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WE NEED YOU! Become active in our Club. Invite your fellow Telephone Retiree's to Join.

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Did you know that our Fellowship Committee sent Easter Cards to our 166 Members who are on our Super Senior Retiree (over 80) List. If you know of any members needing assistance, suffering illness or celebrating a special event please contact Rose Kurak, or any member of the Fellowship Committee or the Executive.

 

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You can now view our 30th Anniversary Slide Show by scrolling down to the HAPPY BIRTHDAY Banner or go to Our Founder page.

"Crafters Who Care" The 2016 Annual Report by Bea Medland is now on the Crafters Who Care page - Read about the amazing charitable work that these women do.

G.T.A. GAS PRICES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE LINKS PAGE 

 

 Historical Link including Bell Canada is on "Our Founder" Page. - Check it out!

July, 2017 - Sixteen Years in a Row!

  Lorna Maj (right) recently presented a "Bell Canada Helping Hands" cheque for $250.00 to Rebecca of the Volunteer Services at  the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

  This amazing record of service is Lorna's sixteenth year of volunteer service at the hospital. Her selfless dedication has culminated in a total of $6,750.00 of financial assistance to the hospital.

Lorna you certainly are an inspiration to us all CONGRATULATIONS!

25 May, 2017 Forty-six members enjoyed a comfortable coach ride on a dismal rainy day through the  country-side of Western Ontario. However spirits were not diminished by the weather, and our first stop at the Crossroads Restaurant in Elmira warmed us up with a sumptuous buffet luncheon. The next stop was the historic opera house in Drayton, now converted into the Drayton Festival Theatre. The two-act musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technocolor Dreamcoat" was an amazing adaptation of an ancient story. Thanks to Marie Walker and her committee for arranging such a wonderful outing.

04 April, 2017 - Our 31st Annual Meeting was fairly well attended with a delicious luncheon followed by the meeting and elections.

  President Eileen Chewter welcomed all to the meeting and Vice-President Ed Kurak read the Telco Statement of Objectives.  The minutes of the 2016 annual meeting were accepted and names of members who had passed on since the last annual meeting were read followed by a minute of silence.

  Past-President Barb Gohm, Chair of the nominating committee. presented a slate of officers for the 2017-2018 year, which was unanimously accepted. Ed Kurak is the President Elect for the coming year. "WELCOME Ed."

 

The March 2017 Issue of the "Retirees-on-the-Go," Newsletter is now available on the Retirement Rag page.  

05 March, 2017 - AVP Community Services Gerry Keay and his volunteers assisted the "Friends of the Library" with their book collection and packing at the Oakville Library. Due to the failure of the libraries new sign-in system Gerry's team had to complete the job without the aid of the usual people from the other volunteer groups. WAY TO GO GANG!

26 February 2017 - Our members enjoyed an outing at the Sheridan Theatre's matinee performance of "FOOTLOOSE." followed by dinner at Mandarin Restaurant

07 February, 2017 - Despite the rain and the freezing rain warnings a fair group of hardy souls turned out for our first 2017 luncheon and General Meeting. The opportunity for fellowship was renewed and a number of first time visitors were greeted and introduced.

  Members were able to pick up the latest Club Coming events flyer which featured the Theatre Sheridan matinee on Sunday February 26th and of course our Annual Meeting on Tuesday April 4th. Lets have a good turnout to elect the 2017-18 Executive.

  The speaker of the day was Lidia Lopes, Customer Care Specialist, of Connect Care. Lidia provided excellent information about the response when the button is pushed or activated during a medical emergency. Lidia followed up with a live demonstration of the equipment and some calls through to the Connect Care Centre. Of particular interest was the satellite equipment that they can provide where a telephone line is not accessible.

THANKS TO ALL WHO CELEBRATED 2016 WITH US - OUR 30th ANNIVERSARY YEAR

To View the 30th Anniversary Power-Point Presentation Click the HAPPY BIRTHDAY Banner above: Select "Open with MicroSoft PowerPoint" - (It may take a minute to load) From Tool Bar Select "View Show" - Left Click to advance from slide to slide (74 Slides) - To terminate part way through Right Click and select "End Show" or use "Esc Button". To return to Home Page "Click X" top right corner.

20 December, 2016 -   "Crafters Who Care," under the capable leadership of Bea Medland and Gisele Dunn report another successful year and would like to thank all their volunteers who made this possible.

