Branch president's message
In many ways, this year has been a year of reconnection and regrouping post COVID-19 shut-downs. The branch has been able to get back to holding in-person branch meetings as well as our spring and fall luncheons. Last April, branch representatives attended the district meeting and once again, the national annual members meeting took place in Gatineau, Quebec, where, delegates from across the country were able to gather and discuss matters of importance to our Association. We said goodbye to Leonard Leblanc as the Atlantic District Director and welcomed Roland Wells to that position. Megan Williams has a year remaining in her term as District Director.
In terms of other business, the branch continues to seek opportunities to promote our Association and recruit new members. In addition to presenting at on-going pre-retirement seminars, we participated in two new events: The Canadian Defense Security and Aerospace Exhibition and the Financial Management Institute conference. As we move into 2023, Federal Retirees as well as our branch will be celebrating their 60th anniversary! We are currently working on a number of initiatives to celebrate this momentous occasion. Stay tuned for new events, activities and a special milestone celebration. As always, you are encouraged to bring eligible members to our festivities. Email addresses continues to be the best mechanism to send timely news, invitations and reminders to members, so, please ensure yours is up to date. Finally, our Association and branch would not exist without the dedication of volunteers. I would like to acknowledge and thank all of the branch board members and office staff for their ongoing commitment and support.