PARA is the Port Authority
Retirees Association. Membership in PARA is open to all retirees and active
employees of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and of its
predecessor, The Port of New York Authority, including PATH.
Our mission is to serve PA
retirees and to promote their welfare. We do this by keeping them informed on
matters that affect them and by engaging in other activities to further their
We foster and encourage legislation that maintains or improves our
circumstances primarily as it affects the pensions of the New York
State Retirement System and our health benefits.
Join Your Colleagues in
RTR Month of Service:
We invite you to volunteer in one of the many service projects available
throughout the 2019 Month of Service this September. You can begin signing up
for the events on August 1, 2019.
Month of Service:
Every September, the Port Authority
comes together to honor the region we serve, the colleagues we lost, and the
legacy they have left behind with our RTR community service events and
commemoration ceremony. In the attached you will find links to each of the 22
community service events that will be taking place throughout the month of
September. You can select each of the links and find descriptions for what each
event will entail. Registration for the events opens Thursday morning August 1,
Remembrance Walk & Reflection Ceremony on Sept. 30th from 5:30pm-7pm
Additionally, we would also like to make you aware of the inaugural RTR
Remembrance Walk, which we think offers a great opportunity for PARA
participation and engagement. Current and past Port Authority employees will
join in a collective walk around the WTC Memorial and Museum site culminating in
Liberty Park for a brief reflection ceremony. The event hopes to provide a
moment for the agency to come together and close out the 2019 RTR program in
remembrance of those we lost and the lasting memory that their sacrifice has on
our community. Participants will be asked to meet on Cortlandt Street (northwest
corner of 4WTC) at 5:30pm to gather and collect their candles in preparation for
a walk around the memorial starting promptly at 6:00pm. A ceremony will follow
at Liberty Park with opportunities for PARA and PAPD members to share their
stories of resilience and reflection. Additional details and opportunities to
RSVP will be provided in the near future.
If interested, please contact Blair Wegescheide at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you at one or multiple of our events this year!
There is a special
Remembrance event that offers PARA members more opportunity for participation
and involvement in the RTR program, and is accessible. Here's more detail
about this first-time event: participants will meet at the corner of Liberty and
Greenwich streets, across from the National September 11 Memorial Plaza at
5:30pm to sign in and collect candles for the walk.
The walk begins promptly at
6pm, around the Memorial Plaza, culminating at Liberty Park at 7pm for a brief
Go to this page to register for the Remembrance
Walk and use the password code rtr2019! (remember the exclamation point)
to sign up. Registration is open until September 29. The event will go on as
scheduled, rain or shine.
If you have further questions about this event, contact Blair Wegescheide, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 718.330.2969.
If you’re a PA retiree or even
employee and are
not yet a member of PARA, now would be a very good time to join. Everyone
is welcomed to join the dues are
only $10.00 a year.
Why not join now to
support PARA's mission and help chart its future directions?
PARA’s more than 4,000 members are strengthened by
our affiliation with the Alliance of Public Retiree Organizations (APRO)
representing more than 350,000 members statewide in New York.
click here for the
PARA dues page and send the remittance form to the address indicated below and
remember also that donations are
gratefully accepted and appreciated. If you have a question
Click Here to Submit request to
Treasurer for Dues Status.
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