At the May 4 th AGM held Thursday, Anthony Quinn, Senior Executive and Director of Community Development at of CARP National, welcomed the newly elected Board of Directors of CARP Muskoka/Parry Sound, who pledged to embrace the new vision alongside over 50 CARP Chapters across Canada.
The Canadian Assoc. for Retired Persons held a lively meeting which was televised by Cogeco for an early airdate in their Podium series.
With over 1,200 members in Muskoka and Parry Sound, the turnout was exceptional. Mr Quinn extolled the value of belonging to and supporting the major national advocacy campaigns now underway in support of Canadian seniors at both the national and local levels. Long wait time for surgeries, high hydro prices in Ontario, more funding to support aging at home and a push back against ageism are on the 2017 hit list.
Mr. Quinn explained, “Chapters close contact with members keep them informed and engaged in CARP efforts and gives Carp National the clout to raise a mighty voice to advocate and realize positive results and don’t forget, the more members each Chapter has, the stronger the leverage!”
CARP is 300,000 strong across Canada – and gaining momentum.
PHOTO: Steve Clement , Bracebridge Councilor, is welcomed by CARP Muskoka/Parry Sound President Debbie Dale and CARP National Director of Community Development and guest speaker, Anthony Quinn.