Representatives of the Delta County Schools and Public Employees Retirement Association (DCSPERA) attended the Oct. 9 state meeting in Denver. Public employees who are retired or currently working are encouraged to attend the DCSPERA fall meeting on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Gunnison River Pleasure Park pavilion at 4 p.m. where their DCSPERA representatives will report on the latest information from the legislature and tell the many advantages of being a DCSPERA member.
A generous selection of hors d'oeuvres will be available for a reasonable cost.
The Pleasure Park is located on the Gunnison River between Hotchkiss and Delta off of Highway 92. To get to the Gunnison River Pleasure Park Pavilion, turn south off of Highway 92 at the Gunnison Gorge sign between mileposts 13 and 14. Follow the dirt road, toward the river, and "you can't miss it!"
Membership in DCSPERA includes both working and retired public employees, which includes the highway patrol, school employees, and the departments of transportation, correction and judicial. The Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) was begun before Social Security. Consequently, public employees are not eligible for Social Security unless they also worked in jobs that pay into that system. In 2012 PERA investors earned 12.9% on the money members contributed during their careers for retirement.