Welcome to RTOERO District 3 Algoma
Thursday, June 2 is voting day in Ontario.
RTOERO conducted a series of webinars focused on a provincial Seniors Strategy, Geriatric Health Care and Environmental Stewardship. Representatives from the four main provincial parties were invited to outline their party platforms on these issues. You can view these townhalls and other informative webinars on RTOERO’s YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/c/RTOERO/videos
And here you can scroll down to complete a message to our local candidates.: https://rtoero.ca/vibrant-voices/provincial/
Please raise these three important issues with your friends and family members. Ask pertinent questions at Candidates’ Meetings and when you have an occasion to interact with local candidates.
Above all, RTO-ERO encourages its members and the general public to become informed and exercise their democratic right to VOTE!
Cast your ballon on June 2!
Enjoy our March 2022 50th Anniversary Edition
“Accent on Algoma“!
Get caught up on the last 50 years.
**16 informative pages**
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Click the 2022 Insurance Plans Booklet to view! Consider downloading it to your devices so that it’s at hand in any situation.
Take care of yourself!
RTOERO National has sent a strongly worded letter to the Minister of Long-Term Care (and others), expressing our deep concern regarding the tragedy which took place in LTC during the pandemic & the need for permanent change.
Thank you RICH PROPHET for your years of service to RTOERO at the National Level! Welcome home!!
ONTARIO LONG TERM CARE CRISIS
Support Immediate Improvements to Long Term Care by CLICKING HERE to send your support in a personalized letter to your elected representative!
All District 3 Meetings cancelled, until further notice.
The Authors Among Us
Lea Springer: The Yuletide Knight
Phone Committee Contacts
Wawa – Barbara Jarvis 705-255-1233
Echo Bay – Jean Campbell
Desbarats – Kelly Cudmore
St. Joseph Island – Judith Connell
Thessalon – Lynda Trivers
Elliot Lake – Carol Rossetto
Iron Bridge – Laurian Montgomery
Algoma Mills & Blind River –
Blair Sterling 705-356-7072
Bruce Mines – Rita Rawn
Hope everyone is keeping safe! Thank you to all members of this committee, your work is appreciated! I would like to remind everyone to please inform me or one of the executive members if you change your phone number or email or address, it will help keep our lists updated. Thank you. Carmelina Spry
Please don’t be a
Meeting “No Show”!
If you’ve committed to attend
a meeting but are unable,
Carmelina – 705-942-3916
“No Shows” Cost Us $$
THANK YOU Callers!!!
If you are willing to help the telephone committee, contact
RTOERO District 3 – 1,193 members and growing!
Importance of providing your Contact Information to RTOERO
For those who have yet to share their email address / phone number with the RTOERO office we strongly encourage you to do so. Providing your most up-to-date contact information allows you to receive timely and important information from RTOERO and your district.
To provide or update your CONTACT INFORMATION, email email@example.com or call 1-800-361-9888.
Once you have provided your email address you can easily manage your preferences by clicking on the subscription preferences link included at the bottom of all RTOERO eblasts. This is where you can decide which type of electronic communications you’d like to receive.
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A Staffing Catastrophe – Long Term Care
Two years from the initial onslaught of the pandemic we are in a crippling fifth wave of Covid-19. During the first two waves of the pandemic 4,000 long-term care residents in Ontario died needlessly. The very transmissible Omicron variant has led us to a far worse place than we were last year at this time. Surely it could have been better.
In 2020, long term care deaths in for-profit homes occurred at a rate of five times those in publicly owned homes and double those of non profits. All long-term care homes are supported by taxpayer money. That includes those that made millions of dollars in profit while their residents suffered the results of less direct care and fewer staff with lower pay. Resident care has been shown to be directly related to staffing levels……………..
Looking Back, Going Forward - Kathy Greening
President, District 3 Algoma RTOERO
As my Presidency comes to an end, I too, am looking back and going forward. Although the past two years have been a challenge in so many ways, I have been so fortunate to work with an excellent Executive Board. Everyone works hard, meeting the challenges of their roles with a positive attitude and a “can do spirit”
Each member is a volunteer, who is committed to making District 3, the viable, energetic group, that projects that positive attitude throughout all our interactions with RTOERO.
Did you know that our Bernice Whalen was selected nationally as one of three members to be recognized for the Distinguished District Member Award for 2022?
Although Folgo, Bill Purnis and I worked with Carter Dorscht, to nominate the Kensington Conservancy for the $10 000 Charity Grant, we were not successful this year. However, we will continue to support the Conservancy. If you have the opportunity to visit their website, and their properties in the Desbarats area, there are great walking trails and many opportunities to see birds, flora and fauna indigenous to Algoma.
Our 50th Anniversary committee is working hard to plan a celebration in November on the actual date of our joining RTOERO and its predecessor organizations. We are hoping for a face-to-face meeting- how wonderful would that be! It has been so long since we were all able to be together.
During this past year, District 3 donated to The Piper Project $1 per member ($1 195) The Piper Project donates new books to infants born at Sault Area Hospital in memory the Hogan’s infant daughter, Piper Marie.
April is Volunteer Awareness month. District 3 members are enthusiastic volunteers within their communities. If you are interested in becoming involved with District 3 RTOERO please contact a member of our executive.
Looking back, going forward is certainly the experience of each of you, our members in District 3. I wish each of you the best as we begin our new normal life with its many changes and challenges. Take care and be safe.