Committees

Audit (Jacqueline Aird, Chair)

Members

Rich Prophet, Martha Foster, Louise Guérin, and David Kendall.

Terms of reference

  • To receive reports on the financial reporting process and to review internal controls from the Auditor or the Chief Financial Officer;
  • To revise the scope and terms of the audit engagement, including the proposed fees, and review the plan for the annual audit with the external Auditor;
  • To recommend to the Board the appointment of an external Auditor, in consultation with management;
  • To review the audited financial statements with the external Auditor and management, and to report with recommendations to the Board;
  • To review the organization’s management of risk and highlight any areas requiring review, and
  • To prepare a written report to the Board for the Annual Meeting related to the aforementioned duties.
Benefits (Gayle Manley, Chair)

Members

Rich Prophet, Bill Huzar, Claudia Mang, Ward Levine, Ian Cryer, Lorraine Knowles, Randy Kushnier, Roger Régimbal, and Mary Valtellini.

Terms of reference

  • To develop and make recommendations as necessary, to the Board on the operation, administration, interpretation, and application of the RTOERO Group Insurance Plan;
  • To develop and make recommendations to the Board, as necessary, on the development of policies and procedures to provide for the governance of the RTOERO Group Insurance Plan;
  • To make recommendations to the Board on the appointment and review of insurance carriers, underwriters, administrators, claim payers, consultants, and other professional help. A formal review of these third-party providers shall be done by an external organization, approved by the Board, at least every seven years and make recommendations to the Board;
  • To review and make recommendations to the Board on plan design and premiums;
  • To oversee the Benefit Entitlement Review (BER) process and ensure that unresolved issues and their ongoing status are reported to the Board;
  • To provide, through the Board, a written report at the Annual Meeting and at the Fall Forum of RTOERO wherein the financial experience and operation of the various plans of RTOERO are disclosed;
  • To make recommendations to the Board on any requirement to establish a separate fund or expend money from the Health Premium Stabilization Fund, and
  • To recommend to the Board strategies and resources regarding wellness for members.
Governance and Nomination (Bill Huzar, Chair)

Members

Rich Prophet, Martha Foster, Caroll Carkner, Folgo DellaVedova, Gail King, George Merrett

Terms of reference

  • To be shared shortly
Marketing and Communications (Margaret Coleman, Chair)

Members

John Cappelletti, Bill Doyle, Paul Healy, Bill Otto, Helen Reid, Lorraine Séguin, and Martin Higgs.

Terms of reference

  • To provide outreach to prospective members including conference representation;
  • To develop communication issues, strategies, initiatives and products;
  • To serve as a resource to the Board, Districts and other Committees;
  • To monitor RTOERO communication practices regarding effective internal and external communication practices, and
  • To offer District and regional workshops when requested and within the Committee’s budget.
Member Services (Anne Marie Farnworth, Chair)

Members

Louise Guérin, Georgina Eldridge, Gary Fick, Dennis Gushulak, Randy Kushnier, Dennis Quinn, and Morris Tait.

Terms of reference

  • The main priority of the Member Services Committee is the development and implementation of a recruitment and succession planning strategy for District volunteers;

Additional areas of focus include:

  • To review the service and outreach of the District Goodwill programs;
  • To recommend a Goodwill strategy for RTOERO;
  • To encourage all Districts to have an active Goodwill program; and
  • To research and develop resources related to the provision of relevant information to members regarding wills, powers of attorney and estate planning.
Political Advocacy (Rick Victor, Chair)

Members

David Kendall, Richard James, Marisa Agostini, Gail Anderson, Bob McGahey, Inta Aldridge, and Jacqueline Asselin.

Terms of reference

  • To identify and provide resources supporting District Vibrant Voices advocacy and pension initiatives as approved by the Board;
  • To develop criteria for District use in election campaigns;
  • To be knowledgeable about the provisions of all pension plans represented throughout our current and prospective membership; and
  • To provide advice on the development and implementation of federal or provincial legislation which does not support Defined Benefit Pensions.
Community Grants and Scholarships Committee (Patricia Rogers, Chair)

Members

Jackie Aird, Olive Ridler, Lynne Current, Beatrix Advent, David Huether, and Gail McAdam.

Terms of reference

  • To review and evaluate all applications for Post-Secondary Scholarships and Community Grants and recommend successful applicants for approval by the Board of Directors, and
  • To ensure that all approved Community Grant projects include appropriate recognition and visibility for RTOERO in the local community.