© 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  1,131 Members ... and growing! ------------------------------------------------------ Thursday November 30, 2017 6 pm Cocktails, 7 pm Dinner Marconi Club Social Phone Committee 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! 

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 - Rita Rawn 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-----Deborah Mancuso….. Heide Marrato….. Teresa Vavala…..Brenda Blalock.....Nicole Dube.....Antoinette Lukenda.....Doug Mitchell.....Pamela Pinder.....Gloria Ellenor
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.
2018 COLA increase = 1.6%
Check out the new “Our Past” page!  RTO/ERO years, as seen through the eyes of Past Presidents.  Past President Moyra O’Pallie reminisces …
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 Info & Application Form

Retirement Guide for staff retiring from an Ontario District School Board

Download Membership & Health Benefits Brochures!

TIME TO

CLEAN OUT

THE RECEIPT

FILE …

All claims for  items

or services covered

in the RTO/ERO

Group Benefits  program (eg. eye glasses, chiropractor)

must be submitted to Johnson Insurance no later than the

end of the calendar year following the year in which the

expenses incurred.  For example, all claims incurred in

2016 must be submitted by December 31, 2017.

Details  on page 8 of the 2017-19 Insurance Plans

Booklet...

The 2016-2017 Mickey Contini Award of Merit Recipient Congratulations to Bernice Whalen, this year's recipient of the Mickey Contini Award of Merit. Bernice has been involved with RTO/ERO District 3, Algoma, in a variety of roles since her retirement in 2006. Initially she was the Chair of the Telephone Committee, ensuring ongoing contact with our members. Bernice went through the Executive Chairs and was the President of District 3, Algoma during the 2015- 2016 year. Bernice has currently taken on the role of the Goodwill Chair, celebrating special birthdays, thinking of members ill and in hospital, and acknowledging the lives of members who have passed. We are indeed fortunate to have such a committed member of ETO/ERO District 3, Congratulations Bernice Algoma Executive Board
2016-2017 Mickey Contini Award of Merit recipient Bernice Whalen is recognized by Second Vice President Kathy Greening.
President’s Report on Governance Click to learn more!
new! Elliot Lake’s Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers awarded $4,000 Project Service to Others         Click for more…
ATTENTION The 2018 AGM will be on a Wednesday!
Northern Heights P.S. has an enrolment of 237 students and runs a Breakfast Programme each day.  District 3 volunteer Del Weber has noted that more volunteers are needed to supplement the current 8 volunteers who serve breakfast each day.  If you are interested in donating time as a volunteer or even as a backup, please contact Principal Kelly Colter at 705-945-7128
RTO/ERO discusses top advocacy issues for seniors with MPPs at Queen’s Park
Attention all RTO/ERO Members: In organizing the history of District 3, Algoma, for the RTO/ERO 50th Anniversary, I would appreciate your assistance. Do you remember any significant events, successful projects, special people? Please drop me a line at kgreening@shaw.ca with your memories. I think District 3, Algoma has a wonderful ongoing history of volunteerism. Please share your story. Although all submissions will be placed in our archives, RTO/ERO has asked for a 800-1000 word summary which will be shared at our Birthday Party in April.
Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors
With RTO President Rich Prophet and members Bernice Whalen & Gary Wills are ADETFO SSM Executive Members Kari Buie & Allison Corbett and ADETFO President Lee Mason & ADETFO VP Nicole Mitchell. Thank You for the Invitation ADETFO!
Are you 60 years of age or older? Earning an university degree has never been more affordable! Algoma University is pleased to offer senior students free tuition. It’s never too late to learn.
Left to Right:  District 3 Second VP Folgo Della Vedova, RTO Member Gayle Manley and Sault College Staff Gabi Doleske, Debbie Dunseath, Gerald Lavoie, and Lynn Dee Eason District 3 Second Vice President Folgo Della Vedova  and Local Members Patti Latham, Marion Avery and Gayle Manley visited the Sault College picket line Monday November 13th.  Doughnuts (from Folgo Della Vedova) and home-made chocolate chip cookies (from the oven of Gayle Manley) were appreciated by the Sault College Picketers – and almost evaporated before RTO eyes!  College Picketers were in good spirits – amazing, since they have been on the line for 5 weeks!  Here’s hoping that a fair contract will be reached soon!
District 3 RTO/ERO Supports Sault College Teachers
© 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! 

