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Notice of RTAM Policy Change Joan Dawson, Chairperson, Bylaws and Policy Committee


The following interim policy changes have the approval of the Board of Directors of RTAM and will be brought to the May, 2014, AGM in Winnipeg, for disposition:


Interim Policy Changes for AGM 2014


POLICY MOTION #1 (Dawson/Bornn) That Section 2 - Principles of RTAM be amended to read: Section 2 - Principles of RTAM 2.05 Health Policy RTAM advocates: ADD


c) Support of the ACER-CART endorsement of the Principles to Guide Health Care Transformation in Canada.


(RATIONALE: This statement acknowledges the ACER-CART endorsement of the Principles to Guide Health Care in Canada document.)


POLICY MOTION #2 (Dawson/Bornn) That Section 7 - DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS 7.01 President be amended to read: Section 7- DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS 7.01 President: The President shall: w) Be a Director at ACER-CART AGM be amended to read: w) Be an Observer at ACER-CART AGM.


(RATIONALE: This reflects RTAM Board attempt to reduce the onerous workload of the President.)


POLICY MOTION #3 (Dawson/Sitter) That Section 7- DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS


7.02 Vice-President be amended to read: 7.02 Vice-President The Vice-President shall:


d) Be an Observer at ACER-CART AGM be amended to read: Be a Director at ACER-CART AGM


(RATIONALE: In keeping with reducing the workload of the President, this statement gives the Vice-President primary responsibility for matters pertaining to ACER-CART.)


POLICY MOTION # 4 (Dawson/Bornn)


That Section 7.07 Representatives to the ACER-CART AGM be amended to read:


DELETE the statement: The President shall be a Director at ACER-CART AGM and the Vice-President shall be an Observer. If the Vice President is unable to attend, the Board may appoint a replacement. REPLACE WITH: The President shall be an Observer at AGM and the Vice-President shall be a Director. If either representative is unable to attend, then the Board may appoint a replace- ment.


(RATIONALE: This statement provides consistency with the preceding POLICY MOTIONS #1 and #2.)


POLICY MOTION #5 (Dawson/Bornn) That 8.06 (5) Educational Advocacy Committee be amended to read: ADD n) Oversee the administration of the annual RTAM Student Award Program.


(RATIONALE: This statement allocates committee responsibility for the adminis- tration of the recently established annual RTAM Student Award program.)


Policy Motion # 6 (Dawson/Bornn) Section 14-STAFF 14.03 Duties of the Administrative Assistant be amended to read:


The Administrative Assistant shall: ADD


n) Serve as one of the signing officers of the corporation.


(RATIONALE: The Administrative Assistant has increased duties with regards to financial matters and this facilitates that assigned task.)


Policy Motion #7 (Dawson/Bornn) That SECTION 15 – DONATIONS AND AWARDS be amended to read: ADD (new) 15.04 RTAM Student Award Program RTAM shall offer an annual RTAM Student Award Program. The main source of funds for the Student Award Program shall be the revenue generated by the endowment fund established with the Winnipeg Foundation.


(RATIONALE: This statement gives policy acknowledgment to the 2013 estab- lishment of the annual RTAM Student Award Program.)


Approval of Bylaw Amendments for AGM 2014


The following bylaw amendments will require a 2/3 majority at the AGM in order to pass:


BYLAW AMENDMENT MOTION #1 (Dawson/Bornn) That ARTICLE 2 – OBJECTS be amended to read: ADD 2.02 Mission Statement The mission of the Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba (RTAM) is to serve and advocate for all retired teachers.


(RATIONALE: This mission statement defines our reason for existing, gives us a unified sense of purpose and improves decision making with clarity about our goals.)


2.03 Vision Statement The vision of The Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba (RTAM) is the economic well-being of retired teachers through appropriate member services and strong partner relationships.


(RATIONALE: The vision statement defines our optimal desired future state: what we want to achieve over time.)


2.04 Values and Principles The Retired Teachers’ Association of Manitoba (RTAM) values belief in mutual respect, diversity of opinion, tolerance of different viewpoints, integrity and transparency while working collaboratively towards a common goal.


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