MNA Retirement Committee

THE ROLE OF THE MNA RETIREMENT COMMITTEE

At the 2017 MNA House of Delegates, the Retirement Committee was voted into the MNA bylaws as an official structural unit. This new committee was created as the answer to a problem many retirees are facing – after a lifetime of active membership, what can they do to stay committed to MNA’s projects and goals now that they aren’t working full time? The Retirement Committee has three directives:

  1. Mobilize retired nurses to be involved in issues that affect working as well as retired nurses
  2. Monitor and inform members on legislation dealing with Medicare and Social Security
  3. Educate members who are about to retire on Medicare and Medigap

Are you a Lifetime MNA member?

  1. You are over 62 years of age, not a current LBU members, and have been an MNA member for a total of 30 years, and
  2. Your application for Lifetime membership has been submitted and approved.

Lifetime membership is free!

How to get involved

  1. Take the survey! The Retirement Committee has many interests for retired nurses. Find out which fits you while providing information to help improve the work of the Committee.
  2. Continue your involvement with MNA as an Associate Member. Any retired member who is over 62 years of age and is not a current LBU member is eligible to join the retired nurses as an Associate Member. Associate Members pay an annual fee of $75. An MNA member of 30 years or more and who has submitted a Lifetime Membership application can join for free.
  3. Contact the Retirement Committee. Email Becky Baldwin, RN, Chair, MNA Retirement Committee.
(L-R) Lori Batzloff, RN and Becky Baldwin, RN (ret.) from Borgess RN Staff Council rally for Health Care for All.

 

What can retired nurses do?

  • Present information at nursing schools
  • Lobby state and local legislators about nursing legislation
  • Mentor a nursing student
  • Help with national/international disasters
  • Attend MNA continuing education courses
  • Help with former LBU events, such as rallies, community events and informational pickets

RNs make a difference in politics! The chart below shows how political contributions from nurses made a difference in the 2020 political campaigns. What can you do as a retiree to be more politically involved? Take the survey and find out how to support candidates who support nursing issues!