Retirees Enjoy Social Connections on First Day of School, THWTB!
Retirees Enjoy Social Connections on First Day of School, THWTB!
Further to our article in the November edition of the RTO Newsletter, we include the full article here and worksheets for you to fill out so you have all of your documents listed and where they are.
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Both annual RTO social events of the winter were very well-received by those in attendance. The food was particularly singled out for compliments to the caterer/chefs.
The musical entertainment provided before and after the Valentine’s meal warranted many positive compliments too.
Plan to join us next year!
The District Executive is proposing the following amendments to the District Governance Document (Constitution).
(b) Goodwill Officer:
To communicate with District members in keeping with the Provincial Goodwill Guidelines.
To facilitate the efforts of the Unit Goodwill Officers who connect with their own communities as identified locally, by way of cards or telephone calls.
(d) Member Services Officer:
To receive the membership lists from the Provincial Office and reconcile the District membership list and the Provincial membership list.
To investigate and recommend to the Executive ways and means of increasing Provincial and District membership.
To make the District membership aware of the services available from the Provincial and District levels of RTO-ERO.
To inform members regarding pension and retirement concerns that affect them and their communities.
To recommend actions to the District Executive to support achievement of Provincial/District goals in this area.
To communicate with the Provincial Member Services Committee through the Committee liaison person.
(h) Directors At Large
To support the District Officers, Committees, and Social Units (Haliburton and Kawartha Lakes) as needed and required.
This program is offered by Kawartha Lakes Sports and Recreation Council so if you want to become involved by joining with others of like minds and bodies and get fit at the same time, read further.
Program participants will have the opportunity to participate in up to six activities in the spring and summer of this year.
The community support agencies and activities are:
Thanks to a Trillium Foundation Grant obtained through the Kawartha Cycling Club, enrolment costs for the 7-month program have been kept low at only $30 – $70 depending on the number of activities you wish to try.
All activities are being offered with adaptive options, including modified rules and/or adaptive equipment and will be of special interest to older adults, persons with disabilities, or adults who are getting active again.
This pilot project is centred in Fenelon Falls and is open to all residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes.
For more information on the activities or to register, please visit https://klsrc.ca/find-an-activity/active-again/
Hello past and future members,
The following outlines the pricing and registration process for corporate membership for recreation programs for the 2019-20 year. Our membership year starts on May 15, 2019.
YOU MUST BE A MEMBER of Retired Teachers of Ontario District 18 hence the necessity of doing a two part membership application:
The total cost per member will be $211.47 (includes HST).
In order for me to confirm you are a member of RTO, and therefore qualify for participation, you are asked to forward an initial deposit to me with your name, address, phone number and email address in the amount of $60.90. Make the cheque payable to me (Ward Levine) and forwarded to 17 Eglington St., Lindsay, ON., K9V6K6 by May 7, 2018. Membership is based on a first come, first served basis so please make note of this.
Our membership renews May 15, 2019. After May 7, 2019 and prior to the renewal date I will be providing the recreation centre with a list of members who have made the initial deposit at which point you will make final payment of $150.57 ($211.47- $60.90) at the Recreation Centre and complete the necessary paperwork to finalize your registration.
Spouses of members may join for a cost of $ 201.71 (includes HST) which is payable in full directly to the recreation centre ONLY AFTER the member has made her/his final payment!
Candace McGuigan, fitness co-ordinator for the Recreation Centre for the City of Kawartha Lakes, has been very supportive and helpful again this year in getting us to this point. The pricing has increased slightly from last year but is still a better deal than the general public membership cost of $514.62 (includes HST).
If you have questions, please contact Ward by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 705-340-5488
DID YOU KNOW? One of Ontario’s NEWEST provincial parks is located in District 18!
• nature lovers, trail walkers/ hikers, birders, flora and fauna admirers
• 4 easy to access walking trails ( Level of Difficulty: Easy ), that will tempt you to leave the roadsides and discover the unique alvar habitats that shelter rare plants and birds
• walk a little, or just sit and wait for nature to come to you
• ask a friend, dress appropriately, drive the road toward Victoria Road Village and Dalrymple
• walk the trails ( maps and guides available ) and experience Carden Alvar on Foot
And it’s Free!
What a great way to be active, be sociable, and enjoy nature in a most unique setting.
The Retired Teachers of Ontario and the National Association of Federal Retirees have partnered to present Vibrant Voices, a community-based advocacy campaign to inuence political action for Ontario seniors.
In the provincial election, we pushed for commitments to support age-friendly communities, increased geriatric training, and an end to elder abuse. Together, we reached hundreds of thousands of voters and contacted hundreds of candidates, from every party throughout the province, and made sure our Vibrant Voices were heard. We couldn’t have done it without you – thank you.
The election may be over, but our commitment to Ontario seniors is not. We need to make sure our Vibrant Voices
continue to be heard by every MPP at Queen’s Park.
Currently a member of the Wilberforce Recreation Committee, Chair of the Wilberforce Heritage Guild and member of the Haliburton County Aging Well Committee, Hilda Clark is an inspiration for what aging well can mean. In June she was chosen as the first person to be named Senior of the Year in Highlands East because of decades of helping after her retirement from 35 years in education.
Born and raised in Haliburton County, Hilda retired “back home” in 1988, and has been giving of her time ever since. In addition to the above committees her list of volunteer activities over the years is long and varied. Some of the highlights include service on Monmouth township council and Haliburton County Development Corporation, various roles at St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, part of the local business association organizing winter carnivals, and serving on RTO’s district and provincial executives. She is also a passionate supporter of the Arts having directed and been in the casts of many plays. She also finds time to write a weekly column for the Haliburton County Echo.
Senior of the Year isn’t Hilda’s first award of recognition. In 2003 she received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Highlands East Volunteer Recognition Certificate. In 2008 she received the Retired Teachers of Ontario Certificate of Merit.