CBC PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION,
CBC Pensioners Association, Maritime Region Newsletter
Association des retraité(e)s de la SRC, Bulletin régional des
| Volume 4, Issue 4 ||Fall 2009
By John McKay
Halifax November 12th
It’s that time of year again and we
would like to invite all members and spouses to the Christmas Dinner. It will
be held at the Fairview branch of the Royal Canadian
Legion on Main Street and Hillcrest Avenue December 2nd.
So please plan to attend. Rain or shine H1N1 or not. Lots
of prizes and a free round of your favourite beverage.
Bar opens at 11:00 am and dinner at noon
If you intend to come please contact Louise Fredericks before November
24th. She can be reached at
6539 ROSLYN RD B3L2N1
Non members are also welcome but must pay for the meal. See David Carr.
On other issues we would like to welcome the Cape Breton
Chapter. It was formed in late May. Jack Ingram and I were in attendance. The
president is Bill Doyle with Daphne Winans as secretary. Dick MacAuley is the
In October there was a National Board meeting. We had a
full discussion about the pension plan’s health. Our plan is still in the top
10 of defined benefit plans in Canada. As an ongoing plan there is still a
The law case is, at this moment, being wound up. Hopefully
by early December the courts and lawyers will have concluded and crossed all
the T’s and dotted all the ‘I’s. At that point we will finally have the formal
surplus sharing agreement in place. All that has to happen then is a ….surplus!
Supplementary health was also discussed. The December
cheque will reflect the increase that GWL/ABC will be charging in 2010. At this
time it would appear the increase will be a little less than was agreed to at
the Ottawa meeting. So please check your December pension statement for the
We would like to remind you of the benefits that are
available to our members EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) 1-800-838-2025
Also the CCSB (Consultative Committee on Staff Benefits)
and the Special Assistance Fund..
If you have internet access these programmes can be found
on both the Maritime site (http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Culture/CBCPensioners/)
and the National site (http://www.cbcpensionersnationalassociation.ca/).
If you can we would love to see you at the monthly meetings
at the Fairview Legion. They are held on the first Wednesday of the month at
noon with lunch available for purchase.
At this time we would like to wish you a happy Christmas
season and a healthy and prosperous 2010.
John Fraser McKay
For the CBC Pensioners Association Maritimes
Rapport du président
Par Maurice Olsen
MONCTON THESE DAYS
Sixty-six members gathered for our Lobster Party at the
Beauséjour Curling Club last June, making
this, with our similarly attended Christmas dinners, two of most peoples’
favourite events. Good company and good
cheer, catching up, reconnecting, having laughed over a draught, or wined and dined… you get the picture.
Or pictures, which you can see on the Maritimes website: www.chebucto.ns.ca/culture/cbcpensioners
CHRISTMAS SUPPER INVITATION
THURSDAY DECEMBER 3rd from 5
Your CBC Pensioners’ Association (Moncton)
takes pleasure in inviting you and your spouse or partner to our annual
It will be held on Thursday December 3rd
from 5 p.m. at the Club Beauséjour Curling Club, 55 Essex St. in Moncton.
6:30 p.m. Buffet supper with stuffed
turkey, roasted ham, roast beef au jus, vegetable medley, salads, bun, tea, coffee, desert
Tickets cost $10 each for members and
partners. Pay-your-own bar service. There will be good cheer and door prizes.
PLEASE RESERVE NO LATER THAN MONDAY NOV. 30th.The kitchen needs to
know how many are coming.
a) Téléphone Yvonne Richard 858 7133 or
b) e-mail Ronald Cormier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Yvonne Richard, convener, and Executive Committee
Maurice Olsen, Pres.