Branch News

Fall Social Event 2018

Arlene QuinnThe Branch has held a Fall social event for the past few years.  This is not a business meeting, but a way for members to get together for a light lunch and get to know each other. Details for this year’s event are as follows:

Date:  Monday October 15, 2018  Time:  Doors open at noon, Lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Location:  Almonte Civitan Club,  500 Almonte St. (Wolf Grove Road), west of Hwy 29.

Following lunch, Ottawa Valley and Nashville recording artist Arlene Quinn will entertain us with an hour or so of her traditional and original songs.

Cost: Members: $12.00, non-members $15.00, in advance.

Please send your reservation request and cheque payable to Nat. Assoc. of Federal Retirees, to us at P.O. Box 20133, Perth ON K7H 3M6.  Arrangements can also be made by contacting us at (343) 341-2687 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For planning purposes, please get your reservation to us by Monday October 8.  We hope to see you there!

2018 Annual General Meeting

Our 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday April 18 at the Perth Civitan Hall.  Attendees had a chance to view a number of displays presented by Preferred Partners and other associations of interest to seniors.  As well as the normal business portion of the meeting, a presentation by Leslie Lentz from Canopy Growth Corp. was well received by the members.  An overview of various topics related to the emerging legalization of Cannabis was presented, followed by a question and answer period.

Documentation from the 2018 Branch Annual General Meeting is available online.  Two documents were handed out at the meeting on April 18, 2018.  One document was the meeting agenda, plus the minutes from the 2017 AGM.  The other is the Annual Report, covering activities for the calendar year 2017.  Click on an item below to view these documents.

PSHCP Electronic Claims and New Pensioner Rates

New electronic web and mobile PSHCP claims submission, plus new PSHCP pensioner contribution rates are available on our National web site here.

Pension Indexing

At the end of each year, the Treasury Board provides the Association with information on the pension indexing increase that is effective on January 1st.  

The pension indexation rate effective January 1, 2018 is 1.6%.