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THE QUARTER CENTURY CLUB held its 73rd Annual General Meeting on September 24, 2018. We welcomed a record number of members to the meeting in Toronto, and were privileged to receive greetings from Her Honour the Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, and Raymond Choy, Minister of Seniors Affairs and Accessibility. Steve Orsini, Secretary of the Cabinet, attended and provided opening remarks.

Among many notable presentations, QCC Chair Stephen Wright gave an overview of the past year’s strategic planning and accomplishments. He thanked the Board of Directors and staff for giving so generously in 2018, re-imagining the possibilities for QCC, and digging in to make that vision a reality.

Harriett Grant, QCC Secretary/Treasurer, presented the financial update, reporting that QCC has successfully implemented all recommendations of a 2016 review of QCC’s financial management, which was overseen by BDO. We’ve improved our accounting system, introduced greater transparency and accountability in our reporting systems, and developed new processes and policies—ensuring that QCC has in place a strong financial infrastructure now and for the future. A full report on this year’s financial audit, by Hillborn LLP, can be found on here.

A critical by-law change was also approved, to extend QCC membership criteria beyond long-service milestone achievement, and likewise make it available to employees of the broader public service (not just the OPS) and non-profit sector. This change puts QCC in a strong position to increase membership and remain a robust and sustainable organization for years to come.