September 17, 2021


Dear QART members,

Finally, after an absence of 609 days, QART is BACK! Our first get-together will be held on Wednesday October 13th, 2021 at 11:30 A.M. at the l’Académie Restaurant in Pointe Claire. This will be our Thanksgiving luncheon celebration.

The Académie Restaurant is located in the Complexe Pointe-Claire shopping centre at the north-east intersection of Boulevard St.-Jean and Highway 40. This is the shopping centre where Toys’ R Us, Chapters, and the Maxi store are located.

The restaurant is a B.Y.O.B. establishment, so you can bring a bottle of your favourite wine to accompany your meal. To further entice you, QART will be offering three bottles of wine as door prizes. There will also be a drawing at the end of the meal to pay for the meals of three regular or honorary members.

 Remember that we must obey the safety regulations in effect. To gain entrance to the restaurant you must be masked and have I.D. as well as proof of complete double vaccination against COVID-19. Once seated at your table, you may remove your mask.

We are preparing for a gathering of some 45 members, and we would really like to see you there. If you want to attend, sign-up by calling Annie Schaffhauser at 438-342-8535 or by e-mailing her at azuk1024@gmail.com.

 The deadline to contact Annie is Friday, October 8th, 2021. Guests are welcome.

My best regards,
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