© District 3 RTO/ERO Legal Notice Human Rights Statement
The Mickey Contini Award of Merit

What’s Up?

Provincial & Local Scholarships LOCAL Scholarships - District 3 has established awards of $500 at both Algoma University and Sault College. District 3 Contact: Rich Prophet, President District 3 rtoalgoma@gmail.com ____________________________ PROVINCIAL Scholarship Programme - Applicants, who are members’ relatives, who apply for scholarships must be in the last year from a Faculty of Education or who were in any programme in their final year of a College or university. Provincial Deadline: March 15, 2018 CLICK HERE, for Provincial Details
2000 Barbara Lamb 2000 Jean DuQuesnay 2000 Leona Galloway 2001 Ben Smith 2001 Grant Lawson 2001 Jean King 2001 John Jefferson 2001 Orlando Sicoly 2003 Bill Kidd 2003 Mary Kidd 2003 Ken Frier 2003 Mickey Contini 2004 John Fleming 2004 Maj-Liisa Donaghue 2005 Marilyn Patterson 2006 Diane Marshall 2006 Leone Hamilton 2006 Pat Fremlin 2008 Bill Purnis
2009 Geoff Shaw 2010 Ora Mae James 2010 Bonnie Forsell 2010 Moyra O'Pallie 2011 Nancy Sachro 2012 Gary Wills 2013 Gayle Manley 2014 Marie Della Vedova 2015 Bruce Avery 2015 Page Nicolson 2016 Emily Noble 2017 Bernice Whalen 2018 Kathryn Greening 2019 Rich Prophet
Mickey Contini Award of Merit Recipients
Mickey passed away December 7, 2014.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SENIOR SOCIALS Every Wednesday afternoon at the Legion, from 2:00 to 4:00, the Happy Days Band (which includes a few retired teachers) plays great dancing and listening music. All seniors and retired people are welcome. There is a donation basket is at the door where you can throw in a toonie if you wish. Your favourite beverages are available at the bar.
Our meetings venue, the Royal Canadian Legion, SSM
The Mickey Contini Award of Merit The Mickey Contini Award of Merit was established within the Algoma District RTO/ERO to recognize outstanding contributions to the organization. Nominees for the award will be selected in recognition of their outstanding and/or long term contributions to the work of RTO/ERO at the Provincial and/or District level. The Mickey Contini Award of Merit recognizes the great effort that Mickey Contini put forth on behalf of the members of RTO for so many years. DO YOU KNOW A DESERVING MEMBER? WHY NOT NOMINATE THEM? Send Nomimations to Second Vice-President Folgo Della Vedova, rtoalgoma@gmail.com
UPDATED District 3 Travel Allowance 53 cents/km, to a maximum of $60.00 per Meeting. District 3 encourages Carpooling! Travel Expense Forms available at all District 3 Meetings.
SSM Drop-In Centre Bay Street
SSM Northern Community Centre Goulais Avenue
Here are the current Activities Calendars for the SSM Drop-In Centre (Bay St) and the SSM Northern Community Centre (Goulais Road). If your community would like to share local activities for seniors, please contact District 3 RTO with details. Click HERE!
If you are a member of the RTO/ERO Extended Health Care Plan, you have access to the Venngo MemberPerks affinity program without any extra fees. MemberPerks gives you access to discounts at brand named stores and local places- discounts are available on-line as well as in-store. Getting started is easy! 1. Sign Up You just need to go to https://rto-ero.venngo.com to create your account and access all the great perks! 2. Download the Venngo Mobile app Use your perks on the go! 3. Start saving Saving money is easy. Show the mobile app, print the perk, or shop online. Here is a list of local businesses in Algoma offering discounts through Venngo: Alamo Rent-a-Car Avis Budget Enterprise Rent-a-Car National Car Rental Comfort Inn Quality Inn Econolodge Sleep Inn Days Inn Travelodge Microtel Inn BMO SmartFolio Dulux Paints Fountain Tire Purolator Bioped Footcare GoodLife Fitness Loblaw Optical/Eyewear The Source Addition Elle Le Chateau Reitmans Ricki’s The Top 25 perks based on savings for RTO-ERO members in November are reported as follows (These could be on-line, via telephone or in-store for Algoma members): Goodlife Fitness Lenovo Priceline EF Go Ahead Tours Avis Nissan Loblaw Eyewear HP Canada Dell Garmin Orlando Vacation–Theme Parks Hertz Budget Trafalgar Guided Tours Hotelplanner Ticketsatwork.com Choice Hotel SellOff Vacations Orlando Vacations – Hotels Lindt The Source Bochner Eye Institute Wyndham Hotels Toronto Pearson Parking Samsung Electronics * Please note that perk merchants and discount offers are subject to change. ** Please visit https://rto-ero.venngo.com for current discount offers and redemption information.
“Thank You” to the many District    3 members who volunteered    their time at the Davey Home    Tuck Shop!
PSTO -- Project Service to Others -- Cheque Presentation February 25, 2020
Congratulations to CATS, our D3 supported PSTO Project, which received a Provincial $4,000 grant! (Central Algoma Teacher Support) District 3 President Folgo DellaVedova and First Vice President Kathy Greening present a BIG $4,000 cheque to representatives of CATS! CATS is the most recent (2019) recipient organization of a Provincial Grant of $4,000 to support their worthwhile project. District 3 has put forth MANY projects which have been selected and supported by Provincial, from $4,000 to $10,000! CATS will serve Echo Bay, St Joseph Island, Desbarats, Bruce Mines and Thessalon (Central Algoma Dementia Resource Libraries) If YOU or your Organization have a project to bring forward, please contact Kathy Greening and visit … PSTO Provincial for more into.
© RTO / ERO District 3 Legal Notice Human Rights Statement

What’s Up?

