AGM Reminder – October 25, 2021

There’s still time to sign-up to participate in the CSA Retirees’ Club 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held through a Zoom session on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 2:00pm 

At the meeting we’ll present the Financial Report, summarize the 2021 events and re-elect/elect club directors. The meeting is expected to last a maximum of 1 hour. After we’ve completed the “business” part of the meeting we’ll hang around for a social session.

Participation in the AGM is voluntary, but we look forward to your input.

How to Register for the AGM:  You must indicate your intention to participate by either:

  • sending us an e-mail at csaretirees.info@gmail.com,
  • sending a message through the “Contact Us” page on this website,
  • or by submitting a “Comment” on this post. 

Please be sure to include your name in the e-mail.  You will receive an invitation to the meeting by e-mail from Susan Morley prior to the event date. 

Looking forward to “seeing” you soon.

2021 Christmas Luncheon – Save the Date

Santa’s elves are hard at work planning the 2021 Christmas Luncheon. Details are still sketchy, but we have a date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 and location: The Weston Golf and Country Club.

We expect that COVID-19 rules will apply, limiting attendance, BUT that may change in weeks to come. If you aren’t fully vaccinated, please use this lead time to ensure that you’ve had both doses.

Details on the event and how to sign-up will follow in a few weeks.

Annual General Meeting on Zoom – October 25, 2021

The CSA Retirees’ Club usually holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) following the CSA sponsored Annual Luncheon.  Last year, we held our first Zoom AGM. The future looks promising as Ontario continues to re-open and remove COVID-19 restrictions. But we’re not there yet. So, we’ve decided to hold our 2021 AGM once again through a Zoom session on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 2:00pm.  The meeting is expected to last a maximum of 1 hour.  Participation in the AGM is voluntary, but we look forward to your input.

How to Register for the AGM:  You must indicate your intention to participate by no later than 5pm on Saturday, October 23.  You can do so by either:

  • sending us an e-mail at csaretirees.info@gmail.com,
  • sending a message through the “Contact Us” page on this website,
  • or by submitting a “Comment” on this post. 

Please be sure to include your name in the e-mail.  You will receive an invitation to the meeting by e-mail from Susan Morley prior to the event date. 

Looking forward to “seeing” you soon.

Mo Polansky 100 Years Young

Retiree Mo Polansky turned 100 this April. We celebrated his birthday with a Virtual Zoom Party with 25 guests including current CSA Group CEO David Weinstein who congratulated Mo on behalf of the organization. Many shared their best wishes and some shared stories of their days working alongside Mo.

We’ve set up a page/tab on this web site called Mo Turns 100. Please check out the photos, links to articles about Mo and comments from his many former colleagues.

If you were unable to attend or simply want to leave a message for Mo please go to the Mo Turns 100 page and leave a comment.

Exciting Announcement re Zoom for 2021

Your Retiree Executive have just extended our Zoom subscription for the rest of the year.  This will allow us to continue to run Zoom Socials on a regular basis.

On January 13th, 15 people joined our Zoom Social, spending almost 2 hours sharing their views on various topics.  We even had 2 of our nonagenarians (that’s someone in their nineties) telling tales of CSA days of yore.  Did you know that some CSA staff were once housed in a former Planter’s Peanuts factory?  You needed to protect your lunch (think camping) as not all of the previous inhabitants had left.

Zoom is easy to use and requires little preparation.  To be able to use Zoom, you’ll need a smartphone, tablet or computer with a camera and microphone.  Don’t have a computer?  That’s okay, we have the ability for people to call in by phone.

Make sure that you are kept up-to-date by subscribing to this website.  To subscribe click on the “+ Follow” in the lower right-hand corner of this webpage.  You’ll be asked to provide your e-mail address.  You’ll receive an-mail whenever we post to the website.

Keep an eye out for an announcement on our February Zoom Social.

2020 Retiree Events

Here’s a list of what was originally planned tor 2020.  All 2020 events were cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions.

  • Breakfast at Wally’s Grill – Rexdale  (normally 9 am, 2nd Tuesday of every month – but now CANCELLED until further notice)
  • Mandarin Lunch  (March) (CANCELLED)
  • 5 Pin Bowling  (May) (CANCELLED)
  • “Fiddler on the Loose” at Hamilton Family Theatre in Cambridge (CANCELLED)
  • Lawn Bowling  (August) (CANCELLED)
  • CSA Retirees Luncheon  (Autumn) (CANCELLED) – CSA Sponsored event 
  • Retirees’ Christmas Lunch  (Late November or December)(CANCELLED)
  • EMBA Christmas Dance  (December) (CANCELLED) – subsidize attendance of EMBA event

Stay tuned for updates as we look forward to 2021.

Breakfast at Wally’s

Wally’s Breakfasts resume August 10, 2021.

Although Wally’s address is 123 Rexdale Blvd., it’s actually on the east side of Kipling, south of Rexdale.  It’s behind (south) of the Royal Bank.  It’s accessible from Kipling or through the Shoppers Drug Mart (next to the bank) parking lot.

Wally’s doesn’t have a buffet, but they offer an extensive. affordable breakfast menu. Wally’s Menu

A small group of CSA retirees gather for breakfast at 9:00 on the second Tuesday of each month.