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To: Pension Recipients
From: Bill Stefka
Date: July 29, 2003
Re: General Update

Dear Pension Recipients:

We regret to say we have lost the following retirees during 2003:


Name/Age

Date Deceased
Benevolent
Fund?
Surviving
Spouse?
Floyd F. Bates (77) January 8, 2003 Yes Yes-Shirley
Hollis Harrell (92) May 26, 2003 Yes N/A
Lillie Polvado (99),
Widow Of Henry Polvado
June 9, 2003 N/A N/A
Curtis Schwarzlose (68) June 11, 2003 No Yes-Theresa
Alton Nichols (89) June 30, 2003 Yes Yes-Karen
David Peppler (38) July 3, 2003 Yes N/A
J. R. (Fuzzy) Herrell (81) July 14, 2003 Yes Yes-Eleanor

Mr. Bates was mentioned in our last update in April. The best way to make benevolent fund payments is to mail them to Gary Pounds at Fire St. 20, 6601 Manchaca Rd., Austin, TX 78745. We are told this is now quicker and more centralized than dropping off at any other fire station. Gary reminds everyone to review and update your benevolent fund beneficiary so that this is current. Call Gary at (512) 288-0591 with any questions or concerns about the benevolent fund.

Our transition from Deutsche Bank to State Street as our fund's custodian bank has proceeded reasonably well. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this process. If you do have any concerns about State Street's services, please let us know so we can address them right away.

It was certainly a pleasure to see many of you at the retiree banquet in May! Don't forget about the retiree breakfast group which meets every second Wednesday at Owens Restaurant about 8:00 a.m. near IH35 and Hwy 290 E. We are glad to hear about the good attendance they have at these get-togethers!

If you have any questions, or if we can be of further assistance please contact our office.

Sincerely,

William E. Stefka
Administrator