Chair, Patricia Clough
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.
Patricia Clough, Advocacy Chair
Chair, Bob Taverner
Excellence in Education Committee
Chair, Charan Gill
Chair, Grace Wilson
Chair, Barb Mikulec
Chair, Steve Bailey
Pensions & Benefits Committee
Chair, Gerry Tiede
Member Well-Being Committee
Chair, Terry Green