Retirees Club

Congratulations

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

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.

Reflections

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 GCRC@bell.net.

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: GCRC@bell.net

Andrew Dykstra
President

Barbara Marshall
Past President

Barb Watts
Vice President

Monique Vaillancourt
Treasurer

Cheryl Lawson
Social Convener

Julie Hughes
Communications