Board of Directors 2019-20

 PositionPhone & Email
Valerie Beckett
Rick KitchenTreasurer519-742-2495
Keith MyraRegistrar519-886-4423
Sylvia Ranson
Secretary & Archivist519-576-6387
Elizabeth RubyAssistant Registrar519-725-4608
Gail WrightHospitality and Volunteers Coordinator519-884-0365
Melanie Watkins
Hospitality and Volunteers
Marie BeattieProgram Director519-742-4699
Barbara KempeProgram 
Jean Coughlan-BednarskiProgram 
Elaine WetherupProgram 
Doug Koegler
Wendell PrimeTechnical Team Leader519-664-2017
Phil Thomas
Ron Rempel

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TAL-KW is a non-profit organization run by volunteers, according to its constitution and bylaws. Board members may be elected for a maximum of six consecutive years.
View the TAL-KW By-Laws (February 2019)

View the TAL-KW Policy Manual (October 2019)

The 2019 Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 3:35 p.m. in the Forbes Family Room, RIM Park. (This followed the final lecture in the Thursday series.)   Minutes of the 2019 AGM are available here.

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 3:35 p.m. in the Forbes Family Room, RIM Park, immediately after the final lecture in the Thursday series.  The Agenda for the 2020 AGM is available here.

TAL-KW is a member of the Third Age Network (TAN).


TAL-KW contributes to the following bursaries with funds declared by the board to be surplus to the needs of TAL-KW.
Since 1992, TAL-KW has given money to an endowment for financial assistance to deserving graduate students in gerontology studies in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo. The annual bursary is awarded to a student who proves financial need.

In 2010, an endowment fund was established at Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning. Beginning in 2012, an annual bursary has been awarded to a full-time student who is enrolled in a School of Health and Life Sciences and Community Services program which contains a gerontology component. Students must demonstrate their financial need as well as an interest in working with seniors.

In 2014, TAL-KW established the Third Age Learning Kitchener-Waterloo Graduate Student Bursary in Gerontology and Movement Disorders Research at Wilfrid Laurier University.  An annual bursary may be awarded to a full-time graduate student who is conducting research related to gerontology and/or movement disorders. The recipient will have a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.0 and proven financial need. First preference for these funds will be given to graduate students who are conducting research at the Movement Disorders Research & Rehabilitation Centre (MDRC).