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ERTA Annual General meeting minutes

The ERTA Annual General Meeting was held at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

1. Call to Order

Joan Harrison, Edmonton Retired Teachers’ Association (ERTA) President, called the meeting to order at 12:55 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda

Moved by Sheila MacKay, seconded by Ingrid Neitsch, that the agenda be adopted as distributed. CARRIED.

3. Approval of Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting

Moved by Esther Oaks, seconded by Adrienne Coull, that the minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting be accepted as printed in the June 2016 newsletter. CARRIED.

4. First Call for Nominations

As Sherry Robbins, Nominating Committee Chair, read the slate of nominees she introduced each one to the membership. She then called for nominations from the floor, but none were received.

5. President’s Report

Joan Harrison itemized the various activities that were organized for the benefit of ERTA members during the past year. Four luncheons were hosted, four newsletters were produced, two life memberships were awarded, two brunches at the Faculty Club were planned, two dinner theatre outings were booked, two technology workshops were held, a classic film viewing was coordinated, two tours of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre were arranged, and participation in the fourth annual walking challenge and the fifth Second Wind Conference was encouraged. Member interests will be surveyed in the fall. A major achievement this year has been the develop-ment of a new branch logo. Work continues on an orientation handbook for board members.

6. Membership Report

Cliff Otto stated that ERTA membership was 368 as of June 7, 2016, which included nine-teen life memberships. Thirty-six complimen-tary applications were received at a retire-ment function on June 3. Only thirty-four of the eight-one memberships due to expire at the end of June have not yet been renewed. A total of 223 ERTA members are ARTA members as well. Cliff encouraged members to share contact information so that new retirees can be provided with a complimentary membership.

7. Second Call for Nominations

Sherry Robbins asked for nominations from the floor for each position on the ERTA Board of Directors a second time. None were forth-coming.

8. Treasurer’s Report

Copies of the audited financial statement for the 2015–2016 year were circulated through-out the meeting room. Receipts totalled $22,297.37 while expenses were $23,037.04, resulting in a deficit of $739.67 (basically the cost of the logo design.) Association assets currently equal $23,368.22. ERTA has a liability of $6,030.00 in prepaid membership fees. Sharon Schnell was thanked for her assistance again this year. Moved by Mike Mort, seconded by Ray Roy, that the audited financial statement be approved as distributed. CARRIED.

9. Appointment of Auditor

Moved by Mike Mort, seconded by Sherry Robbins, that Brian Jordan be appointed auditor for the 2016–2017 fiscal year. CARRIED.

10. Election of ERTA Board of Directors

Sherry repeated the names of the nominees a third time before asking for nominations from the floor. The following nominees were declared elected by acclamation:
President—Joan Harrison, Vice-President—Ray Roy, Secretaries (2)—Carol Loewen and Vi Oko, Treasurer—Mike Mort, Membership Coordinator—Cliff Otto, Directors—Lynn Arnold, Veronica Hellweg, Nadine Lung, Sheila MacKay, Ingrid Neitsch, Beth Robinson, Shirley Strembitsky and Carol Williamson.

11. Appreciation of Retiring Board Members

Joan Harrison thanked Eva Nolan for her input on the orientation handbook and on the logo and welcomed Lynn Arnold to the Board of Directors.

12. Adjournment

Joan adjourned the meeting at 1:22 p.m.

ERTA Annual General Meeting - 2016

The ERTA Annual General Meeting was held at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

1. Call to Order

Joan Harrison, Edmonton Retired Teachers’ Association (ERTA) President, called the meeting to order at 12:55 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda

Moved by Sheila MacKay, seconded by Ingrid Neitsch, that the agenda be adopted as distributed. CARRIED.

3. Approval of Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting

Moved by Esther Oaks, seconded by Adrienne Coull, that the minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting be accepted as printed in the June 2016 newsletter. CARRIED.

4. First Call for Nominations

As Sherry Robbins, Nominating Committee Chair, read the slate of nominees she introduced each one to the membership. She then called for nominations from the floor, but none were received.

5. President’s Report

Joan Harrison itemized the various activities that were organized for the benefit of ERTA members during the past year. Four luncheons were hosted, four newsletters were produced, two life memberships were awarded, two brunches at the Faculty Club were planned, two dinner theatre outings were booked, two technology workshops were held, a classic film viewing was coordinated, two tours of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre were arranged, and participation in the fourth annual walking challenge and the fifth Second Wind Conference was encouraged. Member interests will be surveyed in the fall. A major achievement this year has been the develop-ment of a new branch logo. Work continues on an orientation handbook for board members.

