:30am – 9:00am                  Sergeant-At-Arms Committee – Grand Apple Ballroom
8:00am – 9:00am                  Convention Rules Committee – Grand Apple Ballroom
8:00am – 12:00 Noon           Delegate RegistrationOutside Grand Apple Ballroom
8:00am – 4:30pm                  RPEC PAC Raffle – Blossom Room (Upper floor)

9:00am – Convention General SessionGrand Apple Ballroom (Upper floor)

  • Welcome – Kandy Kraig, President
  • Flag Presentation/Salute – American Legion Post 10
  • Welcome – Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz/Representative Mike Steele (12th LD)
  • Invocation – Pastor Marty Fenton, Cornerstone Christian Church
  • Call to Order – Kandy Kraig, President
  • Roll Call – Executive Board – Mary Marbles, Secretary
  • Partial Report of Registration Committee – Registration Committee
  • Adoption of Agenda
  • Adoption of Rules – Rules Committee
  • Approval of 2020 Convention Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report – Clair Olivers, Treasurer
  • President’s Report – Kandy Kraig, President
  • Executive Director’s Report – Laurie Weidner, Executive Director

10:00am – Speaker:

  • Ann Widger, AFSCME Retiree Director (via Zoom)
  • Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (pre-recorded)
  • Ashby Wolfe – Regional Chief Medical Officer, CMS (via Zoom)

10:30am – *** 10 minute break ***
10:40am – General Session continues

  • Adoption of Election Rules for Officers – Elections Committee
  • Nominations of Executive Board Officers
  • Submittal of Late Resolutions
  • Legislative Committee Report – Legislative Committee
  • Resolutions Committee Report – Resolutions Committee
  • Constitution Committee Report – Constitution Committee

11:30am – Workshop A: SHIBA – Tim Smolen, SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits   Advisors) Program Director
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch Orchard Exhibit Hall (Lower floor)
1:10pm – Workshop B: Medigap/Social Security Jackie Boschok, President, WSARA (Washington State Alliance for Retired Americans) (via Zoom)
2:00pm – *** 15 minute break ***
2:15pm – General Session continues

  • Final Report of Registration Committee – Registration Committee
  • PAC Committee Report – Emmett Mills, Government Affairs Coordinator
  • Committee Reports (cont’d.)

3:30pm – Candidate Panel for Executive Board Officer Elections
4:30pm – Recess until Thursday morning @ 9:00 am

5:30pm – 6:30pm – No-Host Social Mixer – Orchard Exhibit Hall (Lower floor)
6:30pm – 9:00pm – Banquet/Awards – Orchard Exhibit Hall (Lower floor)
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Entertainment: The Fabulous Orchids – Orchard Exhibit Hall (Lower floor)

Thursday, September 29, 2022

 7:00 am – 9:00amBreakfast – Orchard Exhibit Hall (Lower floor)
***(For late resolutions consideration, if necessary)***
8:00am – 9:00am – Legislative Committee – Grand Apple Ballroom (Upper floor)
8:00am – 9:00am – Resolutions Committee – Grand Apple Ballroom (Upper floor)

7:30am – 9:00am – RPEC PAC Raffle – Blossom Room (Upper floor)

9:00am – Convention General Session ReconvenesGrand Apple Ballroom (Upper floor)

  • Flag Salute
  • Election of Executive Board Officers
  • Committee Reports (cont’d.)
  • Announce Executive Board Officers Election Results
  • Adoption of Election Rules for Districts Board Members – Election Committee
  • Caucus/Election of District Board Members (see screens for District caucus locations)
  • Announce District Board Members Election Results
  • Old Business
  • New Business
    • Swearing in of new Executive Board
  • Good and Welfare
  • Adjournment


Chapters whose delegates cancel their registration to the annual convention must provide documentation proving hardship in order to receive a refund, and the refund may not exceed 50% of the registration fee paid. Refund requests must be made in writing, along with proof of hardship (e.g. doctor’s note), to the Finance Committee. No refunds will be granted on individual meal tickets.  Requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing and will be reviewed by the Council Executive Committee to determine whether the requests for refund will be granted.

Effective 8/5/2022 – At the recommendation of the Finance Committee and the subsequent approval by the Executive Committee, RPEC will allow delegates to withdraw from Convention due to concerns about the risks of COVID, with full reimbursement of the registration fee to the chapter up to Friday, August 26, 2022. Beyond that date and up to Convention, any requests for reimbursement will be considered by the Executive Committee on a case-by-case basis as an exception as specified in Section 8 – RPEC Refund Policy of the Convention Call. All delegate cancellations must be communicated to the Council Office by the Chapter President or Secretary.