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RTAM Okanagan Chapter Christmas Luncheon

By Glenda Waugh

Gary,Gerry,Isabelle,Leo,Lorne O M

n December 12, 2013, the Okanagan chapter held its annual Christmas lun-

cheon. It was held at the Sunset Ranch Golf Course and attended by 23 members, including several new additions. We welcomed our new-


est members: Judith Bernard and Ronald Ford from Penticton and Gary and Gerry Little from Salmon Arm. We continue to draw from a wider and wider area. A gourmet four–course lunch was provided by Sunset Ranch staff. A “Tacky Gift

A Great Idea That Works!

Robin Richardson, for NARTA

oney, or the offer of it, is one of the best ways to get peoples’ attention!

Tat is exactly why NARTA (Neepawa Area Retired

Teachers’ Association) decided to set up a bursary fund in the catchment area. Tanks to the grant from the provincial RTAM (Retired

Teachers’ of Manitoba), NARTA received enough funds to print brochures, purchase a memory book and do a mail- ing to retired teachers and their friends. Te bursary not only provides financial support for

young people, but also raises the profile of both RTAM and NARTA in our communities and provides an opportunity for teachers to continue their support for education. A great idea that works! §

Life Members Dececember 2013 / January - March 2014

Griffin, Lola M White Rock, BC

Hall, Agnes Margaret Vancouver, BC

Maendel, Peter Portage La Prairie, MB

Polka Rose C Winnipeg, MB

Chalaturnyk Wanda Gimli, MB


Mcauley, Mildred M Altona, MB

Scharien, Irene M Portage La Prairie, MB

Jolicoeur, Agnes Winnipeg , MB

Klim, Sophie East Selkirk, MB

Exchange” was held, most people agreeing that a cap that came with its own hair was the “tackiest” of the gifts. All enjoyed the stimulating conversation, the great food and of course, the wine. §


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