The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 287 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave.

The keynote speaker will be Erin Bolton, a registered nurse and quality assurance manager at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She will discuss sepsis.

“In 2011, the Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to nationally stress the importance of early detection of this life-threatening condition to save lives,” according to a news release.

“Sepsis occurs when an existing infection develops into an infection rapidly leading to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Further, Sepsis accounts for at least eight million deaths worldwide annually, yet depending on country and education, sepsis is known only to 7-50% of people,” according to a Google synopsis.

Also during the meeting, Waymond Meins will give a report on the NARFE contribution to Alzheimer’s research. The Oct. 28 meeting will focus on the 2019-2020 Federal Benefits Open Season.