Entries by alph@b3t

Executive and Board Highlights for October 2017

The Executive and BCRTA Board of Directors met on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. The president, Patricia Clough, welcomed everyone and gave special thanks to Kristi and Laurie, our staff members who have done so much and worked so hard for the organization and members. A focus for the Board has been to lobby in opposition […]

Communications Takes on New Forms

NEW SHAPE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE by Bob Taverner, Committee Chair The October meeting of the Communications Committee was its first in its new, expanded form. Instead of having seven members it now has ten, with nine of its members divided into three advisory subcommittees: I.T. (website and social media), PostScript, and Liaison Priorities. These […]

Excellence in Public Education Committee Announces Golden Star Winner

Excellence in Public Education Committee November 2017 At our first meeting of the year, we welcomed new committee member, Lynn Farquarhson. Our committee objectives were set and were then approved by the Board of Directors at the October meeting. The Excellence in Public Education Committee objectives for 2017-2018 are to: Coordinate the administration, adjudication, presentation […]

Finance Committee to Review Procedures

Finance Committee Report The BCRTA is committed to supporting branch treasurers as they make every effort to comply with the rules for our non-profit organization. Any questions regarding fundraising or the use of members money can be directed to Grace Wilson, Chair of the Finance Committee. An objective of the Finance Committee this year will […]

Heritage Committee Approves Grants

Heritage Committee Report Barb Mikulec, chair At our October meeting the committee members established Objectives for the coming year. Then we read the submitted forms and agreed to grants for some exciting Heritage projects with the Retired Teachers Association in BC. Cariboo Chilcotin RTA will be working on an Historical Research Project at their historic […]

Membership Committee Recommends Extension of Free First Year

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS CONTINUATION OF FIRST-TIME COMPLIMENTARY MEMBERSHIP Steve Bailey, Membership Committee Chair The Membership Committee recommended to the BCRTA Board of directors that the First-Time Complimentary Membership Campaign be extended beyond its current time limit. The Board unanimously accepted this proposal. The campaign has resulted in significant growth in new memberships. Thanks to the […]

Well-being Committee Formed

BCRTA forms New Committee The inaugural meeting of the Well-being Committee was held on October 24, 2017. This committee is an amalgamation of the former Health and Housing Committee and the Social Concerns Committee. The intent of the committee is to address and inform BCRTA members about developments and issues that relate to wellness in […]

BCRTA Strategic Plan

The Board has developed a Strategic Plan to promote the desired growth and revitalization of the Association in the next 3 years. The plan was introduced to members at our Annual Conference and AGM in September 2017. The document provides some context and then goes on to identify five major goals. Following the introduction at […]

Target Phone Call

Sample Script for a Phone Call to Your MP Hello, my name is _____________________________. I am a constituent in your riding. I’m very concerned about Bill C-27. I understand that it had first reading in October 2016, and it may be brought before the House for second reading at any time. I’m very opposed to […]

Target Pension Plans

Bill C-27 has been in the news lately as Canadians have come to understand the real threats to the sustainability of their pension plans. Bill C-27 will allow plan sponsors to reduce future pensions, even for pensioners already retired. Please contact your local MP right now to express your opposition to this Bill. BCRTA has […]