About Our Meetings

The London branch typically holds five meetings each year: three of these are general meetings usually in October, March and May; and two are full hot buffet luncheon meetings usually in November and April. The April meeting is the branch's annual meeting and includes any required elections and business activities. The November meeting is our holiday meeting, as of 2017 as decided by the membership vote in May of 2017.

The agenda for general meetings usually includes a business session, a guest speaker and a social time with free refreshments and light fare. These meetings start with registration at 1:00 p.m. and the formal meeting at 1:30 p.m. Our two luncheon meetings require advance reservations and are delicious buffet-style luncheons offered at a very reasonable, subsidized cost, starting with registration at 10:30 a.m. and the actual meeting at 11:00 a.m. On the agenda, we'll usually have a business meeting, the luncheon and a guest speaker or entertainment. 

Dates, times and locations of our events are available to our members through the events listing on this website, by telephone, email bulletins, and notices in the branch announcements section in Sage magazine. The branch home page has a link to the events.

The London Branch asks that members reserve tickets in advance for luncheon meals by 5 p.m. the Monday of the week preceding the event (purchasing a ticket isn't necessary if you do not partake in the meal). If you cancel your meal reservation by noon the Friday of the week preceding the event, your ticket price will not be billed to you. Unfortunately, after that time we are committed to the purchase with the venue and cannot offer any cancellations or refunds.  The luncheon price inclusive of any branch subsidy is currently $20 each for member and $25 each for guests. To obtain tickets, pre-purchase them at the prior meeting or make the advance registration by leaving a voicemail at 519-439-3762 or sending an email to londonbranch@federalretirees.ca being sure to leave your name, phone number and the number of member and number of guest tickets being reserved. Leaving your member number will also help should there be any follow up need.  Your tickets will be held at the door in your name.  A cancellation list is usually maintained so if your plans change you are able come after the reservations close, give us a call to see if there are any openings available.