XI NATIONAL MEETING OF ANAC
MEMBERS IN LISBON
The 4th of October
was held in Lisbon, at the headquarters of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos, the XI National Meeting of
ANAC members (National Association of Retired people from CGD). The
members of the Europan Group's executive committee were
Gathering more than 600
participants, the meeting begun with a report of the Association President, our
friend from the executive committee and vice-president for Portugal, Antonio
Serra. He explained that 90% of the agreed activities had been carried out. He
also announced the election of next year ANAC President.
Once more the creation of a
residence for CGD restired staff was debated upon. This home would also
work as a support centre. Inside the CGD, the views are divided.
Attention was drown on the fact that the civil Service offers residences for
retired people. The last intervention was: “Is the CGD responsible for
solving the problem or must we resolve it ourselves?” The speaker replied: “We
must do it ourselves instead of waiting for the Caixa Geral de Depósitos to do
Then was presented the
CGD group of social volunteers “SENIAMOR”, created in 1996. ANAC
retired staff also forms part of this group, and they regularly visit their ill
or dependant friends, at home as well as in residences or hospitals.
Then were given the poetry and
prose awards as part of the Flower Games, and two journeys to Bresil were won.
During the afternoon the participants could attend shows with music, magic and
During the closure dinner, our
President José Roberto López said a few words in portuguese to thank the
director general of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos for his collaboration to the
2008 Euromeeting held in Albufeira. He stressed that it was the fifth
participation of his colleagues form ANAC to this event and invited them to the
next Euromeeting to be held in Santander in 2009. He ended his speech by begging
God to allow the daughter of our colleague and friend Antonio Serra to recover
from the serious surgical operation she suffered. Finally, Antonio Serra,
President of ANAC, and Henrique de Melo, director general of CGD, made a
members of the Groupement executive committee sized the opportunity of their
stay in Lisbon to hold a working session on issues to be dealt with and debated
upon during 2009 Euromeeting. They agreed on the issue of “Economical
discrimination of the Elderly”.