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

Last update February 14, 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.

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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Goldtimers Quarterly Meeting

“All Things Wild – Creatures in your community to Miller Park”
Bloomington Parks, Recreation, Cultural Arts/Miller Park Zoo Director Jay Tetzloff and Chase Cavalera of Local Tarzan’s Compassionate Wildlife Solutions
Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:00 AM at Chateau Hotel and Conference Center

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Information Meeting - New York City and Fall Foilage Cruise

Chateau Hotel and Conference Center
1621 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL
Meeting date: February 13, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Trip date: September 23 – October 3, 2020
Links to an external website

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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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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 Vire Details to get the instructions on how to set up ChangeTower.

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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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Information Meeting - Circle the Caribbean

Sign up in February 2020 for FREE Drinks, WiFi and Gratuities!
Chateau Hotel and Conference Center
1621 Jumer Drive, Bloomington, IL
Meeting date: February 25, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Trip date: 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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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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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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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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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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