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Durham College Retirees’ Association Annual Christmas Luncheon 2017

The 2017 Christmas Lunch will be held on December 13, 2017. Note that this year we will be holding this great event at Kedron Dell’s Golf Course, NOT the Shriner’s Club.

See you next Wednesday!


 

December 7 – New Link Added on Guide to Home Adaptations for Disabled People – See Links page

November 22nd – New Link Added on US Military Veteran Benefit Options – See Links page

November 3rd – New Link Added on Best Medical Alert Systems – See Links page

 

Save The Date – Wednesday, November 15th

On November 15th the DCRA will be getting together for breakfast (optional) and coffee at Traditions on Simcoe St. @ Beatrice.

More details to follow!

 

 

September 21, 2017 – Douglas Hall

Please see the attached death notice for Douglas Hall.

Excerpt re Arrangements

Please join the family on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Uxbridge Cemetery at 12:30 for the interment service with a Legion Tribute followed by A Celebration for Douglas, from 2:00 until 4:00, at the Royal Canadian Legion, Uxbridge Branch #170, 109 Franklin Street, Uxbridge, ON.   On Sunday, October 15, 2017 the family will welcome friends for fellowship and refreshments at the Little Current, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #177 in a Celebration for Douglas, Downstairs Club Room, from 1:00 to 3:00.

In Douglas’ memory, consider a donation to the Veteran’s Comfort Fund re: Creative Arts Therapy, Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, L Wing, L1108 – 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5 or the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #170 or Branch #177 or your preferred charity.    For online condolences, please visit www.lowandlow.ca

He fought the good fight and true, Let the world be the better for you, Carry on, old one, Carry On!

 

 

September 18, 2017 – Retirees Golf Day

 
The annual retirees’ golf day was held at the Salem Ridge golf course at the Deer Creek Academy on September 12th.  This is the 13th year the golf day has been held, 21 retirees attended.
 
If you are planning an event for September, choose the 2nd Tuesday, it is always a spectacular weather day, sunny skies and pleasant temperature. This year was the 13th spectacular day.
Everyone enjoyed the golf and the BBQ after.  After all the calculations were done the winners of the Bert DeJeet Memorial Trophy were Cheryl Ball for the ladies and Jim Anderson for the men.  Bert’s wife Liesje was on hand to present the trophy, photo attached.  Group photo also attached.
 
The golf day is held the 2nd Tuesday in September, played on a very easy golf course. Join us next year!
 
Many Thanks to Annabel and Jim Anderson for once again organizing this event.
 

 

September 15, 2017

This message is being sent on behalf of Don Lovisa, president.

Dear colleagues,

Following our message earlier this week, details about the celebration of life for our colleague Susan Sproul, former dean of the School of Health & Community Services, are now available.

The celebration will take place at the Newcastle Funeral Home on Sunday, September 17. Those who wish to honour Susan are encouraged to visit any time between noon and 4 p.m. 

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Susan’s family and friends during this difficult time. The Durham College community will always remember her warmth and kindness, as well as her outstanding commitment to students and academic excellence during her long career. 

 

September 13, 2017

This message is being sent on behalf of Don Lovisa, president, Durham College.

Dear colleagues, 

It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of recent retiree Susan Sproul, former dean of the School of Health & Community Services (SHCS), today, Wednesday, September 13. Susan began working at the college in 1992 and held several positions during her career at DC, including professor in the Nursing program and Collaborative BScN program, and associate dean of the SHCS. In 2014, Susan retired from the college.

Susan’s commitment to excellence in nursing and education impacted the lives of many students and employees during her 22-year career at the college. A beloved member of the campus community, her ready smile and sense of humour brought happiness to all those around her. She was known for her warmth, compassion and her dedication to DC and its students.

At this time, funeral arrangements are not known. We will share them when they become available.

Susan will be dearly missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

 

July 12, 2017 – Two new links added about Sleep Health and about Travel Discounts and Deals from CURAC and Collette Travel on our Links page..

 

Save The Dates!!

Golf Day – Tuesday, September 12th

Christmas Lunch – Wednesday, December 13th

More details on both events to follow!

 

June 16, 2017 – DCRA AGM

The DCRA Annual General Membership Meeting and Lunch was held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Durham College Oshawa Campus. Thanks to all for the great attendance, and a special thanks to Arthur for keeping the minutes and taking some photos. Links to both follow.

AGM Minutes

Photos

June 9, 2017 –Celebration of life for Gerry Rose 

​Friends and colleagues are invited to take part in a celebration of life for long-time Durham College Professor Gerry Rose. The celebration will be held on Saturday, June 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the atrium of the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, at the Whitby campus.

