Welcome to the Concordia University Pensioners Association's Web Site.
CUPA/ARUC serves to bring together retirees of Concordia University, both for social gatherings and to promote our interests as Concordia retirees, pensioners and golden-agers in general.
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Mark Your Calendars: Christmas Luncheon
Our annual Christmas Luncheon, always a popular success, will take within the Conference Centre on the ninth floor of the JMSB Bldg on Tuesday, December 12. This is always a fun event and is typically well attended. Read the following information which was posted by Wendy Hedrich:
Dear fellow pensioner and guest,
You are cordially invited to our annual Christmas Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. This year, we will meet on the Sir George Williams Campus, Concordia University Conference Centre, Room MB 9th floor - EFG
As usual, we will have entertainment, door prizes and mini gifts.
The menu this year (buffet style):
Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy
Stuffed Turkey Roulade with Pan gravy
Rosemary green beans
Mixed green salad with pomegranate, parmesan & raspberry dressing
Red velvet cheesecake swirl brownies
Fresh fruit skewers
Price is $35.00 tax included. This includes your choice of beverage (wine, beer, soft drinks, Perrier).
Please join us for cocktails at 11:30. Lunch will be served at 12:15. Please be sure to join us for this annual event and encourage any fellow pensioners to join us.
R.S.V.P. before December 6, 2017.
Please email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (514) 695-3626 and leave a message with the number of guests attending.
Payment at the door by cash or cheque (made out to "CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IN TRUST").
The October issue of the Newsletter (vol 27, no 2 - full version) is now available online. This newsletter contains information about our fall general meeting (Nov 7) and information on our guest speaker, Marilyn Piccini Roy (See below) . Our incoming president has provided some opening words. Our upcoming social calendar is presented. There are reports on pension, on benefits and on our scholarships. Finally, there are some great articles by some of our regular contributors. It is an issue not to be missed!
Here is an electronic copy of that newsletter (Pdf). Copies of earlier newsletters can be found under the 'Newsletters' link at the left.
Fall General Meeting: November 7:
CUPARUC's Fall General Meeting was be held on November 7th in room MB 9 CD (conference center on the ninth floor of the JMSB Bldg). Our guest speaker, Marilyn Piccini Roy, recognized as a leading lawyer in trusts and estates, wealth management and taxplanning spoke and the presentation was followed by over half an hour of questions. Notes from her presentation are posted as a Pdf file. The Minutes of this meeting will only be posted once approved at the next General Meeting.
Annual Pension Information Meeting: Report and Slides
Every pensioner should have gotten a copy of the Annual Report, but if you wish to have an electronic copy of the report (pdf), we have one available. We also have the slide show from the meeting itself as pdf. While "actives" can retrieve this from a Concordia website, pensioners cannot do so. If you were not able to attend the meeting, or wish to review the information more carefully and slowly, you may ask for a copy of this slide show.
We are not placing these directly on our website, as the information should only be shared with those directly involved in the Concordia pension plan. As an interim measure, those wishing to have a copy of one or both of these documents may write to me, the webmaster, at email@example.com. Please provide your name and use the email we have on file for you. Copies will only be sent to CUPARUC members. (If you are not a member of CUPARUC, we invite you to contact our secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Annual Pension Information Meeting, Sept 26:
A special thanks to all our members who attended. We had a good turnout! When the moment came to call for any open elections, there was dead silence. This is good. Please be ready to come out again next September to support your Association.
The Annual Pension Information Meeting rolls around each year, as mandated by law. This year it will be on Tuesday, Sept 26 at 5:15pm in the D.B. Clarke Theatre of the Hall Building downtown. Important informaton on the health, governance and future of your pension is provided. Most importantly, however, the law calls for the possibility of an open, impromptu vote on replacing representatives on the Pension Committee. This committee deals only with the investments, not with benefits nor changes to the pension plan itself (which are looked over by a different committee.) Your Association is confident in the ongoing work done by your representatives. All pensioners normally get to select their representatives on the committee. If however, someone answers the call for an election on the spot, then only those present in the hall get to vote. This is the law. Please, therefore, make an effort to come out and support your Association!
Spring General Meeting
Our Spring General Meeting was held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at HC-155 on the Loyola Campus. The meeting began at 10:00 and business took about an hour. Our guest speaker was President Alan Shepherd. (Read more about it in our Newsletter.). The Minutes of this meeting have now been approved and are posted (Pdf). (You may view the minutes of all previous meetings by following the link at the left.
Our annual Christmas Luncheon, always a popular success, took place on Tuesday, December 6, as usual at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre. It was great event and well attended. Pictures from this event will be posted soon.
Fall General Meeting
Our Fall General Meeting was held on November 2 from 10:00 to 12:00 in room H-763 on the Sir George Williams Campus. Graham Dodds, Political Science professor at Concordia, spoke to us on "Understanding the 2016 U.S. Elections." Photos taken at the meeting will be posted soon. The Minutes of this meeting have been officially adopted and can now be consulted online. (Note that the minutes of ALL preveious meetings can be found under the menu heading "Meetings Archive" on the left of this screen.
NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS
New security measures adopted by the University in January of 2016 made it impossible for us to continue to maintain our pensioners website on a Concordia server. The decision has been made to move our website to another server. Please note NEW ADDRESS below:
Please change all your links and shortcuts. The address is very much like the old one, except there is no period between cuparuc and concordia. Please note that there are two 'c' s together, in the middle of this address. The capital letters are optional and are provided only for clarity.
Please note that, until we can place a re-direct page at the old address, you will continue to see a Cuparuc web page there, but it no longer be updated. (If you are unsure which you are looking at, check the date at the bottom of the opening page: It should read Feburary 19, 2016 or later.
- CUPARUC Scholarsips and Awards: A photo of some of this year's award recipients has been placed on the page at the left. There is no longer a specific box to check off to contribute to our award; you must check off "other" and then write in the name of our award in full: Concordia Retired Faculty and Staff Awards Endowment Fund.
Scholarships and Awards
Did you know your Association funds numerous graduate and undergraduate awards? Check out the new Awards page at the left for more information.
Did you know that the Newsletter and Annual Minutes pages at the left include the entire collection, from the very first meeting? (There may remain a few gaps, as we cannot be sure of the number of newsletters published each year. Please help us if you have any of the missing material.
Have we got your latest email address? Check the colour of your name on the Membership List to see if we have an email address on file for you. If you fear that we may not have your most up-to-date email address, send a note to Roger@RogerKenner.ca with your latest email address.