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Much of the AGM preparations are managed by the RTAM Office Staff, in close communication with the Committee and the President.

This year, RTAM is most fortunate for and appreciative of the support of a dedicated and enthusiastic group of WREA volunteers for their assistance with the planning and facilitation of components of AGM 2019. 

Committee Chair & Member/s



Linda Scott

AGM Chair
  • Joan Dawson (Thompson)
  • Allen Havard (Winnipeg)
  • Esmeralda Havard (Winnipeg)
  • Arlene Billeck (Winnipeg)
  • Pat Olpalko (Winnipeg)
  • Emily Williamson (Winnipeg)
  • Laurel McFarlane (Winnipeg)
  • Lynda Tunny (Winnipeg)
March 2021 Highlights

Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the virus, the RTAM Board has made the decision to host the 2021 AGM via Zoom.  It will be a full AGM including most of the items planned for the in person AGM.  Registration forms can be found in the Spring KIT and on the website.

RTAM members registering for the AGM will be sent an email with all of the necessary documents so that they can review them in advance of the meeting. Due to the number of document, they will also be mailed to them as hard copies. This is to facilitate the use of the documents during the meeting without having to electronically pull up items that would cover the participants’ screens.

Mailing out the documents will take more time as they will have to be printed, assembled and prepared for the mail. In order to get the documents out in a timely manner, the deadlines for reports and registration had to be moved up. The date for registration is April 15, 2021. All RTAM members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Joan Dawson

2021 AGM Committee Chair

Committee Report to the 2020 RTAM AGM

Respectfully submitted by Joan Dawson, Chair (Thompson)

Members: Bill Cann (director), Arlene Billeck (RWTA), Laurel McFarlane (RWTA), Pat Opalko (RWTA), Emily Williamson (RWTA), Lynda Tunny (RWTA) 

In keeping with past practise, The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of RTAM alternates between a Winnipeg location and a non-Winnipeg location. The 2020 AGM is being held in Winnipeg at the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic the AGM has been postponed until August 18 and 19 and will still be in the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West. 

The Retired Women Teachers Association have volunteered to host this event with the assistance and cooperation of our very capable office staff. Together we have planned several interesting events including a tour of the RTAM website by Gayl Punzalan, our webmaster and KIT publisher, a celebration of Manitoba 150 and RTAM’s 31st year at the Tuesday evening reception and some very interesting guest speakers.  We are looking forward to the AGM and the hospitality of the RWTA in August and thank them for their hard work and the great ideas they have shared.

The Election process for AGM 2020 is under the oversight of Committee members Joan Dawson and Bill Cann. The Election Scrutineers will be RWTA members Emily Williamson, Laurel McFarlane and Arlene Billeck. 

As is past practise the next AGM will be in a non-Winnipeg location. RTAM is still looking for a Chapter to host the 2022 AGM.