© District 3 RTO/ERO           Legal Notice Human Rights Statement 
Welcome Welcome to The Retired Teachers of Ontario, District 3!  District 3 is one of 48 districts that make up  RTO-ERO.
Already a Member? Enjoy exploring the District 3 Website! To access your RTO/ERO Membership Centre, on the provincial website, Click HERE! Interested in teaching after retirement?   Click HERE!
District 3 Algoma  1,115  Members ... and growing! ------------------------------------------------------ Next General Meeting  November 24/16 - Marconi Hall Phone Committee Contacts by Carmelina Spry, 705-942-3916

Please don’t be a Meeting “No Show”!  If

you’ve committed to attend a meeting but are

unable to attend, please contact Carmelina or

Marilyn!  No shows cost District 3 $$$$$!

Phone Committee Contacts Wawa - Linda Ilola 705-856-7286 Echo Bay - Jean Campbell  705-248-1612 Echo Bay - Mary Eaton 705-248-2021 Desbarats - Marny Pollard 705-782-6931 Hilton B., Richards Landing - Alice Ward 705-246-2392 Thessalon - Linda MacDonald 705-842-2946  Elliot Lake - Carol Rossetto  705-848-2983 Iron Bridge - Laurian Montgomery 705-843-2138 Algoma M, Blind R - Blair Sterling 705-356-7072 Bruce Mines -  Chris Schatzler 705-785-3982 Thank you callers!!! If there is someone willing to help the telephone committee, please contact Carmelina!
NOTICE:  If you have an address/contact info change, it is YOUR responsibility to contact PROVINCIAL so that you don’t miss out on Newsletters, meeting reminder calls, etc.       This is provincially mandated!
Welcome NEW District 3 Members-----Beverly McCoy.....Rocco Cundari.....Frank Ada Bruno.....Louise Coulter.....Jean-Guy Coudert......Irene DeLuca.....Francine Dubrieul.....Aubrey Falls......Michelle Moroz.....Joyce Nicholls......Rosemarie Pisani......Christiane Cloutier….. Margaret A Janveau….. Janice Morgan….. Maria Pasqua….. Karen Sunila-Thomson.....Edwin Belanger.....Rica Carella.....Janice Dolcetti.....Carolyn Evoy.....Lena Finateri.....Deni Gastaldo.....Barbara Jarvis.....Bette Kaarlela.....Elizabeth Kontschieder.....Mary Meechan.....Helen O'Flynn.....Beverly Reid.....Katharine Rydall.....Pamela Suffel.....
Presented in Blind River by Page Nicolson and Bruce Avery, District 3’s knowledgeable HIS Reps. Click the graphic for more...
Check out the RTO District 3 Events Calendar, also with Provincial activities.
A Message from President Harry Houston That time of year!  We are coming to the end of a very hot summer and with September, District 3 of RTO becomes more active after a summer break.  Of course, as educators, September has always meant back to business, so it is a familiar schedule.  RTO District 3’ is in our 48 th  year and our district’s members and associate members now total just over 1100.  We have a solid executive, with members active at the provincial level as well. In my short time on the executive I have learned how well District 3 stands out among the other 48 districts and a provincial membership of 73000.  Anyone would be proud when they log on to our website (rtoalgoma.com) and find an extremely well organized artistic presentation of a myriad of information, services and social commentary.  Our website also has many useful links to other valuable sites. The member outreach taken on by our Goodwill, our Newsletter, Accent on Algoma, and our Telephone committee keeps the vital communications strong, even for those who don’t use computers. Our General meetings rank quite high in the province for attendance as well. Of course the reason that District 3 stands out like it does goes back to my earlier comment about a “solid executive”.  Without the expertise and support of the team I wouldn’t have near the confidence they have given me to take on this position as your President. I’m proud to serve and look forward to seeing you at the September 27 th  meeting and the following General Membership Meetings! Harry Houston, President RTO/ERO District 3
U.S. Travel Advisory!!! Do YOU regularly travel to the U.S. for long stays?  (”Snowbird?”) Are you / or should you be keeping a log of border trips? There are new US/Canada Travel rules AND a way to Extend Your Stay Limit by TWO more months! Click for details. Share with your friends.
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AWESOME JAMES: OUR NEW Provincial Executive Director  
Jim Grieve
2017 COLA increase = 1.3%
Check out the new “Our Past” page!  RTO/ERO years, as seen through the eyes of Past Presidents.  Past President Moyra O’Pallie reminisces …
Thank You District 3 Members! Thanks to the generousity of our District 3 Members who donated items for the AGM Silent Auction, we raised just over $1,000 to cover the costs of our two Scholarships -- Algoma University and Sault College. The bidding as fast and furious, as attendees outbid each other, in the quest for that special, and often edible, item! Visit our Meetings and Minutes Page for more.  Special “Thank Yous” to Sandra Houston & Jean Campbell!!!!!
New General Meeting Milegage Rates
Batchewana - $30 St.Joe's        - $30 Bruce Mines - $30 Thessalon    - $40
Iron Bridge - $40 Blind River - $45 Elliot Lake  - $60 Spanish     - $70

