© 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 richpro@shaw.ca ____________________________ 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.
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
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
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

richpro@shaw.ca, it would be greatly appreciated.

We hope to publish these incrementally in the near

future.

First Article, by Past President John Fleming!
“Thank You” to the many District    3 members who volunteered    their time at the Davey Home    Tuck Shop!
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, folgo.dellavedova@shaw.ca
Battle of The Books: Winners     Yes, the battle has ended! The elementary schools’ challenge, co-sponsored by RTO/ERO District 3 and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25, which was very popular over many years, came to an abrupt end with the sudden passing of organizer Marilyn Patterson last year. Over 3000 books filled the shelves of a small storage room in the Legion hall. What was the solution?     Under the excellent leadership of Bernice Whalen, Goodwill Chair and her committee (Gary Wills, Joanne-Mantha-McConnell, and yours truly) the winners were selected!     Letters were sent to HSCDSB and ADSB directors offering these books, free of charge to interested teachers for classroom use. The response was heartwarming! The books were stamped with the RTO logo, organized into sets, packed into dozens of cardboard boxes scrounged from retailers, labelled, brought to the School Board offices, then delivered by courier to many schools in the Algoma district, and into the hands of thousands of students. THEY are all winners!     This project took over 3 months to complete, but was worth every minute. It is another example of RTO/ERO’s motto: “Here for you now, here for your future” alive in our community.                                                                                                       Moyra O’Pallie  
Algoma- Sudbury Golf Tournament There will be a golf tournament for Algoma and Sudbury RTO/ERO members on Friday, July 6 at Huron Pines Golf Course in Blind River. The course is an enjoyable but not a difficult course to play.  The event shall be open to members and spouses who can enter as singles, twosomes, threesomes or a team of four. The organizers from each side shall make the teams from the odds and sods.  There shall be a limit of 96 which is the number of golfers that the club can serve in the clubhouse. There will be a lunch of a hamburger plate with salads and dessert.  The cost of the golfing is $45 for 18 holes and a cart while the food would likely be +/- $25. The course shall be closed for us from 11-5 with a shotgun start at 11. The opening for registration is May 15, but please contact me to indicate that you are interested. One does not have to be a good golfer as the purpose is to have fun and meet new people. We have been ensured that July 6 shall be warm and sunny. Contact Rich Prophet 705-943-6134 or richpro@shaw.ca
Algoma- Sudbury Golf Tournament There will be a golf tournament for Algoma and Sudbury RTO/ERO members on Friday, July 6 at Huron Pines Golf Course in Blind River. The course is an enjoyable but not a difficult course to play.  The event shall be open to members and spouses who can enter as singles, twosomes, threesomes or a team of four. The organizers from each side shall make the teams from the odds and sods.  There shall be a limit of 96 which is the number of golfers that the club can serve in the clubhouse. There will be a lunch of a hamburger plate with salads and dessert.  The cost of the golfing is $45 for 18 holes and a cart while the food would likely be +/- $25. The course shall be closed for us from 11-5 with a shotgun start at 11. The opening for registration is May 15, but please contact me to indicate that you are interested. One does not have to be a good golfer as the purpose is to have fun and meet new people. We have been ensured that July 6 shall be warm and sunny. Contact Rich Prophet 705-943-6134  or richpro@shaw.ca
Russ Mason, four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts student at Algoma U - Tuition Free.
© 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 richpro@shaw.ca ____________________________ 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.
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
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 richpro@shaw.ca, 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, folgo.dellavedova@shaw.ca
Battle of The Books: Winners     Yes, the battle has ended! The elementary schools’ challenge, co- sponsored by RTO/ERO District 3 and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25, which was very popular over many years, came to an abrupt end with the sudden passing of organizer Marilyn Patterson last year. Over 3000 books filled the shelves of a small storage room in the Legion hall. What was the solution?     Under the excellent leadership of Bernice Whalen, Goodwill Chair and her committee (Gary Wills, Joanne-Mantha-McConnell, and yours truly) the winners were selected!     Letters were sent to HSCDSB and ADSB directors offering these books, free of charge to interested teachers for classroom use. The response was heartwarming! The books were stamped with the RTO logo, organized into sets, packed into dozens of cardboard boxes scrounged from retailers, labelled, brought to the School Board offices, then delivered by courier to many schools in the Algoma district, and into the hands of thousands of students. THEY are all winners!     This project took over 3 months to complete, but was worth every minute. It is another example of RTO/ERO’s motto: “Here for you now, here for your future” alive in our community.                                                                                                       Moyra O’Pallie  
Algoma- Sudbury Golf Tournament There will be a golf tournament for Algoma and Sudbury RTO/ERO members on Friday, July 6 at Huron Pines Golf Course in Blind River. The course is an enjoyable but not a difficult course to play.  The event shall be open to members and spouses who can enter as singles, twosomes, threesomes or a team of four. The organizers from each side shall make the teams from the odds and sods.  There shall be a limit of 96 which is the number of golfers that the club can serve in the clubhouse. There will be a lunch of a hamburger plate with salads and dessert.  The cost of the golfing is $45 for 18 holes and a cart while the food would likely be +/- $25. The course shall be closed for us from 11-5 with a shotgun start at 11. The opening for registration is May 15, but please contact me to indicate that you are interested. One does not have to be a good golfer as the purpose is to have fun and meet new people. We have been ensured that July 6 shall be warm and sunny. Contact Rich Prophet 705-943-6134  or richpro@shaw.ca
Russ Mason, four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts student at Algoma U - Tuition Free.