Pensioners Club History

- 1976, the year the Club foundation.

- Indeed 1976, the year the Club foundation. Indeed, Wayne Pope (HR Quebec Division), Bob Gandey (HR Head Office) and Mackenzie Art (vp) created the Club of pensioners. Dick Spry became its first president, assisted by Dolce Baird, Rusty Rowat, Betty Symington and Jules Bourgeois and others. At that time, the Club was financed with annual contributions of $ 3 or $ 5 per member, including spouse (e). Only dues-paying member of the Club received the letter and could participate in certain activities. -
- 1978 The Club has its momentum and is developing several activities of all kinds. Bob Gandey becomes president and the following retirees complete the committee: Rolland Sigouin, Phyllis Hardy, Mary Storey, Roland Ayotte, Pierre Boudreau, Queenie Ion. Léo Manelli, Allister McInnis and Don Whitley.
- 1985, an outing in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, USA, attracted 168 people. Great success thanks to the organizers Sam Bourque and André Moreau.
- 1987, André Moreau is elected president and act as the main coordinator. Rollie Lanthier succeeds André in 1988 and his committee comprises Rolland Sigouin, Mary Storey, André Moreau, Alex Adair, Harriet Algarotti, Dolce Baird, Sam Bourque, Leo Dupuis, Phyllis Hardy, Dan Robertson and Rusty Rowat.
- 1991 Noëlla Lemay becomes president.
- 1995 Carmen Leroux takes over, supported by  Rollie Lanthier, Geraldine Morey Fern Benoit, Jacqueline Cockburn, Irene Labrosse, Maurice Leblanc, Jeannine McEvoy, André Moreau, René Provost, Françoise and Gérard Rousseau Languedoc, which passes its coordinator functions to Norbert Provencher and Dale Pozer - August 1995, the appearance of the first chronicle of the "Club of Pensioners" in About. 
- October 1998, Norbert Provencher is elected as President. He is supported by Françoise Rousseau and Dale Pozer as vice-presidents, Ginette Bonano (secretary), Simone Girard (treasurer), as well as Jackie Cockburn, Roger Comeau, Guy Dumas, Rollande Giroux, Denyse Guilbert, Tony Hattar, Jeannine and McEvoy Herbert Saulnier
- October 20, 2000, the first Bulletin is being produced. This newsletter will now be drafted and regularly inserted into all future mailings.
- July 29, 2002, Incorporation of the Club and conversion as a "membership" Club.
- September 2003, Lina Drolet is elected president and her committee is composed of Françoise Rousseau (Vice President), Diane Leduc (Vice-President), Jean Villeneuve (treasurer), Ginette Bonano (Secretary), Huguette Casey, Roger Comeau, Lise Demontigny. Rollande Giroux, Hattar Tony, Dale Pozer and Rosaire Renaud.
- September 2006, Dale Pozer is elected president and the new committee is composed of Françoise Rousseau (Vice President), Diane Leduc (Vice President), Rosaire Renaud (treasurer), Ginette Bonano (Secretary), Huguette Casey, Lise Guy Giroux Rollande Tony Hattar, Jean Villeneuve, Lise Gagnon and Mersini Thomas.
- September 26, 2007, Dale Pozer is re-elected as president, and the new CA is completed by Norbert Provencher and Françoise Rousseau (Vice -Presidents), Rosaire Renaud (treasurer), Ginette Bonanno, (secretary), Doris Dionne Lise Gagnon, Rollande Giroux Lise Guy, Tony Hattar and Mersini Thomas as administrators.
- 17 septembre 2008, Norbert Provencher est élu président, et le nouveau C.A. est formé de Françoise Rousseau et Doris Dionne à la vice-présidence, Rosaire Renaud, trésorier, Lise Gagnon, secrétaire et des administrateurs/trices Ginette Bonanno, Anita Cadieux, Gilles Dorion, Rollande Giroux, Lise Guy, Dale Pozer.
- September 17, 2008, Norbert Provencher is elected president, and the new CA is composed of Françoise Rousseau and Doris Dionne (Vice Presidents), Rosaire Renaud (treasurer) Lise Gagnon (secretary) and Ginette Bonanno Anita Cadieux Gilles Dorion, Rollande Giroux Lise Guy Dale Pozer
as administrators.
- September 29, 2009 Same Board of Directors , except for Dale Pozer replaced by Denise Legault.
- October 15, 2010, Norbert Provencher, President, Françoise Rousseau and Doris Dionne, vice-presidents, Rosaire Renaud, treasurer and Lise Gagnon, secretary. The other directors are Ginette Bonanno Anita Cadieux, Gaston Desormeaux, Lise Guy, Tony Hattar and Denise Legault. Gilles Dorion and Rollande Giroux left the Board.
