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Calgary and Area Chapter Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba Inc.

Calgary and Area Chapter Retired Teachers' Association of Manitoba Inc.


Jan Campbell and Penny Hogan


Calgary, AB 

Contact Us:

Jan 1-403-909-7402  


Penny 1-403-460-9033  


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Merry Christmas 2023 and Happy New Year 2024!

Our annual Christmas Luncheon, turkey dinner with all the trimmings, was held Thursday, December 7 at McKenzie Meadows Golf Club, Calgary.

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March 21, 2024 a luncheon with a guest speaker from Alberta Health is planned. It will be held at Scotsman’s Well 12024 Symons Valley Rd NW, Calgary.

Please contact Jan Campbell @ 1-403-909-7402  or Penny Hogan for further information.


Calgary Chapter Report - 2023 AGM
March 31, 2023

Respectfully submitted by Jan Campbell and Penny Hogan

Co-Presidents: Jan Campbell, Penny Hogan
Treasurer: Richard Dooley
Committee Members: Dennis Kozak, Lillian Kozak

RTAM Members: 71 members and associates
Calgary Chapter members reside in Calgary, Airdrie, High River, Lethbridge, Cochrane,
Strathmore, and Canmore.

Membership Initiative: The Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIP) does not
permit RTAM to release personal contact information if/when members relocate to
Alberta. In February 2022, the Calgary Chapter Membership list was reviewed with
RTAM administrative staff. An invitation to join Calgary Chapter was mailed out to 29
prospective members living in and around Calgary. As a result, since March 31, 2022,
5 former Manitobans have joined Calgary Chapter.

Activities: Calgary and Area Chapter meets four times yearly, typically on a Thursday,
in September, December, March and May. Locations alternate between south Calgary
and north Calgary. A guest presenter is featured once or twice each year.

• May 18, 2022 - A luncheon attended by 14 members was held at McKenzie
Meadows Golf Club in SE Calgary.
• October 6, 2022 - Twenty-one members attended a luncheon at Scotsman’s Well,
12024 Symons Valley Road NW Calgary. At this meeting, Jan Campbell and Penny
Hogan were unanimously elected as Co-Presidents of the Chapter. The Chapter is
appreciative of the leadership of Dennis Kozak, past president, since the Chapter’s
formation in May 2014.
• December 1, 2022 - McKenzie Meadows was the setting for our Christmas get
together which included a set menu Christmas dinner with turkey and all the
trimmings. Eighteen members enjoyed the festive setting. The RTAM Chapter
Initiative Grant received in 2022 facilitated in part this event. Calgary Chapter is most
• March 2, 2023 - Dr. Christine Knight, Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of
Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary, spoke on the very timely topic of ‘Grief and
Loss in the Pandemic’ to fourteen members in attendance.
In addition, to regularly scheduled events for Chapter members, the Chapter executive
meets regularly in person or by email to discuss and plan events for the membership.

Calgary Chapter Initiatives for 2023 - 2024
• Encourage participation of inactive members
• Outreach with assistance of RTAM to members relocating to Alberta
• Succession planning for Executive
• Organization of Chapter records (succession plan)
• Celebration of Chapter’s 10th anniversary in May 2024

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The Calgary Chapter meets four times each year, to renew acquaintances, welcome new members and to listen to speakers on topics of interest to the group.

Typically, our get-togethers are held at restaurant venues in Calgary, with an average attendance of 20. If you have recently retired and relocated to the Calgary area, or if you have lived in Calgary for years, but have not yet come out to a get-together, we hope you will consider joining us at our next event.

A phone call to Jan (403-909-7402)or an email to Penny ( will put you in touch!