September 15, 2016

New Newsletter

The September 2016 newsletter is now available. If you wish to have a look at it press this link.

GTAR Report

Ed Zegray has sent QART his September 2016 GTAR (Groupe de Travail des Associations de Retraites) update regarding pension consultations with the government. If you wish to read it, press this link.

QART has an email address

Do you want to communicate with QART ? Perhaps you have a suggestion or a comment. You can reach QART or any member of the Executive Committee at just one email address,

Membership Dues

It's now that time when QART starts collecting the membership fees for the new year 2016-2017. Membership is the life blood of the association. We reall depend on your support, generosity, and promptness. I thank you in advance in making this membership drive a success.

There has been no change in the fee amount. The regular membership is $30; an honorary member who has 25 years of membership attained before July 2013 pays $0; an honorary member who has 25 years of membership attained after July 2013 pays $12; a member at large who just wishes to receive the newsletter but not participate in any QART meeting or activity pays $12.

Membership forms are available in the latest QART newsletter or on this website (just click on this link). Please mail your payment (cheque only) to

c/o Pat Griffin, Treasurer
413 Tremblay
LaSalle, QC
H8R 2W5

ACER-CART (Canadian Association of Retired Teachers)

I wish to thank Ed Zegray for the many years that he has represented QART on the ACER-CART directorship. I also wish to congratulate him on his recent appointment to the ACER-CART Executive. He is now an executive officer of ACER-CART as Regional Representative for Eastern Canada including Quebec and the Maritimes. Sadly this prevents Ed from representing us in particular

As President of QART, I will, by default, be QART's new representative at ACER-CART until such time as the QART Executive Committee names a new ACER-CART representative.

Ed will continue to represent us at the provincial level on the GTAR (Le Groupe de travail des associations de retraites).

QPAT retiree consultative committee regarding group insurance for retirees

QPAT has called a meeting of this committee for Tuesday, June 21. QART will be represented at this meeting by Mary Zenaitis and Cecile Doucet-Greene.