2010  -  2005


Our annual holiday function for Region 6 will be held on Thursday, November 25, 2010, at St. James Anglican Church Hall in downtown Kentville.   The church is located on Main Street, corner of Prospect, across from the Cornwallis Inn.

<>There will be a morning business meeting, beginning at 10 a.m.   Members of the Provincial Executive will be there to update us, especially on pensions, and answer any questions.   Doug Gough, provincial secretary, will make a video presentation on our 25th anniversary.

A turkey dinner, catered by the church women, will follow at noon,
at a cost of $15/ person.


1. Welcome and Call to Order.

          Moment of silence for deceased members since last meeting

          Self-introduction of members present

2. Approval of the Agenda.

3. Minutes of the last general meeting 13 October with Region 10 in Digby.

4. Business arising from the minutes

5. Correspondence 

6. Treasurer's interim report

7. Presentation – 25th Anniversary – Doug Gough

8. Comments by Provincial Executive present.

9. Other Business 

10. Adjournment for Xmas dinner at noon



Our Region 6 meeting was held on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 beginning at 10 a.m. at The Captain's Cabin restaurant, in downtown Digby. Near the wharf; scenic location.
The agenda included the following topics: regular business meeting; roundtable discussion by those who attended Convention, report from provincial executives present. At 11:30, a talk by a local fisherman on his experiences, followed by lunch at the restaurant [at the member's expense] for those who stayed.

ANNUAL Christmas Turkey Dinner Meeting for 2009

The Annual turkey dinner was held again this year on Thursday, November 26, 2009, at St. James Anglican Church [Main St corner of Prospect Av., across from the NSLC] in downtown Kentville.
The business meeting  began at 10 AM.   At noon a turkey dinner was served by the ladies of the church. They have a good reputation.   Our after dinner speaker was  Michelle Parker, who is Kings County Seniors Safety Coordinator with the RCMP.   She spoke generally on safety concerns for older persons - physical, financial, etc.


SPRING MEETING, Thursday, APRIL 2nd, 2009

10am to 12 noon
Potluck lunch to follow

Lion’s Den, Hants West War Memorial Community Centre,

Thomas St. at Gerrish St., Windsor, NS

Region 6 member Dave Peters (former NSGEU President)
Topic:   Current state and future prospects of our Superannuation Pension Fund

ANNUAL Christmas Turkey Dinner Meeting for 2008

Business meeting was held on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 10am with annual Christmas turkey dinner afterwards at St. James Anglican Church Hall in Kentville, NS

Large turnout of members, with President Pauline Lockhart and Secretary/Treasurer Tom Haliburton presiding.

Also attending were members of the Provincial Executive - President Bernie LaRusic, Vice-President Steve MacDonald,  Membership Secretary Sharon Braine,  Benefits Representative Jim Bacich and Secretary Doug Gough.    Region 6 member and Provincial Pensions Representative Joan Churchill was also in  attendance.

The after dinner speaker was Region 6 member Fred Walsh, former Rockland farmer, now retired from the Department of Agriculture.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
10:00 am

Meeting was held again this year at the Cornwallis Park Community Centre
(followed by a potluck lunch social at noon)

This meeting was held in the western end of Region 6, and even though all members are invited, it was especially for
members in Annapolis, Digby and west Kings Counties

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
3:00 pm

To be held again this year in the Lower Horton Community Centre
(on the line between Hortonville and Grand Pre)


1.  Welcome,

    Recognition of Guests

    Introduction of New Members

    In Memoriam

2.  Approval of Agenda

3.  Correspondence

 4.  Minutes

          - Last Annual Meeting, July 18, 2007 (for approval)

          - Last General Meeting, Windsor, in March 2008 (for approval)

 5. Business Arising

 6. New Business:

          - Regional Presidents Meeting -

Norman Matheson, Pauline Lockhart, Joan Churchill

          - Approval of Resolutions to Convention

 7.   Reports:

– Executive - Norm Matheson

          – Treasurer - Tom Haliburton

          – Nominating Committee - Executive

 8.  Other Business:

       Greetings – Hon. David Morse, MLA

       Dental Plan – Jimmy Bacich and other Provincial Executive.

 9.  Installation of Officers

 10.  Adjournment 5:00pm - Potluck supper and friendship time

(tea and coffee provided)


SPRING MEETING, Thursday, MARCH 27, 2008

10am to 12 noon.

Lion’s Den, West Hants War Memorial Community Centre,

Thomas St. at Gerrish St., Windsor




1.     Welcome. Recognition of guests. Introduction of guests and new members. Moments silence for deceased members: Jim Hughes, Earl Davis, Marina Anderson, Fred Fiske, Philip MacAloney

2. Approval of the Agenda.

3. Minutes of the last general meeting.

4. Business arising

5. Summary of the Minutes of the Executive Meeting (for information)

6. Treasurer=s Report

7. Correspondence

Membership list review

8. New /Other Business

Comments from Provincial Executive

Next meetings:  AGM 3pm July 16th Horton Hall, Grand Pré

Executive June 11th Falmouth

Nomination/volunteer for V-P and/or Director for election at AGM               

9. (11am): Special Speaker: Barbara Baker – Senior Abuse Consultant, NS Seniors’ Secretariat, Department of Seniors  – pilot project; prevention network in Kings County

10. Adjournment for “pot-luck” refreshments12 noon    

Tentative: Wed Oct 15 10am @ Cornwallis Park, Annapolis Co?

