Golden Sheaf

est. 1989   |   People helping people

January 2019 Newsletter



Your Executive hopes you had an enjoyable and festive holiday season and are now ready to return to our Chapter’s activities, starting with our Annual Meeting/Luncheon February 2nd at which time we will have discussions, reports,and elections. – see enclosure

Our CHRISTMAS PARTY November 24,2018 at St. Cecilia’s R.C. Church parish hall, was a great success, with 60 members & guests, enjoying refreshments, camaraderie, and fellowship . Kitchen help was much appreciated, the food was wonderful and there was lots of donated baking for dessert. Thanks so much to all who brought those delicious savory items for our sweet tooth. Our charity, The St. Paul’s Cathedral Luncheon Program, was given over $2,700 (cheques from Chapter fund-raising and personal donations). All the remaining food from the luncheon plus a myriad of food stuffs and blankets and toques donated at the door as well as a quantity of boxes of hotel shampoos, lotions, and soaps (collected over the year by members and wrapped by Sonia and George Totten) was also gratefully accepted by them . Thanks to Judy Weber Fraser who looked after the 50/50 draw. Gift baskets bought, displayed and beautifully decorated by Florence Manz were raffled off. Numerous door prizes were purchased and displayed by Mervin Palka, who also did a super job coordinating the whole event. Kudos to you all!

SALVATION ARMY bells were ringing on Saturday December 15th, when 12 representatives of this Chapter manned the kettles in the Southland Mall. Many thanks for volunteering.

SANTA’S ELVES Although an official count has not yet been made we know an excess of 4,000 letters were answered by eight of our members this year. Thank you to this team for the many hours they gave to this cause. Corporate Co-ordinator Patty Konanz was ecstatic with our help.

MEMBERSHIP DUES 2019 Your support is essential in carrying out our goals. Remember that the annual seed money we receive from National Office is entirely dependent on the number of Active (paid-up) members we have. Please also remember, and remind your co-worker friends, that any member who does not pay these dues will not receive communications or updates from this Chapter. We need your support, so if you haven’t done it yet, please send your $15 cheque (payable to the Golden Sheaf Chapter) to our Secretary, Betty Jackson at 7054 Wascana Cove Drive., Regina, SK S4V 3E9. Thank you to those who have already responded.

Welcome to our newest members: David Lawson (Martensville SK) and Geraldine Sells (Gull Lake SK). We hope to meet you at our next annual Banquet in May.

VOLUNTEER HOURS If you have not already done so, Please total up and report hours you have spent in 2018 given to your community, describe your involvement, then mail it to Conway, 101-3810 Robinson St. Regina SK S4S 3C6 or phone (306)586-2704 and leave a message, or even e-mail it to

We need this for our national report by the end of this month. We are highly recognized for our efforts in making Southern Saskatchewan strong and unique, so let’s keep our reputation up.

COFFEE SOCIALS- At our October gathering we heard Fire Chief Lyn Jackson speak on Fire Prevention.. We resume our socials again on February 28,2019. Betty Jackson is always open to ideas for speakers so give her a call, 306-789-2618.

CONDOLENCES; are given to Joe and Florence Manz on the recent passing of their daughter in Winnipeg.


Members of the Canada Post Pension Plan (Defined Benefit Component): 2019 Election – Communications and Consultation Group (C&C Group)

The terms of the existing elected representatives will expire in the spring of 2019. An election will be held early next year to elect four C&C Group representatives for retired, survivors and deferred members of the defined benefit (DB) component of the Canada Post pension plan. Nomination kits will be mailed in late January and voting instructions will follow in mid-March. The election results will be announced in May 2019.

In addition to voting by mail, the option to vote online or by telephone will also be available.

More information is available in the following:

  • Fall Intouch bulletin (mailed in December 2018)
  • Personalized letters to be mailed to eligible members in 2019
  • Pension plan website – > Defined Benefit (DB) > C&C Group

Travellers and snowbirds are reminded to use the Canada Post Corporation Mail Forwarding service to ensure they receive the nomination kit and personalized voting instructions.

Heritage Club Website has a new look – National & Local –


2019 – DATES TO REMEMBER with more to come

February 2 , 11:30 am. – Annual Meeting/Luncheon at Regina Senior Citizens Center

Elphinstone St. and College Ave. Regina

February 28, 10:00 am. Coffee Social, South Leisure Center, 170 Sunset Drive. Regina

March 28, 10:30 am. Coffee Social, Regina Floral Conservatory, St. John& 4th Ave. Regina

April 25, 10:00 am. Coffee Social, South Leisure Center, 170 Sunset Drive Regina

May 4 , 5:00 pm. Annual Banquet, St. Athanasius hall 55 McMurchy Ave. Regina

Chapter contacts are:

PRESIDENT: Conway Crozier-Smith, 3810 Robinson St.#101. Regina SK S4S 3C6 – (306) 586-2704

1st VICE-PRESIDENT: vacant

2nd VICE-PRESIDENT: vacant

3rd VICE-PRESIDENT:Mervin Palka, 2311 Windsor Park Rd.#105. Regina SK S4V 1S2(306)522-9319

SECRETARY: Betty Jackson, 7054 Wascana Cove Dr. Regina SK S4V 3E9 – (306) 789-2618 TREASURER: Elffie Zimmer Box 693 Regina Beach SK S0G 4C0 (306-729-2486

PAST PRESIDENT: Laird Wilson, 127 Merlin Cres. Regina SK S4R 3E6 (306-543-0739

MEMBER AT-LARGE: Joe Manz, 6238 Ehrle Cres. Regina SK S4X 4E8 – (306) 543-6325

George Totten 35 Spiess Bay Regina SK S4R 7N9 (306) 545-0089 CARING COMMITTEE Co-ordinator:

Bernice Glover, 1762 Toronto Street, Regina SK S4P 1M4 – (306) 525-5914


Margaret Piotrofsky, 925 Garry Street North, Regina SK S4X 2R6 – (306) 545-135

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