MEMBERSHIP AND CHAPTERS
SCOTT
Linda Scott,
Winnipeg

Chair
MEMBERS
  • Rosalie Bornn, Dauphin
  • Charles Clifford, Portage la Prairie
  • Audrey Greenhill, Winnipeg
  • Allen Havard, Winnipeg
  • Beth Smith, Dauphin   
 

The Membership and Chapters Committee will continue to support existing local chapters and to help create chapters in areas that are under represented in the province. It will continue to promote membership with newly retired teachers through information seminars and to contact non-members wherever possible so that they can see the advantages of belonging to the only organization that works on their behalf.

Committee Report to the Last RTAM AGM

Report to the 2018 AGM
 
Respectfully submitted by Beth Smith, Chair (Dauphin)

Members: Pat Bowslaugh (Brandon), Joan Dawson (Thompson), Joan Goble (Thompson), Audrey Greenhill (Winnipeg), Ray Sitter (Brandon)
 
- Most of the Membership and Chapters Committee correspondence occurs through e‑mail and telephone conversations, but as the need arises, our meetings are held on the afternoon the day after the board meeting.

- Each RTAM Chapter President was sent a welcome letter in the Fall of 2017 along with the Guidelines and Application form for the Chapter Initiative Grant, a copy of the RTAM Strategic Plan, and updated “Meeting Ideas”.

- The total number of RTAM members, as of March 31, 2018, is 9,737.

- Nine Chapter Initiative Grants have been approved as of April 15, 2018.

- An advertisement was placed in the Manitoba Teacher, January/February edition, to inform active teachers of Pre-Retirement Seminars in Winnipeg and Brandon. Ads were also placed on the RTAM website and in our KIT magazine, as it is distributed to every school in Manitoba.

- Letters and posters about the seminars were sent to superintendents, principals of the funded independent schools and presidents of the Local Teachers’ Associations.

- The Brandon Pre-Retirement Seminar was held in March 2018.  A pre-retirement seminar is in the planning stages for Thompson.

- The Winnipeg Pre-Retirement Seminar was held in February 2018. There were 99 attendees. These seminars have three common themes: An overview of RTAM’s Voluntary Group Benefit Plans, “Life After Teaching” with a panel of retired teachers and RTAM – Who We Are, a Power Point Presentation.

- 2017 AGM Activities:

o   What can RTAM do to encourage new membership? What can RTAM do to better serve its members? These two activities have been compiled into the following document: “RTAM AGM ACTIVITY, MAY 2017, AND HOW IT RELATES TO THE RTAM STRATEGIC PLAN”. This document has been distributed to the various committees of RTAM for their consideration and implementation.
o   What advice would you give active teachers about retirement? What do you wish someone had told you about retirement? These two activities have been compiled into the following document: “RETIREMENT FROM A RETIRED TEACHER’S PERSPECTIVE”. This document has been distributed to RTAM Chapter Presidents, RTAM Board, all Local Teacher Association Presidents and has been posted on the RTAM website.

WHO WE ARE

Retirement is a time of transitions. Throughout your career you belonged to the Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS), but upon retirement you are no longer a member. The Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba (RTAM) exists to serve retired teachers. We invite you to join the growing number of RTAM members and enjoy the benefits of belonging.

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