Letter from the President
We are changing The Link from a NNAC centered newsletter to a club centered one. We have two Presidents calls each year and this change will enable us to keep connected the remainder of the year. Our first Presidents call will be in March – more on that to follow in an email.
We can publish questions/concerns/tips as well as news from your clubs. We can share ideas for club monthly member events, special celebrations, member recruitment and retention, Executive recruitment – all we need to make this network of almost 7000 newcomers thrive.
This year, Burlington Newcomers will celebrate their 50th anniversary – a third of Canada’s age! That is a real accomplishment. Think of what our country was like and what we were doing 50 years ago, life was simpler then – we were definitely a bit younger – and our needs/focus were very different. It is a testament to Burlington that as the decades passed and culture evolved that they did the same. We wish them a fabulous celebration in May. Please pass along your best wishes to Burlington Newcomers on their 50thAnniversary with a note to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canada-wide event that brings all clubs together is the Annual General Meeting which occurs every two years, in person. Save the date for Toronto October 20-21. Jennifer Eng and her Newcomer committee, in conjunction with the NNAC, will be planning a fabulous 2-day event. We will have more details in the spring. This weekend is always a wonderful one where we get to meet so many Newcomers/Alumnae members from across Canada. In Vancouver, 2015, there were members from Nova Scotia to British Columbia! It was a well-planned, fun, stimulating weekend and Toronto 2017 will be the same – grab your friends and we will see you there!
As always, we are here to help. The contacts for the NNAC Board are included in this Newsletter. Feel free to contact any of us. If your concern is an insurance one, it is, and will remain, under the direction of the newest position: Membership Director, currently held by Bonnie Barber in Ottawa.
We hope you are enjoying/surviving the winter and its crazy weather – talk with you soon!