© District 3 RTO/ERO           Legal Notice Human Rights Statement 
General Membership Meetings at 11:30 Annual Meeting at 10:30 Executive Meetings at 10:00
Meetings & Minutes
RTO District 3 AGM Report May 16, 2018 (click to view/download  NB: large file)
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
District 3 General Membership Meeting Happy 50th, RTO/ERO!!! District 3 had a banner turnout for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of RTO/ERO!  Almost 150 attendees!  Aside from the “Catching up with Colleagues” and delicious luncheon, members enjoyed Anniversary Cake and Ice Cream! Thank you to Bernice Whalen and her team for the well organized festivities!  District 3 has already received lots of very positive feedback.  We can’t wait for the next Fiftieth! We must all tip our hats to Mr. Ray Jonusaitis whose encyclopedic knowledge allowed him to identify almost all of the TV/Movie theme songs which accompanied presentations!  Well done, RAY!  You DO rock! Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, scheduled speaker Elaine Pitcher was unable to attend the meeting and will be rescheduled at a later date.  Our thoughts are with Elaine. Members learned of RTO/ERO’s 50th Anniversary City Hall Proclamation and the CTV Interviews of local members, who discussed the District 3’s huge host of Volunteers!  The Videos are now online and will be rebroadcast on Channel 10 for quite a while. One Hour Special LINK Folgo Della Vedova, 2nd VP LINK Sherrill Dewar, Treasurer LINK As well, Saultonline created a wonderful report of our most special meeting!  CHECK IT OUT! As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, District 3 presented a cheque for $2,000.00 to ARCH.  Lee Rendell, Fund Development Manager at ARCH, received the donation and spoke of the impact that it will make on local children in ARCH’s care. RTO/ERO District 3 President and Provincial First Vice-President Rich Prophet presents cheque to Lee Rendell, Fund Development Manager at ARCH
Gary Wills and his lovely wife Bonnie.  Gary, right.
District 3 June Szeman Award On April 3rd 2018 a standing ovation spontaneously occurred at our 50th anniversary birthday party when the name of the deserving individual was announced. The joyous eruption of applause indicated that Gary Wills was indeed the right choice for the June Szeman Award. Gary has been an RTO-ERO member since his retirement in 2009. It took little time after his retirement for Gary to come forward and support District 3 as our webmaster using his computer and audiovisual expertise. What singles Gary out is his humbleness and deflection of limelight. He is always ready to assist others in solving electronic problems. Yes, he is a true example of kindness, “other focused”, answering the call of many, many individuals. Certainly he exemplifies, “if you want something done ask a busy person”. He is an advocate for RTO-ERO. At every meeting or social event he circulates with his camera and asks permission of those entering if he can snap their picture. Within minutes a collage of people entering the meeting becomes part of the warm scene on the screen. What enrichment this offers to our general meetings! At District 3 meetings Gary’s quiet, sense of humour sparks interest. He superimposes unusual and often seasonal embellishments such as bunny ears and Santa hats on the onscreen photos of the Executive Board members providing reports. Hours of preparation go into making onscreen reports attractive to everyone in the audience. One has only to glance at our web site to ascertain that it is current, informative and vibrant. Thanks to Gary District 3 is a model in this area of development. Yes, Gary is a computer whiz but even more important he is a team player. The word “I” does not exist in his vocabulary. It doesn’t matter how insignificant the task, he is there to assist----addressing cards when needed, delivering Goodwill cookies/chocolates at Christmas, assisting with labels and  the newsletter. He does not choose to be in the forefront but he certainly gives impetus to those in the front lines of any undertaking. Gary’s attributes of caring and support are traits that make our district dynamic. As a valued member of the Executive Board of District 3 Gary provides a clear perspective on issues and rational advice about projects of RTO-ERO.  It is without hesitation that District 3 names Gary Wills as the recipient of the June Szeman 50th Anniversary Award. Thank you Gary for all you do to enhance our undertakings and to enrich the lives of so many seniors within District 3! Submitted by Bernice Whalen on behalf of the 50th anniversary committee
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Upcoming Meetings   General Membership Meetings:  Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 11:30 A.M. Thursday November 29, 2018 @ - 6:30 P.M. Dinner & Social at the Marconi Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:30 A.M. AGM & Silent Auction, May 14, 2019 - 10:30 A.M. Entertainment TBA   Executive/Executive Board Meetings: Tuesday September 25, 2018 - 10 A.M. Tuesday November 20, 2018 - 10 A.M. (Budget Prep, Small Group) Tuesday November 27, 2018 - 10 A.M. Executive Board Budget Tuesday January 8, 2019 - 10 A.M. Tuesday March 12, 2019 - 10 A.M. Tuesday April 30, 2019 - 10 A.M.