- October 20, 2011, Norbert Provencher, president, Doris Dionne, Vice President, Rosaire Renaud, treasurer and Lise Gagnon, secretary. The other directors are Tony Hattar, Denise Legault and Leo Roberge, a newcomer.
- September 27, 2012, Doris Dionne, President, Rosaire Renaud, treasurer. The vice president and secretary positions are open. The latter is filled on a temporary basis by Lise Gagnon. The other directors are Leo Roberge, newcomers Gaston Desormeaux and Lise Aspirot, and novelty ... Pierre-André Philibert (Mauricie) and Duchesne Laurier (Québec-Beauce) that participate in meetings by conference call. 
- September 26, 2013, Doris Dionne, President, Leo Roberge, Vice President, Huguette Couture, secretary and Lucie Dorval, Treasurer. The other directors are Duchesne Laurier (Québec-Beauce) and Pierre-André Philibert (Mauricie).
- September 25, 2014: Doris Dionne, President, Jean-Guy Cyrenne, Vice-President, Huguette Couture, secretary, Lucie Dorval, treasurer, and the other Directors are Lancy Bruneault, Guylaine Chamberland and Linda Drolet.
- 1976, the year the Club foundation. Indeed, Wayne Pope (HR Quebec Division), Bob Gandey (HR Head Office) and Mackenzie Art (vp) created the Club of pensioners. Dick Spry became its first president, assisted by Dolce Baird, Rusty Rowat, Betty Symington and Jules Bourgeois and others. At that time, the Club was financed with annual contributions of $ 3 or $ 5 per member, including spouse (e). Only dues-paying member of the Club received the letter and could participate in certain activities. -
- 1978 The Club has its momentum and is developing several activities of all kinds. Bob Gandey becomes president and the following retirees complete the committee: Rolland Sigouin, Phyllis Hardy, Mary Storey, Roland Ayotte, Pierre Boudreau, Queenie Ion. Léo Manelli, Allister McInnis and Don Whitley.
- 1985, an outing in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, USA, attracted 168 people. Great success thanks to the organizers Sam Bourque and André Moreau.
- 1987, André Moreau is elected president and act as the main coordinator. Rollie Lanthier succeeds André in 1988 and his committee comprises Rolland Sigouin, Mary Storey, André Moreau, Alex Adair, Harriet Algarotti, Dolce Baird, Sam Bourque, Leo Dupuis, Phyllis Hardy, Dan Robertson and Rusty Rowat.
- 1991 Noëlla Lemay becomes president.
- 1995 Carmen Leroux takes over, supported by  Rollie Lanthier, Geraldine Morey Fern Benoit, Jacqueline Cockburn, Irene Labrosse, Maurice Leblanc, Jeannine McEvoy, André Moreau, René Provost, Françoise and Gérard Rousseau Languedoc, which passes its coordinator functions to Norbert Provencher and Dale Pozer - August 1995, the appearance of the first chronicle of the "Club of Pensioners" in About. 
- October 1998, Norbert Provencher is elected as President. He is supported by Françoise Rousseau and Dale Pozer as vice-presidents, Ginette Bonano (secretary), Simone Girard (treasurer), as well as Jackie Cockburn, Roger Comeau, Guy Dumas, Rollande Giroux, Denyse Guilbert, Tony Hattar, Jeannine and McEvoy Herbert Saulnier.
- October 20, 2000, the first Bulletin is being produced. This newsletter will now be drafted and regularly inserted into all future mailings.
- July 29, 2002, Incorporation of the Club and conversion as a "membership" Club.
- September 2003, Lina Drolet is elected president and her committee is composed of Françoise Rousseau (Vice President), Diane Leduc (Vice-President), Jean Villeneuve (treasurer), Ginette Bonano (Secretary), Huguette Casey, Roger Comeau, Lise Demontigny. Rollande Giroux, Hattar Tony, Dale Pozer and Rosaire Renaud.
- September 2006, Dale Pozer is elected president and the new committee is composed of Françoise Rousseau (Vice President), Diane Leduc (Vice President), Rosaire Renaud (treasurer), Ginette Bonano (Secretary), Huguette Casey, Lise Guy Giroux Rollande Tony Hattar, Jean Villeneuve, Lise Gagnon and Mersini Thomas.
- September 26, 2007, Dale Pozer is re-elected as president, and the new CA is completed by Norbert Provencher and Françoise Rousseau (Vice -Presidents), Rosaire Renaud (treasurer), Ginette Bonanno, (secretary), Doris Dionne Lise Gagnon, Rollande Giroux Lise Guy, Tony Hattar and Mersini Thomas as administrators.