Wed Nov 26  - Xmas dinner – St James Church Kentville?

Annual Christmas Turkey Dinner Meeting

November 28, 2007

Coldbrook Lion's on South Bishop Road, Coldbrook

Business meeting started at 10a.m., dinner at noon followed by musical entertainment by the Avon Strings


1. Welcome and Call to Order.

          Introduction of guests and new members.

          Deceased members since last meeting (if any).

          Self-introduction of members and guests present

2. Approval of the Agenda.

3. Minutes of the last general meeting  October 10 at Cornwallis.

4. Business arising

5. Summary of the Minutes of the last Executive Meeting (information)

6. Correspondence 

7. Treasurer=s interim report

8. Presentation – Provincial Executive

9. New Business

10. Other Business

11. Adjournment for Xmas dinner

12. Music by the Avon Strings.

Region 6 of the NS Government Retired Employees Association held their Spring meeting in the Lion's Den, West Hants Community Centre, Windsor on Tuesday morning, 17 April, 2007, beginning at 10am.  The speaker was Tom MacNeil, district manager, Living Independently with Community Supports (LINCS) for the Valley district health authority. 
Recipients of a pension from the NS Superannuation Plan were particularly welcomed at the meeting.

Annual Turkey Dinner Meeting
November 30, 2006
Guest Speaker - Lt. Governor Mayann E. Francis, O.N.S.
(See under Important Announcements and Functions below)

The annual turkey dinner meeting was held in the same place as last year i.e. the Lion's Hall in Coldbrook, on Thursday, November 30, 2006. Dinner was turkey with fruit pie for dessert.
The business meeting began at 10 AM and members of the provincial executive were present to update us on their activities.
Dinner was at 12 noon, and the after dinner speaker was The Honourable Mayann E. Francis. O.N.S., Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. 
Her Honour spoke of her role as the newly appointed Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia and the connection to Her Majesty the Queen, who she is scheduled to meet in the Spring. She told about growing up in Whitney Pier, her pleasure at being appointed by the Prime Minister and the significance of her particular  appointment. The talk was well received by the 68 members and guests present.

Gwen Archibald presenting to Her Honour Mayann Francis
Seated are (L-R)  Doris Matheson, Bob & Joan Churchill
At random are Phyllis Eagles, Doug Penney, Bill Amirault, Jim Bacich, Steve MacDonald and Peter Dekker (standing)
Her Honour greeting Jim Bacich (Prov. Exec. Benefits Rep.)   Major Rancourt, A.D.C. (in background)
Her Honour greeting Bill Morley
Also in picture are Steve MacDonald, Gail Barry, Helen Morse, Norm Matheson, Ray Francis and Joan Churchill
Her Honour greeting Evelyn Burnham
Behind are Ray Francis and Joan Churchill

Norm Matheson, Steve MacDonald, Jim Bacich & Bernie LaRusic
following The Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia's departure

The  GENERAL MEETING of Region 6 was held on Wednesday, October 11, 2006
in the Cornwallis Park Community Centre, in Annapolis County, with Provincial Executive President Bernie LaRusic and Vice-President Steve MacDonald in attendance.

The meeting began at 10am, with tea, coffee, and light refreshments members brought.
The Executive held a short meeting immediately thereafter

10:00am to 12:00 noon.
Community Centre, Cornwallis Park, Annapolis County


1. Opening: Welcome. Recognition of guests. Introduction of guests and new members.  Recognition of deceased members: Lauchie Mitchell, Bert Eagles, Roland Meuse

2. Approval of the Agenda.

3. Minutes of the last general meeting July 12 in Grand Pré for information.

- Business arising: vacancies
- Callers (Kentville, New Minas, Middleton, Bridgetown)
- Social committee

4. Treasurer=s Report

5. Correspondence

6. Presentation on Convention impressions:- Norman Matheson, Mae Mailman, Pauline Lockhart

7. New Business

- Christmas dinner
- Comments by Provincial Executive present

8. Other Business

9. Adjournment 12 noon

Directions to Cornwallis Park Community Centre  -  Take exit 23A off Hwy 101 to old Hwy 1.
Turn right (east) on Hwy 1 to Cornwallis. Turn left between the brick entrance standards.
Go down to old airplane, right then left: you’re there!

Member Mae Mailman reporting on Convention, with Secretary Tom Haliburton and President Norm Matheson preciding
Meeting of Region 6

2005 Meeting Schedule
The following is a listing of the General Meeting dates for 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 (AGM)
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Thursday, December 1, 2005
Windsor (Carolyn Bolivar-Getson)
(Annual General Meeting)
Digby/Cornwallis Area
Kentville Area
(Christmas Dinner)