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Contest to Build an Electronic RTAM Membership List by May 2021

According to the latest TRAF statistics, as of October 31, 2020, RTAM has 9,933 members, of which 297 are Honorary Members who are 90 plus years of age. The number of members who have provided their email address to the RTAM office is 6,617 or 66.61 % of our total membership. Currently, the only means of communication RTAM has with our entire 9,933 members is through our quarterly Keep In Touch (KIT) magazine. 

For the last three years RTAM has been investigating ways to build an electronic membership list which would allow us to contact all members quickly in response to emergent issues. To finally solve this problem, the RTAM Board of Directors is sponsoring a contest to solicit email addresses from 100% of our members. 

RTAM will invest $1,000 to purchase 20 x $50 Visa gift cards. Each RTAM member who submits their current email address to will have their name entered into a draw for 1 of these 20 gift cards. The draws will be made at the January 20, 2021 Board meeting. The winners will be notified after the meeting and their names will be posted on the RTAM website as well as published in the Spring (March 2021) edition of KIT. Each winner will receive their gift card via registered mail.

Due to COVID-19, the Retired Women Teachers' Association luncheon scheduled for Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Masonic Centre in Winnipeg has been cancelled. The RWTA executive wishes our members a safe and happy December. We hope it will be possible to meet together at our luncheons scheduled for February 25, 2021 and April 22, 2021. We'll keep in touch.

Pat Opalko RWTA P 2019-2021

Centre on Aging Speaker Series
The Centre on Aging offers a Speaker Series (formerly Research Seminar Series) in which Research Affiliates have an opportunity to share insights into their academic research in aging related fields and discuss current issues. Meetings are held monthly from September to March. A goal of this series is to strengthen interdisciplinary research in health and aging.

Centre on Aging Speaker Series

While we are unable to meet in person, the Centre will be offering presentations online. Join us for our upcoming 2020–2021 Speaker Series as our Research Affiliates share their current research on aging related topics. Meetings will be hosted via WebEx platform.

How to use WebEx

If you're new to using the WebEx platform, we have put together some information to assist you with using the program. The Troubleshooting section lists several videos currently available on YouTube showing a step-by-step overview on how to use WebEx for beginners, on Android, and Apple devices.