Ralph Cibula

  • Doreen Sage (Neepawa)
  • Wayne Hughes (Winnipeg)
  • Jack Fraser (Winnipeg)
  • Joan Dawson (Thompson)


The last year has seen the website expand significantly in posting seminars, registration forms, and information regarding pensions and benefits, as well as the work being done by other committees.  We are also trying to keep the website current on all events taking place in our numerous chapters.

The website continues to expand with input from many different people and organizations.  We need YOU to help us move forward with this endeavour.

Committee Report to the Last RTAM AGM

Report to the 2019 AGM

Respectfully submitted by Ralph Cibula, Chair (Gladstone)

Members: Jack Fraser (Winnipeg), Wayne Hughes (Winnipeg), Doreen Sage (Neepawa)

The 2018 AGM left the 2018-19 Board with the task of dealing with the motion "that the Website Committee explore the feasibility of the Manitoba Teachers Society hosting the RTAM website on or beside”  The Committee involved the mover of the motion in discussions surrounding areas of cost savings to RTAM. 

After deliberations at the Committee and Board levels, it was decided that the independence and self-administration of the website was the overriding concern. In the end, the process pointed clearly for RTAM to proceed as an independent entity on the matter of the website.  We are looking forward to the start of the 2018-2019 Membership List and Website Project in 2019-2020.

Continued effort took place during the course of this year to edit, update and post new materials as per usual.  We had been moving forward with minimal expenditures, below the cost of what would normally be needed to do the work at the webmaster level.  Additional resources, human and financial, were needed to meet the demand for website service requests.  To allow for the update and maintenance of the current website, the Board approved the allocation of $3,000 in funding, transferred from the Committee Projects and Seminar Budget Pool to the Website Development Budget.

I want to express my appreciation to the committee members for their work on the committee:  Jack Fraser, Wayne Hughes, and Doreen Sage during this year and the inputs from Carol Pelton and Joan Dawson. Also the technical work of the webmaster Gayl Punzalan of Blue Ink Media.

Maximizing our membership numbers with online communications will maximize our common purpose and minimize the cost of doing so. Getting the best value online set-up and running it well should be an immediate priority.


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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