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Spring General Meeting 2019
Our regular Spring General Meeting was held on the downtown campus on Thursday, May 9, beginning at 10:00, on the 9th floor of the MB Building. See more information in the Newsletter below.
Fall General Meeting & Christmas Luncheon (2018)
Cuparuc combined the Fall General Meeting and the Annual Christmas Luncheon into the same event.
The Meeting/Luncheon took take place in the morning and early afternoon of Friday, December 14, 2018, at the Downtown Campus in the Conference Centre of JMSB.
More information can be found in the Newsletter below. The Minutes for this meeting are posted under Minutes on the left hand menu.
Spring General Meeting 2018:
Our regular Spring General Meeting was held on the downtown campus on Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 10:00. We had a full house, including many not-yet members, who came to hear the presentation from Sun Life Insurance Company, our new health plan provider, and to ask question. There were over 80 people in attendance. Before the presentation, various committee reports were tables and the slate of new executive officers for the coming year was approved. The minutes of this meeting (Approved in December, 2018) have been posted under "Meetings" on the left-hand menu.
Sun life has provided us with all the material shown and distributed at the meeting. It is available in pdf format in both English and French:
1) The Presentation Slide Show: [English] [French]
2) How to Connect to your personal space on the Sun Life Website and what you can do there: [English] [French]
3) How to Connect to the Sun Life Mobile App: [English] [French]
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 provisional minutes of the Fall General Meeting (Pending Approval) have been posted for your examination prior to the upcoming meeting.
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.
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.
Spring General Meeting
Our Spring General Meeting was held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at HC-155 on the Loyola Campus. The meetng began at 10:00 and business took about an hour. Several members joined the Excecutive, and a few left. Our guest speaker was Elizabeth Langley, who presented an excellent and lively demonstration of the role correct posture plays in our bodies and in our outlook. (Read more about it in our Newsletter.). Elizabeth Langley has left us the following Notes (Pdf). Minutes from this meeting were approved at the Fall GM and are now available.
Fall General Meeting
Our annual Fall General Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 4 on the 7th floor of the Hall Building. The minutes of this meeting are now posted on the Meetings page. . After the meeting, many stayed to enjoy a light lunch provided by Centraide as they made a short presentation. Here is the Agenda for this meeting.
Later Life Planning: Legal, Financial and Health Care Issues
Because of the challenges of aging, older adults present a host of issues requiring legal planning and assistance, issues which extend beyond traditional estate planning. The practice of Elder Law is evolving to meet clients' financial, legal and health care needs and concerns.
Elder Law lawyer, Ann Soden, Ad.E., will address issues of enhanced estate planning, planning for incapacity, end-of-life planning, housing and care options, mental capacity, legal representation and the prevention of elder abuse and financial exploitation.
Spring General Meeting: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Our annual Spring General Meeting was held on April 30, in HB-130 of the Loyola Campus. Our guest speaker was Joan Foster, a community nurse specializing in home care and a member of the McGill Council on Palliative Care, who spoke on "Challenges in Caring for Yourself and Loved Ones at home."
(See some of the Materials brought by Ms. Foster.)
(See Photos taken during the presentation.
Fall General Meeting: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Our Fall General Meeting was held on Thursday, October 30, 2014, in room HH-763/765, on the Sir George Williams campus at 10:00. After an abridged set of reports, there was a general discussion of what changes might be in store for pensioners in lights of current demographics and the government's programme of pension reform. There was also discussion of the attempt, at the pension information meeting in September, to change our delegate through a vote on site.
Our guest speaker, Ms. Krista Brecht, a registered nurse with experience in pain management and palliative care, gave an excellent and well-received presentation on the nature of pain and of pain management.
Aging and pain is a process that converts healthy adults into frail ones with diminished reserves in most physiologic systems and an exponentially increasing vulnerability to most diseases. Pain should not be seen as an intractable symptom in isolation but rather should be approached as part of a group of changes that together predict worsening health status and decreased ability to respond to stressors. We will discuss some general principles and statistics of pain in the older adult; identify multiple pain conditions affection the older adult; define consequences of pain; and explore assessment, management strategies along with community resources. - Krista Brecht
Photo by Roger Kenner Krista Surrounded by Questions After the Talk
The minutes of this will only be posted after the Spring General Meeting, once they have been approved. Ms. Brecht's has been kind enough to share with us the Powerpoint Presentation (Pdf) used during her talk. Other materials may yet be forthcoming.
Annual Pension Information Meeting
The Annual Pension Information Meeting, a presentation by the Pension Committee to members of the Concordia Pension Plan, was held Monday, September 29, 2014 in the D.B. Clarke Theatre of the Hall Building, on the Sir George Williams Campus. It was an eventful meeting for pensioners. I invite you to read my personal (non-official) observations on the events of the meeting.
Spring General Meeting, May 1, 2014
Our Spring General Meeting was held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in room HB-130, on the Loyola Campus, beginning at 10:00. A representative from HR was present half an hour beforehand, to answer any pensioners' questions. Our guest speaker was Philip Lichti of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. More information on the speaker can be found in the current newsletter. The Minutes of the May, 2014 General Meeting are now available.
Human Resources announced their new resource page at http://concordia.ca/hr/benefits/pensioners-corner.html.
