Welcome to the OPSOA Alumni page.
Along with our regular e-Newsletter you will find information about Alumni news and happenings right here.
The current OPSOA Alumni Newsletter can be viewed as a web page here. (volume3, number 1)
An archive of OPSOA Alumni Newsletters is listed below with each newsletter provided in PDF format. PDF documents are viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader.
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Thanks for the outstanding turnout at the Alumni AGM and Luncheon. An early count indicated at least 46 members were in attendance and that count was taken before the last few members arrived. It was great to see the enthusiasm in our revitalized Alumni and support for the work being done in the four tracks.
The Alumni Leadership Team also appreciated the high interest shown by our members towards the group travel presentation by Melina Mancini of GHardy Tours and the "When You Talk, Do They Listen?" session with Dene Cohen of DCode Communications.
The Team values the input members gave us regarding the three questions designed for group discussion. Janet Glasspool will summarize that input and it will be included in an upcoming e-newsletter. That input will be helpful as we move the Alumni to a sustaining organizational model.
The first OPSOA Alumni Award for Contribution to Leadership in Public Education was presented at the President's Dinner.
Kathleen Wynne, the first recipient, has made an extraordinary contribution through a career of public service. Kathleen was a public school trustee in Toronto, Liberal MPP in Don Valley West, and Minister of Education in Ontario. Kathleen is currently serving as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.
Kathleen supported funding for education, teaching materials depicting gay and lesbian parents, reduced class size in primary grades, full-day kindergarten, and more opportunities for secondary school students to graduate.
Kathleen received two standing ovations from the OPSOA conference audience and was deeply touched by this award.
OPSOA Alumni Trip 2012: Joie De Vivre Tour through the Garden of France & Paris, October 16 to October 27, 2012
We are also happy to share a slide presentation of some highlights of our first annual OPSOA Alumni trip.
Click this YouTube link and be sure to turn your sound on!
We hope to see you in France!
Membership in the Alumni is complimentary for supervisory officials in their initial year of retirement. The Alumni Project Team thanks many of our new members for reporting their retirement to the OPSOA office. If you are a supervisory official who has just retired and have not identified yourself to the OPSOA office, we urge you to do so by contacting Janet Godber at email@example.com or 905-845-7003.
For members in the second year of retirement and beyond, you likely have noticed that you have not received by regular mail the annual membership registration. This is because discussions are underway to enable you to register electronically. Once the new system is in place, you will receive an e–mail with details as to how to do so.
And finally, if you are interested in any work opportunities that may arise in our "Using Our Skills" track, please help us build our OPSOA alumni databank by submitting your information on the "Areas of Expertise" form available from Janet in the office. You may recall that the creation of this databank was discussed in an e-newsletter in the spring. Please remember that the completed form is not intended to be a résumé but rather a brief outline of the areas of expertise you developed during your time as a supervisory officer.