Eastern Branch

Welcome to the Eastern Branch area of the POAO website. Here you will find information about upcoming events in our Branch and important information.

The Eastern Branch covers Durham to Cornwall with 92 active members.

Your Branch Chair for the Eastern region is Samantha Brooks and she can be contacted at east@poao.org.

This year, we are proud to say that for the second year in a row, we have won the title of branch of the year!

Good job beasters!


Hey Beasters!

On Friday November 30th, 2018, the Eastern Branch AGM was held in Napanee, ON.

At this meeting, we had great discussions for our Branch and POAO moving forward in 2019.

The Branch Chair for Eastern Branch will send out the meeting minutes to Eastern Branch in January 2019, but in the meantime, here are some highlights from the meeting:


Eastern Branch will offer again the $100 rebate to any never-before-member to join POAO for 2019.  Membership is now in full effect, so make sure to connect with staff about joining!

Branch Member of the Year!

Congratulation to Amanda Deszpoth for being 2018’s Eastern Branch Member of the Year.  Amanda has been a long standing member of POAO and has been a part of the Branch Executive in the past.  She has been nothing short of an amazing advocate for this Association and this award was certainly well deserved.  Again, let’s all congratulate Amanda!


This year, Branch Chair and Treasurer were up for nominations and both Sam Brooks and Dale Schroeder were re-elected to their respective positions.  Mike Giles continues to be Vice Chair and Kindra Robertson continues to be Secretary.

Let’s all do our part in communicating to our staff about the great work the Association does!  We are a strong Branch and will continue to be so in 2019!

Our plaque for branch of the year! Well done Eastern Region

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