Welcome to the next phase of your journey with BCIT. Whether you spent 3 years or 30 years working at BCIT, you can continue to make a difference to the BCIT community and to your life as a retiree. The BCIT Retirees’ Association seeks to maintain an ongoing connection with our retirees, and to weave our membership into a community of people with a common background (BCIT), and a shared period of life (retirement).
We are people who have retired from BCIT, just like you. Our goal is to establish a community that encourages connections with other BCIT retirees, and provides opportunities to build a network of friends into our retired years. We foster opportunities to support BCIT, and assist BCIT students with bursaries that have been established through the BCITRA Endowment fund. We have fun! There are several activities, events, holiday get-togethers and workshops planned throughout the year.
We are an Association of Retirees who are visible, responsive and welcoming. We encourage members to support other members. Ours is a community where retirees can continue to contribute and add value. We support BCIT as it moves into its sixth decade, and provide assistance to students through our Endowment fund. We are a cooperative of varied and talented individuals who create and lead projects that exponentially enhance our community and beyond.
Who knew the morning of March 12, as we waited for members to register for our AGM, what the future had in store ? Never in our wildest dreams could we anticipate what has occurred.
This is a message from your board of directors to give you an update in these challenging times.
Since our AGM was cancelled and the pandemic restrictions have been in place we have not been able to keep in touch with you, our members. With the loss of our webmaster, his platform codes and the lack of physical access to our server, our communication avenues have been blocked. We are working hard with some web experts to rectify this situation as soon as possible. We ask for your patience at this time.
Your organization is still intact and prepared to establish its “new normal” . We would like to encourage everyone to stay the course, hold the line and flatten that curve! Practice social, emotional and physical distancing.
BCIT’s president Kathy Kinloch, has been very supportive and has assured us that BCIT would be happy to host us for a rescheduled AGM and Anniversary celebration as soon as it is safe to do so. At this time it appears this will occur in the fall term at the earliest.
We will communicate by eblasts as soon as we get our logistical problems sorted out. Meanwhile be safe, be calm and be well.
A virtual hug from your president for everyone….
BCIT Retirees are automatically eligible to become members of our Association. Fill out the membership registration form. When completed, click on the submit button, and you’re in! There is no membership fee required for the calendar year in which you join.
In this section you will find a link to a page full of goodies and perks available to members. Click here to access the ‘Membership has its Privileges’ link
Annual dues are $20. A 10-year pre-paid option is also available at $175; of that amount, $20 will be applied to the member's annual dues, and $155 will be contributed to the BCITRA Endowment Fund. A one-time tax receiept for $155 will be issued for the contribution year and the member will be exempt from annual dues for the remaining 9-years. A one-year contribution option is also available. Members who contribute $40 (or more) to the BCITRA Endowment Fund will recieve a tax receipt for the amount contrbuted and the member's annual dues will be waived for one year.
Membership dues and/or contributions to the BCITRA Endowment fund can be paid, as follows:
1. By Cheque
Make cheque payable to the BCIT Retirees' Association. If your cheque is for $40 or more, please notate on the cheque 'BCITRA Endowment Fund'.
2. BCITRA Payment Transfer
From the drop down menu below, select the option you choose. Click on the 'Add to Cart' button to begin the check out process. Note: You are not required to have a PayPal account to use the BCITRA Payment Transfer option. When beginning the check out process, select 'check out - pay without a PayPal account', and you will be directed to the PayPal Guest check out.
3. To contribute another amount
If you wish to contribute an amount other than those listed in the drop down menu, you may mail a cheque to the above address with an amount of your choosing.
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