Public Relations Report
Guy Hansen, Chair
Our committee is still advancing the “ROOTS”
book by our first recipient of the RTAM
Award for a First Nations student. It is now
ready for printing. Like most of our efforts, it was to
be further promoted at our spring AGM,
Telling YOU and the rest of Manitoba about our
second award recipient, Frances Ross, another
awesome candidate. See the write-up in this issue
of KIT. These two young ladies exemplify the value
inherent in supporting Northerners.
We have been promoting re-branding of Chapter
names. There has been discussion at the Board
level, an agreement that the issue would go to
the Chapter Chair meeting at our spring AGM for
discussion and hopefully, decision. In an informal
telephone survey 15/18 chapter chairs agreed, with
the new name to be, for example, “RTAM, Dauphin
This will emphasize the fact that we are ALL, all
10,000, members of RTAM, a provincial body.
A board motion was passed so that individual
chapters can lay a wreath for November 11. for
RTAM. In this year of co-vid, this will probably be
a wobbly start, but a startup, nevertheless.. The
Legion itself is uncertain right now about the future
of wreath laying in Manitoba. We are assured that
should this go ahead they will need little notice to
ship you a wreath. Chapters will have to apply.
Continue to promote our “Memories” anthology
of retired teacher’s experiences. This project can
only succeed if you participate, so please check our
Website for guidelines.
RTAM Financial Report
Pat Bowslaugh, Treasurer The advent of COVID -19 has resulted in
several alternative methods in the planning
of our AGM including providing a virtual
meeting via a ZOOM platform. In preparation for the
AGM on September30, 2020
Please note the following information:
• We continue to use the services of Cambrian
Credit Union as our banking institution.
• Reports of receipts, expenses and account
balances are presented to the Board monthly.
• A package of motions is to be presented at the
– acceptance of the Financial Report
– approval of the budget for the 2020-21 year
– acceptance of the Auditor’s Report
– confirmation of the membership fee (proposed
to remain at $3.00 monthly)
– confirmation of rates for travel, lodging and
Please note that all financial records are on file at
the RTAM Office.
Wellness Seminar and Photography
The Wellness Seminar scheduled in October and the Photography Workshop slated for
September are postponed to 2021.
Dates are to be determined, and will be posted on our website.
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