Welcome

Join Us!

Since 1968, The Retired Teachers of Ontario/Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l’Ontario

(RTO/ERO) has provided excellent programs and services for teachers, school and board administrators,

educational support staff and college and university faculty in retirement.

A bilingual and voluntary organization, RTO/ERO offers numerous benefits to members, including:

     • pension protection

     • health care coverage

     • a Long Term Care Plan

     • advocacy on social, political and economic issues

     • group travel programs

     • community involvement

     • regular communication from both Provincial and District levels

RTO/ERO provides a strong and active voice for a membership of over 70,000 members. Members range in

age from 51 to 100 plus and include 4,000+ associate members, most of whom receive spousal pension as

widows or widowers of retired Ontario teachers.

                    RTO/ERO Membership Video                       RTO/ERO Membership Application Form

Download Membership & Health Benefits Brochures!
District 3’ s Annual November Christmas Dinner Dance
Tickets for the eagerly anticipated Annual Christmas Dance go on sale at the September 27, 2016 General Meeting.  The price remains at $40 per person, the Marconi continues to be our venue.  Get your group / table together in advance; download and complete the form for the meeting.  Please bring all monies with the completed form.  After the General Membership Meeting, you will be able to contact Dance Committee members to register.  Don’t Miss Out!!! For Tickets, contact:  Patti Latham @ 705-649-3102   Nibs Coulas @ 705-945-9685     or Karen Swystun @ 705-942-0943
Click the form to view or print.
RTO/ERO Strategic Plan 2020 Please share your views In 2016, Retired Teachers of Ontario/Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l'Ontario is developing a new five-year strategic plan for our organization. Your views and feedback will help to make certain this plan reflects the voices of our members, district and committee leadership and important external partners. Click the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RTO-ERO_stratplan2020
In Memory of Marilyn Patterson
District 3 is saddened to inform members of the sudden passing of our Energizer Bunny, Marilyn Patterson.  Marilyn has been a force in our community for many years, recently achieving the pinnicle of Canadian Legion service.  As well, Marilyn was very involved in many other local causes, such as CARP. Marilyn was also honoured in 2012 when she received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. District 3 also felt the touch of Marilyn’s intense volunteerism.  She was been the force behind District 3’s Goodwill Committee and also    led the Battle of the Books and Vision Screening programs, both of which centred on elementary school children.  See D3’s Recognition Page It has been hard assimilating the loss of Marilyn.  In the interm, until a new Goodwill Chair is announced, Bernice Whalen has stepped forward to lead the Goodwill Committee.  Members may contact Bernice by email or by telephone. 705-945-1074   berniceglew@yahoo.ca
News Release RTO/ERO Foundation Announces $150,000 in New Grants for Aging Research and Training
© RTO / ERO District 3 Legal Notice       Human Rights Statement  
Welcome Welcome to The Retired Teachers of Ontario, District 3!  District 3 is one of 48 districts that make up  RTO-ERO.

