Monday, February 22, 2010

PQRTA Meeting Notice

Notice of PQRTA April 1, 2010 General Meeting

Mark it on your calendar and plan to attend!

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. to ~ 4:00 p.m.

Format of the afternoon (all times are approximate):

· 2:00 p.m. to 2:40 p.m.: PQRTA meeting
· 2:40 to 3:00 p.m.: Break
· 3:00 - ~ 3:45 p.m.: Speaker: Carolyn Prellwitz re: Teachers’ Pension Plan

Place: Red Cedars and Maple Room at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre Jensen Avenue, Parksville

Guest Speaker: Carolyn Prellwitz, Teachers’ Pension Plan Trustee
Refreshments: Coffee/Tea and cookies.
Cost: $10.00 per person, payable at the door.

Please advise Valerie Dyer at 250-752-8824 or at, before Monday, March 15, 2010, that you plan to attend the meeting.

Just a gentle reminder:

PQRTA Policies and Procedures:
3.1.1: Notification of Attendance:
PQRTA members must contact the Programme Chairpersons no later than one (1) week before a PQRTA meeting to advise that they would like to attend and/or bring a guest to the meeting.

3.1.2 Member's Liability to Pay for an Event:

a) Once having indicated his or her intention to attend a PQRTA event, a member becomes liable to pay the announced cost of participation in that event, whether or not he or she actually attends. Failure to pay will render the member "not in good standing" until the debt is paid, and he or she may be denied access to future PQRTA events.

b) In the case of a member's defaulting guest(s), the guest(s) may be denied further access to PQRTA functions.

c) A member (or guest) is relieved of the obligation to pay if he or she notifies the PQRTA of a change in plans not less than 5 days prior to the event.

d) If at least two out of the President, Vice-President and Treasurer agree that circumstances warrant (such as bereavement or sudden medical emergency), a debt may be waived on compassionate grounds.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pension Update


Greetings, Colleagues in Retirement,

Please find, attached, the report arising out of the Pension Consultations, held province-wide by the BCTF, in 2009/10. You may recall that these consultations were held, via local meetings and/or online surveys, to seek input and guidance from the Teachers' Pension Plan membership, as to how to address future shortfalls in the Inflation Adjustment Acccount, of our pensions. As indicated in the note below, the report will go to the 2010 BCTF Annual General Meeting in March (the BCRTA is allowed representation at the Pensions section, of the BCTF AGM, and a number of the BCRTA Executive and Committee members will be attending to give input on behalf of the BCRTA membership).

Wishing us all a happy pension outcome!

Valerie Dyer
PQRTA President (2009-10)

Pension Update

BCTF Pension Consultation Report, 2010

Many BCRTA members attended local meetings of the Pension Consultation process and many others went online to do the Inflation Adjustment Account (IAA) survey. Following four months of local meetings and analysing the survey responses of over 8,000 pension plan members, the Pension Consultation Report to the 2010 BCTF Annual General Meeting is now available online at the BCTF web site.

The link below will take you directly to the full report in pdf format.