The Memorial University of Newfoundland
Pensioners' Association (MUNPA) is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of all retired faculty, staff and their surviving principal beneficiaries and dependant orphans.
Who Can Attend Activities: All activities are open to all members. You are always welcome to bring along your spouse, partner or guest. Most events are held at no cost. Where a paid ticket is required, the event notice will clearly state details. Principal Beneficiaries, who are the surviving spouses/partners of deceased retirees, become MUNPA members in their own right, and are therefore welcome at all MUNPA activities.
MUNPA JOB POSTING - Closing Feb 12th
POSITION: Part time Office Assistant (Contractual Position)
LOCATION: MUNPA General Office, Signal Hill Campus, MUN
We are seeking to fill the position of part time Office Assistant. We are giving our membership the first opportunity to apply for this position.
MUNPA Upcoming Events
For all of our events, pre-registration at email@example.com is required. Just name the event in your subject line.
|**NEW** Visit to VOWR Radio Station 1:30 - 3:30pm, Tuesday, February 12, with Doreen Whalen, Station Manager, and MUNPA member. VOWR is at 101 Patrick Street, inside Wesley United Church. Limited number of spaces for registrants.||What can I do with my Apple iPad? 2:30-4:30pm, Thursday, February 28, at Signal Hill Campus, room B1013. Craig Skinner, retired IT staff person from Biochemistry, will instruct. .|
|First Aid mini course, 1:30-4:30pm, Thursday, March 7th, by First Aid Vitals NL, Red Cross’ Training partner, 17 Major’s Path.|
NOTE: This is the same session we offered in 2018. Due to the positive response from attendees, we are offering it again for those who could not participate last time.
|Coffee, Tea, and the RNC, 2:30-4:00pm, Thursday March 21st, at Signal Hill Campus, room B1013. Constable Jason Coombs will host an informal chat/question session on topics of interest to the audience.|
|"Time Sensitive", 2:00-4:00pm Thursday, April 18th at Signal Hill Campus, room B1013. A presentation by Ed O’Reilly on the resettled communities from Great Harbour Deep to Petites and how time is impacting these once vibrant outports. Talk will include videos and photos.||“Native Plants of the Boreal Forest around St. John’s.” by Todd Boland, MUN Botanical Garden, 2:00-4:00pm, Thursday, May 2nd. Visit includes Todd’s talk as well as seeing the garden.|
Items of Interest
|The latest issue of YOUR VOICE is available.||WINTER ACTIVITIES - St. John's: Check out our winter lineup of St. John's events. Send a message to the Program Committee to register for winter events at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|HATS OFF: Check out what our members are accomplishing.||ACADEMICS WITHOUT BORDERS:|
Please check out these volunteer opportunities: Opportunity 1 - Strategic Planning, Uganda and Opportunity 2 - Development of a University Registrart's Office, Rwanda Opportunity 3 - Academic Skills Training in Law, Ethiopia
|Know Your Benefits - The Emergency Travel Health Plan. Explaniations by Mr. Glenn Roberts, Manager, Benefits, Pensions, and Compensation, Human Resources, MUN on the Emergerncy Travel Health Plan as published in Your Voice September 2018, Vol 16, No 4.||What's Up with Pensions Remarks by Dr. Jim Wyse, Faculty of Business as published in Your Voice September 2018, Vol 16, No 4.|
What MUNPA Does
MUNPA advocates for its members through membership on the University Pensions and Benefits committees, and membership in the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada (CURAC). It maintains an ongoing relationship with administrative offices on campus, serving as your voice on issues of importance. Our administrative office is there to take member calls and emails, process correspondence and mail, and provide support to the MUNPA Board of Directors as needed. It is staffed on a part-time basis.
Please consider becoming an active MUNPA supporter - a great bargain at only $2 per month. This fee enables us to cover the costs of our talks, group activities, socials, and Annual General Meeting. It also covers the staffing costs in our administrative office. This is not a compulsory fee for members, but without it we cannot maintain the full slate of no-cost MUNPA services currently available.
Payroll deduction is the preferred option for payment. You can get a deduction form from Human Resources or the MUNPA office. Payment by check to MUNPA is also available on an annual option.
Ongoing Maintenance: The MUNPA Website
MUNPA continues to work on updating its website to give you easier access to up-to-date information on what we are doing and events we are organizing, as well as to links to other sites that our members find useful. We strive to make more information readily available, while using fewer and shorter e-mails. As always, we welcome comments and suggestions on how to make the site more useful to you! Please send suggestions either to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.