Canada Clubs

Fall 2011 CSANews Issue 80  |  Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.Back to list

As I have said before, it is always good to be back in Canada!

We started off the summer season by attending the CSA board meeting in Toronto, where the president and directors discussed opportunities for our members and what we could do to increase our membership.
In the last issue, I mentioned that we would like to speak to groups who are retiring from major companies in Canada.  Well, one of our members phoned to ask me if I would like to speak at the Canadian National Railway Retirees Association annual meeting; this will give me the opportunity to tell them about the value of being a member of our association and, hopefully, many of their members will join us. 

If you know of a company or association that would like to have a free guest speaker, please call the office at 1-800-265-3200 and provide the information…our directors are ready to go.

Joan and I attended the Ontario Provincial Police Veterans' Association annual general meeting in Point Edward. Although the weather was terrible, everyone enjoyed themselves and we were treated to an excellent talk by the new Commissioner Chris Lewis. Commissioner Lewis joined the O.P.P. as a constable and rose through the ranks to his present position, which explains why he knew just about everyone in attendance at the meeting. He reminisced about his time on the job and mentioned many of the people whom he had known throughout the years. We can rest assured that this police force is in great hands.

Next snowbird season looks to be another busy one for Joan and me – we are already booked to speak at several Canada Clubs. If you would like a director to speak at your club, please call the office with the details and a director will attend…and bring along a few door prizes!

It is up to each one of us to help increase our membership; remember that the bigger we are, the more our voice is heard by government. If each member were to get just one new member to join, we would double our membership. Do you know someone who should be a member? If so, encourage them to join.

This fall, we start the Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations across Canada – this is 
an ideal chance for you to introduce a friend to the association. These meetings are all free to everyone and provide not only excellent information, but also great entertainment. Look in this issue for locations and dates of meetings in your area. Remember to get there early in order to get a good seat.

I hope that everyone has had a safe and healthy summer and I look forward to seeing many of you at the Snowbird Lifestyle Presentations.