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ARM District 18 & 21 March Newsletter

Volume 5                                                                                                               March 2021

1. Presidents Report                                             2. ZOOM Presentation Info    
3. OTIP insurance article links                              4. Other Information

President’s Report by Chester Faulkner

With thoughts of spring in the air and somewhat warmer air once in awhile, I hope everyone’s spirits are lifted and that everybody is still healthy.  We are getting to the point where many of us will soon be in line for our vaccines.  Once this starts, we can see things beginning to open enough and easing things up a bit.  We will feel less isolated with the coming of spring.  As soon as it is warm enough, we can start making our get togethers outside and more fun.   The Zoom meeting this February was both interesting and incredibly successful with 32 people online.  A special thanks goes out to Janice Marela for running the Zoom.  We will once again be offering a Zoom meeting this coming Tuesday, March 16th at 10 a.m.  The speaker is Robin Macdonald from OTIP to discuss the changes in the ARM Benefit plan.  Come with your questions.  Let us know if you are wanting to attend by sending in the RSVP to
If you have any suggestions for activities or Zoom meetings – feel free to let us know.  Send replies to
We should also like to remind you of our Facebook page, Chester Newz.  We have a growing group so feel free to send us a friend request so that your posts can be seen. We also have a website, website ARM Chapter 18/21 - Hamilton-Wentworth/Upper Grand.  If you ever want something posted just email us at

March ZOOM Presentation and Social
OTIP Benefits Presentation and Q& A with Robin Macdonald
(Information on changes to the ARM Benefit plan)
Date: March 16th, 2021
Where:   ZOOM meeting online Link:
Time:  10:00 – 11:00 am

Social time if any members are interested after the presentation to catch up.
NOTE: The information from the February Zoom presentation on Frauds and Scams by David Boyd from HPS can be found on the ARM D18&21 website under ZOOM tab.

Do you remember 60 Mobile? 

(February and March articles)

Buying a car? Why your insurance provider should be the first person you tell
Whether you are driving a shiny new car off the lot or found a used car in good shape on an auto buy-and-sell page, you’ll need to notify your insurer before you write the cheque. The make, model and year of your vehicle are key factors in determining your auto insurance policy premiums and ensuring that you have the right amount of coverage in place. That’s why it’s so important to contact your insurance provider before you purchase a new vehicle. Depending on the make, model and year of your new vehicle, keeping your insurer updated could save you on your insurance premiums.
Learn more at         

Myth buster: The truth about working with an insurance broker
If you’ve never worked with an insurance broker, you may have questions about what they do and how they are unique in the market place. Learn how OTIP insurance brokers advocate for thousands of members like you ensuring they make the right choice for their auto and home insurance needs.
Learn more at     

How a dash cam can help you save on car insurance
Are you among the one in ten Canadian drivers who has a dash cam installed in their car? As car safety technology continues to advance and more gadgets become available, dash cams are becoming an increasingly popular topic of conversation. With the average retail price upwards of $100, many drivers are wondering if installing a dash cam is worth it.
Learn more at        

5 common driving violations and how to avoid them
While we all do our best to obey the rules of the road, sometimes even the most seasoned drivers find themselves on the other side of a traffic stop. Getting pulled over for a driving violation generally results in a ticket to pay, along with a potential increase to your car insurance premium. Worried you may have picked up some bad driving habits over the years? As a refresher, here are some of the most common driving violations and how to avoid them.
Learn more at      


Because of COVID, communication with newly retired OSSTF members in 2020 has not been possible.    IF you know of anyone, please have them contact us at and we will gladly get in touch with them

As a reminder ... and if you can help ....
The Ancaster Community Food Drive for the year of 2021 is VIRTUAL and ONLINE.  The online donation to our Affiliated Agencies can be found at and supported via

REMEMBER to email  with any comments, ideas, or suggestions or if you change your email address!!!!

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