  Pictured at the left is Meagan Sheppard accepting $1,000 cheque on behalf of the Darling Home from Bea Medland. Please read their 2016 report on the Crafters Who Care page.

  The Darling Home for Kids, situated in Milton, Ontario, is a place of joy, filled with the smiles and laughter of children engaging in unique and enriching experiences and exploring new and exciting activities.

  Medically fragile children receive care in a home-like environment, which provides comfort and a break to families facing the daily challenges of caring for a child with complex medical needs.  Families are supported in knowing that there is a continuum of care from respite through to palliation and, when needed, end of life care.

06 December, 2016 - Another successful and enjoyable Christmas Luncheon was enjoyed by 110 members of our club at the Le Dome Banquet Hall in Oakville. Thanks to Marie Walker A.V.P. Programs and her committee.

  Following a delicious turkey luncheon we sat back to enjoy our dessert as we were entertained by Dave Croucher with his guitar and his assortment of festive hats and comments. A booklet of Christmas Carols was distributed so we could all join in and sing along.

  The quilt created by the "Crafters Who Care" was won by Barbara Gohm. The "Crafters" also had a very successful craft table that with the proceeds from the quilt raised almost $2,000. The monies enable the volunteers to continue their charitable works with the Darling Home for Kids receiving a sizable amount.

13 November, 2016  - A.V.P. Community Service, Gerry Keay with his volunteers, Barb, Doug, Eileen, Joan and Marie along with others assisted at the Oakville Public Library. The event hosted by "The Friends of the Library" is a 3 day sale of the out of date and surplus library books. Our members pack the hundreds of left-over books into cartons and prepare them for shipping to other organizations for use in less fortunate countries.

20 October, 2016 - On a cool rainy day 31 members journeyed by bus to the Telco Annual at the Novatel in Toronto. Following a buffet luncheon and executive reports R. Brock Godfrey of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (formerly Phone Busters) of North Bay was introduced.

  Mr. Brock presented a visual display with information on the most common forms of scams and fraud that we should all be aware of.  This included telephone, internet, mail and door to door invitations and the need to recognize and protect your self from questionable requests. An interesting question and answer period followed with a number of handouts available.

04 October, 2016 - Our October  General Meeting was held at Maple Grove United Church on a beautiful sunny afternoon with a good turn-out.

Following our luncheon a joint presentation was made by Urve Tamberg of the Silver Sherpa ageing planning organization and Jeanette Yee of the Revera Retirement Living. An excellent presentation that promoted many questions about the planning intricacies for retirement and retirement living.

 

 

 

23 June, 2016 - ANNUAL BARB-E-CUE

  The Port Credit Yacht Club was a perfect summer day down by the lake, with the sun shining and a comfortable temperature. We had a full patio of club members enjoying themselves, signing up for future outings and purchasing 50/50 tickets.

  At 12:00 noon, lunch was announced and it didnít take long for all to pick up their choice of sausage, chicken or hamburger, salad and sides.

 

June, 2016 - Fifteen Years in a Row!

  Lorna Maj (left) recently presented a "Bell Canada Helping Hands" cheque for $250.00 to Luisa Parente at  the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.

  This amazing record of service is Lorna's fifteenth year of volunteer service at the hospital. Her selfless dedication has culminated in a total of $6,500.00 of financial assistance to the institution.

  Lorna certainly lives up to the "Telco Community Volunteers Statement of Objectives -To promote participation and contribution by members in various charitable organizations " - CONGRATULATIONS LORNA!

 

23 April, 2016 - Gerry Keay AVP Community Service and his team of volunteers again did their usual job at the Oakville Library. This is a project that we have participated in for several years, assisting the "Friends of the Library" clearing the shelves and packing books for shipment that were left over from their semi-annual book sale.

05 April, 2016 - Our Annual Meeting was well attended with a delicious luncheon topped off with a special 30th Anniversary Cake. Following the luncheon Doug Kirkwood did a power-point presentation of pictures and historical information of  the activities of the club during the past thirty years.

  Past-President, Barb Gohm, as Chair welcomed all to the meeting and Marie Walker read the Telco Statement of Objectives.  The minutes of the 2015 annual meeting were accepted and Pat Herron read out the 25 names of members who had passed on since the last annual meeting followed by a minute of silence.

  Past-President Barb Gohm, Chair of the nominating committee. presented a slate of officers for the 2016-2017 year, which was unanimously accepted. Eileen Chewter is the President Elect for the coming year.

