2019 Fall Social Event Cancellation
We regret to inform members that the Fall Social Event, planned for October 16 2019 in Almonte has been cancelled. The Branch Executive decided that due to a very low registration total for the event, it would not be advisable to spend additional Branch funds on a social event. We will be looking into ways to generate more interest for this type of event in the future.
We apologize to those members who did express their interest, and hope future events will be of interest to them and others.
2019 Almonte Seniors Expo
The Branch hosted a table at the 2019 Almonte Seniors Expo event on September 5. Steve Fahie, Bill Irwin and Sandra Dormer were there to talk to one and all. The event was well attended, and we were able to talk to many people about our Association and our election priorities. We even got to chat with a couple of local politicians. The handouts were also well received by the almost 250 people who visited our display! We just hope it results in a few new members. In any case, the exposure was worth the days effort.
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2019 Annual General Meeting
Our 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday April 17 2019 at the Carleton Place arena main hall. Approximately 120 members attended, plus guests Bill Turner (Branch Services Coordinator), Nancy Gleason (Advocacy Program Officer), nine display presenters including local health associations and Johnson Insurance, and our guest speaker Dr. J. Robin Conway.
Dr. Conway presented an overview of developments in diabetes detection, incidence, and treatments, topics of great interest and relevance to seniors.
Documentation from the 2019 Annual General Meeting is now available online as follows:
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.
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, 2019 is 2.2%.