|Past President||Bill Sutton||250-789-3433|
|Phone Committee||Moe Droecher||-||-|
|Phone Committee||Mary Anne Schuster||250-781-3595||-|
|Phone Committee||Barb Sones||-||-|
|Phone Committee||Ruby McBeth||250-789-3260||-|
The Retired Teachers group of Peace River North has continued a slow growth. It is a challenge to sign up members who move south almost immediately after the year- end to enjoy kinder winters. However, the group has continued to actively recruit new members and currently, we hold four “get-togethers” each year. This past year, a meeting was held in October to report to members on the Northern Zone Meeting and AGM held in Richmond. The two delegates covered the issues surrounding retired teachers and all seniors, and fielded questions on those issues. In December, a well-attended social gathering was held to celebrate the season. In the spring, two of our members volunteered to research the Canada Health Accord and present to the membership. At that time, they challenged members to write letters to various elected officials, pleading the case for renewal of the Accord. In June, a BBQ was held at beautiful Charlie Lake, and delegates were chosen for the 2014 AGM and Northern Zone meeting. Also in June, the president and vice-president attended the School District Retirement Dinner, where new retirees were welcomed and encouraged to join the association.The Peace River North Branch also actively supported the teachers in our district by walking picket lines with them, attending rallies, delivering fresh baked goods, and giving words of encouragement.
Jan McKale, President