cake NARFE Chapter 717 Celebrates 50th Birthday with Gala Luncheon at Venice Yacht Club!  Special Guests, featuring Venice Mayor Ed Martin declaring Feb. 12th as NARFE Day,  Florida Federation and District 8 honors!
Anniversary Committee A last group picture at the NARFE Chapter 717 Fiftieth Anniversary Gala of the committee that worked and planned to make this marvelous event happen!

Jean Marie was a tough taskmaster, but it was all worth it!!
NARFE Chapter 0717 1959 Charter The 1959 Charter establishing Chapter 0717, representing Englewood and Venice, Florida, as a Chapter in what is now the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
Sylvia Ventura Chapter President John Burton receives a plaque from Florida Federation District 8 Vice President.  The plaque is the District's recognition of the 50 years of service provided by Chapter 0717 to active and retired Federal employees
audience Everybody found a seat!!
Honorary National Member Stepan Gasparovik President John presents a certificate to Stefan Gasparovic, installing him as the final honorary chapter member for Chapter 0717.  Hereafter the classification is abolished, and all who received the honor continue to be honorary lifetime members, free from paying dues.
Mayor Martin Cuts Anniversary Cake Venice, FL Mayor Ed Martin makes the first cut in the Anniversary Cake.
Steve Former and future chapter president Steve Shoub with his companion, Linda Braswell.
Wally Florida Federation President Wally Roepke addresses the crowd.