Welcome

AMCRE is an organization dedicated to the interests of Mendocino County's retired employees.

Through its own actions and in association with retiree organizations of 19 other "1937-Act" counties (by affiliation with CRCEA, the California Retired County Employees Association), AMCRE can give the retiree a powerful voice that would otherwise be unavailable.

AMCRE is also a social organization for retirees and their spouses and friends, with four general member meetings that includes a luncheon.

About Us

AMCRE is the result of our founder Irene Lange, retired Mendocino County Treasurer-Tax Collector, leading a few Mendocino County Retirees who saw the need, in 1991, for representation at the County Retirement Board, the Board of Supervisors, and at the state level. These dedicated retirees created an organization with CRCEA affiliation, to band with other '37-Act county-retirees associations for such strength. AMCRE was the 20th (and therefore last) CRCEA member organization formed. AMCRE started small but now boasts nearly 1000 members.

AMCRE developed during 1991, as a support organization for retired Mendocino County retired employees. Enough retirees responded favorably to get the ball rolling. By early 1992 AMCRE held its first regular general meeting. AMCRE started small but now boasts nearly 1000 members.

More than 30 years later, AMCRE is a strong and growing organization for promoting friendship, unit, strength and growth for Mendocino County Retirees.

Leatha Andersen

President

Cyndi Montesonti

Secretary

Jim Andersen

CRCEA Delegate

Tom Desroche

Director

Dorinda Kay Miller

Director

Marilyn Heath

Director

Tom Ingram

Director

Raylene Lucchesi

Treasurer

Shirley Christensen

Director

Bylaws

Follow this link to view our bylaws

Meetings


NOTE:

DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, EACH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS WILL BE EVALUATED TO SEE IF MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC ORDERS ALLOW US TO MEET. SO FAR OUR MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELED. ALWAYS STAY TUNED TO THE AMCRE NEWSLETTER “THE CONNECTION” FOR THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GATHER AND ENJOY TIME TOGETHER AGAIN.

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

AMCRE General Membership Meetings are held the Second Monday of the Month for February and May at 12:00 p.m. with August and December at 5:00 pm. The February meeting is held at the Sheriff’s Training Center if we are invited. The May meeting is usually at Slam Dunk Pizza. Keep an eye on the newsletter “The Connection” for details. General Membership Meetings usually include a Guest Speaker who will present a topic of interest to AMCRE members and a raffle of cash prizes. All members and their guests are welcome!

BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEETINGS

AMCRE Board of Directors meetings are held at 12:00 pm, the Second Monday of the month for January, April, July, October and November at Slam Dunk Pizza, in Ukiah or another designated place.

Events


SUMMER BBQ

The Board of Directors at the 4/12/2021 meeting voted to cancel the Summer BBQ.

HOLIDAY DINNER

Our Annual AMCRE Holiday Dinner is a big hit with retirees and their guests. An enjoyable evening at the Broiler Steak House in Redwood Valley is had by all with a special Santa appearance, good food, laughter, raffles and silly holiday games. New officers are voted in by the membership during the meeting. Stay tuned in the newsletter “The Connection” for the latest decision on the 2021 AMCRE Holiday Dinner, which is held each December.

Newsletters

The Connection is sent to all AMCRE members four times a year. Recent editions of The Connection are available for on-line viewing, by clicking the links listed below. The next issue will be posted here, when it is available.

Year Issue
2021 July - August - September
2021 April - May - June

Breaking News

This is the page for breaking news of issues that may be of immediate concern to AMCRE members and other Mendocino County retired employees. We urge you to check here to keep up to date. Of course, we'll continue to write about issues in The Connection but that only comes out four times a year.

COLA for Retirees:

At its February 2021 meeting, the Board of Retirement approved a 1.5% COLA as recommended by its actuarial consultants. The COLA will be effective April 1, 2021 and will therefore be reflected on your pension payment the last day of April. For those who retired before 1982, and have a balance in their COLA bank, your COLA may be augmented up to a maximum of 3%.

Scholarship Information:

AMCRE offers annually Scholarships for any student who qualifies to receive them. Please see the Scholarship details for eligibility in our Scholarship Section below.

Agendas and Minutes

Date Agendas Minutes Comments
07/12/2021 Minutes Board Meeting
04/12/2021 Minutes Board Meeting
01/25/2021 Minutes Board Meeting

Scholarships

If you are a member of AMCRE, and have children or grandchildren going to college or trade school, please encourage them to apply for one of four $1000 scholarships we offer. They can receive $500 each semester with proof of full-time enrollment. A student who is returning to college or trade school for additional years and for graduating seniors who are going to enter college or trade school. Please send a cover letter, your application and an essay including the following information: Your name, address, phone number, email, the name of the relative in AMCRE and how you are related, what department did they retire from, what college or trade school will you be attending, what is your major going to be if you know, what are your goals for college and the future. You must submit your most recent transcripts from high school and two letters of recommendations from your high school teachers. Submit three copies of your information to: Ms. Cyndi Montesonti, Secretary/Scholarship Chair, P.O. Box 903, Ukiah, CA 95482. Your cover letter, essay and all required information must be received no later than May 31, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please contact Cyndi Montesonti at 707-489-7752 or email her at tomcyndichili@comcast.net

Follow this link for the 2021 scholarship application.

Contact Us

To find out more about our organization, reach out to us via email at amcremendocino@gmail.com or give Cyndi Montesonti, Secretary/Scholarship Chair/Newsletter Co Chair/ a call at (707) 489-7752 or send an email to tomcyndichili@comcast.net

You can also reach us by mail. Our mailing address is:

AMCRE
P.O. Box 903
Ukiah, California 95482

Resources


MCERA

To contact the Mendocino County Employees Retirement Association who handles your retirement directly call: 707-463-4328, or email them at retirementassociation@mendocinocounty.org and they are located at 625-B Kings Ct., Ukiah, California 95482.

CRCEA

For more information regarding the California Retired County Employees Association, you can view their website at www.crcea.org.