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 -  Rita Rawn 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-----Deborah Mancuso….. Heide Marrato….. Teresa Vavala…..Brenda Blalock.....Nicole Dube.....Antoinette Lukenda.....Doug Mitchell.....Pamela Pinder.....Gloria Ellenor
District 3 Algoma  1,131 Members ... and growing! ------------------------------------------------------ Thursday November 30, 2017 6 pm Cocktails, 7 pm Dinner Marconi Club Social 2018 COLA increase = 1.6% 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.
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.
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 Info and Application Form

Provincial Membership Centre

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Retirement Guide for staff retiring from an Ontario District School Board

Download Membership & Health Benefits Brochures!
The 2016-2017 Mickey Contini Award of Merit Recipient Congratulations to Bernice Whalen, this year's recipient of the Mickey Contini Award of Merit. Bernice has been involved with RTO/ERO District 3, Algoma, in a variety of roles since her retirement in 2006. Initially she was the Chair of the Telephone Committee, ensuring ongoing contact with our members. Bernice went through the Executive Chairs and was the President of District 3, Algoma during the 2015-2016 year. Bernice has currently taken on the role of the Goodwill Chair, celebrating special birthdays, thinking of members ill and in hospital, and acknowledging the lives of members who have passed. We are indeed fortunate to have such a committed member of ETO/ERO District 3, Congratulations Bernice! Algoma Executive Board
2016-2017 Mickey Contini Award of Merit recipient Bernice Whalen is recognized by Second Vice President Kathy Greening.
President’s Report on Governance Click to learn more!
new!
Elliot Lake’s Roundabout Exceptional Puppeteers awarded $4,000 - Project Service to Others! Click for more…

TIME TO CLEAN OUT THE

RECEIPT FILE …

All claims for  items or services

covered in the RTO/ERO Group

Benefits  program (eg. eye glasses,

chiropractor) must be submitted to Johnson Insurance no later than the

end of the calendar year following the year in which the expenses

incurred. 

For example, all claims incurred in 2016 must be submitted by

December 31, 2017.

Details on page 8 of the 2017-19 Insurance Plans Booklet...

ATTENTION The 2018 AGM will be on a Wednesday!
With RTO President Rich Prophet and members Bernice Whalen & Gary Wills are ADETFO SSM Executive Members Kari Buie & Allison Corbett  and ADETFO President Lee Mason & ADETFO VP Nicole Mitchell. Thank You for the Invitation ADETFO!
Northern Heights P.S. has an enrolment of 237 students and runs a Breakfast Programme each day.  District 3 volunteer Del Weber has noted that more volunteers are needed to supplement the current 8 volunteers who serve breakfast each day.   If you are interested in donating time as a volunteer or even as a backup, please contact Principal Kelly Colter at 705-945-7128
RTO/ERO discusses top advocacy issues for seniors with MPPs at Queen’s Park
Attention all RTO/ERO Members: In organizing the history of District 3, Algoma, for the RTO/ERO 50th Anniversary, I would appreciate your assistance. Do you remember any significant events, successful projects, special people? Please drop me a line at kgreening@shaw.ca with your memories. I think District 3, Algoma has a wonderful ongoing history of volunteerism. Please share your story. Although all submissions will be placed in our archives, RTO/ERO has asked for a 800-1000 word summary which will be shared at our Birthday Party in April.
Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors
Are you 60 years of age or older? Earning an university degree has never been more affordable! Algoma University is pleased to offer senior students free tuition. It’s never too late to learn.
District 3 RTO/ERO Supports Sault College Teachers
Left to Right:  District 3 Second VP Folgo Della Vedova, RTO Member Gayle Manley and Sault College Staff Gabi Doleske, Debbie Dunseath, Gerald Lavoie, and Lynn Dee Eason District 3 Second Vice President Folgo Della Vedova and Local Members Patti Latham, Marion Avery and Gayle Manley visited the Sault College picket line Monday November 13th.  Doughnuts (from Folgo Della Vedova) and home-made chocolate chip cookies (from the oven of Gayle Manley) were appreciated by the Sault College Picketers – and almost evaporated before RTO eyes!  College Picketers were in good spirits – amazing, since they have been on the line for 5 weeks!  Here’s hoping that a fair contract will be reached soon!