Committees


Advocacy

2018/19

Chair, Gerry Tiede

Grace Wilson

Charan Gill

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

2018/19

Chair, Charan Gill

JoAnn Lauber

Floyd Smith

Marion Hartley

Alexis Reynolds

Libby Thornton

Steve Bailey

Pat Thiesen

Charlene Hodgson

Carol Baird-Krull

Excellence in Education Committee

2018/19

Chair, Stefan Cieslik

Val Dyer

Marg Sutton

Caroline Malm

Lynne Farquharson

Floyd Smith

Charan Gill

Finance Committee

2018/19

Chair, Grace Wilson

Barb Mikulec

Stefan Cieslik

Janice Androsoff

Dave Scott

Heritage Committee

Heritage Grant Application

Heritage Grant Criteria

2018/19

Chair, Janice Androsoff

Louise Sanchez

Lynne Farquharson

Cheryl Halsted

Don Caskey

Carol Baird-Krull

Steve Bailey

Membership Committee

2018/19

Chair, Dave Scott

Sterling Campbell

Val Dyer

Charlene Hodgson

Elaine Thompson

Annette O’Connor

Marg Sutton

Pensions & Benefits Committee

2018/19

Chair, Gerry Tiede

Patricia Clough

Dale Lauber

Ken Tannar

Al Cornes

Arnie Lambert

Howard Spence

Rob Taylor

Linda Watson

Member Well-Being Committee

2018/19

Chair, Terry Green

Don Caskey

Elaine Thompson

Caroline Malm

Cheryl Halsted

Elaine Thompson

Penny Whittam

Pat Thiesen