July 15, 2022

Join Us In Celebrating Our Movement

We’re inviting you to join your friends at Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans (IARA) as we present Roberta Lynch, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 31, with the 2022 Jerry Prete award at this year’s  Senior Power Celebration Luncheon on Tuesday, September 13th.

Lunch will be served at our in-person event at the UA Local 137 Plumbers & Steamfitters Hall, 2880 E Cook St, Springfield. Doors open at 11:30am and Program Begins at 12:00pm.

Virtual participation via Zoom will be available. 

Click here to secure your tickets! 

Join Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans’ Senior Power Celebration as we honor Roberta Lynch, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 31, with our annual Jerry Prete award for her committed leadership in advancing the labor movement and a future of dignity and economic security for every worker.

We are also pleased to announce two new honors that will be awarded as part of this years event: The Retiree Champion Award, which will be received by Representative Lakesia Collins, The Frank & Bea Lumpkin Award, which will be received by its namesake, Bea Lumpkin.

This  event will be attended by IARA allies including labor and community leaders and elected officials, and is our primary fundraiser and celebration of our mission of guaranteeing a good quality of life and full civil rights for every retiree.

Individual tickets are $100. Co-Chair, Host and Sponsorship packages, which include group ticketing and promotional add-ons, are available.

Click here to review sponsorship options

If you are unable to attend but would like to support our mission, please donate here.

Please feel free to contact our Organizer, Krystle Able at (309) 831-5284 or by email at for more information

The Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans (IARA) is an organization as described in 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)4. It is exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C. § 501(c). The funds raised l by the 2022 Senior Power Lunch will be used to support IARA’s principal mission.

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