Welcome to the Southern Alberta Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees.
For those new to our organization, we currently have eight members on the board of directors who meet once a month (excluding July and August) to discuss administrative/advocacy issues and to plan initiatives that are focused on protecting and enhancing the wants and needs of our members. Our branch has an office in the Nord-Bridge Senior Centre, located at 1904 - 13 Ave N, which is staffed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the months of September to June between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. by board members who are happy to respond to any questions or queries you might have and provide assistance. We can also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by telephone at (403) 328-0801. If you are in need of immediate assistance or wish a personal update, feel free to contact me personally at (403) 328-9923.
To receive a fuller understanding of the mandate, role and responsibilities of our Association, you are encouraged to visit our national web site either through google or at the Federal Retirees on Facebook. Be sure you like the Facebook page to get regular updates on issues that would be of concern and interest to our members and seniors writ large
Our 2023 AGM was held at the Country Kitchen on Mayor Magrath in Lethbridge on April 24, 2023. We shared a wonderful meal and friendship. A copy of the AGM minutes are attached for your information.
In anticipation for the upcoming provincial plection, our branch co hosted two Town Halls in May. The first was held on the evening of April 24 at the Nordbridge Senior Centre where the NDP and UCP candidates shared their party's platform on senior related issues via their response to our Association and the Senior Centre's questions. A second town hall was held on May 5 at the LSCO which was attended by the NDP, Liberal and UCP candidates. These events afforded our members and Lethbridge seniors a great opportunities to meet and greet the candidates and become informed about their party's position on important issues. Both forums were taped by Shaw and are attached as a YouTube link below for your viewing pleasure.
We will be hosting a summer BBQ to celebrate our Association's 60th Anniversary. The event will start at 11:30 on June 10 at the Elks Park which is located at the River Bottom (just south of Helen Schuler Museum). See attached flyer below. This will be a great opportunity to meet with fellow Association members and potential new members as we have extended invitations to folks currently working for the federal government to come and join us. It promises to be a great time. We are hoping to see you there... and, if you know any non members who are currently working for the federal government (DND, RCMP, Government) or anyone who is retired and not yet a Federal Retirees member, please extend an invite to them. No cost to members or potential new members.
If you are planning on attending the BBQ we ask that you let us know as soon as possible via email or telephone.
Finally, I would like to once again extend an invitation to anyone who might like to become a more active member of the branch to give us a call and let us know what you might like to do. Involvement can range from wanting to hold an executive position on the board of directors to volunteering to call other members to remind them of events. That is to say that volunteering with the branch does not compel you to commit to attending monthly meetings or getting involved in everyday decision making (unless, of course, that is your thing). Rather, you can indicate an interest in being only a friend of the board and helping from time to time and on issues that may be dear to your heart. If you wish to join us (either as a board member or a casual volunteer) please contact us at our office. We would be happy to discuss options and provide details.
Thanking you for visiting our site.
Richard Chevrier OMM CD
Jess TV interview with Rick Brick
Lethbridge East provincial election candidates forum