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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 2017 Annual Report by Bea Medland is now on the Crafters Who Care page - Read about the amazing charitable work that these women do.
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OUR FALL EVENTS ARE NOW POSTED ON THE COMING EVENTS PAGE
03 April, 2018 - We had a good turn-out of 50+ for our Annual Meeting at Maple Grove United Church on a cool overcast day. A delicious luncheon and fellowship period was enjoyed before the meeting commenced at 12:45 pm.
The meeting was chaired by President Ed Kurak who in his opening remarks thanked our membership for their volunteer hours that contribute as a service to our communities. Ed also commented on how the Executive has been taking stock of the expenses by the various committees and the impact on them as our payments from the Pauline Baxter Fund are reduced and eventually cease.
Rose Kurak read out the names of who had passed on since our last Annual Meeting. A minute of silence was observed as each in their own way remembered those that had passed on.
Marie Walker AVP Programs surveyed the members on their opinion, that due to reduced funding, if they would rather have fewer outings or pay more to enjoy the programs they have been used too. The consensus was that they would rather pay more.
The meeting concluded with the election of members for the 2018 - 2019 Club Executive. Ed Kurak to complete the 2nd year of his two year Presidential term.
06 February, 2018 - For a sunny, cold winter day we had a surprisingly good turnout attending our general meeting. Helen Hawkins and Rhonda Kavanaugh, two members of the Fieldway club, also joined us. It was great to socialize before Aletha Kirkwood gave the blessing and we enjoyed a selection of Monastery sandwiches for lunch.
The guest speaker was Rochella Vasella of Elder Abuse Ontario who gave a presentation on a hidden topic that is gaining more and more recognition. The presentation was quite interesting and invited many questions. Rochella provided information through a power-point medium, discussion and a selection of literature that alerted us to signs of victimization.
December, 2017 - Pictured at the left is Jennifer Young, of the Darling Home for Kids, receiving $1,000 cheque from Bea Medland of our "Crafters Who Care." Please read their 2017 report on the Crafters Who Care page.
The Darling Home for Kids, is situated in Milton, where medically fragile children receive care in a home-like environment.
The Home 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.
05 December, 2017 - Ninety-four members enjoyed our ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON at the Le Dome Restaurant. An excellent meal and wonderful entertainment provided by the Kerr Street Singers.
The "Crafters Who Care" quilt was won by Glenn Neilson. The Crafters report that they raised more than $1,800 from the quilt and the craft table sales.
The funds raised are used to purchase materiel for their crafts and charitable works which includes the Darling House for Kids.
The September 2017 Issue of the "Retirees-on-the-Go," Newsletter is now available on the Retirement Rag page.
03 October, 2017 - We had a good turnout to our Fall General Meeting. Following lunch our guest speaker was Glenn Barwell, BA, M.A.A.T.O of the Oakville Fire Department, Fire Prevention Division.
Glenn gave an interesting presentation including a video that demonstrated how quickly and a fire spreads and how dangerous it can become in just two or three minutes.
A second video, staring an aging Tom Bosley of "Happy Days" fame, led us through a number of safety prevention situations, especially for Seniors. Glenn followed up with a question and answer session and information pertaining to Oakville and area.
July, 2017 - Sixteen Years in a Row!
Lorna Maj (right) recently presented a "Bell Canada Helping Hands" cheque for $250.00 to Rachel 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.
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.
"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.
The Telephone Number for Bell Post Retirement Benefits & Pensions has changed to
You can now connect to our fellow Retiree Clubs and other sites through the links on the Link page.
13 May, 2018