As of 2019.12.20 a rebuilt more user friendly website is now up and running. This involved a reasonable expenditure, looks good, is quite useful. Its utility will increase over time as we continue to build expanded usage.
Our hope is that each of you reading this will encourage fellow retirees to use the website for many of the things that RTAM does. In addition, we would like to hear your comments and suggestions.
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Committee Chair & Member/s
- Doreen Sage (Neepawa)
- Beth Smith (Dauphin)
- Wayne Hughes (Winnipeg)
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 MBTeach.org.” 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.