Featured Chapter 1 Member: Meet Daniel Webster

Each month, we do a quick Q&A to introduce you to one of the SEA’s retired members in Chapter 1. For this edition, we talked with former Chapter 1 President Daniel Webster, who shared some advice for active employees and how he keeps busy in retirement.

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This month's featured Chapter 1 member is Daniel Webster.

This month’s featured Chapter 1 member is Daniel Webster.

Question: How long ago did you retire?

Answer: Aug. 25, 1994 … almost 20 years ago.

Q: Where did you work?

A: I worked at Public Health as an accountant/office manager for 24 years and at Mental Health as an auditor for 13 years.

Q: How long did you work for the state?

A: Thirty-seven years in all.

Q: What was your most memorable moment (good or bad) working for the state?

A: My retirement party on the Mt. Kearsarge boat on Lake Sunapee in August 1994.

Q: What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to active employees?

A: Put all the money you can into the deferred compensation system. I was in it from when they started it until I retired.

Q: Are you active in Chapter 1? If so, what do you do?

A: I was president of Chapter 1 for 12 years. Presently, I am chairman of the Audit Committee. I’m also a councilor and have attended the state conventions for the past 20 years.

Q: What do you do with your time since you retired?

A: I’ve traveled a lot … Australia, Hawaii, etc. I am very active in veterans affairs. I was a state officer in the American Legion for 12 years. I’m presently a director of the NH Veterans Association, and I’m a life member of the VFW. I’m also vice president of the NH Collectors Club. I collect coins, stamps, guns and bottles.

Who would you like to see as the next featured Chapter 1 member? Send your suggestions to atoland@seiu1984.org.

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