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Call for Nominations for RECOSA’s Board

The RECOSA Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for Five (5) RECOSA Board positions that will be elected at the November 27th Annual Membership Meeting.

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS IS NOVEMBER 9, 2018.

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

  • serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2019
  • attend monthly Board meetings
  • attend bi-monthly meetings with the City’s Human Resources Department
  • attend quarterly Brown Bag events for retirees
  • serve on Board committees
  • prepare reports as required
  • provide guidance and oversee assigned committees such as membership, fundraising, health benefits, and financial development

Nominations may be mailed or emailed as follows:

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

– or –

emailed to info.recosa@gmail.com with the subject line “RECOSA Board Nominations

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 27th Annual Membership Meeting.

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the November 27th Annual Membership Meeting. All nominees from the floor must: be members in attendance at the Annual Membership Meeting; be in good standing, and; express their interest verbally as indicated above. The candidates with the most votes will fill the vacant positions. Numbers will be drawn by the elected individuals to determine the positions they will fill. The Nominating Committee will announce the results at the conclusion of the November 27th 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.

2019 City of San Antonio Retiree Insurance Plans, Costs and Enrollment Information

Your COSA health benefits information will be mailed to you very soon. To help you get a head start on the choices you have for next year, we have provided a link to the 2019 Retiree Benefit Matters booklet that you will receive by mail.

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 2019.
  2. If you have any questions:

We hope you find this information useful and don’t forget to attend our RECOSA Annual Membership Meeting & Brown Bag Session on Thursday, November 27, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Central Library (600 Soledad St.).

Discounts for City of SA Retirees

 Special DISCOUNT PRICES below for City of San Antonio Retirees
The Majestic Theatre is proud to partner with the City to bring unique ticket pricing to City retirees. See below the latest exciting offerings.
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Purchase These Tickets by Calling (210) 226-5967
Please identify yourself as a City of San Antonio retiree
CLICK HERE for Prices for the Events Below

Click Here For Discount Prices

Seating Chart – CLICK HERE

2018-19 BROADWAY SEASON
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Promo Code:
SANANTONIO (no spaces)
Early Bird Pricing Ends:
Phantom of the Opera – Sept 20
Waitress – Oct 4
Jersey Boys – Oct 25
Anastasia – Nov 8
Fiddler on the Roof – Dec 6
The Play that Goes Wrong – Jan 24
Please Note: Hamilton will not be offered through this program
**ORDER NOW for the Best Seats at the Best Price**
Prices go UP the Closer it gets to the Show

Event Discounts for Retired City of San Antonio Employees

For the following shows, Group Ticket Sales is proud to partner with the City of San Antonio to offer discounted ticket prices to retired City of San Antonio employees:

Show Show Date(s) Location
Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jun. 21 – Jul. 2, 2018 Empire Theatre
Marvel Universe Live! Aug. 2 – 5, 2018 Alamodome
Celtic Thunder X Dec. 1, 2018 Majestic Theatre
The Sound of Music Mar. 8 – 10, 2019 Majestic Theatre

To purchase tickets for the shows above, call (210) 226-5967 (please identify yourself as a retired “City of San Antonio” employee). Click here for shows, seating charts, ticket prices and discounts.

2018 – 2019 Broadway in San Antonio Shows (Majestic Theatre)

For the following shows, retired City of San Antonio employees have advance access to purchase tickets at early bird prices:

Show Show Date(s) Early Bird Pricing Ends
Wicked Sep. 26 – Oct. 14, 2018 Jul. 12, 2018
* School of Rock – The Musical Nov. 6 – 11, 2018 Aug. 2, 2018
The Phantom of the Opera Dec. 6 – 16, 2018 Sep. 20, 2018
* Waitress Jan. 8 – 13, 2019 Oct. 4, 2018
Jersey Boys Feb. 1 – 7, 2019 Oct. 25, 2018
* Anastasia Feb. 5 – 10, 2019 Nov. 8, 2018
* Fiddler on the Roof Mar. 26 – 31, 2019 Dec. 6, 2018
* The Play That Goes Wrong Jun. 18 – 23, 2019 Jan. 25, 2019

* limited seating

For shows, seating charts, ticket prices and discounts, and to purchase tickets for the shows above, click here and enter Promo Code “SANANTONIO” (no spaces – case-sensitive) (note: this website works best with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome internet browsers).