- 17 septembre 2008, Norbert Provencher est élu président, et le nouveau C.A. est formé de Françoise Rousseau et Doris Dionne à la vice-présidence, Rosaire Renaud, trésorier, Lise Gagnon, secrétaire et des administrateurs/trices Ginette Bonanno, Anita Cadieux, Gilles Dorion, Rollande Giroux, Lise Guy, Dale Pozer.
- September 17, 2008, Norbert Provencher is elected president, and the new CA is composed of Françoise Rousseau and Doris Dionne (Vice Presidents), Rosaire Renaud (treasurer) Lise Gagnon (secretary) and Ginette Bonanno Anita Cadieux Gilles Dorion, Rollande Giroux Lise Guy Dale Pozer
as administrators.
- September 29, 2009 Same Board of Directors , except for Dale Pozer replaced by Denise Legault.
- October 15, 2010, Norbert Provencher, President, Françoise Rousseau and Doris Dionne, vice-presidents, Rosaire Renaud, treasurer and Lise Gagnon, secretary. The other directors are Ginette Bonanno Anita Cadieux, Gaston Desormeaux, Lise Guy, Tony Hattar and Denise Legault. Gilles Dorion and Rollande Giroux left the Board.
- October 20, 2011, Norbert Provencher, president, Doris Dionne, Vice President, Rosaire Renaud, treasurer and Lise Gagnon, secretary. The other directors are Tony Hattar, Denise Legault and Leo Roberge, a newcomer.
- September 27, 2012, Doris Dionne, President, Rosaire Renaud, treasurer. The vice president and secretary positions are open. The latter is filled on a temporary basis by Lise Gagnon. The other directors are Leo Roberge, newcomers Gaston Desormeaux and Lise Aspirot, and novelty ... Pierre-André Philibert (Mauricie) and Duchesne Laurier (Québec-Beauce) that participate in meetings by conference call. 
- September 26, 2013, Doris Dionne, President, Leo Roberge, Vice President, Huguette Couture, secretary and Lucie Dorval, Treasurer. The other directors are Duchesne Laurier (Québec-Beauce) and Pierre-André Philibert (Mauricie).
- September 25, 2014: Doris Dionne, President, Jean-Guy Cyrenne, Vice-President, Huguette Couture, secretary, Lucie Dorval, treasurer, and the other Directors are Lancy Bruneault, Guylaine Chamberland and Linda Drolet.
Wayne Pope (HR Quebec Division), Bob Gandey (HR Head Office) and Mackenzie Art (vp) created the Club of pensioners. Dick Spry became its first president, assisted by Dolce Baird, Rusty Rowat, Betty Symington and Jules Bourgeois and others. At that time, the Club was financed with annual contributions of $ 3 or $ 5 per member, including spouse (e). Only dues-paying member of the Club received the letter and could participate in certain activities. -
- 1978 The Club has its momentum and is developing several activities of all kinds. Bob Gandey becomes president and the following retirees complete the committee: Rolland Sigouin, Phyllis Hardy, Mary Storey, Roland Ayotte, Pierre Boudreau, Queenie Ion. Léo Manelli, Allister McInnis and Don Whitley.
- 1985, an outing in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, USA, attracted 168 people. Great success thanks to the organizers Sam Bourque and André Moreau.
- 1987, André Moreau is elected president and act as the main coordinator. Rollie Lanthier succeeds André in 1988 and his committee comprises Rolland Sigouin, Mary Storey, André Moreau, Alex Adair, Harriet Algarotti, Dolce Baird, Sam Bourque, Leo Dupuis, Phyllis Hardy, Dan Robertson and Rusty Rowat.
- 1991 Noëlla Lemay becomes president.
- 1995 Carmen Leroux takes over, supported by  Rollie Lanthier, Geraldine Morey Fern Benoit, Jacqueline Cockburn, Irene Labrosse, Maurice Leblanc, Jeannine McEvoy, André Moreau, René Provost, Françoise and Gérard Rousseau Languedoc, which passes its coordinator functions to Norbert Provencher and Dale Pozer - August 1995, the appearance of the first chronicle of the "Club of Pensioners" in About. 
- October 1998, Norbert Provencher is elected as President. He is supported by Françoise Rousseau and Dale Pozer as vice-presidents, Ginette Bonano (secretary), Simone Girard (treasurer), as well as Jackie Cockburn, Roger Comeau, Guy Dumas, Rollande Giroux, Denyse Guilbert, Tony Hattar, Jeannine and McEvoy Herbert Saulnier.
