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SNA Tours offers exclusive fares for ARTA members

SNA Tours offers exclusive fares for ARTA members, for 2 special trips to China and Tibet in May 2015.Click Here

news & views**Spring 2015**

The official ARTA magazine, is published 4 times a year. To see the most recent and previous versions Click Here

President's Message - **Spring 2015**

Thoughts on a Pre-Spring Day

By the time you read this, the days will be longer and the temperature warmer—and I will wonder what I was thinking about when I penned this article. Right now, I long for less snow to shovel, for fewer bulky winter clothes and for warm fingers. I know this longing will pass as I either immerse myself in travel articles and do something about it, or just plan for summer.

Thankfully, travel articles in news & views entice me with fascinating destinations—so many places to go and so much to learn. The glossy brochures hold much promise, but it is the lived experience I appreciate and trust. Thank goodness for ARTA travel insurance and the work of the Health and Wellness Benefits Committee that ensures worry-free travel.

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Executive Director's Report - **Spring 2015**

"I’d seen people overstay their welcome and I didn’t want that to happen at all." — Bobby Rahal

In 2011, Canada and the United States (US) issued the Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness document. As part of delivering on their commitments in the Action Plan, Canada and the US are undertaking the Entry/Exit Initiative. The Entry/Exit Initiative allows officials to track how many days Canadians have spent in the US. Prior to the agreement, the country could only track entry dates, not exit dates.
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We've gone social: Check out ARTA on Facebook!

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our Facebook page! Click Here to visit our page, and become one of the first ARTA members to join our brand new Facebook community – simply click the 'like' button at the top of your screen. At ARTA, we're always looking for the best ways to connect with our members. With many of you communicating online, our new Facebook page is an easy way to keep up-to-date with the latest ARTA news and events. We'll be posting great wellness tips, community resources, event pictures, videos and much more. Don't miss out on the action, join us today!

Not a Facebook member? No problem. You will still have access to all the same great resources you've come to expect as a member of ARTA, including this website.

Alberta School Employee Benefits Plan

We're happy to announce that the ARTA Member Benefits Account is now available to all ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan Members. Through our partnership with the Alberta School Employee Benefits Plan (ASEBP), we are proud to be able to offer this online resource that will allow you to manage many features of your benefits plan at your convenience. For more go to: https://arta.asebp.ab.ca or contact ASEBP at 1-855-444-2782.

Joining the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan

Built by seniors for seniors, the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan allows members to continue receiving robust coverage after retirement, including medical, dental, travel, life insurance, and home and auto options at industry-leading rates. Members also enjoy the freedom of selecting the coverage level that's right for them – from basic medical and dental coverage, to enhanced offerings that include unmatched travel options.

ARTA makes it easy for members to manage their coverage. With access to fast claims service and point of sale claims, ARTA works with health service providers across Canada to reduce members' time spent processing claims – often the covered amount will be deducted right at the cash register. And with leading technology for managing coverage and innovative wellness programs, ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan members have a wealth of tools available to enhance their health and wellness.

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About ARTA Video

The Alberta Retired Teachers' Association represents retirees from many career paths and walks of life. We do this through advocacy for seniors, wellness solutions, a wide range of member services, and the ARTA Retiree Benefits Plan – the only plan of its kind for retirees in Canada. Celebrating our 50th anniversary, we're proud of the services and programs we're able to offer our members.
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ARTA Advocacy & Lobbying

Effective lobbying & advocacy enables people to act with integrity, individually and collectively, to build genuine trustworthy relationships and create networks and goodwill.
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ARE you a Regular ARTA member in good standing? The Branch Initiative Grant is intended to be used at the Branch level for NEW programs or activities or new pilot projects not currently provided by existing ARTA services...
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The 2015 ARTA Walking Challenge
starts April 1st

Record your best 30 days from April 1 – June 30 then return your record sheet to your branch president. Pedometers can be sourced from your branch president.

Walking Challenge instruction sheet 2015

Walking Challenge 2015 Recording Form

Walking Challenge 2015 Recording Form (Excel)

Walking Challenge Submission Form 2015

Studies and recommendations to encourage you to make walking a part of each and every day

2015 Annual ARTA Golf Tournament

Ponoka Community Golf Course
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
1PM Texas Scramble, Shotgun Start

$125 Registration includes:

  • Green Fees for 18 holes
  • Power Cart
  • Lunch - noon - Beef on a Bun
  • Supper - 8 oz BBQ Steak

Registration Forms available by this link (click here) or from your ARTA Branch Executive

Mail your registration form and cheque
(payable to ARTA Golf Tournament) to:

Dave Lindstrand
5103 62 St
Ponoka AB T4J 1K4

For more information email:
tex47ca@yahoo.com or
call Dave 403-783-6974

Click here to download Registration form

Regional workshop in Edmonton
on Wills, Estates and Cost of Ageing
April 23, 2015

Parkland Area Retired Teachers’ Association (PARTA) is holding a regional workshop in Edmonton on Wills, Estates and Cost of Ageing. Join us for 2 informative sessions on Thursday, April 23. For speaker information and the registration form, please click here.

10th annual Steppin’ Out conference
April 30 and May 1, 2015

CRTA — Calgary Retired Teachers’ Association hosts the 10th annual Steppin’ Out conference on Thursday April 30, 2015 and Friday May 1, 2015. Click here for more information and registration www.calgaryretiredteachers.org
Register soon as space is limited.

JUNE 9, 2015

A full day workshop that covers a variety of interesting topics.

Click here for Program Information and Registration Form.
Register soon as space is limited.

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