CSANews Issue 42


Issue 42 Spring 2002
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Letter from the Editor Issue 42
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Life after Work: Changing careers after Retirement President's Award: CSA Members Honoured Letter from the Editor Issue 42 - From the CSA's humble beginnings in Lakeland, Florida in March of 1992, an exciting decade of action followed. Hard work, along with the dedication of....   Read more...

Revitalizing After Retirement
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Revitalizing After Retirement - What do you really want now that you've retired? Is it the chance to fulfil your travel dreams? Is it time to volunteer for causes that you're passion....   Read more...

President's Awards
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
President's Awards - Throughout the years, the Canadian Snowbird Association has been fortunate to work with a team of volunteers who have given unselfishly of their time ....   Read more...

CSA's 10th Anniversary
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
CSA's 10th Anniversary - CANADIAN SNOWBIRD ASSOCIATIONA Decade of Action1992: 1,055 Canadians meet to discuss and formulate the establishment of a grassroots association repre....   Read more...

Your Vehicle and Summer Travel
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Your Vehicle and Summer Travel - Summer travel season will soon be upon us. Many will take advantage of the warmer weather and good road conditions and embark on another fun-filled ho....   Read more...

You can make a difference
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
You can make a difference - In the fall 2001 issue of CSA News, editor Ross Quigley noted that the outpouring of kindness, selflessness and caring following the events of Sept. 1....   Read more...

CSA AGM 2002
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
CSA AGM 2002 - The Old Order Changeth... On January 30, 2002, the Canadian Snowbird Association held its 10th annual meeting in Lakeland, Florida. President Bob Jack....   Read more...

Closer Connection Exception Form
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Closer Connection Exception Form - The I.R.S. Form 8840 is required, on an annual basis, by persons who claim that, in spite of meeting the "Substantial Presence Test" regarding time sp....   Read more...

President's Message Issue 42
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
President's Message Issue 42 - Members of the Canadian Snowbird Association, I can think of no better way to start my first president's report than with a heartfelt thank you. I am ....   Read more...

The Real Insurance Expert?� Our Client
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
The Real Insurance Expert?� Our Client - In our July 2001 issue of CSANews, our annual survey asked you to give us comments and suggestions to improve the Medipac Travel Insurance Program. Ou....   Read more...

Government Relations Report Issue 42
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Government Relations Report Issue 42 - It's good to be back ­ as much as we all enjoy escaping the cold, there is no place like home. I hope you all had a safe and healthy winter. As you a....   Read more...

Executive Director's Report Issue 42
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Executive Director's Report Issue 42 - One of the most important pieces of work that the CSA will ever do to represent its constituency began in early April this year, and was the direct re....   Read more...

From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 42
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
From the Desk of Don Slinger Issue 42 - Common Sense lived a long life, but died of a heart attack on the brink of the millennium. No one really knows how old he was, since his birth records....   Read more...

Canada Clubs! Issue 42
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Canada Clubs! Issue 42 - If a picture says a thousand words, I have already exceeded my quota for this issue of the CSA News. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed my visits a....   Read more...

The Royal Book of Lists
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
The Royal Book of Lists - For that monarchist on your gift list, here is the perfect book to commemorate the Golden Jubilee year of Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Book of Lists ....   Read more...

The Web: That's Entertainment!
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
The Web: That's Entertainment! - We have all surfed from site to site and viewed countless pages of information that we have used. Have we tried using our computers as a new platform ....   Read more...

Tea: It's Good For Yor Heart
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Tea: It's Good For Yor Heart - A recent study published in the American Heart Association's Journal reported that tea consumption was linked to lower death rates for Heart Attack su....   Read more...

New Parkinson's Medication Available
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
New Parkinson's Medication Available - Comtan, a medication for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, is now available in Canada. Ask your doctor if it may be beneficial for you.....   Read more...

Glucosamine Improves Ostearthritis Symptoms
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Glucosamine Improves Ostearthritis Symptoms - A recent study tested 212 patients suffering from osteoarthritis, over a three-year period, to determine the effects of ingesting a glucosamine supple....   Read more...

Weight Loss: At What Price?
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Weight Loss: At What Price? - The Mayo Clinic Health Letter recently reported that approximately 60 million Americans use over-the-counter herbal supplements. But, despite their po....   Read more...

Dangerous Air Bags
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Dangerous Air Bags - A recent public warning was issued in Ontario and Quebec on the dangers of REBUILT air bags that were replaced in vehicles in 1998 or later. If you ha....   Read more...

More on Passports
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
More on Passports - The crossing of the US border will be subject to much more scrutiny than in the past. The INS has been given funding to hire up to 30,000 new employee....   Read more...

Drug Runners?
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Drug Runners? - Every snowbird, really, falls in to this category and there is a lot of confusion on the part of border guards as to the various regulations. A US ci....   Read more...

Feeling Faint. Possible Stroke or TIA? Sitting Up Is Right!!
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Feeling Faint. Possible Stroke or TIA? Sitting Up Is Right!! - This one really surprised us! Our instinctive reaction with any illness is to have the "patient" lie down and rest to see if it will pass. Wrong!Feeli....   Read more...

Your Favourite Volunteers
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Your Favourite Volunteers - Dear Bird Talk, Thank you, CSA members and non-members from Canada and Florida, who recently voted us "Your Favourite Volunteers."When Medipac invited....   Read more...

Coming Back Across the Border, AGRRR!
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Coming Back Across the Border, AGRRR! - Dear Bird Talk,Up to now, we have been reluctant to join your group, preferring to stay on the sidelines, but our recent return to Canada has forced a....   Read more...

Fraud Safety Precaution
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Fraud Safety Precaution - Dear Bird Talk,A SAFETY PRECAUTIONPlace the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine, do both sides of each licence, credit card, etc. You will ....   Read more...

On the Road
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
On the Road - I left Florida heading toward the Canadian border, when I decided to stop at a comfort station. The first stall was occupied, so I went to the second ....   Read more...

Doctor's Office
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Doctor's Office - A doctor met a patient in the hall. Wanting to know if the patient was on his way to therapy, the doctor asked, "Are you coming or going?"The patient ....   Read more...

Vacation Planning
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Vacation Planning - A couple was relating their vacation experience to a friend."It sounds as if you had a great time in Florida," the friend observed."But didn't you tel....   Read more...

Love is...?
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Love is...? - From the mouths of babes...A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they ....   Read more...

Mosquito Season
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Mosquito Season - Want to keep the mosquito population down this year? Even more important than ever with the presence of the "west nile virus". Add Olive oil to stagna....   Read more...

Flower Power
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Flower Power - In order to extend the life of cut flowers, try adding Listerine mouthwash to the water. The ratio should be about 2 ounces of mouthwash to 1 gallon o....   Read more...

Slugs and Snails
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Slugs and Snails - Are these pesky creepy crawlers infiltrating your garden?Try these "home made" methods for keeping the population down.Wood Ashes! Snails and Slugs ha....   Read more...

Rose's Favorite Food
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Rose's Favorite Food - Want your roses to be happy and well nourished? Try burying an old brown banana at the base of your rose bush. Throughout the season, place peels on t....   Read more...

Did you know...?
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
Did you know...? - More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.People say "Bless You" when you sneeze because when you sneeze y....   Read more...

History of Words
Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.
History of Words - In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language. In S....   Read more...