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.
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.
Have you ever found yourself with fingers crossed, just hoping a 30 or 20 year old ‘someone’ would magically appear just at the moment of peak frustration while you are earnestly using your iPad or iPhone when … you think you have lost your data or your Face Time connection, you can neither retrieve nor send those special holiday pictures, you want to learn some of those keyboard ‘secrets’ you have heard about,
or, how to save battery power?
Your RTO -ERO District 18 might be able to help!
Our hope is to offer 2 or 3 mini-workshops to those members who wish to become more efficient iPad , iPhone users this fall.
If you are someone who can offer to share your expertise instructing effective ways to maximize the use of our Apple iPads and iPhones, we need you.
Please e-mail Marilas McInnis at email@example.com to ‘talk’.
Have you experienced a delay in receiving reimbursement for a claim?
Update Your Policy Number to 983430. Some members have experienced temporary delays getting their claims processed. If this occurs, please ensure your pharmacist, dentist, optometrist and other eligible paramedical practitioners have your correct Policy Number 983430 in their system. This information is found on your up-to-date Johnson RTO-ERO health card. If you are unsure where to find this information please contact your Johnson claims team.
Your feedback is important to RTO/ERO, if you have questions or would like to share the details of your experience, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Stephen Wong at 1-800-361-9888.
If you are a member of RTO and have opted to be a member of the organization’s health plan administered by Johnson Insurance (1-877-406-9007) – congratulations as you have made a decision based on your needs with respect to health coverage available above and beyond that provided by the province.
The following are provided as examples and culled information. For full details and actual coverage you need to refer to the Johnson Information Booklets or better yet, contact Johnson directly.
The plan consists of the following with premiums allotted to each option chosen. Some frequent questions/explanations are shared with each and full details on coverage is found in the Information Booklets distributed to members of the Health Plans):
It is your plan, so you need to know what is covered for you and your family if you have them on the policy.
READ THE BOOKLETS AND IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS CALL JOHNSON (1-877-406-9007) FOR CLARIFICATION.
Just to repeat the answer to the most asked question with respect to the Extended Health Plan and found in the book “Proof of Departure for Dummies”.
IF IN DOUBT AS TO WHAT IS VALID DOCUMENTATION CALL JOHNSON 1-877-406-9007) BEFORE DEPARTING.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to replace/supplant
your responsibility to know your policy and coverage.
If you have any general questions that you think would be useful to be answered for all the members, please forward them in writing to Ward Levine at email@example.com.
This document is in pdf format here, if you would like to print it.
The Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) and the Ontario Government, joint sponsors of the $175.6 billion Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (Plan), will use a portion of the $11.5 billion surplus in the Plan (as of January 1, 2017) to complete the restoration of inflation protection for teachers who retired after 2009. As well, the contribution rate for the Plan’s active members will be reduced by 1.1%. Both changes are effective January 1, 2018.
Conditional inflation protection has proven to be an effective tool for managing Plan deficits and now, for the fourth year in a row, the sponsors will use some of the surplus to finish the restoration of indexing that pensioners lost in recent years,” said OTF President Mike Foulds. “In addition, the Plan’s active members will enjoy a 1.1% reduction in the contribution rate. The remainder of the surplus will be kept in reserve to provide benefit and contribution rate stability against future funding challenges such as low interest rates and increasing longevity, both of which increase the Plan’s liabilities.
Pensioners who retired after 2009 will receive a one-time increase in January 2018 to restore their pensions to the levels they would have been at, had full inflation protection been provided each year since they retired. They will also receive a slightly higher inflation increase next year for the portion of their pensions earned after 2009. Cost-of-living increases for this portion of pension credit will equal 100% of the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), up from the current level of 90%. Pension credits earned before 2010 remain fully inflation-protected.
Active Plan members will enjoy a 1.1% reduction in the contribution rate they pay to the Plan.
Last March, Teachers’ reported its fourth surplus in a decade. A preliminary funding valuation showed that the Plan was 105% funded at the beginning of 2017, based on current benefits and contribution rates.
For more information on these changes, please go to www.otpp.com.