Please don’t be a Meeting “No Show”!  If

you’ve committed to attend a meeting but are

unable to attend, please contact Carmelina or

Marilyn!  No shows cost District 3 $$$$$!

Phone Committee Contacts Wawa - Linda Ilola 705-856-7286 Echo Bay - Nancy Chantigny 705-248-2077 Echo Bay - Bettyanne Plaskett 705-248-1219 Desbarats - Marny Pollard 705-782-6931 Hilton B., Richards Landing - Alice Ward 705-246-2392 Thessalon - Linda MacDonald 705-842-2946  Elliot Lake - Carol Rossetto  705-848-2983 Iron Bridge - Laurian Montgomery 705-843-2138 Algoma M, Blind R - Blair Sterling 705-356-7072 Bruce Mines -  Chris Schatzler 705-785-3982 Thank you callers!!!  If there is someone willing to help the telephone committee, please contact Carmelina!
Already a Member? Enjoy exploring the District 3 Website!
NOTICE:  If you have an address/contact info change, it is YOUR responsibility to contact PROVINCIAL so that you don’t miss out on Newsletters, meeting reminder calls, etc.  This is provincially mandated!
Welcome NEW District 3 Members-----Beverly McCoy.....Rocco Cundari.....Frank Ada Bruno.....Louise Coulter.....Jean-Guy Coudert......Irene DeLuca.....Francine Dubrieul.....Aubrey Falls......Michelle Moroz.....Joyce Nicholls......Rosemarie Pisani......Christiane Cloutier….. Margaret A Janveau….. Janice Morgan….. Maria Pasqua….. Karen Sunila-Thomson.....Edwin Belanger.....Rica Carella.....Janice Dolcetti.....Carolyn Evoy.....Lena Finateri.....Deni Gastaldo.....Barbara Jarvis.....Bette Kaarlela.....Elizabeth Kontschieder.....Mary Meechan.....Helen O'Flynn.....Beverly Reid.....Katharine Rydall.....Pamela Suffel.....
Presented in Blind River by Page Nicolson and Bruce Avery, District 3’s knowledgeable HIS Reps. Click the graphic for more...
District 3 Algoma  1,115  Members ... and growing! ------------------------------------------------------ Next General Meeting  November 24/16 - Marconi Hall 2017 COLA increase = 1.3%
A Message from President Harry Houston That time of year!  We are coming to the end of a very hot summer and with September, District 3 of RTO becomes more active after a summer break.  Of course, as educators, September has always meant back to business, so it is a familiar schedule.  RTO District 3’ is in our 48 th  year and our district’s members and associate members now total just over 1100.  We have a solid executive, with members active at the provincial level as well. In my short time on the executive I have learned how well District 3 stands out among the other 48 districts and a provincial membership of 73000.  Anyone would be proud when they log on to our website (rtoalgoma.com) and find an extremely well organized artistic presentation of a myriad of information, services and social commentary.  Our website also has many useful links to other valuable sites. The member outreach taken on by our Goodwill, our Newsletter, Accent on Algoma, and our Telephone committee keeps the vital communications strong, even for those who don’t use computers. Our General meetings rank quite high in the province for attendance as well. Of course the reason that District 3 stands out like it does goes back to my earlier comment about a “solid executive”.  Without the expertise and support of the team I wouldn’t have near the confidence they have given me to take on this position as your President. I’m proud to serve and look forward to seeing you at the September 27 th  meeting and the following General Membership Meetings! Harry Houston, President RTO/ERO District 3
U.S. Travel Advisory!!!  •	Do YOU regularly travel to the U.S. for long stays?  ”Snowbird?” •	Are you / or should you be keeping a log of border trips?  There are new US/Canada Travel rules AND a way to  Extend Your Stay Limit by TWO more months! Click for details. Share with your friends.
AWESOME JAMES: OUR NEW Provincial Executive Director  
Jim Grieve
HIS - BENEFIT STATEMENT In mid-February, members of the Health Plan should have received a letter from the RTO/ERO Group Benefits Program outlining coverage, premiums and usage over 2015. If you did NOT receive this letter, contact the Benefits program about premiums @ 1-877-406-9007 or with questions about claims @1-800-638-4735. REMINDER The total premium paid, as well as the difference between your  total claim and the total amount paid may be eligible to be used on your INCOME TAX return as a medical expense.
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Silent Auction, 2016
Thank You District 3 Members! Thanks to the generousity of our District 3 Members who donated items for the AGM Silent Auction, we raised just over $1,000 to cover the costs of our two Scholarships -- Algoma University and Sault College. The bidding as fast and furious, as attendees outbid each other, in the quest for that special, and often edible, item! Visit our Meetings and Minutes Page for more.  Special “Thank Yous” to Sandra Houston & Jean Campbell!!!!!
New General Meeting Milegage Rates
Batchewana - $30 St.Joe's        - $30 Bruce Mines - $30 Thessalon    - $40
Iron Bridge - $40 Blind River - $45 Elliot Lake  - $60 Spanish     - $70
Check out the new “Our Past” page!  RTO/ERO years, as seen through the eyes of Past Presidents.  Past President Moyra O’Pallie reminisces …