Provincial & Local Scholarships LOCAL Scholarships - District 3 has established awards of $500 at both Algoma University and Sault College. District 3 Contact: Rich Prophet, President District 3 rtoalgoma@gmail.com ____________________________ PROVINCIAL Scholarship Programme - Applicants, who are members’ relatives, who apply for scholarships must be in the last year from a Faculty of Education or who were in any programme in their final year of a College or university. Provincial Deadline: March 15, 2018 CLICK HERE, for Provincial Details
The Mickey Contini Award of Merit
Mickey Contini Award of Merit Recipients
2000 Barbara Lamb 2000 Jean DuQuesnay 2000 Leona Galloway 2001 Ben Smith 2001 Grant Lawson 2001 Jean King 2001 John Jefferson 2001 Orlando Sicoly 2003 Bill Kidd 2003 Mary Kidd 2003 Ken Frier 2003 Mickey Contini 2004 John Fleming 2004 Maj-Liisa Donaghue 2005 Marilyn Patterson 2006 Diane Marshall 2006 Leone Hamilton 2006 Pat Fremlin 2008 Bill Purnis
2009 Geoff Shaw 2010 Ora Mae James 2010 Bonnie Forsell 2010 Moyra O'Pallie 2011 Nancy Sachro 2012 Gary Wills 2013 Gayle Manley 2014 Marie Della Vedova 2015 Bruce Avery 2015 Page Nicolson 2016 Emily Noble 2017 Bernice Whalen 2018 Kathryn Greening 2019 Rich Prophet
Mickey passed away December 7, 2014.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON SENIOR SOCIALS Every Wednesday afternoon at the Legion, from 2:00 to 4:00, the Happy Days Band (which includes a few retired teachers) plays great dancing and listening music. All seniors and retired people are welcome. There is a donation basket is at the door where you can throw in a toonie if you wish. Your favourite beverages are available at the bar.
Our meetings venue, the Royal Canadian Legion, SSM
RTO/ERO HISTORY

We would like to establish a written chronological history of

District 3 Algoma: each Past President would write a summary

or highlights of their term as the leader of our group. It will be

enjoyable to read the background and narration of our

organization from the earliest times to the present.

If you could send a 150-175 word reflection of your year(s) at

the helm to Rich Prophet at rtoalgoma@gmail.com, it would

be greatly appreciated. We hope to publish these incrementally

in the near future.

First Article by Past President John Fleming!

Algoma U Offers Free Tuition for Senior Students Did You Say “Free”?! Are you a lifelong learner? Have you always wanted to learn French or Italian? How about a Fine Arts degree? Algoma University has a deal for you if you are 60 years old or older- you do not have to pay tuition! David Marasco, University Registrar, wants to get the good news out to all of us of a “certain age”. Active in retirement and lifelong learners, retired teachers fit the bill perfectly for this unique opportunity in the Sault Ste. Marie area. “I am a strong supporter of the tuition exemption program,” states Marasco. “It benefits not only the senior learners but also the learning community at the university.” The university experience is enhanced by the diversity of students of all ages with varied experiences to share. David Marasco wants to assure us that all are welcome in the Algoma University community. Russ Mason, retired from teaching for twenty years, is well-known as a weaver and dyer and often a part of artists’ shows like the Sylvan Valley Tour. Russ has now taken on a new challenge at Algoma University, enrolled in the first year of a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts program. “Pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts was my dream when I entered university many years ago in 1963 but following my parents’ advice, I got a real job!” stated Russ. “The course load is incredibly heavy for someone who has been out of the student mode for over 40 years but I must say that staff and students are incredible with their support and encouragement. Added to that no one has called me Grandpa yet!” While senior students age 60 and over are exempt from paying tuition there are other student fees. For example, if you are enrolled in a course worth 3 credits, you have to pay $118.74 and for 6 credits it is $168.59. It would appear that the more credits you take, the better the deal. Senior citizens are not eligible to join the George Leach Centre as students but may join as community members. Parking passes are available for $100 per semester. Now it is just a matter of picking a course of interest. How about Science Fiction or Fantasy in English? Or Introductory French or Spanish? Anishinaabemowin? Film and Modern History? Computer Science? The choices are varied and interesting; check things out at www.algomau.ca Russ Mason offers these words of encouragement: “Your time is now. Go back to school and take the course you always wanted to do. Take advantage of the tuition breaks offered at Algoma University.”
The Mickey Contini Award of Merit The Mickey Contini Award of Merit was established within the Algoma District RTO/ERO to recognize outstanding contributions to the organization. Nominees for the award will be selected in recognition of their outstanding and/or long term contributions to the work of RTO/ERO at the Provincial and/or District level. The Mickey Contini Award of Merit recognizes the great effort that Mickey Contini put forth on behalf of the members of RTO for so many years. DO YOU KNOW A DESERVING MEMBER? WHY NOT NOMINATE THEM? Send Nomimations to Second Vice-President Folgo Della Vedova, rtoalgoma@gmail.com
Russ Mason, four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts student at Algoma U - Tuition Free.
SSM Drop-In Centre Bay Street
SSM Northern Community Centre Goulais Avenue
Here are the current Activities Calendars for the SSM Drop-In Centre (Bay St) and the SSM Northern Community Centre (Goulais Road). If your community would like to share local activities for seniors, please contact District 3 RTO with details. Click HERE!
UPDATED District 3 Travel Allowance 53 cents/km, to a maximum of $60.00 per Meeting. District 3 encourages Carpooling! Travel Expense Forms available at all District 3 Meetings.