© 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  1,107  Members ... and growing! ------------------------------------------------------ Next General Meeting  September 27, 2016 - Legion 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-----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.
President’s Spring Message Spring has arrived and your team has certainly sprung into action! What a record breaking attendance at the April 12th general meeting! There were 143 in attendance! It was great to see new faces, familiar ones, and the return of the snow birds as well as members as far as Bruce Mines taking time to attend! Our Health Services and Insurance Committee  Convenors, Bruce Avery and Page Nicolson teamed with Gayle Manley (the provincial Health Services and Insurance Chair) to provide  a most informative workshop on our health benefits both within and out of province. The updated information and sage cautions were definitely appreciated! Hats off to the awesome trio!!! Your team did submit a grant proposal for $10,000 to be allocated to Arch from the RTO/ERO Annual Charitable Donation. Arch was given serious consideration with four other submissions from other districts but the grant this year was given to the CanAssist African Relief Trust. It is so heartwarming to see so many of our retired teachers involved with Arch and volunteering time at there! Both Harry Houston and I were privileged to attend the Presidents’ Workshop on Sunday April 17th and Monday morning April 18th. A team of lawyers from Grant Thornton spoke to those present on risk management and the need to align the governance in RTO-ERO with the federal government model. They stressed that the Board of Directors are ultimately responsible for the running of the day to day business, not the Senate which has an ever changing face. It is evident with round tables being utilized this year for Senate, that the role of Senate will be more of a think tank approach. These are definitely exciting and changing times! On Monday May 16th at 7:00 p.m. you are invited to the new Tech auditorium in the old Lakeway/St. Mary’s on Wellington. Since this is the first day of Senate, some of your executive will be unable to attend, but hopefully many of our members will come out to celebrate what has been a most successful Service to Others Project. Holly’s team has carried their commitment to the fullest possible level! It is evident that retired teachers do so much for our community as well as communities afar!   Click HERE to learn more. We are looking forward to our silent auction at our Annual General Meeting on May 31st . Kathy Greening and her trusty cohort Emily Noble have been busy behind the scenes getting things organized. If you have something you would like to donate do contact Kathy at 705- 949-5876 or myself at 705-945-1074. This always promises to be a fun gathering with proceeds going to scholarships for Algoma University and Sault College. To enhance the gathering we are getting a preview of some of the selections from The Music Man by students from Superior Heights, under the direction of Anthony Aceti. What a great way to greet spring! Bernice Whalen, 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
2016 COLA increase = 1.3%
Check out the new “Our Past” page, to reminisce about past RTO/ERO years, as seen through the eyes of Past Presidents.  First up, Past President John Fleming!
RTO/ERO EXTENDS OPEN ENROLMENT for RTIP/ARM policyholders! CLICK FOR MORE!
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
 TEACHER TO TEACHER: SHARING THE WISDOM We are Canadian educators who are interested in your insights into the teaching profession. In order to learn from retired teachers, we have created a short survey. Our research will be published as an article and/or a book to share with practicing teachers. We invite you to take a few moments to complete the survey by clicking the link below. We thank you in advance for your support! Take the survey at: fluidsurveys.com/s/sharing-the-wisdom/
Have a Safe and Enjoyable Summer!  We look forward to seeing you at General Membership Meetings, starting on September 27, 2016!
Valuing Teachers, Improving Their Status October 5, 2016 World Teachers’ Day

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!
© 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.
In memory of Mickey Contini, former Provincial President Click for more!

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-----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  1,107  Members ... and growing! ------------------------------------------------------ Next General Meeting  September 27, 2016 - Legion Hall 2016 COLA increase = 1.3%
President’s Spring Message Spring has arrived and your team has certainly sprung into action! What a record breaking attendance at the April 12th general meeting! There were 143 in attendance! It was great to see new faces, familiar ones, and the return of the snow birds as well as members as far as Bruce Mines taking time to attend! Our Health Services and Insurance Committee Convenors, Bruce Avery and Page Nicolson teamed with Gayle Manley (the provincial Health Services and Insurance Chair) to provide  a most informative workshop on our health benefits both within and out of province. The updated information and sage cautions were definitely appreciated! Hats off to the awesome trio!!! Your team did submit a grant proposal for $10,000 to be allocated to Arch from the RTO/ERO Annual Charitable Donation. Arch was given serious consideration with four other submissions from other districts but the grant this year was given to the CanAssist African Relief Trust. It is so heartwarming to see so many of our retired teachers involved with Arch and volunteering time at there! Both Harry Houston and I were privileged to attend the Presidents’ Workshop on Sunday April 17th and Monday morning April 18th. A team of lawyers from Grant Thornton spoke to those present on risk management and the need to align the governance in RTO-ERO with the federal government model. They stressed that the Board of Directors are ultimately responsible for the running of the day to day business, not the Senate which has an ever changing face. It is evident with round tables being utilized this year for Senate, that the role of Senate will be more of a think tank approach. These are definitely exciting and changing times! On Monday May 16th at 7:00 p.m. you are invited to the new Tech auditorium in the old Lakeway/St. Mary’s on Wellington. Since this is the first day of Senate, some of your executive will be unable to attend, but hopefully many of our members will come out to celebrate what has been a most successful Service to Others Project. Holly’s team has carried their commitment to the fullest possible level! It is evident that retired teachers do so much for our community as well as communities afar!   Click HERE to learn more. We are looking forward to our silent auction at our Annual General Meeting on May 31st . Kathy Greening and her trusty cohort Emily Noble have been busy behind the scenes getting things organized. If you have something you would like to donate do contact Kathy at 705- 949-5876 or myself at 705-945-1074. This always promises to be a fun gathering with proceeds going to scholarships for Algoma University and Sault College. To enhance the gathering we are getting a preview of some of the selections from The Music Man by students from Superior Heights, under the direction of Anthony Aceti. What a great way to greet spring! Bernice Whalen, 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.
Check out the new “Our Past” page, to reminisce about past RTO/ERO years, as seen through the eyes of Past Presidents.  First up, Past President John Fleming!
Click
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
 TEACHER TO TEACHER:  SHARING THE WISDOM We are Canadian educators who are interested in your insights into the teaching profession. In order to learn from retired teachers, we have created a short survey. Our research will be published as an article and/or a book to share with practicing teachers. We invite you to take a few moments to complete the survey by clicking the link below. We thank you in advance for your support! Take the survey at:  fluidsurveys.com/s/sharing-the-wisdom/
Check out the new “Our Past” page, to reminisce about past RTO/ERO years, as seen through the eyes of Past Presidents.  First up, Past President John Fleming!
Valuing Teachers, Improving Their Status October 5, 2016 World Teachers’ Day

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!