Call for Nominations for RECOSA’s Board

The RECOSA Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for Four (4) RECOSA Board positions that will be elected at the November 15th Annual Membership Meeting.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, October 25, 2019.

If you are a RECOSA member interested in serving on the Board, please submit a brief interest statement including your: 1) reason for interest; 2) experience; 3) availability; and 4) ability to meet the following expectations of Board members:

  • serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2020
  • attend monthly Board meetings (currently first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management Dept. located at 4410 W. Piedras Dr.)
  • attend quarterly meetings with the City’s Human Resources Department, if possible
  • attend quarterly Brown Bag events for retirees
  • serve on one or more Board committees, such as membership, finance & fundraising, and health benefits
  • potentially serve as an officer of RECOSA, if elected (i.e. Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary)

Nominations may be submitted to John German, RECOSA Treasurer and Chair of Nominating Committee, as follows:

EMAIL:
jgerman1962@gmail.com
(subject “2019 RECOSA Board Nominations)

– OR –

MAIL:
RECOSA
Attn: Chair, RECOSA Nominating Committee
P.O. Box 12973
San Antonio, TX 78212-0973

The Nominating Committee will review qualified nominees and select a slate of candidates — one person per open Board position — to be nominated and placed on the ballot for the November 15th Annual Membership Meeting.

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the November 15th Annual Membership Meeting. All nominees from the floor must: 1) be members in good standing with RECOSA; 2) be in attendance at the Annual Membership Meeting; and 3) express their interest verbally as indicated above. The four candidates with the most votes will fill the vacant positions. Numbers will be drawn by the elected individuals to determine the Board positions they will fill. The RECOSA Board Chair will announce the results at the conclusion of the Annual Membership Meeting.

Questions may be posed by calling RECOSA’s phone line at (210) 504-9567 and leaving a message, or emailing RECOSA at info.recosa@gmail.com.

CORRECTION: Time for Tomorrow’s Annual Enrollment Session at Mission Library Has Changed


For those retirees planning to attend the Annual Enrollment Information Sessions scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, October 17, 2019, please note the time has changed for the Mission Library session as follows:

Reminder, there is another session in the afternoon as follows:

If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact City of San Antonio Human Resources Customer Service at (210) 207-8705 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, or email them at AskHR@SanAntonio.gov.

Are You Interested in Serving Your Fellow Retirees?

With the fall comes the time when the RECOSA Board begins its search for members to serve on the board for the next two calendar years.

RECOSA’s success hinges on the active participation of its board and membership. With the anticipated loss of some current board members it’s critical that other members consider serving on the RECOSA Board.

Interested members should have:

  • a willingness to serve
  • an interest in retiree benefits
  • the time to devote to the organization

Board meetings are usually held on the first (1st) Tuesday of each month at the City of San Antonio’s Solid Waste Management Dept. Conference Room, 4410 W. Piedras Dr. Meetings are open to all members and usually begin at 11:30 a.m.

If you are a RECOSA member and interested in serving on the board and/or have any questions, please call (210) 504-9567 and leave a message, or email info.recosa@gmail.com.

2020 City of San Antonio Retiree Benefits & Annual Enrollment

Your COSA health benefits information will be mailed to you soon. We have provided the following link to a presentation on 2020 retiree benefits by City of San Antonio Human Resources Director, Lori Steward.

Annual Enrollment Dates:

  • Non-Medicare (pre-65) Retirees: October 7, 2019 – November 1, 2019
  • Medicare (post-65) Retirees: October 21, 2019 – November 1, 2019

Please take note of the following:

  1. If you do not wish to make any changes to your health, dental or vision plans, you do not need to do anything; your coverage will roll over to 2020.
  2. If you have any questions:

Mark your calendars to attend our RECOSA Annual Membership Meeting & Brown Bag Session on Friday, November 15, 2019. City Manager, Erik Walsh, is slated to speak. Once the time and location have been finalized that information will be posted here and emailed to retirees.