East Chairs: Jackie Dillon & Janice Blackmore
West Chair: Sheena Cassidy
The committee will participate in the planning and organization of a variety of social events and activities after consulting with the President and First Vice-President on regional social events e.g. Volleyball Social, Retirement Dinner, and Annual Skating Party. The President and First Vice-President will inform the Executive and the membership of the social events being organized in each region. Maintain two committees, East and West, to plan social activities and awards procedures. Continue to foster positive social interactions among members. Promote O.E.C.T.A. as a strong, positive advocate for members' rights. Plan and promote the O.E.C.T.A. Retirement and Recognition Dinners to be held in Belleville and Kingston annually.
East Chair: Dan Graham
West Chair: Cyndi Kelly
The committee will be informed on educational issues, trends and problems in the area of professional development. They will identify the needs and desires to support the growth of its members, professionally, personally, and spiritually and recommend actions/initiatives to meet these needs/desires. Allocate the funds available for personal professional development in a fair and just manner. Increase awareness of professional development opportunities. Promote O.E.C.T.A.'s Young Authors Awards.
Chairs: Mike Webster & Bob Giasson
They will promote the Association's position on current educational issues. They will promote the activities and services of the Association to its members and the Catholic community. Maintenance of a hospitality service to our members marking milestones in their lives such as marriages, birth, illness and family bereavements. Implementation of a scholarship program accessible to graduating students enrolled in the secondary schools of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. Implementation of a charitable donations program based on established criteria both for the selection of sponsored groups and the raising of funds for donation. Operation and maintenance of the unit website and email blasts which should focus on Unit activities, educational concerns, and membership news.