Florida Retiree Chapter 79’s fifth subchapter held its founding convention in May. The new group comprises retirees in Miami/Dade County. State Rep. Dwight Bullard addressed a full house of retirees and spoke of the challenges ahead for public employees and retirees in the next session of the legislature. He said it will be critical to get out the vote in both local and national elections this year. Delegates adopted a constitution, passed resolutions to protect pensions, Social Security and Medicare. They also elected officers, who are pictured here.