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OCRA’s First Webinar a Success

After many weeks of preparation, OCRA conducted its first live Zoom webinar. It was quite a learning experience for OCRA’s directors and there was a collective sigh of relief when the webinar ran smoothly.

Many thanks to the OCRA members who registered and attended. There was representation from 18 of the 24 Ontario Colleges. Members who attended the webinar are encouraged to provide feedback to . For members who missed the webinar, a summary will be made available in the upcoming OCRA newsletter (February 2022).

OCRA’s First Informational Webinar

On Thursday October 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, join us for OCRA’s inaugural Zoom webinar. This short presentation by OCRA’s President and Vice President will update members on OCRA’s latest activities and future plans.

The webinar is open to all OCRA members in good standing. Instructions on how to register for the webinar will be sent to members via email or Canada Post in the week of October 4, 2021. The deadline for registration is Sunday October 17, 2021.

Opportunity to Serve on the 2021 OCRA Board

OCRA (Ontario Colleges Retirees’ Association) is currently looking for two retirees to serve two-year appointments on its Board. OCRA is an organization that advocates for its members on issues of concern to community college retirees and to retirees of associations served by the CAAT Pension Plan. Visit the website www.ocraretirees.ca for more information.

As a member of the Board, there will be opportunities to work on projects to provide information and assistance to OCRA members.

To serve on the Board, the retiree must be a paid-up member of OCRA and be interested in learning about the CAAT Pension Plan and college system benefits. A candidate should be able to communicate by email and have basic computer skills. The typical time commitment for a Board member without a portfolio is a few hours most months of the year.

Board meetings are held online via Zoom with an option to phone in to the meeting. General Meetings are open to all OCRA members and usually held once a year at an Ontario community college.

For more information, please contact Linda Choptiany, OCRA President, at .

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