Who All FURA members and spouses

What Annual General Membership Meeting

Where Retired Teachers’ Memorial Hall – 3930 East Saginaw Way, Fresno, CA 93726-5296

When Thursday, March 4, 2010 – 10:30 a.m.


Robert J. Bezemek, Attorney at Law – Informational Update on the next morning’s court hearing

Treasurer’s Message

The last newsletter and letters to you from members of the steering committee resulted in significant donations. Enough so that we are paying the immediate out of pocket expenses, though we still have an outstanding bill with the attorneys. Thank you ALL for your donations. EACH DONATION COUNTS! The $10 check from a 97 year old dependent of a deceased retired teacher, the $25.00 donation that we receive from a retired couple each month and every donation that you have sent in. We have received letters and donations from our supporters – other retirees and their organizations – from both north and south California.

There are FUSD retirees who have not donated and consider themselves “safe” from increased premiums because they are “over 75” or they are oblivious to the ramifications of FUSD administrators decisions to impose significantly greater premiums upon retirees if FURA loses this legal action. Every

retiree and their dependent’s health benefits would be at the mercy of FUSD administration. FUSD is an entity governed by people who make the decisions to abandon promises by previous Boards and administrations and to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on their lawyers in order to take away our vested rights for lifetime health care.

Donations support our attorneys and our resolve in this very important fight to continue to receive promised life time health benefits with no premium. We ask you to continue your support and donations. Thank you again!

Barbara Thomas

FURA vs FUSD Trial date

Friday, March 5, 2010 – 9:00 a.m.

Fresno County Civil CourtHouse

Tuolumne and M Streets

(Note: There always remains the possibility of a continuance at the last minute of the hearing. Check the FURA web site for updates at If you don’t have a computer, call a friend or call FURA President Carole Sarkisian-Bonard at 559.970.0615. Leave a message and Carole will return the call.)

Protect your Health Benefits!


Fresno Unified Retirees’ Association

PO Box 1717, Clovis, California 93613

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