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 donation to the Georgian College Family Campaign

GCRC Past President Barb Marshall presented a cheque to the Family Campaign in 2014.

GCRC Family Campaign 2014

Links of interest

Ontario Colleges Retirees Association

Retiree perks

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 web page. For assistance, email the Alumni Association

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 form below and forward it to Monique Vaillancourt, GCRC Membership Co-ordinator:

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.

Download membership application form

Give where you live – family matters fundraising campaign

Georgian’s Give where you live – family matters fundraising campaign was developed to directly support students facing a variety of financial challenges while attending college. Thank you to the Georgian College Retirees Club and individual retirees for supporting our students by making a pledge.

The option to support the family campaign is always available. If the timing is right for you to make a contribution, simply fill out the family campaign pledge form. You can choose the area you wish to support, the amount and the method of payment. Then, sign the pledge form and return the hard copy to Advancement and Community Development in room E200 at the Barrie Campus, or by email Kristin Weatherell.

Thank you for supporting Georgian students and helping them reach their academic goals.

Georgian College Retirees Club 2017-18 Executive Board

Andrew Dykstra

Barbara Marshall
Past President

Liz Erwin
Vice President

Susan Cornell

Cheryl Lawson
Social Convener

Cathy Volpé