The Newsletter of the Wine Country Retired Teachers' Association
MEETINGS & ACTIVITIES (2014-2015 year)*Several Meetings with Rt. Hon. Alex Atamanenko, MP for our Riding
•Sept 2nd To Heck with the Bell” Rescheduled because of Job Action.
Marched with S. Okanagan Similkameen teachers on picket lines instead.
•Sept 23rd. ”Yeah for the Bell!” Breakfast/Brunch
•Sept 26 Alex Atamanenko, MP and Linda Larson, MLA for our area -guest speakers at the BCRTA Provincial Conference held at the Airport Hilton, Richmond
Sept 27 Stefan Cieslik elected as 2nd Vice President, BCRTA
•Nov 15 Trustee & Municipal Election Results: Retired teachers Sue McKortoff elected as Mayor of Osoyoos & Sherry Philpott-Adhikary elected Councillor,Village of Keremeos.
•Dec 4th WCRTA Christmas Party, Welcome Inne, Gallagher Lake
•Mar 6 Spring Meeting + COSCO PERSONAL PLANNING WORKSHOP
•Mar 9 & 11 TPP Seminars to promote membership Penticton/Oliver
•Mar 31 Canada Health Accord Expiry Rally in Oliver good turn-out
•Apr 28, Networking at the Regional BCRTA Meeting, Kelowna
•June 17 Wine Country RTA AGM, Election of Provincial Delegates + Presentation:
Dick Cannings: Bird Populations in Canada & Endangered Landscapes of BC.
Elected: Stefan Cieslik, President: Ray Pitt, secretary; Cheryl Halsted, Treasurer.
Rick Beitel&Nancy Leardo elected Delegate and President’s Designate for the 2015 BCRTA AGM. Recruitment MethodsTo recruit Members:
•Attend & Speak at TPP Workshops in Oliver, Penticton and Kelowna
•Attend Teacher Union Retirement Year-end Dinner
•e-mails, Newsletters, Social Functions, Need to develop a Phone TreeTo recruit Executive: Beg, Plead, Cajole!Accomplishments : Regular turnout of those who want to be involved.Wishes:
• Get more members involved in the Wine Country RTA
• Find out what Members Need & Want / Provide it for them - Social events + Workshops
• Persuading the School Board to have a Heritage Preservation Policy to safeguard records, photos, artifacts, memorabilia
• 2015 Federal Election - organize Seniors’ Forums/get members to voteRespectfully submitted,
Stefan Cieslik, President