 

A professor in the Journalism program from 1991 to 2014 and a Durham College Journalism graduate as well, Gerry passed away on January 9. His family is inviting friends and colleagues to join them and share stories and memories. The Gerald Rose Journalism Scholarship Fund at Durham College was established earlier this year in his honour and is still taking donations by specifying the fund through the ‘Donate Now’ link.

June 1, 2017 – Pina Craven is Retiring

Please find attached an invitation to Pina Craven’s retirement celebration that will take place on Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in room G213 (the Dining Room).

Please feel free to stop in at this event at any time during the above noted hours to wish Pina a fond farewell. Guest speakers/presenters will begin at 10:30 am sharp.

Please kindly forward this information to anyone that I may have missed.

Please also feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Treina Kennington treina.kennington@durhamcollege.ca

Student Advisor

School of Justice & Emergency Services

 


June 1, 2017 – Kim MacPherson is Retiring

Kim MacPherson is retiring! It is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend a drop in event on Monday, June 26 from 2 to 4 p.m., Room SSB 118 at the Oshawa campus, to wish Kim MacPherson well on her retirement (Friday, June 30).

Contributions to a retirement gift can be made to Barb Knox in the main building (Continuing Education office); Yvonne Knight or Karen Piper in the Simcoe building (Room 1266); or Cheryl Hurst at the Whitby campus.

We hope you are able to join us to wish Kim well on this exciting new chapter!

 
 

May 30, 2017 – Sad News – Barry Pogue

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Rev. Barry Pogue on Sunday evening.

Barry was called home surrounded by family, including his dear wife Helen Alves. Funeral will be Friday June 2, 2017 at 11:00 at Simcoe Street United Church, 66 Simcoe St. S. Oshawa.

Visitation is at MAK funeral home, 152 King Street East, Oshawa L1H 1B6 on Thursday June 1, 2-4 and 7-9.

 


May 10, 2017 – A new link was added regarding Retirement Business Ideas to Generate Extra Income on our Links page..

March 24, 2017 – A new link was added regarding Apps for Seniors on our Links page..


Please direct any inquiries to Sheila Bell by emailing to sheila311@hotmail.com; Thank you.

Greetings,

Please mark your calendar to attend the DCRA Annual General Membership Meeting and Lunch on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Durham College Oshawa Campus.  Below (and attached) are the details of this event:

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Durham College 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

Parking: Commencement (south) Lot (free with an exit pass).  Click here to view campus map.

AGM Start Time:  11 a.m. with registration at 10:45 a.m.

Meeting Location: To be confirmed by a follow up email.

Lunch Start Time: Noon

Lunch Location: South Village Plaza (will move to South Village Café if rains)

Note:  You will get meal ticket(s) and an exit pass at the AGM registration desk

Guided tour of the campus will be available after BBQ

Cost: Since this is a special year, all DCRA members in good standing are complimentary.

One guest of a DCRA member or any non-DCRA retiree only $12

Please make an advanced payment using one of the first 3 options in the attachment.  If absolutely necessary, fees may be paid at the AGM but you must register by June 8.  Please register by e-mailing Sheila Bell (sheila311@hotmail.com).

 


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Durham College Retirees’ Association Annual Christmas Luncheon 2016

Lots of pictures from the DCRA 2016 Christmas lunch can be found here

 


Notice
OCRA General Meeting
October 26, 2016

Hosted by Durham College/Durham College Retirees’ Association
at The Oshawa & District Shrine Club
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Timothy Wong
Professor, Humber College, School of Applied Technology
“Thrive, Don’t Just Survive in the Connected Economy!”

Details in OCRA General Meeting 2016 Brochure

 


 

Golf Day & BBQ – Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

The annual retirees’ golf day was held at the Salem Ridge golf course at the Deer Creek Academy on September 13th.  This is the 12th year the golf day has been held.
 
For the 12th year in a row we had a spectacular weather day, sunny skies and pleasant temperature.  Everyone enjoyed the golf and the BBQ after.  After all the calculations were done the winners of the Bert DeJeet Memorial Trophy were Bruce Bunker and Rob Paxton.  Bert’s wife Liesje was on hand to present the trophy, photo attached, Bruce on the left.  
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The golf day is held the 2nd Tuesday in September, played on a very easy golf course.  Next year why not give it a try!!!!
 
 
Many Thanks to Jim and Annabel Anderson for again organizing this great event.
 

 


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Membership Includes: Free lunch at the Spring Luncheon and Annual General Meeting and Christmas Luncheon.

 

 

 

 


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