June 21, 2016

QART's website has been updated

Check out the website. We're getting ready for the new 2016-2017 membership year. A lot of new information has been added.

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, qart.mtl@outlook.com

First General Meeting for 2016-2017

Pius X has advised us that it can no longer serve lunch later than 12:00 noon. It has also increased the cost of the lunch buffet from $12 to $15.
In reaction to this, the QART Executive Committee has decided to adjust the time of general meetings at Pius X and that for the time being to not pass on the cost increase of the lunch buffet to its honorary and regular members

Therefore, the next general meeting for QART is scheduled for

11:00 A.M.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Pius X Business Centre & Culinary Institute Room 1254
Lunch buffet to follow at 12:00 noon
($5 for an Honorary or Regular Member, $15 for anyone else)

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.