Fall General Meeting: October 31, 2013
The 53rd General Meeting of CUPARUC was held on Thursday, October 31 at the SGW campus at the usual location in H-767. Our guest speaker will was Warren Allmand, former cabinet minister from N.D.G., as well as former city councillor from N.D.G, who spoke on the proposed Charter of Quebec Values vs. Human Right's Standards. The minutes of this meeting are now posted in our Meetings Archive
Spring General Meeting: April 25, 2013
|Speaker Rita De Santis||
The 52nd General Meeting of CUPARUC was held on Thursday, April 25 at the Loyola campus. Besides various reports, the current slate of officers was re-elected by acclamation. Rita De Santis, Member of the National Assembly, presented a very interesting talk on the experience of being a first-time MNA.
The minutes of this meeting are now posted in our Meetings Archive
|President Bill Knitter thanked Mair Verthuy for her many years of excellent service on the CUPARUC Executive.|
Fall General Meeting: October 31, 2012
The Fall General Meeting of CUPA/ARUC was held on Wednesday, October 31 in H-767 at 10:00. Our guest speaker was the new president of the University, Alan Shepard. The minutes of this meeting will be posted on the Minutes page after the Spring Meeting, once they have been officially adopted. Photos and more information on this meeting can be found in our newsletter
Spring General Meeting: April 26, 2012
|President Bill Knitter shows appreciation to our speaker, Amy Fish||
The Spring General Meeting of CUPA/ARUC was held on Thursday, April 26 in room HB-130, starting at 10:00. Our guest speaker was Amy Fish, of Maimonides Home, who spoke about how to complain effectively. There was the usual refreshments and fellowship.
Find out more about Amy Fish's talk.
The minutes of this meeting have now been posted on our Minutes page at the left.
Fall General Meeting: November 4, 2011
The Fall Meeting of CUPA/ARUC was be held on Friday, November 4, in room H-763, starting at 10:00. Our guest speaker was Quincy Armorer, Artistic Director of the Black Theatre Workshop. Here are the minutes of this meeting.
Here are pictures from the event.
Spring General Meeting: April 28, 2011
The Spring General Meeting was held on Thursday, April 28 in HB-130 on the Loyola campus. Here are the minutes of this meeting. Of particular note was the selection of a new president, based on the recommendations of the Nominating Committee. Bill Knitter will take over from Graham Martin as of June 1. Graham Martin' Letter of Resignation remains available, as does the document describing the Role of the President.
Doug Lightfoot gave a very interesting talk on the critical importance of our energy supply and the realistic options for meeting future needs. More Information on his talk can be found at www.nobodysfuel.com. He has permitted us to share his latest updates, which allow us to cut through the hype and rumour about the recent Japanese nuclear disaster. That portion of his slide show, and the accompanying commentary, are hereby presented in Pdf format.
Fall General Meeting: October 28, 2010
The Fall General Meeting was held on Thursday, October 28 at the usual location on the Sir George Williams campus. The guest speaker was Sheri McLeod. [See Photos from the Meeting and a Summary of Ms. McLeod's Presentation]. Here are the minutes of this meeting.
The Annual General Meeting was held on April 29 at 10:00 in room HC-112 on the Loyola Campus. The guest speaker was human-rights lawyer Pearl Eliadis. See Pictures from the meeting. The minutes of this meeting are now available.
This announcement was posted for members: AHED-UPESED Call for Proposals (Pdf). The deadline for submissions was March 12, 2010.
The 2009 Annual Christmas Luncheon: This event has been moved to the new Events Archive page.
Craft Guild Event: Nov 18, 2009: This event has been moved to the new Events Archive page.
October, 2009: The Fall General Meeting of the Association was held on Thursday, October 29th 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in Room H-767 of the Hall Building on the Sir George Williams Campus. The guest speaker was Sheila Goldbloom, who spoke about the "Facts and Fictions of Aging". See Pictures from this event.
Lunch and a Museum Outing on June 3, 2009: This event has been moved to the new Events Archive page.
Sugaring Off Outing: Spring, 2009: This event has been moved to the new Events Archive page.
Pictures from the 2008 Christmas Luncheon: This event has been moved to the new Events Archive page.
October, 2008: The Fall General Meeting of the Association was held on Thursday, October 30th 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in Room H-767 of the Hall Building on the Sir George Williams Campus. Click here to see some pictures of the event.
April, 2007: photos taken at the CABANE À SUCRE on April 12, 2007: This event has been moved to the new Events Archive page.
December 2006: Photos taken at our 2006 Christmas Party: This event has been moved to the new Events Archive page.
December 2005: Photos taken at our 2005 Christmas Party: This event has been moved to the new Events Archive page.
October 22, 2004: The Fall General Meeting of the Association was held on Tuesday, October 26, 2004, at 10:00 AM in room H-767 on the Sir George Williams Campus. The guest speaker was Hugh Anderson.
April 29, 2004: Our Spring meeting was held on Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 10:00 AM in room SPS 110 in the new Richard J Renaud Science Center on the Loyola Campus. Our guest speaker was Dr. Joe Schwarcz.
December 12, 2003: We have started an e-mail list for
all active members of CUPA.This list will allow members to keep up to date on
issues affecting the Pensioners both as Concordia Retirees and as golden-agers
To register to be on this list send an e-mail stating so to the list manager.(Only paid-up members will be registered.)