October 15, 2021


Dear QART members,

It's time to sign-up for QART's next event, the QART Annual Mass and Luncheon, which will be held on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021.

  1. The QART mass starts at 11:00 A.M. in Our Lady of Fatima church. Once again, Father Joseph Sullivan has agreed to be our celebrant. There will be a collection for Our Lady of Fatima parish during the offertory. During the mass, we will pay tribute to those who have passed away by reading out their names. The list of names will include members of QART, or members of their immediate family, as well as former colleagues who worked in the greater QART educational community.

    Our Lady of Fatima’s address is 875 Boul. Marcel-Lau­rin, Ville St.-Laurent. The church is situated at the south-east corner of Marcel-Laurin and Decelles. The best approach is to go northbound on Marcel-Laurin so as to be able to turn into the parking lot situated just before the church.

  2. The luncheon will be held after the mass, around 12:00 noon at Au Vieux Duluth in Ville St.-Laurent at 1997 Marcel Laurin. BYOB. Guests are welcome. There will be a drawing open to all who attend for three bottles of wine. There will also be a drawing for three free meals open to paid-up regular members and honorary members.

    It is really important that you tell us if you are going, so that we can pass on accurate information to the restaurant.

    If you wish to go, contact Annie Schaffhauser by November 5th at the latest. Her email address is azuk1024@gmail.com. Her phone number is (438)-342-8535.

  3. Remember that QART complies with the Quebec health safety regulations that are in effect.

My best wishes,
Looking forward to seeing you there,
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

 

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