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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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.
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