Who Can Join the PQRTA?

The PQRTA is proud to have members who live throughout the Oceanside (Parksville/Qualicum/Nanoose/Bowser/Errington/Coombs/etc.) areas and from as far away as Nanaimo. Educators must be members of the BCRTA in order to be members of the PQRTA

 There are a number of membership types available:
*   Active Membership shall be available, on the basis of individual application, to:
(a) all persons who, upon retirement, draw a pension from the Teachers’ Pension Plan of British Columbia and
(b) all spouses of deceased Active members.
Active Members shall pay the annual Association fee and any levy set by the Association.
*   Affiliate Membership shall be available, on the basis of individual application, to:
(a) post-secondary educators who draw a pension from the College Pension Plan of British Columbia; and
(b) post-secondary educators who draw a pension from a plan other than the College Pension Plan of British Columbia.
Affiliate Members shall pay the annual Association fee and any levy set by the Association.

Only Active and Affiliate Members of the Association who are in good standing are eligible to vote and/or hold office in the Association or one of its Branches. Active and Affiliate Members not in good standing shall not be entitled to vote, or to seek office, or to receive the benefit of membership.

*   Associate Membership shall be available, on the basis of individual application, to:
a) the spouse of an Active or Affiliate member;
b) persons who retired from staff positions with BCTF, BCTF Locals, BCSSA, BCP&VP, FPSE, TQS, the College of Teachers and the BCRTA;
c) other retired public system educators who draw their pensions from a jurisdiction outside of British Columbia.

The PQRTA gathers for a social luncheon meeting approximately every second month with summers off. At times, there are one or two items of “somewhat serious business” but, always, socializing with other retired educators is the main focus of the meeting. Committee heads have an opportunity to make a report, if they wish, but often the phrase “no report” rings merrily from their lips.

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