Hosted by our Summerlin Chapter at the Suncoast Hotel/Casino, our annual event kicked off at 4:00 p.m. September 19 with registration at the hotel, followed by a brief Executive Committee meeting before dinner Tuesday night. There were 100+ members and guests at this year’s gathering, one of our largest annual meetings ever! Wednesday morning, September 20 kicked off at 8:00 a.m. with nine workshops held, three each hour on topics ranging from Post Retirement Increases from Tina Leiss and Cheryl Price with Nevada’s Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) to social media applications to RPEN’s Strategic Planning Process that will take this organization into the future. During lunch that day Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty talked to us about changes he championed at the 2017 Nevada Legislative Session involving guardianship. Every year during our annual meeting, our members are treated to a presentation from PERS about the status of PERS. Members learned that PERS ended its’ fiscal year June 30 with investment returns of 11.8%, well above the target assumption of 8%. Executive Officer Leiss said it was a very good year but added each year is different and that they have had a few bad years in the past but PERS continues to do well compared with their peers.