6. Membership Report

Cliff Otto stated that ERTA membership was 368 as of June 7, 2016, which included nine-teen life memberships. Thirty-six complimentary applications were received at a retire-ment function on June 3. Only thirty-four of the eight-one memberships due to expire at the end of June have not yet been renewed. A total of 223 ERTA members are ARTA members as well. Cliff encouraged members to share contact information so that new retirees can be provided with a complimentary membership.

7. Second Call for Nominations

Sherry Robbins asked for nominations from the floor for each position on the ERTA Board of Directors a second time. None were forth-coming.

8. Treasurer’s Report

Copies of the audited financial statement for the 2015–2016 year were circulated through-out the meeting room. Receipts totalled $22,297.37 while expenses were $23,037.04, resulting in a deficit of $739.67 (basically the cost of the logo design.) Association assets currently equal $23,368.22. ERTA has a liability of $6,030.00 in prepaid membership fees. Sharon Schnell was thanked for her assistance again this year.

Moved by Mike Mort, seconded by Ray Roy, that the audited financial statement be approved as distributed. CARRIED.

9. Appointment of Auditor

Moved by Mike Mort, seconded by Sherry Robbins, that Brian Jordan be appointed auditor for the 2016–2017 fiscal year. CARRIED.

10. Election of ERTA Board of Directors

Sherry repeated the names of the nominees a third time before asking for nominations from the floor. The following nominees were declared elected by acclamation:
President—Joan Harrison, Vice-President—Ray Roy, Secretaries (2)—Carol Loewen and Vi Oko, Treasurer—Mike Mort, Membership Coordinator—Cliff Otto, Directors—Lynn Arnold, Veronica Hellweg, Nadine Lung, Sheila MacKay, Ingrid Neitsch, Beth Robinson, Shirley Strembitsky and Carol Williamson.

11. Appreciation of Retiring Board Members

Joan Harrison thanked Eva Nolan for her input on the orientation handbook and on the logo and welcomed Lynn Arnold to the Board of Directors.

12. Adjournment

Joan adjourned the meeting at 1:22 p.m.


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ERTA Annual General meeting minutes

The ERTA Annual General Meeting was held at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

1. Call to Order

Joan Harrison, Edmonton Retired Teachers’ Association (ERTA) President, called the meeting to order at 12:55 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda

Moved by Sheila MacKay, seconded by Ingrid Neitsch, that the agenda be adopted as distributed. CARRIED.

3. Approval of Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting

Moved by Esther Oaks, seconded by Adrienne Coull, that the minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting be accepted as printed in the June 2016 newsletter. CARRIED.

4. First Call for Nominations

As Sherry Robbins, Nominating Committee Chair, read the slate of nominees she introduced each one to the membership. She then called for nominations from the floor, but none were received.

5. President’s Report

Joan Harrison itemized the various activities that were organized for the benefit of ERTA members during the past year. Four luncheons were hosted, four newsletters were produced, two life memberships were awarded, two brunches at the Faculty Club were planned, two dinner theatre outings were booked, two technology workshops were held, a classic film viewing was coordinated, two tours of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre were arranged, and participation in the fourth annual walking challenge and the fifth Second Wind Conference was encouraged. Member interests will be surveyed in the fall. A major achievement this year has been the develop-ment of a new branch logo. Work continues on an orientation handbook for board members.

6. Membership Report

Cliff Otto stated that ERTA membership was 368 as of June 7, 2016, which included nine-teen life memberships. Thirty-six complimen-tary applications were received at a retire-ment function on June 3. Only thirty-four of the eight-one memberships due to expire at the end of June have not yet been renewed. A total of 223 ERTA members are ARTA members as well. Cliff encouraged members to share contact information so that new retirees can be provided with a complimentary membership.

7. Second Call for Nominations

Sherry Robbins asked for nominations from the floor for each position on the ERTA Board of Directors a second time. None were forth-coming.

8. Treasurer’s Report

Copies of the audited financial statement for the 2015–2016 year were circulated through-out the meeting room. Receipts totalled $22,297.37 while expenses were $23,037.04, resulting in a deficit of $739.67 (basically the cost of the logo design.) Association assets currently equal $23,368.22. ERTA has a liability of $6,030.00 in prepaid membership fees. Sharon Schnell was thanked for her assistance again this year. Moved by Mike Mort, seconded by Ray Roy, that the audited financial statement be approved as distributed. CARRIED.

9. Appointment of Auditor

Moved by Mike Mort, seconded by Sherry Robbins, that Brian Jordan be appointed auditor for the 2016–2017 fiscal year. CARRIED.

