Committees


Advocacy

2017/18

Chair, Patricia Clough

Gerry Tiede

Grace Wilson

Bob Taverner

The Advocacy committee’s objectives are :

  • Advisory to the Board, its committees and branches when advocacy projects are being considered or undertaken
  • Continue to seek support in working with kindred organizations around issues affecting seniors
  • Identify appropriate people in government to be approached on issues affecting our members.

From the Summary of Reports

BCRTA Policy and Procedures (17.1.0) states that the mission of the Advocacy Committee is to develop materials and strategies that “inform members and encourage them to take a proactive position in support of issues affecting their well-being”. That does not mean to be partisan in political action. It means to identify issues (in our case members/seniors issues) and take positive actions to promote and improve situations. The Advocacy Committee also acts as an advisory body to the Board, its committees and branches when advocacy projects are being considered or undertaken (7.8.2).
In 2013-14, the Advocacy Committee provided funding for the branches that took up the Health and Housing action grants to notify their members and request through  Kristi Josephson,  Administrator for their assistance with projects and contacts. My thanks to Regina Day, JoAnn Lauber, Bob Taverner, Gerry Tiede and Past President, Cliff Boldt also observer, Stefan Cieslik and Tom Brunker for their help this year for their help  on the Advocacy Committee in providing leadership to support the rights and welfare of BCRTA members.

Respectfully submitted,
Patricia Clough, Advocacy Chair

Communications Committee

2017/18

Chair, Bob Taverner

George Main

Gerry Tiede

JoAnn Lauber

Sterling Campbell

Floyd Smith

Marion Hartley

Alexis Reynolds

Libby Thornton

Terry Green

Excellence in Education Committee

2017/18

Chair, Charan Gill

Steve Bailey

Val Dyer

Marg Sutton

Caroline Malm

Lynne Farquharson

Doug Edgar

Finance Committee

2017/18

Chair, Grace Wilson

Barb Mikulec

Bob Taverner

Stefan Cieslik

Arnie Lambert

Charan Gill

Heritage Committee

2017/18

Chair, Barb Mikulec

Janice Androsoff

Louise Sanchez

Lynne Farquharson

Diane McNay

Membership Committee

2017/18

Chair, Steve Bailey

Sterling Campbell

Val Dyer

Doug Edgar

Elaine Thompson

Annette O’Connor

Charan Gill

Pensions & Benefits Committee

2017/18

Chair, Gerry Tiede

Stefan Cieslik

Arnie Lambert

Janice Androsoff

Floyd Smith

Dale Lauber

Al Cornes

Howard Spence

Member Well-Being Committee

2017/18

Chair, Terry Green

Grace Wilson

Annette O’Connor

Caroline Malm

Tom Hastie

Cheryl Halsted

Margaret Sutton

Elaine Thompson