April 3, 2017

The QART Spring Luncheon

The QART Spring Luncheon takes place at the St. Pius X Culinary Institute on Wednesday, April 26, at 11:30 A.M. The cost of the 4-course meal, including a glass of wine, tax, and tip, is $25. Regular members who have paid their dues will be charged $22 for a saving of $3.

Guests are welcome but there is a limited number of places. These places will be allocated to those who send in their payments first.

Please contact Annie Schaffhauser (azuk1024@gmail.com or 514-374-1549).

Please make your cheque payable to QART and mail to:
Pat Griffin
413 Tremblay
Lasalle, QC H8R 2W5

Please have your cheques in by
April 19, 2017.

The QART Annual General Meeting

The QART Annual General Meeting will take place at the St. Pius X Culinary Institute on Wednesday, May 17 at 11:15 A.M. in Room 1254.

The main item on the agenda is the financial report for the previous financial year (April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017). There will be no elections for the QART executive as all QART executive members are only completing their first year of a two-year term.

At 12:00 noon, the Pius X Culinary Institute will be serving a buffet lunch. The regular cost of this lunch is $15 but regular and honorary members of QART will only be charged $5. This, as a token of our appreciation to those regular and honorary members who came out to attend to QART business.

Please contact Annie Schaffhauser (azuk1024@gmail.com or 514-374-1549) before Friday, May 12, to tell us if you will be attending the AGM and buffet lunch.

The March 2017 QART Newsletter is now available

You can find our latest newsletter at this link.

National Health Care Strategy for Seniors

Last October 19th, upon the recommendation of ACER-CART (Canadian Association of Retired Teachers), QART endorsed the National Health Care Strategy for Seniors. QART's endorsement adds weight to CART's position and strengthens lobbying efforts on federal and provincial governments to prioritize health care for seniors. This is especially important at this time when talks between the federal and provincial governments establishing new financial rules for health care financing are taking place. The full text of this endorsement can be read here.

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

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).