Kishwaukee College Annuitants Association

Kishwaukee College Annuitants Association

Kishwaukee College Annuitants Association (KCAA) is a chapter of State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA). SUAA is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (4) organization created in 1971 to advocate a strong and secure public employee pension and health benefit system. SUAA is a voluntary member association of annuitants and active employees.

The KCAA is one of over forty-five local chapters affiliated with SUAA and was organized on May 7, 2002.  A local chapter was formed for the following reasons:

  • Protect and improve SURS benefits for $30 per year. Even if you live outside of Illinois, your pension needs protection and improvement.
  • Conduct chapter meetings with colleagues. Chapters establish their own activities and number of meetings.
  • Participate in social events and service projects.
  • Keep informed on issues important to SURS annuitants through newsletters/meetings.
  • Keep local legislators aware of items pertinent to SURS annuitants.

KCAA Bylaws

KCAA Membership

Eligibility

Membership in KCAA is open to all members of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) including the following:

  • Annuitants of Kishwaukee College
  • Employees of Kishwaukee College who have SURS taken out of their paychecks
  • Spouses or surviving spouses of annuitants

Membership in the KCAA includes membership in the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA).

 

Dues

Membership dues are $30.00/year.  If you are a retiree you may elect to have the dues amount automatically deducted from your retirement benefit for membership dues.  If you are a current Kishwaukee College employee you may elect to have the dues amount automatically deducted from you payroll check.

Member Benefits

At the state/national level:

  • Strong advocacy in Springfield and Washington D. C. on behalf of all SUAA members.
  • Coordination of the clear voice of SUAA's local chapters representing 135,000 SURS annuitants and participants.
  • Communication network of newsletters, legislative bulletins, websites, workshops, and meetings.
  • Opportunity to build relationships and interact with other chapters and their members.
  • Information for spouses of annuitants, who indirectly receive economic benefits and later, may receive a survivor’s annuity and insurance.

Local chapter benefits:

  • Information about state and local issues
  • Presentations on timely issues
  • Guest speakers
  • Social and recreational events and special group activities
  • News of colleagues and campus events
  • Directory of chapter members
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Opportunities to be involved and contribute
  • Reports from SUAA meetings
How to Join

To join, print and mail in the membership application. Forms can be mailed to:

Kishwaukee College Annuitants Association
Attn: Donna Keller, Treasurer
21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150

For questions regarding becoming a member, contact:
Patricia Smith
jimpat232@comcast.net

Contact Information

Dave Dammon
Chapter President
ddammon@kish.edu