Retirees' Association

Retirees Association of Queen's

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RAQ Membership Update


Calling All Queen’s Retirees!

We count on a strong membership base to support RAQ’s efforts to promote and enhance the advantages ofbeing a Queen’s Retiree. For a nominal  annual rate ($25 for a single and $40 for a couple membership), RAQ members have access to an array of exceptional learning opportunities and preferential rates on many products and services.

Queen’s pension and benefits are priorities for all of us. RAQ advocates forcefully and continuously for retirees’ interests as new plans and benefits programs are negotiated. RAQ members also have access to a host of other privileges, including preferred rates for travel, car and home insurance and discounts on a variety of tours world-wide. Your new Queen’s Retiree Card, which RAQ will finalize this year in collaboration with the University, will open the door to a range of other products and services. We invite you to visit the RAQ website at and click on Deals and Discounts to learn more about current privileges and benefits.

If you are not currently a member of RAQ, or if you know other Queen’s retirees who might be interested, please email Cheryl Descent, Office Administrator, at  for information on how to join RAQ(or renew your membership).  You’ll be pleased to know that we offer a free one-year membership for new members. There is lots going on this fall as RAQ launches its 2018/2019 program of activities so don’t miss out. We look forward to seeing you at the Fall Reception for new members on November 21st .

Thanks for your support.

Donna Lounsbury, RAQ Membership Chair

The RAQ Annual Fall Reception
for Raq Members and Guests
will be held on
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
at the University Club
Watch for your invitation!


RAQ Welcomes New Members

James Cordy (School of Computing) & Nancy Quinn; Dana Edge (School of Nursing) & Paul Thomson; Mary Ann Emmons (ITS/PeopleSoft) & Randy Emmons; Ray Filteau (CMC Microsystems) & Alison Filteau; Dan Gale (CMC Microsystems); Irene High (University Registrar's Office); Paul Juniper (Industrial Relations Centre); Nancy Leake (Faculty of Law); Suzanne Maranda (University Libraries); Patrick O'Neill (Languages, Literatures and Cultures) & Trudi O'Neill; Shirley Roth (School of Music); Judy Russel (ITS) & Rick Pim (ITS); Ann Smithers (University Libraries); John Whiteley (Psychology/U of Manitoba) & Marilyn Goodyear Whiteley.