For those who were not at the AGM on May 18, this is a short summary of some items that were discussed. [This summary may also be helpful for those who were there but have already forgotten what was said!] The photos below (and on the opening screen of our site) are to demonstrate that a meeting was held and – perhaps to your surprise – that those in attendance seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Linda Choptiany, President of OCRA, forwarded to our Association the article below, published April 25 in Benefits Canada. The generally positive report on the financial health of our pension plan is moderately encouraging. If I (your humble scribe) remember correctly, there is a two step process that could be triggered if the plan sufficiently improves its funding base and reserves. (1) The increased contribution levels imposed on existing employees back when the plan was in financial difficulty, will be reduced again. (2) If the funding picture improves further, the pension indexing for the years of service prior to 1992 might be reinstated, on an optional basis, from year to year. I must emphasize that this is a long shot, and years away at best, but at least the plan seems to be doing reasonably well at the moment. See below.
An exhibition and sale of works in a wide variety of printmaking techniques. Come and meet the artists at a wine and cheese reception on Saturday May 7, 3 - 5 p.m. at the Window Art Gallery (Victoria at Princess). The exhibition runs from May 2 to May 29th.
Printmakers in the show: Margaret Bignell, Wendy Cain, Barb Carr, Jane Hamilton-Khaan, Shirley Kalfin, Ian Kennedy, Nancy Paul, Jenny Raymond, Angela Saxe, and Kym Fenlon-Spazuk.