© 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 Posted July 14, 2017 by Meaghan Kent (SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – July 15, 2017): Are you 60 years of age or older? Earning an university degree has never been more affordable! Algoma University is pleased to offer senior students free tuition. It’s never too late to learn. For years, Algoma University has offered a tuition waiver for Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have reached the age of 60 as of the first day of classes. Senior students can study on a part-time or full-time basis in a wide range of the University’s programs, which span the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professional programs, in the fall, winter, and spring semesters. Students at Algoma U benefit from small class sizes and one-on-one interactions with faculty, as well as a student-centred approach to learning. Those who take advantage of this opportunity will also have access to additional free academic supports, including The Learning Centre, The Writing Lab, and The Math Lab to help make the transition to university-level learning less stressful. Last year, 16 students took advantage of the University’s tuition waiver. Those who are eligible are required to pay the regulatory fees and supplementary fees associated with a given course. For more information, or to apply, please contact info@algomau.ca or call 705.949.2301, Ext. 4245.
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  
© 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 Posted July 14, 2017 by Meaghan Kent (SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – July 15, 2017): Are you 60 years of age or older? Earning an university degree has never been more affordable! Algoma University is pleased to offer senior students free tuition. It’s never too late to learn. For years, Algoma University has offered a tuition waiver for Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have reached the age of 60 as of the first day of classes. Senior students can study on a part-time or full-time basis in a wide range of the University’s programs, which span the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professional programs, in the fall, winter, and spring semesters. Students at Algoma U benefit from small class sizes and one-on-one interactions with faculty, as well as a student-centred approach to learning. Those who take advantage of this opportunity will also have access to additional free academic supports, including The Learning Centre, The Writing Lab, and The Math Lab to help make the transition to university-level learning less stressful. Last year, 16 students took advantage of the University’s tuition waiver. Those who are eligible are required to pay the regulatory fees and supplementary fees associated with a given course. For more information, or to apply, please contact info@algomau.ca or call 705.949.2301, Ext. 4245.
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