Spring Fling Fun!


Retirees Association hosts annual spring social.

By Beverly J. Clark, Publicity Director

On May 16, RLACEI members and friends gathered at Whittier Narrows Recreation Park for an enjoyable time.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious catered lunch by Mr. Ardi’s Catering, which included delicious cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, potato chips, potato salad, and cookies. RLACEI offered a new shuttle cart service to transport members and guests from the parking area to the picnic site.

Guest speakers provided valuable updates:

  • LACERS Commissioner Michael Wilkinson provided updates, including a new 2.85 percent Discretionary COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) that LACERS will again send to the CAO for Council approval.
  • LACERS Deputy Chief Investment Officer Wilkins Ly discussed LACERS’ investment returns.
  • Employees Club Director of Sales Noelle Kauffman provided members with an update on benefits available through the Club. 
  • Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (LAFCU) Social Media Coordinator Robert Aguirre informed attendees about credit union services and interest rates.

Former RLACEI Director Tom Moutes served as the guest emcee for prize giveaways. In addition to gifts from RLACEI, the Club generously contributed gift cards as raffle prizes. The LAFCU also contributed prizes. Members were thrilled to win practical and delightful gifts.

Everyone in attendance enjoyed the outing. Members had a chance to connect, reminisce and stay informed about retirement-related issues. 

Stay tuned for the upcoming summer picnic announcement and details