10. Election of ERTA Board of Directors

Sherry repeated the names of the nominees a third time before asking for nominations from the floor. The following nominees were declared elected by acclamation:
President—Joan Harrison, Vice-President—Ray Roy, Secretaries (2)—Carol Loewen and Vi Oko, Treasurer—Mike Mort, Membership Coordinator—Cliff Otto, Directors—Lynn Arnold, Veronica Hellweg, Nadine Lung, Sheila MacKay, Ingrid Neitsch, Beth Robinson, Shirley Strembitsky and Carol Williamson.

11. Appreciation of Retiring Board Members

Joan Harrison thanked Eva Nolan for her input on the orientation handbook and on the logo and welcomed Lynn Arnold to the Board of Directors.

12. Adjournment

Joan adjourned the meeting at 1:22 p.m.

ERTA Annual General Meeting - 2016

The ERTA Annual General Meeting was held at the Chateau Louis Hotel & Conference Centre on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

1. Call to Order

Joan Harrison, Edmonton Retired Teachers’ Association (ERTA) President, called the meeting to order at 12:55 p.m.

2. Approval of Agenda

Moved by Sheila MacKay, seconded by Ingrid Neitsch, that the agenda be adopted as distributed. CARRIED.

3. Approval of Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting

Moved by Esther Oaks, seconded by Adrienne Coull, that the minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting be accepted as printed in the June 2016 newsletter. CARRIED.

4. First Call for Nominations

As Sherry Robbins, Nominating Committee Chair, read the slate of nominees she introduced each one to the membership. She then called for nominations from the floor, but none were received.

5. President’s Report

Joan Harrison itemized the various activities that were organized for the benefit of ERTA members during the past year. Four luncheons were hosted, four newsletters were produced, two life memberships were awarded, two brunches at the Faculty Club were planned, two dinner theatre outings were booked, two technology workshops were held, a classic film viewing was coordinated, two tours of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre were arranged, and participation in the fourth annual walking challenge and the fifth Second Wind Conference was encouraged. Member interests will be surveyed in the fall. A major achievement this year has been the develop-ment of a new branch logo. Work continues on an orientation handbook for board members.

6. Membership Report

Cliff Otto stated that ERTA membership was 368 as of June 7, 2016, which included nine-teen life memberships. Thirty-six complimentary applications were received at a retire-ment function on June 3. Only thirty-four of the eight-one memberships due to expire at the end of June have not yet been renewed. A total of 223 ERTA members are ARTA members as well. Cliff encouraged members to share contact information so that new retirees can be provided with a complimentary membership.

7. Second Call for Nominations

Sherry Robbins asked for nominations from the floor for each position on the ERTA Board of Directors a second time. None were forth-coming.

8. Treasurer’s Report

Copies of the audited financial statement for the 2015–2016 year were circulated through-out the meeting room. Receipts totalled $22,297.37 while expenses were $23,037.04, resulting in a deficit of $739.67 (basically the cost of the logo design.) Association assets currently equal $23,368.22. ERTA has a liability of $6,030.00 in prepaid membership fees. Sharon Schnell was thanked for her assistance again this year.

Moved by Mike Mort, seconded by Ray Roy, that the audited financial statement be approved as distributed. CARRIED.

9. Appointment of Auditor

Moved by Mike Mort, seconded by Sherry Robbins, that Brian Jordan be appointed auditor for the 2016–2017 fiscal year. CARRIED.

10. Election of ERTA Board of Directors

Sherry repeated the names of the nominees a third time before asking for nominations from the floor. The following nominees were declared elected by acclamation:
President—Joan Harrison, Vice-President—Ray Roy, Secretaries (2)—Carol Loewen and Vi Oko, Treasurer—Mike Mort, Membership Coordinator—Cliff Otto, Directors—Lynn Arnold, Veronica Hellweg, Nadine Lung, Sheila MacKay, Ingrid Neitsch, Beth Robinson, Shirley Strembitsky and Carol Williamson.

11. Appreciation of Retiring Board Members

Joan Harrison thanked Eva Nolan for her input on the orientation handbook and on the logo and welcomed Lynn Arnold to the Board of Directors.

12. Adjournment

Joan adjourned the meeting at 1:22 p.m.

When "The Maple Leaf Forever" was written, it was considered for the national anthem, but the lyrics were thought to be too British. "O Canada" was commissioned for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony. The lyrics were originally in French. An English version was created in 1906. A second version that was not a literal French translation was written in 1908. The lyrics were revised twice before taking their present form in 1980 when the song officially became the national anthem. The French lyrics have remained unaltered.