Order quickly for the best seats at the best prices. Prices rise closer to show date(s).

Check back often for new events and remember to share this offer with your fellow City of San Antonio retirees.

FY 2018-2019 CITY BUDGET SURVEY

It’s time to speak up and share your priorities for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget!

The City of San Antonio is seeking citizen input for the FY 2018-2019 budget.  If you wish to express your thoughts on departmental expenditures, special projects, neighborhood issues, or even your retirement cost of living adjustment and health benefits, now is your chance. 

You can learn more about the City’s budget and utilize an interactive budget simulator at SASpeakUp.

Take the survey today at www.SASpeakUp.com and share it with your neighbors!

Deadline for Board Nominations Extended to Friday, November 3rd

As indicated in previous posts, four (4) RECOSA Board Positions will be elected during the November 9th Annual Meeting. Individuals elected will serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2018.

On behalf of the Nominating Committee, Chair Paulette McClure is currently accepting nominations for Board Positions 6-9. The deadline for applications has been extended to this Friday, November 3, 2017.

If you are a RECOSA member interested in serving on the Board, please submit a brief statement of your experience, interests, availability, and/or reasons why you would like to serve.

Board members are expected to:
• attend monthly Board meetings
• attend bi-monthly meetings with the City’s Human Resources Department
• attend quarterly Brown Bag events for retirees
• serve on Board committees
• prepare reports as required
• provide guidance and oversee assigned committees such as membership, fundraising, health benefits, and financial development

Nominations may be sent to:
RECOSA
Attn: Paulette McClure
P.O. Box 12973
San Antonio, TX 78212-0973

or emailed to:
info.recosa@gmail.com.

The Nominating Committee will review qualified applicants and select a slate of candidates — one person per open Board position — to be nominated and placed on the ballot. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor at the November 9th Annual Meeting. All candidates nominated from the floor must be members in good standing, present at the meeting, and able to express their qualifications and interests in serving, as well as their availability and willingness to attend meetings and carry out the duties and responsibilities of a RECOSA Board member. The candidates with the most votes will fill the vacant positions. Numbers will be drawn by the elected individuals to determine the positions they will fill. The Nominating Committee will announce the voting results at the conclusion of the November 9th Annual Meeting.

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

2018 City of San Antonio Retiree Insurance Plans, Costs and Enrollment Information

Your COSA health benefits information will be mailed to you very soon. To help you get a head start on the choices you have for next year, we have provided links to the documents that you will receive. In the links below you will find a packet for pre-65 individuals, one for post-65 individuals and the Benefit Matters booklet. We believe that you will be satisfied with the changes for next year and the efforts of everyone to keep the plans affordable.

Please take note of the following:

  1. Annual Enrollment ends October 27, 2017; however, if you do not wish to make any changes to your health, dental or optical plans, you do not need to do anything; your coverage will roll over to 2018.
  2. Retirees will now have the option of a Dental PPO as well as the continued DHMO plan.
  3. If you have any questions, an Annual Enrollment Information Session is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Central Library (600 Soledad St.) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon). There will be presentations from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to briefly go over the 2018 plans. Representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, CVS/Caremark, Delta Dental and Aetna will be available to help you.
  4. For post-65 individuals, an enhancement to the Aetna Medicare Advantage plans will now allow you to fill generic prescriptions for a $5.00 co-pay within a large network of pharmacies. Included in this network are CVS, HEB, Walmart, and Costco. If you fill generic prescriptions at a pharmacy not in the network, including Walgreen’s, a $15.00 co-pay will apply. Brand name prescriptions have the same co-pays as today. A list of the network pharmacies with the lower generic co-pay is included in the packet.
  5. If you have questions, please call Human Resources Customer Service at (210) 207-8705 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, or email HR at hrcustomerservice@sanantonio.gov.

We hope that you find this information useful and don’t forget to attend our RECOSA Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Central Library (600 Soledad St.).