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Chevron Retirees Association

Are you one of over 38,000 retirees of Chevron or one of its predecessor companies – Gulf, Texaco, Unocal, Caltex or one of the other companies that have become part of Chevron?   If you are, we’d like to introduce you to the Chevron Retirees Association (CRA). We were formed in the early 1970s as a non-profit, unincorporated association of autonomous chapters to promote the interests and welfare of all retirees, their spouses, and surviving spouses.  Our chapters are located throughout the US, two in Western Canada and one – Global Affiliates– devoted, exclusively, to members who live in areas not covered by the other chapters.  We work diligently to accomplish our mission through social interaction, education, communication and advocacy of mutually important issues.

What does the CRA do?

Like Chevron, we have officers as well as committees that conduct studies and evaluations of member concerns, and make recommendations to resolve them through correspondence and periodic meetings with Company management. One of our primary services – directed specifically to you – is to be an advocate for you!

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What has the CRA accomplished?

All that sounds impressive – but there is something behind the hype! The Company and the Association have had a mutually beneficial relationship for all of the 40+ years that there has been a CRA. The CRA has had the opportunity to assist the Company in the design of many discretionary benefits as well as being a key grass roots advocate and partner with Chevron to encourage direct communications with elected and regulatory officials, to support positions of Chevron on specific proposed legislation and regulatory rules. Some examples of these accomplishments are:

  • Discussions and positive reinforcement for the retirement health care plans for retirees, their spouses and surviving spouses.

  • Cumulatively significant pension supplements over the years and making former pension supplements a permanent part of the annuity.

  • Communications including the quarterly CRA newsletter, Encore,  and our website – www.chevronretirees.org.

  • Public Service Award program, funded by Chevron. that recognizes community service.

  • Chevron Humankind gift matching program, which now includes grants for volunteer hours.

  • Tools such as the Survivor’s Guide and Advanced Care Planning booklets.

  • With the support of the Company, and in collaboration with MetLife, the CRA Dental Plan was launched in 2008.

Officers and Chairs 

Brad McCullough
President
2022-2023

(925) 253-0229
bjcc2mcc@gmail.com

Deborah M Semenick
Secretary

(925) 372-6105
dsemcrasec@gmail.com

Patricia "Pat" Branson 
Treasurer
Jim Bonwell
Benefits Committee

(925) 997-6072

jbonwell@pacbell.net

Rod Maier
Benefits Committee
Canada

403-471-5815

Rodmaier@shaw.ca

William E (Bill) Schultz
Budget & Finance
Committee

(415) 883-5488
weschultz@pacbell.net  

M J Stone
Central Meeting
Administration Committee

(602) 989-5197 (c)
mjstone-1@comcast.net

Kathleen G Henschel
Membership Committee

(415) 713-9979 (c)
kghenschel@gmail.com

Adrian D'Souza
Communications
Committee

(925) 938-0214
dsouzaadrian@yahoo.com

Herb Farrington
Nominating Committee

(714) 904-5825
herbf76@msn.com

Wanda Reves
Demographics
Committee

(281) 543-0237
wreves001@comcast.net

Kevin Kelly
Planning & Research Committee
Skip Rhodes
Public Affairs Committee

(510) 701-9450 
skip@skiprhodes.com

Association Past Presidents

John Dewes
CRA President 2001 - 2003

(925) 939-1988
john.dewes@alumni.nd.edu 

William H Leney
CRA President 2005 - 2007
Charles A Rhoads
CRA President 2007 - 2009
Vic Revenko
CRA President 2011 - 2013

(415) 453-3679
revenkocra@aol.com

Kathleen G Henschel
CRA President 2017 - 2019

(415) 713-9979 (c)
kghenschel@gmail.com

Dennis Dauphin
CRA President 2013 - 2015
Mike Elgie
CRA President 2015 - 2017

(415) 472-5947
melgie46@gmail.com

Herb Farrington
CRA President 2019 - 2021

(714) 904-5825
herbf76@msn.com

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