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General Meetings

Presentations are given at the meetings on a variety of topics from speakers within the group as well as from outside sources. An open forum portion of the meeting allows members to find solutions to problems. Visitors are always welcome to attend the general meetings and meet our members.


Next Meeting(s)

We are searching for a more convenient location for our meetings.  As soon as we find one, it will be posted here and on our HOME page.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Speaker and Topic TBA

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Topic: Mass Marketing Fraud and Cybercrime Awareness For Seniors 
Speaker: Brock Godfrey, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, North Bay

A presentation developed by the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre covering Mass Marketing Fraud, Identity Theft, Romance and other scams – and how to avoid them. Nearly 80 percent of mass marketing fraud is conducted by organized crime groups and is currently the second most common criminal activity funding terrorist activities.

The presentation was developed by CAFC  Senior Unit Volunteer: Brock Godfrey, RCMP Corporal Lori MacDonald, and RCMP Constable Jennifer George.  It is delivered by Brock, and often another officer to seniors groups, Service Clubs and Professional Organizations across Southern Ontario.  (Unfortunately with the RCMP concentration on National Security neither of those officers are currently available.  We do however work with OPP Community Service Officers in some jurisdictions.)

Brock took early retirement in 1993 from the Ontario Ministry of Education, after 30 years in education.  He joined PhoneBusters in 1997 as a Volunteer SeniorBuster.  Now residing in the Barrie area, he does most, if not all, the presentations in Southern Ontario.

He has been instrumental in educating the public and raising awareness of illegal mass marketing fraud and Id theft: which is clearly the most successful and effective long-term strategy in reducing the number of fraud victims.  He occasionally calls victims to assist them, but mainly gives presentations such as this to Service Clubs, Seniors and Professional Groups, across all of Southern Ontario, and from Maui to Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. 

Brock received the Superintendent’s Award of Distinction from the RCMP for his work in making Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre presentations about this topic.

 

Questions and Answers (Q&A)

There is a Q&A Session at 9 pm after the regular meeting. Information is published on The Pub for members. There is also a public Q&A section on our website.


Future Meetings (there are no meetings in July and August)
Check out our list of past speakers and presentations with links to their websites.

2018 EVENT / TOPIC SPEAKER RAFFLE PRIZE
November 14 TBA TBA TBA
December 12TBATBATBA


Call for Presentations

The OPCUG is always interested in procuring guest speakers for our monthly meeting. If you’re able to give a talk on a particular subject or if you know someone who is, please contact our Meeting Coordinators. Our club has a proud history of delivering informative and provocative speakers for over 35 years! Check out our list of past speakers and presentations with links to their websites. Please consult the OPCUG’s speakers' information page if you require additional information about our venue.

Jeff Dubois and Bob Herres


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Meeting Schedule
General meetings are usually on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (no meetings in July and August).
Auditorium opens at 7:00 p.m.
Main presentation - 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Q&A Session - 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Meeting Location
Meetings are at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM), 11 Aviation Parkway, in the main Mauril Bélanger Theatre [Museum floor plan (PDF)].


Canada Aviation and Space Museum
(C) Photo by Gordon King Photography
Reproduced with permission of
COLE+Associates Architects

PARKING: Paid parking is available for a flat fee of $4.00 after 5pm, paid in advance. Park in the main lot and enter through the front entrance of the museum. Payment methods include coins, VISA, and MasterCard, and the proof of payment must be left in the car and be visible in the front windshield.

There is no OC Transpo bus service to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in the evening.

Our thanks go out to the staff at both the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum for their assistance in finding us this location for our meetings.