Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees Election Results


On Wednesday June 12, 2019 Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR) Chapter 6–17 in Sault Ste Marie held elections.  The results were:


President                    Burnie Thorp

Vice-President            Sandra Pold

Treasurer                    Steve Bortolon

Past President             Don Barill

Director                       Phil Burke

Director                       Dave Chadwick

Director                       Jack Denneny

Director                       Jack Ostroski Jr

Director                       Fred Pitcher

Outgoing directors Yvan Besner, Norma Dalrymple, Gene Monin and Harold Soderlund were thanked for their years of service on the board of directors.

SOAR Chapter 6-17 is the largest SOAR chapter in Canada but there is always room for more members.  While our structure gives USW retirees a special place in their union, membership is open to all like-minded retirees.  Contact any member of the executive or board of directors.

SOAR is an affiliated organization of the United Steelworkers and is dedicated to dealing with the social, economic, educational, legislative and political developments and concerns of its members.  We advocate for the preservation of social security, for the preservation and improvement of universal healthcare as well as for federal and provincial laws to better serve the needs of retirees and senior citizens.