Presidents’ Message

2020 is turning into a year that unfortunately we might all be wishing will pass quickly. From periods of heavy snow, cold, and being confined to our homes due to blocked doorways and roadways, to our current health crisis that we are all facing due to the novel coronavirus, these are difficult times, especially for those who are older and are dealing with compromised immune systems. Please stay well and please, please follow all the health protocols that our medical advisers are expecting of us and our government leadership is stressing to us on a daily basis. While you might feel well, your adherence to these protocols is very critical so as not to become an instrument of transmission of illness to someone else.

During this difficult period, we have had to take the unprecedented move to close our NLPSPA office for in-person registrations and payments until further notice. Membership forms can also be printed from our website under membership/forms and can be mailed into the office, address included on the membership form.

While the usual happenings of the Association might be somewhat delayed due to the current health situation, I do want to let you know that we are still working, albeit remotely, to increase our communication mediums to you. We have analyzed our present capacities and when things return to a degree of normalcy, we will be undertaking work with our contracted service provider to upgrade and increase our capabilities for electronic communication with you. We are moving into our recently announced “Going Green” direction and to this end, it is absolutely important that if you do not have an email address on file at the NLPSA Office that you follow through and advise one as soon as possible.

Our Annual General Meeting is currently scheduled for Thursday, November 5, at the Salvation Army Citadel, Adams Avenue, in St. John’s, starting at 2:00 PM with a reception for 1:15 PM. More details will be advised as we get closer to this time.

Stay well and be safe, everyone.


Sharron Callahan