H. C. S. C. Friends,
During our most recent at-large National Board Meeting on March 4,
2020, decisive action was taken regarding the 2022 H. C. S. C.
National Retiree Convention. This has been done in response to the
decline in attendance and loss in revenue resulting in deficits at
the most recent national conventions.
The Board voted unanimously to move toward more frequent �regional�
gatherings, rather than a singular national convention every three
years. These get-togethers will rely on the Local Meeting Groups (LMGs),
henceforth to be referred to as Regional Meeting Groups (RMGs),
to plan, invite, and execute.
Several groups have had excellent response to their annual more
localized events and have often had attendees from across the
country. In many cases, participants belong to multiple groups
Members from other Regional Meeting Groups (RMGs) will be
invited/encouraged to attend these events, and you can attend as
often and in whichever location you choose, as long as
accommodations are available.
These occasions will include the �Fifty-year Pinning� ceremonies, as
well as �Century Club� recognition for those members attaining age
Guest speakers from JCPenney District, Regional, or Home Offices
could be invited to present, if so desired. I want to urge you to
build on the relationships you have with local store General
Managers and District Managers. They are working hard to make things
better and can use your encouragement.
As you know, CEO Jill Soltau has an appreciation for the legacy of
the Company and is grateful for the contributions of all of you
I shall look forward to spending time with you more frequently in
our updated convention format.
In Partnership, Phil
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