May 9, 2022


.Dear QART members and friends,

I am pleased to inform you that the QART AGM Meeting and Luncheon will take place as planned at the Casa Grecque restaurant in Montreal North. The restaurant’s address is 10651 Pie-IX at the corner of Amiens. The AGM starts at 11:30 AM.

The first order of business will be to place your luncheon order. This will allow the restaurant to prepare your meals while we conduct AGM business.

We will limit ourselves to essential topics only. These include the following:

  • The Auditor’s Report for the previous financial year,
  • The Naming of the Auditor for the 2022-2023 financial year,
  • The Financial Report for 2021-2022,
  • The Naming of the Executive Committee.

Other business will be dealt with at the next general meeting in either September or October.

 The QART AGM luncheon menu is as follows:

Menu:  Lentil Soup

Choice of one of five(5) entrees:

  • Pita Souvlaki (Pork or Chicken)
  • Souvlaki Plate (1 Pork stick or 1 Chicken stick)
  • 4 Butterfly Shrimps
  • Fish and Chips
  • Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Sauce on the side

(All entrees are accompanied with Greek-style potatoes, house salad, and rice; with the exception of Fish & Chips, which is accompanied with French fries, house salad, and rice).

Dessert: A cake or a baklava, and coffee or tea

 Cost: $20.00 (tax & tip included)

Reminder: The Casa Grecque is a BYOB establishment. You can bring your own wine.

 Don’t forget that at the end of the meal there will be drawings for door prizes: three bottles of wine. For our paid-up regular and honorary members, there will be special drawings for three complimentary meals and two $25 Scarolie gift certificates.

 If you plan to attend, you must give in your name to Annie Schaffhauser by Friday, May 20th. This will allow us to fix our numbers with the restaurant. Annie can be reached by telephone at 438-342-8535 or by email at azuk1024@gmail.com.

 Please be at the restaurant by 11:30 AM. Guests are welcome.

 My best wishes,

John.

 

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WHAT’S UP NEXT?

At this point in the normal QART calendar, there remains just one event, the AGM and accompanying luncheon. This is usually scheduled in May. No AGM could be held last year because of the pandemic. For the same reason, I do not foresee holding a physical AGM this year until the fall, at the earliest.

However, our financial year ends March 31st. Before we plan anything further, our treasurer, Steve Dursa, has to close the year and produce the annual financial statements. QART will send these to you in the next bulletin.

Once QART’s financial statements are published, we will be ready in May to start collecting next year’s membership fees. To do this, Steve Dursa will first send out invoices. A few days later, he will send you a statement of account. Please wait until you receive your statement of account before you pay. A large number of regular members have earned varying amounts of credits in compensation for the lack of physical events in 2020-2021. Waiting for your statement of account helps ensure that you pay the correct amount with your credits worked in.

This year, we will replace the May AGM luncheon with a stay-at-home event if it is financially possible. Before QART can return to normal group activities, we would need that a large percentage of the population be vaccinated, that social distancing be lifted, and that indoor locations, such as restaurants, be fully opened. I am not sure when all this will happen, but I believe that our memorial celebration in November and our Christmas gathering in December are definite possibilities.

Membership Dues

It's now that time when QART starts collecting the membership fees for the new year 2020-2021. Membership is the life blood of the association. We really 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:

QART
291 ave. du Parc
L'Ile-Perrot, QC
J7V 9Z
Attention: Steve Dursa

 

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