January 26, 2016


Date: Wed, Feb. 24, 2016
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: St. Pius X Room 1254

Guest Speaker: Susan McBoyle from SENIOR DISCOVERY TOURS will give a presentation on Winter Getaways

Buffet Luncheon to follow: $5 Regular Members, $12 Members-at-large.

Books for Book Exchange


Date: March 16, 2016
Time: 12 noon
Place: CASA GRECQUE 10651 Pie IX Montreal North (Forest Shopping Center)

Menu: Soup, Salad, Choice of 6 main entrees, Dessert, Coffee/Tea , BYOB (wine or beer)
Cost: $18 (all inclusive - tax and tip) individual bill at table

Guests Welcome

Please let me know if you are attending at catherinehb921@yahoo.com or phone: 514 457 2854
Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2016


Date: Wed. April 27, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Place: St. Pius X Culinary Institute. Guests welcome

Cost: $22 cheques to be mailed to
Patrick Griffin , 413 Tremblay St., Lasalle, QC H8R 2W5

Please let Catherine or Ron know at catherinehb921@yahoo.com or ronbarrow@yahoo.com
Deadline: April 20, 2016

QART CALENDAR     2015- 2016

Wed. September 23, 2015   Regular Meeting at St. Pius X Room 1254 at 1 p.m.
Wed. October 21, 2015        Oktoberfest  at  St. Pius X Culinary Institute at 11:30 a.m.
Wed. November 4, 2015      Regular Meeting at St. Pius X Room 1254 at 1 p.m.
Wed. November 11, 2015    Annual QART Mass  at 11 a.m. luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
Wed. December 2, 2015       Christmas Luncheon
Wed. February 24, 2016       Regular Meeting at St. Pius X Room 1254 at 1 p.m.
Wed. March 16, 2016           St. Patrick’s Luncheon
Wed. April 27, 2016              April Social at St. Pius X Culinary Institute at 11:30 a.m.
Wed. May 4, 2016                 AGM  at  St. Pius X Room 1254 at 1 p.m


Date: Wed. May 4, 2016
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: St. Pius X Room 1254

Elections of Executive...Positions:
President. 2 Vice-Presidents, 2 Secretaries

Please let anyone on the Executive know if you are willing to fill any of these positions.

It is important to note that failing to have anyone step forward, this may very well be the last year for QART as an association.

We had this very problem two years ago. However, hope springs eternal so we will remain positive that there are some members who are willing to keep the association going. Think about it.

Luncheon to follow & Book Exchange


CARRA and RRQ Become Retraite Quebec

As of January 1, 2016, the Commission administrative des regimes de retraite et d'assurances (CARRA) and the Regie des rentes du Quebec (RRQ) will operate as one agency under the name of Retraite Quebec, which will become a center of expertise on retirement. All of the services currently provided by the CARRA and the RRQ will continue to be offered by the new agency. For the moment, contact information remains the same.

If you receive payments from one of these agencies, you will continue to receive your payments on the usual dates and according to the payment method of your choice (by cheque or direct deposit). In addition, if you receive benefits from both CARRA and RRQ, you will continue to receive them in separate payments.

The RRQ has also announced that the cost of living allowance, or indexation rate for benefits, has been established at 1.2% as of January 1, 2016.

New Site URL:http://www.retraitequebec.gouv.qc.ca/en/Pages/accueil.aspx