Your Voice MUN Pensioners Association (MUNPA) Newsletter Vol 5 No 11, November, 2007 - Daniel Stewart, Editor Editorial Lifelong Learning Seeks Instructors The Division of Lifelong Learning is looking for For a democratic association to function instructors among MUNPA members: effectively there must be efficient modes of communication among its members and between the members and the elected executive of the Memorial University's Division of Lifelong association. Efficient communication allows the Learning, is looking for qualified people to teach executive to be responsive to members’ in their General Interest and concerns, to provide members with useful Personal/Professional Development program. information, and to gauge membership opinion. Classes offered under this program are non-credit The MUNPA Executive is charged with the in nature and range in duration from one responsibility of promoting the aims and well- day/evening to 10 weeks (one class per week). being of over 1200 Memorial pension recipients. Remuneration is commensurate with To try to do so we need to know what those aims qualifications and experience. are and, literally, how members feel. As well, in a The classes typically take place on campus, democratic association we must inform members evenings, and are intended for non-traditional, of our activities for their scrutiny and comment. mature students with an interest in personal and At the moment this newsletter is the only professional skills development. (A limited reliable means of communication to all MUNPA amount of children's programming also takes members. The Executive continues to try to p l a c e . ) Fo r m o re in f o r m a t io n , se e obtain the release from the University of members’ names and addresses in a way www.mun.ca/lifelonglearning consistent with privacy legislation and I will keep We would like to hear from you if you have an you informed about this. As well, over the year I expertise or teaching experience in: will endeavour to expand the range and depth of information available on the MUNPA web page. - languages: Spanish, in particular I would also like again to ask the question - cooking; e.g., preparation fundamentals, of the name of this newsletter. It’s obviously not international cuisines, BBQ tips of great importance but I can’t figure out who is - music; e.g., instrument instruction, singing, the “you” implied by Your Voice. If it’s all of we music appreciation (Understanding Opera) pensioners, then Our Voice would seem better, if - visual arts; e.g., painting and drawing (in all equally bland. Any suggestions or comments? media); photography I encourage members to use this - project management newsletter as a forum for discussion and would - change management welcome articles, letters to the editor, or guest - human resources management editorials. - conflict resolution Please submit your resume, including references, Daniel Stewart to: firstname.lastname@example.org Program Co-ordinator Division of Lifelong Learning Memorial University of Newfoundland Rm. FM1000, Phelan Road St. John's, NL A1C 5S7 email@example.com (Continued) Mark the envelope/subject line "Facilitators". Selection will be based on academic background and/or experience within the field. We also welcome proposals for new courses. Reduced Rates at Aquarena for retirees Retirees already receive an automatic 50% discount for Field House memberships. However, retirees are also eligible for a 50% discount at the Aquarena through The Works Preferred Rate Program (PRP). Applications for the PRP are available at the Field House or the Aquarena. For information contact: Craig Neil, 737-3809, firstname.lastname@example.org. Executive Member Honoured Dr. Sharon Buehler, honourary research Letter from Elliott Leyton professor in the University’s Division of Community Health and Humanities and member Elliott Leyton, himself a most distinguished retired of the MUNPA executive, is the winner of the academic, wrote us an e-mail entitled “Reassurance inaugural Primary Care Researcher of the Year about retirement”. Award. The award was presented in Gander, September 20 at the annual scientific assembley Perhaps the membership might be interested of the Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter of in this quote? This was in a letter to me from one the College of Family Physicians of Canada of the world’s most distinguished sociologists, Zygmunt Bauman, long retired from the Chair of Sociology at Leeds and the author of fifty plus influential books. Contact MUNPA “...the bliss of ultimate freedom,(is) given only mail: MUNPA, Box 206, St. John’s to the ‘retired’ (retirement is the mass production A1C 5S7 version of aristocratic haute couture, or, to put it e-mail: email@example.com differently, the privilege the noblemen are born with and we the commoners have to work for all Executive: our lives). Looking back (or, rather, down from my perch), I feel often that all my working life was Bill Marshall wm arshal@ m un.ca but a prelude to the real thing - and I am sure that Christopher English cenglish@ peterson.ucs.m un.ca you will make the same discovery. Dan Stewart stewartd@ swgc.m un.ca Derek Burton burton@m un.ca MUNPA Voice Mail Not Working Don Steele dsteele@ m un.ca Doreen W halen dwhalen@m un.ca Since the installation of the new Voice over Ed W illiam s ewilliam @ m un.ca Internet Protocol phone system at the University Evan Sim pson esim pson@m un.ca MUNPA’s voice mail account has lapsed and a Glenys W oodland firstname.lastname@example.org new one yet to be set up. We are hopeful that the Harold Squires hsquires@ m un.ca new system will be ready soon and apologize to Sharon Buehler skb@ m un.ca anyone who might have been trying to reach us.
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