June 2017 Newsletter

President’s Message
Mary Chalmers
Summer Vacation is fast upon us
Hello Again Everyone!
The 2016-2017 year is fast coming to a close. We have had our Annual Business Meeting and we (the BLTA) have set our budget for the 2017- 2018 year. Our dues will remain at $150 for the year and the President’s release time is 50% for the upcoming year.
We have also worked hard to fill all of the positions on the BLTA Executive. I would like to welcome Rachael Smith, Larissa Boyd and Jeff Norris to the Executive. We are still looking for an Indigenous Education Chairperson. We are also looking for BLTA members to be on the Collective Bargaining Committee.
This year we are saying farewell to Carol Peters. Carol has served the BLTA for 17 years as Treasurer. She is a dear friend and colleague who gave many hours to the BLTA in support of teachers. Thank you Carol!
The Manitoba Teachers’ Association Provincial Council Meeting took place in May, 2017. MTS dues were set at $988 for the year. There was a slight increase to the DBP premium at 1.39%. Each year there is an Election for Provincial Executive. Congratulations to Kerry Enns on getting elected to PEx!
We as Teachers, Schools and the Association have much to be proud of this year. We had successful PD opportunities, class trips and engaged student learners. Each of you deserves a round of applause and a much deserved time to rest.
Mary Chalmers
Border Land Teachers Association