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RAQ Newsletter - October 2018

Newsletter of the Retirees’ Association of Queen’s             October 2019           Vol 18     No 1  

President’s Report

This newsletter edition outlines, in the individual reports, the activities that have occupied Council in the past few months, projects making RAQ a more efficient organization and bringing new opportunities to its members.  

Over the summer, an ad hoc policy review committee has consolidated past Council decisions and begun to produce a policy handbook that will guide future Councils.  In addition, Diane Kelly, our new Vice-President, has started a review of our constitution.  She and our Administrator have met with the Queen’s Privacy Officer to assess our privacy policy and to bring it into line with the Queen’s policy.  Diane and another small group have negotiated an exciting travel opportunity for RAQ members.  Look for the announcement of the tour “Greece — a Journey to Fabled Places” for information about how to sign up.

The Pension and Benefits report will bring good news for Queen’s retirees. In a contract with a new benefits provider for Queen’s employees, retirees will have opportunities for additional coverage not available in the current arrangements.    The report will give you details.

Those of you who have read the new Principal’s letter in the September 28 edition of the Gazette, “A Conversation “ with the Community”, will want to attend RAQ’s New Members’ Reception at the University Club on November 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Dr. Deane will be our speaker at this event and you can read his letter at:  (  Come and meet the principal, or renew your relationship with him, and hear what he has to say about his vision for Queen’s.

The RAQ Council continues to work to represent you in negotiations with the university and to bring you new opportunities for association with your colleagues.  I hope you will enjoy your participation in some of the many activities available.

Eleanor Rogers, RAQ President



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