75th Ontario Regional Council - Guelph Kitchener Branch Activity Report

Number of members: 455 Regular 35 Retired 25 Rands

Current Executive Members

Mandy Chan Branch President

Vacant Branch Vice President

Elaine McLaren Treasurer

Jennifer O’Connor Secretary

Dave Thorpe Member at large

Previous AGM date: May 17, 2018

Next AGM date: May 14, 2019

Branch Executive Meetings

Last Meeting Date: November 17, 2018

Next Meeting Date: April 2019 (TBC)

Number of meetings held since last Regional Council: 3

2018 Branch Activities

May 17, 2018 AGM: Current Executive elected by acclamation. The AGM was held at Golf’s Steakhouse, jointly with the Kitchener AFS Subgroup. Elaine McLaren was the Chair, Doug Mason and Shawn Gillis were the guest speakers. They spoke about Bill C-45 (2012) unnecessarily delayed the ratification process of the recent AFS contract. They also made a presentation on the proposed Employee Wellness Security Plan (EWSP) which is proposed to replace the current sick leave plan. Attendance was approximately 105 members.

December 11, 2018: Holiday social was held at Golf’s Steakhouse. This was our 4th annual Holiday dinner. This is a popular event that our members look forward to each year. We had over 110 members attend this year. It was funded in partnership with the Kitchener AFS Subgroup.


None at this time.

Submitted by: Mandy Chan

Branch President