Forest Service Retiree Breakfast a Success
Release Date: Mar 7, 2013
Susanville, Calif…On a snowy morning in early March, 15 Forest Service retirees met with Forest Supervisor Jerry Bird to hear the latest news about Agency operations, efforts to streamline the Forest organization, and fire salvage activities.
Forming a retiree group was the brainchild of retiree Larry Cabodi of Standish, who wanted to hear first-hand about what’s happening on the Lassen National Forest. During the gathering, Cabodi shared why he felt getting this group together was important.
The following captures highlights of the group’s discussion at the March 6th breakfast meeting regarding its objectives and goals:
• keep informed about current Forest Service activities and projects
• be an advocacy group for the Forest to provide useful feedback
• mentor new and existing employees
The fledgling group made a couple of decisions at this initial meeting. First, it will continue outreach to other Forest Service retirees by networking both locally and regionally, including making contacts with retirees from other northern California forests and the PSW Research Station. The group also made the decision to meet quarterly to share key topics of interest.
The next meeting is planned for May 1st and will include such topics as selecting a name for the group, developing additional key objectives, creating a newsletter, planning a possible field trip, and having fun, of course.
If you’re interested in learning more or wish to be a part of this dynamic new group, please contact Laurie Tippin at email@example.com or Larry Cabodi at 530-254-6336.