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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS for 2017 – 2018

 

President                        Bill Lawrie

Past President                 John Bishop

Past - Past-President       Al Wilson

Vice-President                George Haywood

Treasurer                        Bob Lord

Secretary                        Ann Weatherby

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS for 2017 – 2018

 


Woodpens Members

 

MEETING SCHEDULE for the BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Woodpens’ Club 2015 meeting  in the Oakridge Senior Center Lounge

 

  The year 2018                                Meeting times

 

Monday, February, 19th         10:30 a.m. to Noon

Monday, April, 16th                10:30 a.m. to Noon

Monday, June 18th                  10:30 a.m. to Noon

 

July and August---No Meetings

 

Monday, September 17th        10:30 a.m.  to Noon

Monday, October 15th             10:30 a.m. to Noon

Monday, November 19st          10:30 a.m. to Noon

 

           (Possibly  followed by:

  Board Members  Annual Christmas Luncheon”--Noon to ?

 

December---No Meeting

 

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WOODPENS’ CLUB

 

          In early 1980 Ian Cant, Manager of Employee Benefits, in the Human Resources office, suggested that Woodward’s Retirees should form a club. On June 30th, 1980 a group of Woodward’s retirees received Woodward’s approval and cooperation to start a retirees’ social club.  A committee was appointed and and interim executive was elected to get things underway.

 

The Executive Committee members were:

          President                        Mr. Bill Woodruff

          Vice-president                Mr. Bob Tinck

          Secretary                         Mrs. Betty Skinner

          Treasurer                        Mrs. Ann Warkentin

          Communications            Mr. Tom Duck

          Visitation and Phoning   Mrs. Emma Weber

          Social and Hobbies         Mr. Bill Dalaymple

          Benefit Changes             Mr. Stan Mortimer

 

          After several meetings, the executive committee identified four areas where the club should be active: communications, counselling, visitation, and social activities. The club was to be called the Woodpens’ Club Retirees Association. At the beginning, the annual membership fee was $2.00 and Woodward’s Stores Ltd. advanced the Club a loan of $2500 which was paid back over a two year period. The Club’s first activity was a picnic trip to Squamish  on the Royal Hudson on July 31st, 1980.

 

Membership is available to all former employees of Woodward Stores, full-time and part-time staff members from the Retail, Food, and all Sales Support areas of the company, B.C. and Alberta.

 

          The Club was incorporated on October 4th, 1983, in the province of British Columbia, with the Registrar of Companies, under the Society Act of British Columbia (just 9 years before Woodward’s Stores Limited closed its doors after being in business for 101 years).. Since its inception the purpose of the Club, as outlined in its constitution, continues to be achieved.

·        To provide a means of friendly association a recreation for all former Woodward’s employees, retail, food, and sales support areas, full-time, regular  part-time, and part-time regardless of years of service.

·        To foster among its members a continuing fellowship and spirit of mutual helpfulness.

·        To exemplify and perpetuate those principles which came to be regarded as ideals and traditions of Woodward’s Stores Ltd. – to keep the “Spirit of Woodward’s” alive.

·        To participate in activities that are of service to the community, contribute to the progress of the Club and to promote happiness, well-being, and usefulness of the membership.