May 8 – Save The Date!!!

CSEA Chapter 293
is teaming up with

President of CalPERS

Rob Feckner

Rob will be at our May Chapter meeting to answer your questions, and will be available to notarize your power of attorney and beneficiary forms.

When: May 8th, 5:15pm

Where: PDA, 4999 Casa Loma Ave., YL

Why: To protect your retirement assets

CalPERS Members:
Do you have your power of attorney set up?
Did you designate a beneficiary?

Do this BEFORE retirement!

Click here for power of attorney form:

Click here for beneficiary designation form:

Did you work for a CalPERS-covered employer before you became a CalPERS member? Buy back service credit for the years you worked but you were not in CalPERS.

Click here for service credit estimator:

888 CalPERS (or 888 -225-7377)




2017 CSEA Chapter 293 Scholarship

Chapter 293


Scholarship Application

 Applications are being accepted through April 21, 2017.

Scholarships will be awarded at the June 12th Chapter meeting.

Winners need not be present.

FOUR – $500.00 Scholarships are being offered by

CSEA Chapter 293

to Chapter Members and their children

Applications may be picked up at any of the PYLUSD high school counseling offices or from the Chapter’s website at

To be eligible to receive a scholarship the applicant must be:

  • Current Chapter 293 Member or the child of a current Member (verification of relationship may be required)
  • Graduating High School Senior, or a student at an accredited college, university, vocational, technical or trade school
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Register for the fall term 2017

Submit completed application with the following attachments:

  • High school or college signed original transcript
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation – Include date and contact information
  • a.  One letter from a teacher or counselor familiar with the applicant’s academic performance
  • b.  One letter from a community member, not related to applicant, who is familiar with applicant’s  character outside school setting

Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Employment
  • Completed Courses
  • Leadership
  • Community Service
  • Grade Point Average
  • School Involvement
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation

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Save The Date

CSEA’s Pre-retirement Committee has arranged a FREE seminar. All K–12, Community
College and County Office of Education CalPERS Members and Guests are welcome.

Saturday April 22, 2017

Woodbridge High School
Theater Building
2 Meadowbrook
Irvine, CA 92604

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CalPERS presenter will provide booklets. Additional materials including Social Security
and Retiree Unit Information will be distributed by CSEA.
Please Note: Attendance at this seminar allows you to request an individual appointment with
CalPERS 90 days in advance of your retirement date.

Light refreshments will be provided.

¦ Pre-registration is encouraged. Call (800) 632-2128, ext.1008
Please listen carefully to the message—all you need to do is leave your
name to register in advance.
¦ If you have any questions, contact your Pre-Retirement Resource Committee
Member as follows:

Edward Bhagwandeen
Area H Rep, Pre-Retirement Resource Committee

Area H Town Hall Meeting in Orange

Please plan to attend a town hall meetingCSEA_LOGOsm featuring Association President Ben Valdepeña, Area H Director Bill Hagar, Executive Director Dave Low and Director of Field Operations Keith Pace.

Thursday March 23, 2017

5:30 pm

Yorba Middle School
Multipurpose Room
935 N. Cambridge Street
Orange, CA 92867

Please join us for an informal evening of discussion regarding the important issues facing our Union. Your elected leaders as well as staff leaders will be on hand to answer all questions you may have regarding the state of the union and our future.

Please RSVP to Field Office Administrative Specialist Yvonne Olmos at (714) 532-7122 or via email at
Your response will give us an accurate count for seating and refreshments.

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