Welcome Employees and Retirees to the Bloomington/Normal Goldtimers Home page

Last update March 21, 2020.

This is the Bloomington/Normal Goldtimers HOME Page. This is a volunteer supported website primarily for Bloomington/Normal employees and retirees. Trips arranged by Bloomington/Normal Goldtimers are available to any retiree across the country. The quartery information meetings are limited to the Bloomington/Normal area and will not be recorded or broadcast to external locations. The items on this home page are NEW/CHANGED events added in the most recent update or IMPORTANT information to highlight.

Impact of Corona Virus

Keep a watch for changes to trips and meetings with the Corona Virus impact.
Further updates will be coming out

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Dissolve SFEA

After careful consideration, a decision has been made to dissolve Bloomington State Farm® Employee Activities Association (SFEA).

This will better align Bloomington to the enterprise-wide approach of Link Centers, already in place in the Hub locations. Current Link Centers in Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix continue to be very successful and we will be using the experience from those sites to develop our Bloomington center. The Bloomington SFEA was the final remaining activities association. All others across the Enterprise were dissolved over the last two years. State Farm is committed to providing consistent opportunities for our employees and their families to participate in meaningful and engaging events.

There are no changes planned for State Farm Park. Park access will still be granted to employees, eligible dependents, and retirees. Retirees may continue to make park shelter reservations which will begin in late spring. Park information can be found under the statefarm.com/retirees site.

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Remember park cards have to be renewed every 12 months.

Click on "View Details" to get the park card FAQ document with a link to "Retiree Park Card Request form." These documents can be found all year long under the "Bloomington/Normal" pull down menu.

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Information Meeting - Discover Croatia

Chateau Hotel and Conference Center
1621 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL
Meeting date: April 23, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Trip date: June 3 – 14, 2021

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Shades of Ireland

July 8-17, 2020

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New York City and Fall Foilage Cruise

Enjoy a dramatic explosion of color on this amazing tour of
New York, Canada and New England aboard the Sky Princess
September 23 – October 3, 2020
Links to an external website

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Circle the Caribbean

Cruise Aboard the Crown Princess
Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale
14 Days | 8 Ports of Call
February 20 – March 7, 2021

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Discover Croatia

Featuring Dubrovnik, Dalmatian Coast, Istrian Peninsula and Lake Bled
12 Days | 16 Meals
June 3 – 14, 2021

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Important - Upcoming Quarterly Meeting Dates

Meeting detail and sign-up information will follow at a later date
2020 meetings are still in the planning stage
A new PDF will be available when finalized

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Monitoring website and email notification

We are suggesting to use ChangeTower to monitor the website for changes and get an email notification. We suggested using Visualping to do this in the past. Visualping does not seem to catch the changes accurately. You can delete you Visualping account and use ChangeTower instead. Click on View Details to get the instructions on how to set up ChangeTower.

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Information for people new to the website or looking for information

Lots of information about the website and documents
Park cards, Park access, Building access, Website demo

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