Miramichi Area Retired Teachers

MARTA Members gather for annual Welcome Back Breakfast, September 5th

Tuesday morning, September 5th, with its warm, sunny weather, had 76 members of the MARTA Branch of NBSRT, turnout for their annual, Welcome Back breakfast, held at The Portage Restaurant, to kick off another great year of fun events and activities for members to enjoy. Such a fine turnout for the event had the dining room of The Portage filled to capacity, with every available table and seat occupied. Lively conversations ensued, interspersed with humour, as members shared their adventures and happenings, since the Spring AGM and Dinner, held on May 31st. MARTA also gained a new member, Tuesday morning, as one retiree decided to attend the breakfast and join on-the-spot!

MARTA Past-President, Grant Hendry, and members enjoying conversation

Added to the fine meals and pleasure of each other’s company were members’ opportunities for numerous wins of some great prize draws, which included 5 Shoppers gift certificates, a free breakfast and the ever-favourite 50/50 draw. The lucky prize winners were:

Shoppers Gift Cards: Peter Gadd, Barb Hondas, Suzanne Hubbard, Rossie Ross-Hayter and Sally Underhill.

A double win of the 50/50 Draw as well as the Free Breakfast, went to one very lucky member, Azade Hache!

Smiling in foreground: Lynn Carney – retiree who applied to become a member at the breakfast.

It was a definitely a perfect way to begin another great year for the members of MARTA, and, hopefully, for more retired teachers to decide to become members. Becoming a member is an excellent way for retirees to remain informed of important issues, opportunities to stay connected with former colleagues and to socialize at many varied events which are held throughout the year.