Welcome to the website of York Branch
The York Branch website aims to keep members informed on branch activities; provide information on meeting schedules, branch advocacy and other areas of interest. Be sure to check back periodically for updates.
We have two membership meetings each year. Our annual general meeting (AGM) is held in the spring, usually in April. The second is the fall membership meeting (FMM), usually held in October. This is more of a social event. Traditionally our general membership meetings are held in the morning at the Richvale Community Centre, Richmond Hill, with a guest speaker. All members are encouraged to come out and meet and socialize with old friends from work and other retirees.
March 2022 Update
The winter has been cold and snowy – more like winters were “in the good old days”, but spring will come, and the COVID-19 restrictions are finally lifting. It has been two years!
Branch activities are starting up again and our AGM is set from April 19. We had hoped that this would be an old-fashioned press-the-flesh event, but the view of the branch board is that we are not yet comfortable with get-togethers with people outside traditional circles. The AGM will be another virtual event.
The guest speaker at our AGM will be Jean-Guy Soulière, Federal Retirees President. His last term will end with the Association elections at the annual meeting of members (AMM) in May: his (virtual) visit with us will be part of his farewell tour. He has been an excellent, hard-working president who has given years of his life to Federal Retirees, both has executive officer and now president. Another sad (for us) departure with the AMM will be Linda MacDonald, one of our Ontario Directors, as a consequence of Association rules prescribing term limits.
Ontario elections are set for June of this year. Federal Retirees is pressing for enforced standards on long-term care, after the tragic COVID-19 events. This is something we all need to care about. Our headquarters people are working on tools to help advocacy work by Association members. Most important – do vote!
We are constantly reviewing and updating our webpage hoping to make it friendlier and allow our readers to quickly search for information about the branch: its activities and the newest published items. Please check out the Latest Updates section to find the most current submission.
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