L-D366 retirees attending the October 3, 2017, meeting included Marcel Aubin, Gerard Bastien, Maurice Berubé, Don Booth, Egon Burke, Antonio Cabral, Antonio Carnevale, Roger Caron, Gerry Colarusso, Frank Folcarelli, Nick Folcarelli, Bogdan Halas, Laszlo Illes, Giuseppe Iosue, Donald Ladouceur, Rosair Lavoie, Danilo Lenarduzzi, John McKnight, Ben Minino, Pierre Pommainville, James Reston, Raffaele Rummo, Tony Sabljak, Fausto Sciarra, Frank Skorija, Kiro Stojanoski, Attilio Ventresca, Bruno Vienneau, George Vienneau and Ken West.
WHAT STARTED OUT as a loose network of retired Local D366 (Mississauga, Ontario) members that stayed in touch with one another has grown into something more, says Pierre Pommainville, who retired in 2009 from the Mississauga Cement Plant after 35 years. He organized a get-together for coffee back in 2010, and was pleased to see 15 retirees show up. That first event went so well that the group has more than doubled in size. Retirees from the Ogden Point Quarry are also part of the group. In 2016, Mississauga Cement Plant invited retirees from the group to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
Pommainville helps retirees stay connected during the year by sending out birthday and Christmas cards and by offering support. He answers retirees' questions or directs them to the appropriate person within the company who can.
Since its founding eight years ago, the group has met 16 times, and the number of attendees has blossomed to 37. Some travel up to three hours to attend the gatherings.
Any retiree from the cement plant or quarry who would like to join the group can call or email Pommainville at 905-575-7797, email@example.com.