Newsletter – OPTIONS

 

OPTIONS – Summer 2015

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOANN LAUBER: As this new year begins for ACER-CART, we approach it with heightened anticipation of our engagement in a few short months in a civic event of huge import: the coming federal election. In the past year we have been working to enable our members to be fully and meaningfully involved in communication with each political... Read More

OPTIONS – Winter 2015

To Member Associations of ACER-CART Since the June 2014 AGM, the Executive of ACER-CART has been actively working on your behalf. Whether it is to build a common front with the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Health Coalion or to launch Phase II of the Canadian Teachers Association’s “Choosing Wisely’ or their “Camp Vox” program, President JoAnne Lauber and other... Read More

Summer 2014 Newsletter

2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  The 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ACER-CART was held on Friday June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Ottawa office of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). Participants from all thirteen member organizations were in attendance. Pre-AGM Seminars: Prior to the AGM, delegates met on Thursday, June 5 at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel to... Read More

OPTIONS – Summer, 2014

2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  The 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ACER-CART was held on Friday June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Ottawa office of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). Participants from all thirteen member organizations were in attendance. Pre-AGM Seminars: Prior to the AGM, delegates met on Thursday, June 5 at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel to... Read More

Options Newsletter: Winter 2014

2014 AGM (June 5 to June 7) Details related to the ACER-CART  23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM): Pre-AGM meeting:  Thursday, June 5 –   Marriott Hotel Ottawa, 100 Kent Street Afternoon Program: 1:00 p.m    New Directors Orientation, Vaughn Wadelius 2:00 p.m.   Lobbying Presentation and discussion with MP Lawrence MacAuley 3:15 p.m.   Dialogue with CTF President Dianne Woloschuk 4:00 p.m.  “Twitter” workshop... Read More

Winter 2014 Newsletter

2014 AGM (June 5 to June 7) Details related to the ACER-CART  23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM): Pre-AGM meeting:  Thursday, June 5 –   Marriott Hotel Ottawa, 100 Kent Street Afternoon Program: 1:00 p.m    New Directors Orientation, Vaughn Wadelius 2:00 p.m.   Lobbying Presentation and discussion with MP Lawrence MacAuley 3:15 p.m.   Dialogue with CTF President Dianne Woloschuk 4:00 p.m.  “Twitter” workshop... Read More

Options Newsletter: Summer 2013

2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  ACER-CART’s 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on May 31and June 1, 2013 in the Ottawa office of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). Twenty-six participants from twelve of the thirteen member organizations were in attendance, regrets having been sent by Ken Nash, Yukon Retired Teachers Alumni. On Wednesday, May 30, prior to the AGM, delegates... Read More

Summer 2013 Newsletter

2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  ACER-CART’s 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on May 31and June 1, 2013 in the Ottawa office of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). Twenty-six participants from twelve of the thirteen member organizations were in attendance, regrets having been sent by Ken Nash, Yukon Retired Teachers Alumni. On Wednesday, May 30, prior to the AGM, delegates... Read More

Options Newsletter: Winter 2013

Report of President Gaskell In talking with Editor JoAnn I agreed to do an article for Options. However, my article evolved into a small “rant” for, about the same time, I had just finished reading The Company Store by John Mellor, and Rick Mercer’s A Nation worth Ranting About. Nothing in either book was very reassuring as we attempt to... Read More

Winter 2013 Newsletter

Report of President Gaskell In talking with Editor JoAnn I agreed to do an article for Options. However, my article evolved into a small “rant” for, about the same time, I had just finished reading The Company Store by John Mellor, and Rick Mercer’s A Nation worth Ranting About. Nothing in either book was very reassuring as we attempt to... Read More

Options Newsletter: Summer 2012

2012 Annual General Meeting ACER-CART’s 21st Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on June 1-2, 2012. It was preceded on Thursday, May 31 by Executive Committee and regional meetings, an orientation session for new directors presented by Past President Vaughn Wadelius, and a pre-AGM discussion of ACER-CART organizational structure, all held at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. On Friday, participants from... Read More

Options Newsletter: Winter 2012

Executive Director Norbert Boudreau Tenders Resignation After having been Executive Director of ACER-CART since January 2009, Norbert Boudreau regretfully announced his resignation from the position, effective June 30, 2012. Norbert was recently elected 2nd Vice-President of the Retired Teachers of Ontario and because of his additional responsibilities he decided that he could not do justice to either association by keeping... Read More

Options Newsletter: Summer 2011

 2011 AGM The 20th ACER-CART Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 2-4, 2011 was preceded by a special session on the afternoon of Thursday, June 2 at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. As this was our 20thanniversary, the emphasis focused on Organizational Review. Brian Kenny (RTO/ERO) led a Strategic Planning Seminar. Participants were asked to discuss and identify what they... Read More

Options Newsletter: Winter 2011

2010-11 Organizational Change and Directors Update Since the June 2010 AGM, there have been new Director appointments to the ACER-CART Board by some member associations. Welcome to the new Directors: Geraldine Wall (RTANL), Randy Holmsdale (RTO-NSTU), Sonia Roy (SERFNB), Mildred Urquhart (NBSRT), Joan Murphy (RTO/ERO); George Georget (STS), and Marlene Reddekopp (ARTA). We were very disappointed to learn that the... Read More

Options Newsletter: Summer 2010

 2010 AGM The 19th ACER-CART Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on June 4-5, 2010, was preceded by a special information session on the afternoon of Thursday, June 3. An information handout on federal Bill C-516 (Guaranteed Income Supplement changes) was reviewed by Regional Representative-Québec Ed Zegray. This was followed by an informative session on lobbying by John Staple of the... Read More

Options Newsletter: Summer 2009

2009 AGM The 18th ACER-CART Annual General Meeting was held on June 5-6, 2009. Representatives from 13 of the 14 retired teacher organizations in Canadian gathered at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation office in Ottawa. This AGM was an opportunity for the executive, directors and observers to renew acquaintances, meet new friends, share ideas, and to report on the activities of... Read More

Options Newsletter: Summer 2008

AGM 2008 Organizational Changes Representatives for the 14 retired teacher organizations from every Canadian province and one territory (the newest member being the Yukon Retired Teachers Alumnae) gathered at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation in Ottawa on June 6-7, 2008, At this 17th Annual General Meeting. the opportunity to share ideas, renew acquaintances, meet new friends, and to report on the... Read More

Options Newsletter: Winter 2008

Organizational Change Past President Pat Brady, and Ontario Regional Representative Arnold Hull have taken on the task of reviewing and updating the organization’s constitution and bylaw, a task directed by the delegates at the 2007 AGM. The revised document is now in the translation stage and will be sent out to the Directors before the 2008 AGM. It may be... Read More

Options Newsletter: Summer 2007

AGM 2007 Organizational Changes Representatives for the 13 retired teacher organizations from every province in Canada gathered at the offices of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation in Ottawa on June 1-2, 2007 for the 16th Annual General Meeting. As usual, the opportunities to share ideas, renew acquaintances, meet new friends, and to report on the activities of the ACER-CART committees and... Read More

Options Newsletter: Winter 2007

Happy New Year Our best wishes for 2007 to all retired teacher organization Directors, executive members and your families. As 2007 unfolded, the efforts of ACER-CART on your behalf have begun to bear fruit. Your support for our initiatives is appreciated ACER-CART Policy Action Update Motions from the 2006 AGM that have been acted upon: Investigate the implications of being... Read More