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Good news! The BCTF approved our office renovation plan and informed us that they would cover the cost of building updates. Renovations began during spring break, and our staff have been able to keep working despite the disruptions. When renovations are complete, there will be an updated reception area, a new office for our Executive Director and a work/meeting area for directors. We are grateful to the BCTF for moving quickly to get this project underway and for bearing the cost of the renovations.

The BCRTA continues to grow its membership. Between our January and March meeting we signed up 76 members.

COSCO (Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations) is in the early stages of organizing for their 2020 conference. This conference, “A Seniors Strategy for the 21st Century”, is scheduled to follow the BCRTA AGM. COSCO requested and the Board agreed to contribute $10,000 towards this event. Up to six (6) members approved by the Board will be funded to attend. Conference details and the process for member application to this conference will be available in the spring of 2020.

The Finance Committee reviewed our budget setting process. We are looking to structure our budget in a manner that better reflects how our committee expenditures relate to BCRTA goals.

Grace Wilson
1st VP and Treasurer