Welcome

Join Us!

Since 1968, The Retired Teachers of Ontario/Les enseignantes et enseignants

retraités de l’Ontario (RTO/ERO) has provided excellent programs and services for

teachers, school and board administrators, educational support staff and college

and university faculty in retirement.

A bilingual and voluntary organization, RTO/ERO offers numerous benefits to

members, including:

     • pension protection

     • health care coverage

     • a Long Term Care Plan

     • advocacy on social, political and economic issues

     • group travel programs

     • community involvement

     • regular communication from both Provincial and District levels

RTO/ERO provides a strong and active voice for a membership of over 70,000

members. Members range in age from 51 to 100 plus and include 4,000+ associate

members, most of whom receive spousal pension as widows or widowers of retired

Ontario teachers.

                    RTO/ERO Membership Video

                    RTO/ERO Membership Application Form

Provincial Membership Centre

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

 

Download Membership & Health Benefits Brochures!
District 3’ s Annual November Christmas Dinner Dance
Tickets for the eagerly anticipated Annual Christmas Dance go on sale at the September 27, 2016 General Meeting.  The price remains at $40 per person, the Marconi continues to be our venue.  Get your group / table together in advance; download and complete the form for the meeting.  Please bring all monies with the completed form.  After the General Membership Meeting, you will be able to contact Dance Committee members to register.  Don’t Miss Out!!!
Click the form to view or print.
RTO/ERO Strategic Plan 2020 Please share your views In 2016, Retired Teachers of Ontario/Les enseignantes et enseignants retraités de l'Ontario is developing a new five-year strategic plan for our organization. Your views and feedback will help to make certain this plan reflects the voices of our members, district and committee leadership and important external partners. Click the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RTO-ERO_stratplan2020
In Memory of Marilyn Patterson
District 3 is saddened to inform members of the sudden passing of our Energizer Bunny, Marilyn Patterson.  Marilyn has been a force in our community for many years, recently achieving the pinnicle of Canadian Legion  service.  As well, Marilyn was very involved in many other local causes, such as CARP. Marilyn was also honoured in 2012 when she received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. District 3 also felt the touch of Marilyn’s intense volunteerism.  She was been the force behind District 3’s Goodwill Committee and also    led the Battle of the Books and Vision Screening programs, both of which centred on elementary school children.  See D3’s Recognition Page It has been hard assimilating the loss of Marilyn.  In the interm, until a new Goodwill Chair is announced, Bernice Whalen has stepped forward to lead the Goodwill Committee.  Members may contact Bernice by email or by telephone. 705-945-1074   berniceglew@yahoo.ca
News Release RTO/ERO Foundation Announces $150,000 in New Grants for Aging Research and Training