Retirees Club


Dear Georgian College retiree,

Congratulations on your retirement from Georgian College! As you move on to the next phase of your life, we encourage you to join your fellow retirees in the Georgian College Retirees Club (GCRC). Membership in the GCRC is open to all support, administration and faculty retirees from Georgian’s seven campuses. Membership gives you an opportunity to connect with other retirees and keeps you informed about important issues such as pension and health benefits, as well as news and events. There is a $10 annual membership fee. Click on the “Join” tab above for instructions on how to become a member of the Retirees Club.

GCRC donates to the Student Scholarship fund

GCRC President, Andrew Dykstra, presented a cheque to Yaad Kaur from the Georgian College Students’ Association, alongside Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College.

GCRC President, Andrew Dykstra, presented a cheque to Yaad Kaur from the College Student Association and Dr.MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO, Georgian College

Georgian College Retirees Club newsletters

Keep the date of June 29, 2022 open

Georgian College, along with the Georgian College Retirees Club (GCRC), will be hosting the General Meeting (GM) for the Ontario Colleges Retirees’ Association (OCRA) at the Barrie Campus. Our local GCRC will also hold their GM immediately after the OCRA GM adjourns at 3 p.m. More details will be provided in the spring newsletter.

College announcement

Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO of Georgian College, announces plans to retire after outstanding postsecondary career.

Retiree perks

Perks provided by the Alumni Association

The Alumni Association has extended the following benefits and discounts to the Georgian College Retirees Club:

  • CAA South Central Ontario
  • Canada’s Wonderland
  • Choice Hotels
  • National Car Rental
  • Ontario Science Centre
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Santa’s Village

To find out how to access these deals and many more, visit the alumni perks webpage. For assistance, please email the Alumni Association.

Perks provided by our Memorandum of Understanding

The following four perks are provided by our Memorandum of Understanding, signed by Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, President and CEO of Georgian College:

  1. The college covers the first-year membership fee for the Georgian College Retirees Club
  2. The college provides the annual recognition luncheon for retirees, also known as the president’s luncheon
  3. The college provides a free parking permit for retirees, but this permit needs to be renewed every two years
  4. The college provides a one-year gym membership

To apply for a parking permit, please complete the Friends of Georgian parking permit application form.


Early days and early meetings of the Georgian College Board of Governors, by Penny Broderick

At one of the early meetings of the Georgian College Board of Governors, it was moved and passed that all staff hired between a date in 1967 and September 1968 be considered “founding members of the college.” Don McKillican, in his article Education in the Marketplace, refers to this meeting and gives more specific dates. I’m not sure of the first one, but am quite sure the “closing” date was September 1968. In general, the span was to be within the first year of the college’s existence. I started at the college in July 1968, and Lee Cameron started shortly after. We laughed about getting in “just under the wire” to give us founding member status – two maritime imports, Lee from Nova Scotia Technical College, and myself, from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

I’m not sure when Don joined Georgian, but mostly remember that Robert Crawford (President), Lee, Al Cuzen, Don Garrie, Wayne Cunningham, Kaye Bentley, Muriel Perry (Harper), Betty Hanson, Dave Stock and others were there.

Membership application form

To join or renew your membership in the Georgian College Retirees Club (GCRC), please download the membership application form below. Once completed, forward it to the address listed at the bottom of the form or email it to [email protected].

If you are renewing your membership and have already completed this form once, there is no need to provide your information again. New membership cards are available at club activities. All information provided on the form is confidential. Contact information will only be shared with Georgian College to help with GCRC administration and communication activities.

Contact us

Georgian College Retirees Club 2020 Executive Board

Email: [email protected]

Andrew Dykstra

Barbara Marshall
Past President

Barb Watts
Vice President

Mary O’Farrell-Bowers
Director at Large

Monique Vaillancourt

Reiner Frisch

Cheryl Lawson
Social Convener

Julie Hughes