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 aim to become 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.
BCITRA has offered 8 of the many health and safety workshops developed by The Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of BC. These workshops are free-of-charge to BCITRA members. Each workshop session lasts for approximately 90 minutes and a trained senior facilitator delivers the program. The workshops contain practical and useable information and are free of technical jargon. Participants are encouraged to make concrete plans to create a safe physical environment for healthy living.
To date we have offered:
|FALLS PREVENTION (Feb. 2016)||MEMORY AND AGING (Mar. 2016)|
|DIABETES (Sep. 2016)||CHAIR YOGA (Oct. 2016)|
|STROKE (Feb. 2017)||WILLS AND ESTATES (Apr. 2017)|
|EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (May 2017)||MEMORY AND AGING (May 2018)|
We would appreciate your suggestions as to which of the free COSCBC Workshops you would be interested in attending. You can click on this link for a listing and description of the various workshops that are available. Have a look at them and then send your suggestion(s) to workshops at bcitra.
Check out the informational PDF to find out how you can help out as a Big Brother/Big Sister with the "Between Generations - In School Mentoring" program. This is a great program helping younger kids to get a good start in life - this could be your opportunity to "Pay it forward".
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
The membership fee is purposefully kept low at $10. The majority of dues collected are used to grow the BCITRA Endowment Fund, while the rest covers operating costs. Membership fees are due and payable in January of each year.
You can pay your Membership fee by cheque, payable to the BCIT Retirees’ Association, and mail to:BCIT Retirees’ Association
Or, you can pay by PayPal by clicking on the ‘Pay Now’ button below. If you wish to use PayPal but do not have a PayPal account, select the ‘Pay with a credit card or Visa debit card’ option on the PayPal page and follow the prompts.
You can donate to the BCITRA Endowment Fund by using the drop down menu below and selecting the amount you wish to donate.
If you donate an amount of $25 or more, you will receive a tax receipt and your membership fee will be waived for the year.
Alternatively, You may mail in a cheque to the BCITRA office with an amount of your choosing. Please write a note on the cheque to indicate ‘BCITRA Endowment Fund’.
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