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Neepawa Area Retired Teachers Association (NARTA)

Neepawa Area Retired Teachers Association (NARTA)

New members are always welcome!

President: Joan Rink





Respectfully submitted by Joan Rink, President

Member: 29 paid members

The 2019-2020 NARTA Executive are:

President: Joan Rink

Past President: Ralph Cibula

Vice President: Vacant

Treasurer: Richard Kulbacki

Secretary: Pat Cibula

Program Director: Wendy Denbow

Communications: Doreen Sage

Our Chapter holds three meetings and one outing each year.

All members are notified by phone or email regarding meetings and the outing.

Our yearly member fee is $10.00.


Our AGM meeting was a dinner held at the Chicken Corral restaurant in Neepawa.

All retired teachers in the area are to receive an invitation by phone, email or in person to join us at our June barbecue to celebrate the 100th birthday of MTS. This is an effort to also get new members to join NARTA.

 An informative presentation was given to us by Karen Fourchou of Cancer Care Manitoba.


Five NARTA delegates attended the 2019 RTAM AGM in Brandon.


Our June meeting was a Barbecue in the Park held at the Stoney Creek School in Neepawa. The NARTA members, as well as the invited guests, enjoyed the barbecue and the birthday cake that was in celebration of the 100th birthday of MTS, 30 years of RTAM and almost 30 years of NARTA.

The 2020 NARTA Student Bursary of $200.00 was presented to a graduating student from Carberry Collegiate. The NARTA Student Bursary is presented each year to a graduating student who is going on to further his/her education. Each year a student is chosen from one of the three high schools in the area, Carberry Collegiate, William Morton Collegiate (Gladstone) or Neepawa and Area Collegiate.


Each year we have an outing in September. This year we did a morning guided tour of the Shilo RCA CFB Museum, followed by lunch at Rick’s Restaurant in Shilo. In the afternoon we did a tour of the Reptile Gardens in Douglas. For something more pleasant, it was on to the Shady Lane Tea Room near Brandon for coffee and dessert. A tour of the amazing Doll Museum concluded a wonderful day.


At our December meeting we enjoyed a catered Christmas dinner with all the trimmings at the Arts Forward Building in Neepawa. Members were encouraged to use the RTAM website for communication purposes and the digital copy of Kit. The meeting was followed by Christmas quizzes and prizes for poinsettias.


January was the month we got together at the Chicken Corral Restaurant for a morning coffee get- together.

Having some NARTA members on the RTAM Board of Directors and Committees is an asset to our Chapter, helping to keep our members informed of RTAM activities.

Thank you to RTAM for the Chapter Initiatives Grant of $250.00 which has enhanced NARTA activities for the members as well as offset the cost of our activities.


Respectfully submitted by Joan Rink, President and Pat Cibula, Secretary

NARTA Officers:

President - Joan Rink

Vice-President - Vacant

Past President - Ralph Cibula

Treasurer - Richard Kulbacki

Secretary - Pat Cibula

Program Director - Wendy Denbow

Communications - Judy Roe

This is our second year trying four meetings a year as members wanted fewer meetings and more fun type meetings.

  • April 2018 - Our meeting was held at Boston Pizza, Neepawa with Rosalie Bornn, RTAM President, as the guest speaker. She gave an informative talk on pension concerns and relations between RTAM and MTS.
  • June 2018 - President Joan Rink and Treasurer Richard Kulbacki made an informational presentation on behalf of NARTA at the Beautiful Plains School Division Retirement Dinner in Carberry. An invitation was extended to all the retirees to join NARTA.

A NARTA Student Bursary of $200.00 was presented to a Grade 12 student at the Neepawa Collegiate Graduation ceremonies. This bursary is presented every year to a Grade 12 student continuing his/her education to one of the following schools: Carberry Collegiate, William Morton Collegiate or Neepawa Area Collegiate.

A meeting and barbecue were held at the Old School House in Neepawa attended by 21 people, followed by a draw for RTAM items.

  • September 6, 2018 Outing - We visited the Neepawa Rotary Park Bird and Animal Sanctuary, followed by lunch at the Brews Brothers' Bistro in Neepawa. Our next stop was an excellent tour of the Parkland Hutterite Colony. Our trip concluded with a stop at the Glenella Cafe for dessert and coffee.
  • December 3, 2018 Christmas Dinner - NARTA held a meeting and a catered Christmas dinner attended by 25 people, followed by a woodworking display by Fred Quist. We were entertained by a variety of songs and a Christmas carol sing-a-long with three local musicians. Draws were held for some poinsettias.
  • We received a $250.00 Chapters Initiative Grant which was used to enhance NARTA activities for members.
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September: A get together to be arranged the first day of school.

November: An early Christmas Dinner the last Monday in November.

March: A luncheon meeting to be held the second Tuesday in March.

June: The Annual Spring BBQ to be held the second Monday in June