- October 20, 2000, the first Bulletin is being produced. This newsletter will now be drafted and regularly inserted into all future mailings.
- July 29, 2002, Incorporation of the Club and conversion as a "membership" Club.
- September 2003, Lina Drolet is elected president and her committee is composed of Françoise Rousseau (Vice President), Diane Leduc (Vice-President), Jean Villeneuve (treasurer), Ginette Bonano (Secretary), Huguette Casey, Roger Comeau, Lise Demontigny. Rollande Giroux, Hattar Tony, Dale Pozer and Rosaire Renaud.
- September 2006, Dale Pozer is elected president and the new committee is composed of Françoise Rousseau (Vice President), Diane Leduc (Vice President), Rosaire Renaud (treasurer), Ginette Bonano (Secretary), Huguette Casey, Lise Guy Giroux Rollande Tony Hattar, Jean Villeneuve, Lise Gagnon and Mersini Thomas.
- September 26, 2007, Dale Pozer is re-elected as president, and the new CA is completed by Norbert Provencher and Françoise Rousseau (Vice -Presidents), Rosaire Renaud (treasurer), Ginette Bonanno, (secretary), Doris Dionne Lise Gagnon, Rollande Giroux Lise Guy, Tony Hattar and Mersini Thomas as administrators.
- 17 septembre 2008, Norbert Provencher est élu président, et le nouveau C.A. est formé de Françoise Rousseau et Doris Dionne à la vice-présidence, Rosaire Renaud, trésorier, Lise Gagnon, secrétaire et des administrateurs/trices Ginette Bonanno, Anita Cadieux, Gilles Dorion, Rollande Giroux, Lise Guy, Dale Pozer.
- September 17, 2008, Norbert Provencher is elected president, and the new CA is composed of Françoise Rousseau and Doris Dionne (Vice Presidents), Rosaire Renaud (treasurer) Lise Gagnon (secretary) and Ginette Bonanno Anita Cadieux Gilles Dorion, Rollande Giroux Lise Guy Dale Pozer
as administrators.
- September 29, 2009 Same Board of Directors , except for Dale Pozer replaced by Denise Legault.
- October 15, 2010, Norbert Provencher, President, Françoise Rousseau and Doris Dionne, vice-presidents, Rosaire Renaud, treasurer and Lise Gagnon, secretary. The other directors are Ginette Bonanno Anita Cadieux, Gaston Desormeaux, Lise Guy, Tony Hattar and Denise Legault. Gilles Dorion and Rollande Giroux left the Board.
- October 20, 2011, Norbert Provencher, president, Doris Dionne, Vice President, Rosaire Renaud, treasurer and Lise Gagnon, secretary. The other directors are Tony Hattar, Denise Legault and Leo Roberge, a newcomer.
- September 27, 2012, Doris Dionne, President, Rosaire Renaud, treasurer. The vice president and secretary positions are open. The latter is filled on a temporary basis by Lise Gagnon. The other directors are Leo Roberge, newcomers Gaston Desormeaux and Lise Aspirot, and novelty ... Pierre-André Philibert (Mauricie) and Duchesne Laurier (Québec-Beauce) that participate in meetings by conference call. 
- September 26, 2013, Doris Dionne, President, Leo Roberge, Vice President, Huguette Couture, secretary and Lucie Dorval, Treasurer. The other directors are Duchesne Laurier (Québec-Beauce) and Pierre-André Philibert (Mauricie).
- September 25, 2014: Doris Dionne, President, Jean-Guy Cyrenne, Vice-President, Huguette Couture, secretary, Lucie Dorval, treasurer, and the other Directors are Lancy Bruneault, Guylaine Chamberland and Linda Drolet.
-September 17, 2015: Doris Dionne, President, Jean-Guy Cyrenne, Vice-President, Diane Dagenais, secretary, Lucie Dorval, treasurer, and the other Directors are Lancy Bruneault, Lina Drolet and Marie-Josée Picard
-October 6, 2016: Doris Dionne, President, Jean-Guy Cyrenne, Vice-President, Lucie Dorval, Treasurer Diane Dagenais, secretary,  and the other Directors are Lancy Bruneault, Lina Drolet and Marie-Josée Picard
-May 11, 2017 Doris Dionne, President, Jean-Guy Cyrenne, Vice-President, Diane Dagenais, secretary, Lucie Dorval, treasurer, and the other Directors are Lancy Bruneault, Lina Drolet
-May 6, 2018 Doris Dionne, President, Jean-Guy Cyrenne, Vice-President, Diane Dagenais, secretary, Lucie Dorval, treasurer, and the other Directors are Lancy Bruneault, Lina Drolet
-May 16, 2019Doris Dionne, President, Jean-Guy Cyrenne, Vice-President, Diane Dagenais, secretary, Lucie Dorval, treasurer, and the other Directors are Lancy Bruneault, Lina Drolet, Danielle Prévost, Gaston Desormaux.