© RTO / ERO District 3 Legal Notice       Human Rights Statement  
Meetings & Minutes
General Membership Meetings at 11:30 Annual Meeting at 10:30 Executive Meetings at 10:00
RTO District 3 AGM Report May 16, 2018 (click to view/download  NB: large file)
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
Upcoming Meetings General Membership Meetings:  Tuesday October 16, 2018 - 11:30 A.M. Thursday November 29, 2018 @ - 6:30 P.M. Dinner & Social at the Marconi Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:30 A.M. AGM & Silent Auction, May 14, 2019 - 10:30 Entertainment TBA   Executive/Executive Board Meetings: Tuesday September 25, 2018 - 10:00 A.M. Tuesday November 20, 2018 - 10:00 A.M. (Budget Prep, Small Group) Tuesday November 27, 2018 - 10:00 A.M.  Exec Board Budget Tuesday January 8, 2019 - 10:00 A.M. Tuesday March 12, 2019 - 10:00 A.M. Tuesday April 30, 2019 - 10:00 A.M.
District 3 General Membership Meeting Happy 50th, RTO/ERO!!! District 3 had a banner turnout for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of RTO/ERO!  Almost 150 attendees!  Aside from the “Catching up with Colleagues” and delicious luncheon, members enjoyed Anniversary Cake and Ice Cream! Thank you to Bernice Whalen and her team for the well organized festivities!  District 3 has already received lots of very positive feedback.   We can’t wait for the next Fiftieth! We must all tip our hats to Mr. Ray Jonusaitis whose encyclopedic knowledge allowed him to identify almost all of the TV/Movie theme songs which accompanied presentations!  Well done, RAY!  You DO rock! Unfortunately, due to a family emergency, scheduled speaker Elaine Pitcher was unable to attend the meeting and will be rescheduled at a later date.  Our thoughts are with Elaine. Members learned of RTO/ERO’s 50th Anniversary City Hall Proclamation and the CTV Interviews of local members, who discussed the District 3’s huge host of Volunteers!  The Videos are now online and will be rebroadcast on Channel 10 for quite a while. One Hour Special LINK Folgo Della Vedova, 2nd VP LINK Sherrill Dewar, Treasurer LINK As well, Saultonline created a wonderful report of our most special meeting!  CHECK IT OUT! As part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration, District 3 presented a cheque for $2,000.00 to ARCH.  Lee Rendell, Fund Development Manager at ARCH, received the donation and spoke of the impact that it will make on local children in ARCH’s care. RTO/ERO District 3 President and Provincial First Vice-President Rich Prophet presents cheque to Lee Rendell, Fund Development Manager at ARCH
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District 3 June Szeman Award On April 3rd 2018 a standing ovation spontaneously occurred at our 50th anniversary birthday party when the name of the deserving individual was announced. The joyous eruption of applause indicated that Gary Wills was indeed the right choice for the June Szeman Award. Gary has been an RTO-ERO member since his retirement in 2009. It took little time after his retirement for Gary to come forward and support District 3 as our webmaster using his computer and audiovisual expertise. What singles Gary out is his humbleness and deflection of limelight. He is always ready to assist others in solving electronic problems. Yes, he is a true example of kindness, “other focused”, answering the call of many, many individuals. Certainly he exemplifies, “if you want something done ask a busy person”. He is an advocate for RTO-ERO. At every meeting or social event he circulates with his camera and asks permission of those entering if he can snap their picture. Within minutes a collage of people entering the meeting becomes part of the warm scene on the screen. What enrichment this offers to our general meetings! At District 3 meetings Gary’s quiet, sense of humour sparks interest. He superimposes unusual and often seasonal embellishments such as bunny ears and Santa hats on the onscreen photos of the Executive Board members providing reports. Hours of preparation go into making onscreen reports attractive to everyone in the audience. One has only to glance at our web site to ascertain that it is current, informative and vibrant. Thanks to Gary District 3 is a model in this area of development. Yes, Gary is a computer whiz but even more important he is a team player. The word “I” does not exist in his vocabulary. It doesn’t matter how insignificant the task, he is there to assist----addressing cards when needed, delivering Goodwill cookies/chocolates at Christmas, assisting with labels and  the newsletter. He does not choose to be in the forefront but he certainly gives impetus to those in the front lines of any undertaking. Gary’s attributes of caring and support are traits that make our district dynamic. As a valued member of the Executive Board of District 3 Gary provides a clear perspective on issues and rational advice about projects of RTO-ERO.  It is without hesitation that District 3 names Gary Wills as the recipient of the June Szeman 50th Anniversary Award. Thank you Gary for all you do to enhance our undertakings and to enrich the lives of so many seniors within District 3! Submitted by Bernice Whalen on behalf of the 50th anniversary committee
Gary Wills and his lovely wife Bonnie.  Gary, right.