One of the topics discussed at our ITA AGM was the rules surrounding changes in benefits. Our past practice has been to require a vote among all members when contemplating a change in benefits. In addition, a 2/3 majority of votes cast was required to effect the change. At its June executive meeting, the ITA Executive approved a change in this practice. Any change in benefits will still require an association-wide vote; however, the margin required to adopt the change is now 50% + 1. Any ITA member wishing more information regarding this change is invited to contact the ITA president, John Bock. There are two benefits enjoyed by many of our colleagues which are not part of the Interlake benefits package: vision care and short-term disability. The ITA executive will be exploring these in the upcoming school year.