2017 IN A NUTSHELL

-2017 was another good year for the Pensionners club
-As of September 1st, we had more than 800 members, 90 of whom were newcomers
-Several activities took place in the Greater-Montreal and in other regions of the province
-Here is a list of events:
-Greater montreal:  Cirque du Soleil (Volta) mosaïculture in Ottawa, golf, casino (brunch/show), and Christmas Brunch
-Quebec-Beauce: guided visit to the Augustine monastery, autumn outing at La Cahe à Maxime and Christmas brunch
-Saguenay, Lac St-Jean:  Monthly lunch, mechoui at St-Nazaire, bowling tournament and Chrismas dinner
-Mauricie:  Monthly lunch guided tour of the Belvedere Tower and Christmas brunch
All in all, more than 825 participants attended these recreational activities.  

-May 8 2018,  Doris Dionne, President, Jean-Guy Cyrenne, Vice-President, Diane Dagenais, secretary, Lucie Dorval, treasurer, and the other Directors are Lancy Bruneault, Lina Drolet

-Octobre 2021, Jean-Guy Cyrenne, President, Danielle Prévost, Vice-President, Diane Dagenais, secretary, Marielle Latour Treasurer, amd the other Directors are Lina Drolet, Gaston Desormeaux, Lancy Bruneault

2018 IN A Nutshell

As of September 1, 2018, the Club has nearly 800 members.
Several activities were held in the Great-Montreal area as well as in other regions of Quebec.

Here is a list of the events:
Greater Montreal: Casino (brunch/show) Lanaudiere Music Festival, golf and Christmas dinner
Quebec-Beauce: Sugar shack at the En-Tailleur, guided tour of Old Quebec, Octoberfest at the Manoir du Lac Delage, Christmas dinner and monthly lunches
Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean: Tours of L'Économiel-Miel Des ruisseaux and Jardins Scullion, show at Calypso and monthly lunches
Mauricie: Outing with Voyages Arc-en-ciel, Christmas brunch and monthly lunches

In all, we can count more than 850 participations to these various events.
The club management thanks you for your encouragement and invites you to continue these good habits throughout 2019.

2021 IN A NUTSHELL

Hello,
We hope health is there for you and your loved ones.  The year 2021 continued to present good challenges for us but let us hope for a return to our normal activities in 2022.  2021 has been very quiet for the club but we were still able to hold our annual general meeting on October 5th and finally, our Christmas dinner on December 5th.
Given the circumstances, the Annual General Meeting had to be held in a virtual format and therefore made for a very special experience.  Following this assembly, the Board of Directors is made up of the following members: Jean-Guy Cyrenne President, Danielle Prévost Vice-President, Diane Dagenais Secretary, Marielle Latour Treasurer, Lina Drolet, Gaston Desormeaux and Lancy Bruneault as administrators.
As for Christmas dinner, we were able to meet at a new location, Hotel Plaza Universel Montreal.  A group of 115 participants (members and guests) gathered there for a delicious meal in a most pleasant atmosphere.  It was a great opportunity very much appreciated by the participants to reunite (after 2 years). There was a lot of talk and laugher emanating from all sides.  We invite you to visit the website:  https//www.retraitesrbcpensioners.ca/ in the (photos tab) to note the atmosphere.
The board of directors will meet at the beginning of the new year to establish the list of activities to come in 2022.  We can already tell you that the Christmas dinner should take place in early December.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the current edition of Keeping in Touch issue-2 (released December 1) is available on the Keeping in touch site:  https//www.rbc.com/pensioners/keeptouch/index.html.
It is important to note that we are obtaining the support of RBC Quebec headquarters which provided us with a grant of $20,000 for the fiscal year 2021/2022 in order to maintain participation in activities at reduced price.
Looking forward to seeing you soon