Chapter 1 Toronto, 25 Cecil St.

Chapter 1 Toronto, 25 Cecil St.

  1. Are you a retired Steelworker? Stay active with the union through the Steelworker Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR).

SOAR is open to all United Steelworkers retirees, their spouses, widows or widowers. 

BENEFITS:
• You'll stay connected, maintaining friendships and making new ones.
• You'll know where you or your local chapter can turn to for assistance.
• Your voice, along with thousands of others, will have an impact on decisions affecting retirees.
• Your concerns will be heard at our union's district, national and international conferences.
• You'll have access to group insurance for retirees, including home, auto and travel insurance. 

SOAR meets monthly on the last Tuesday of the month at 25 Cecil Street. Contact Elaine at 416.977.7274 to get involved.

Chapter 1 Invites You To Join

Monthly Update: January 30th, 2018

The meeting opened with the role call of officers, all Present with the exception of the President Brando Paris who was on Vacation.

There was a social update given: there were 2 upcoming tentative events discussed 1. A Fallsview casino trip in April  

                           2. A dinner theater in August or September. 

Details will be worked out and reported on at the next Meeting.

Financial report was given by  Treasurer Linda Urquhart, it was M/S/C

There was also a request for the  annual $50.00 Donation to the Heart and Stroke foundation, it was M/S/C.  

Linda also mentioned the annual walk that the president Brando Paris did for the cancer society. It was decided to have discussions on that when it is brought up by Brando.

The correspondence from Doug Macpherson ( National Coordinator for Soar ) on the unifor situation at the CLC.

 

Guest Speaker Walied Khogali co-founder of coalition against white Supremacy and Islamophobia - CAWSI. He has quite a resume of activism within the community ( Toronto Environmental alliance, is the united way labour liason and has held a number of student organizations) spoke to the group on various subjects but all having to do with the problems we as a society face with respect to race relations. Discussions on Human rights, profilng and the challenges our Black youth are facing. Walied spoke about the need to remember that even though some of us feel times are good we need to understand that for some the issues like lack of economic mobility, The "rise of hate" and Racial profiling are very serious and that we must stay vigilante in standing up and giving the youth of today the changes that they desperately want. The group thanked Walied for his words of hope today.

Guest Speaker Walied Khogali co-founder of coalition against white Supremacy and Islamophobia - CAWSI. He has quite a resume of activism within the community ( Toronto Environmental alliance, is the united way labour liason and has held a number of student organizations) spoke to the group on various subjects but all having to do with the problems we as a society face with respect to race relations. Discussions on Human rights, profilng and the challenges our Black youth are facing. Walied spoke about the need to remember that even though some of us feel times are good we need to understand that for some the issues like lack of economic mobility, The "rise of hate" and Racial profiling are very serious and that we must stay vigilante in standing up and giving the youth of today the changes that they desperately want. The group thanked Walied for his words of hope today.


With no further business the 50/50 draw took place and the meeting was adjourned and lunch was served.

 

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Soar Chapter 1

Monthly Meeting and Events for 2018

Tuesday January 30th , 2018                 11:00am Monthly Meeting

Tuesday February 27th, 2018               11:00am Monthly Meeting

Tuesday March 27th, 2018                    11:00am Monthly Meeting

Tuesday April 24th, 2018                      11:30am Spring Luncheon

Tuesday May 29th , 2018                  11:00am Monthly Meeting

Tuesday June 26th, 2018                       11:00am Monthly Meeting