Unifor Local 27 Retirees Chapter

Retired from the job, but not the fight

Retirees Chapter 2022 - Sept. - Oct. Update

Posted on September 19, 2022

Retirees Chapter 2022 ~ Sept. - Oct. Update


Welcome back everyone, we have finally put our first post-pandemic meeting to bed.

It turned out to be a joyous reunion of old friends and workmates. we are hopeful that it is a sign of better days ahead.


After many failed attempts over the last year, we were finally able to hold our executive elections. We would like to thank Cathy and Roy for stepping forward to fill empty positions on the executive.

On a personal note, I would like to thank Hector for the ongoing guidance he is giving to the executive during this transitional stage.


In an earlier email, we asked the membership to consider letting us know of any Covid occurrences. To date we have received no bad news from any of the membership, we are cautiously optimistic that things are looking up! It seems future meetings may still be in the offing.


Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Oct 5th at 10:00 am. Constable Jeff Johnson will be our guest speaker and will give us a presentation on fraud against seniors.

Lunch is up in the air at this point, with pizza as a possibility.

The executive will be discussing the possibility and timing of our ever-popular Christmas Luncheon, it will also be an item of discussion at our Oct. meeting.

The executive will be working on having the green meeting calendars ready for the new year. Until they are ready, we will have to depend on emails, our website and word of mouth to get the word out.

Please pass the word of the meeting to any members who might not be on our mailing list or are unable to access the web.


It was inevitable that our September minute of silence for the departed would be especially somber when we learned how many of our friends we had lost over the last 3 years.

It also saddens me to have to pass along a name that was missed during our meeting. Our dear friend, Joe Tremblay “Gabby” passed away in February of 2021.

Sadly, this was a scene played over and over again all over the world. The pandemic drove us apart from friends and family to such a degree that we missed many of the happy and sad events in our friends and families’ lives. We are just now realizing the cost of our isolation.


In Closing:

We are quickly coming to the realization that this virus will be a part of our lives permanently, what we are now witnessing is an inevitable phase of society adapting to living with the virus – an arc moving from fear to resignation to acquiescence to normalcy.

Knowing this, we must all now be prepared to take the needed steps to assure our safety and health. This may mean being choosy in what social situations we place ourselves in, being prepared to mask-up should there be an upsurge or a new strain, but especially maintaining needed vaccinations.


Hope to see you all in October!

Till then, stay safe


Your Executive