About

By-Town is one of 26 chapters that form Canada Post’s Heritage Club for long-service and retired employees.  By-Town members were employed at Head Office.

Over the years, the chapter has arranged multi-day tours to New York, Ireland, Portugal, Niagara-Falls-on-the-Lake, Prince Edward County, and day trips to Gananoque and St. Jacobs, and more.  It meets often for luncheon get-togethers, holds annual golf tournaments, and participates in United Way activities and Santa Letter-writing programs at Canada Post’s Head Office.  And finally, each year, the chapter chooses a charitable organization as its cause of choice and sets a target for donations.

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Executive time/role commitments
The Executive Committee of the By-Town Chapter consists of a president, five vice-presidents, and a treasurer. Elections take place at the By-Town Annual General Meeting held each April. Each elected candidate serves for a two-year term, and may run for re-election to the same position or for election to a different position.

Elections for three vice-president positions as well as that of treasurer (currently held by Richard Daoust, Karen Casselman, and Lise Jette, respectively) will be held in 2017, and every two years thereafter. Elections for president and three vice-presidents (currently held by Claude Bruneau, Mary Oosterholt-Pilon, Cindy Daoust, and Trish Edwards, respectively) will be held in 2018, and every two years thereafter.

The By-Town Executive currently meets for an hour to an hour and a half every second month, with no meetings during the summer.

In addition, a password-secure discussion board has been used extensively since 2012 by the By-Town Executive to conduct the business of the Chapter, allowing an orderly dialogue on various topics and keeping email traffic to a minimum. As well, a password-secure section of the Chapter website is used to share regular business reports covering items such as website usage and Chapter finances.

The organization of Chapter events are a shared responsibility. Smaller events, such as monthly lunches, are organized by a volunteer Chapter executive, generally taking turns throughout the year. Larger events, such as bus trips, are organized on a committee basis, with one executive each responsible for transportation, accommodation, activities, and communications, as required. In each case, other executives step forward to assist as required. Executives are also welcome to enlist assistance from interested chapter members for specified tasks, reporting progress to that executive who will in turn apprise the Chapter executive as required.

Since 2012, an ongoing goal of the By-Town Chapter Executive has been to streamline the administration of the Chapter and to reduce the time commitments required of each Executive Committee member. The intent was, and is, to make it an easier decision for individual members contemplating standing for election to the Chapter Executive. Significant progress has been made in the achievement of this goal. The time commitment currently required of Executive Committee members is now but a fraction of what it was in 2012.

If you are considering helping out the Chapter by standing for election, talk to a current executive member about how much time they commit. You might be pleasantly surprised.