The March 2016 Issue of the "Retirement Rag," now renamed "Retirees-on-the-Go," is now available on the Retirement Rag page.  

02 Feb, 2016 - Our members enjoyed the fine weather and the outing to our first general meeting for the New Year. Following a time for fellowship and our usual great luncheon we proceeded with our meeting. The guest speaker was Laura Ostapchuk B.A. Kin., - Hearing Instrument Specialist. Laura gave a power-point presentation with diagrams and information about the ear and hearing process. Most interesting was up-to-date technology available for impaired hearing.

 

22  Dec, 2015 - Crafters Who Care, under the capable leadership of Bea Medland and Gisele Dunn report another successful year and would like to thank all their volunteers who made this possible. Please read their 2015 report on the Crafters Who Care page.

Pictured left is Jennifer Young  accepting a cheque for $1,000.00 from Bea Medland for the Darling Home for Kids.

 

08 Dec, 2015 - Another successful and enjoyable Christmas Luncheon was enjoyed by 113 members of our club at the Le Dome Banquet Hall in Oakville.

  After a delicious turkey luncheon we sat back to enjoy our dessert as we were entertained by the "Gerry and John" duo. A lovely mixture of music and song was put forth with many familiar songs, including spiritual and Christmas, that brought back memories and a touch of emotions.

  The "Crafters Who Care" sales table displayed a beautiful assortment of items and provided a handsome sum that will be used to further the charitable works of the group. The quilt that the ladies worked on for many hours during the year was won by Barb Reynolds. Pictured above displaying the quilt are Gisele Dunn, Rosy Hayward and Bea Medland.

The October 2015 Issue of the "Retirement Rag" is now available on the Retirement Rag page.

29 Oct, 2015 - About 30 members and partners attended the TELCO Annual Meeting at the Novatel Hotel in Toronto. Following a delicious luncheon the annual reports were presented and the future direction of TCV was put forward.

 The guest speaker was the well known Canadian writer, journalist, professor and broadcaster Ted Barris. Ted did a very interesting and animated presentation of his latest book "The Great Escape." Following his presentation Ted stayed to autograph the numerous books that the attendees purchased from his display.

 

 

SUMMER 2015 - Fourteen Years in a Row!

  Lorna Maj has completed her 14th year of volunteer service  at  the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in which she has qualified for the Bell Canada "Helping Hands Award". In total Lorna has been able to provide $6,250.00 to this worthy Institution. Luisa Parente on the left, is shown receiving the $250 "Helping Hands" cheque from Lorna.

Way to Go Lorna! You are an inspiration to us all.

"TELCO COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES"

(in part) To promote participation and contribution by members in activities that are of service to the Community - To promote participation and contribution by members in various charitable organizations

We know that many of our members quietly contribute volunteer hours to their community and charitable organizations. Please let us know by reporting your hours to, A.V.P Participation, Dave Warren. It is important for our club to show that we are more than just a social club.

 

07 April, 2015 - About fifty members and partners turned out for our Annual Meeting at Maple Grove United Church. Following a delicious luncheon the meeting opened with the reading and passing of the 2014 Annual Meeting minutes and financial reports. Elections were then held for the 2015-16 Executive, effective July 1st, 2015. Bill Hughes was elected President with thanks to Barb Gohm who will become the Past President.

The March 2015 Issue of the "Retirement Rag" is now available on the Retirement Rag page.  Thanks to Editor Rose Kurak, Assoc. Editor Pat Herron and Publisher Ed Kurak.

03 Feb., 2015 - Our first general meeting of the New Year had a good turn-out on a nice sunny cold winter day. A delicious luncheon was followed with a presentation by Constable Nadine Clarke of the Community Mobilization Unit, of the Halton Regional Police Service.

Nadine's topic was How to Combat Frauds and Scams. This was of special interest to our group as to our vulnerabilities and the skills, resources and tactics of the criminals that are preying on the innocent and unsuspecting.

The best defence is for us all to be wary of unsolicited calls, mail, emails and other contacts. Protect our identity and never give out personal information except to reputable people and organizations. Even then only the minimum required.

The Telephone Number for Bell Post Retirement Benefits & Pensions has changed to

1-888-400-0661

NEW - Older past events have now been removed to a Past Events page accessed from the Coming Events page. Also older community service activities continue to be removed to the Community Service page.

You can now connect to our fellow Retiree Clubs and other sites through the links on the Link page.

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25 July, 2017

 

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