2017 - 18 RTO District 9 President

2017 - 2018 RTO-ERO District 9 President: Doug Bundy

Greettngs From Your President
I have never been a President of anything before, so this job is all new to me! I hope I don’t have to learn how to “Twitter”, besides all the other things I must do!
I retired 25 years ago, from the position of Head of Science at Goderich District Collegiate, and have been a member of RTO/ERO since 1992. I have been active in our District ever since I retired, and have recently been a member of the Leisure and Recreation Committee, with our district.
Did you know that next year is the 50th anniversary of the Retired Teachers of Ontario? There are over 76,000 members from various educational venues. We even have a district in B.C., where many of our Ontario Teachers have retired! Our local, District 9 (Huron-Perth) has 1,136 members right now!
We encourage teachers and other individuals associated in some way with Education who are soon to retire, that you consider joining RTO/ ERO, and take advantage of the excellent Health Insurance plan, offered by Johnson Insurance. Dixie Lee Arbuckle can be contacted for more information on joining. There will also be a free “Retirement Planning Workshop” for soon-to-be retired teachers that will take place early in May. More details in this Clean Slate edition!
I hope some of you have taken advantage of Clare French’s various “Local Socials” and events that he has organized for our members and friends this past year. The “Visit to Brocksden School” was a great hit with all who attended, and the “Vimy Ridge Remembered” that took place last month in Stradord, with all the pictures and descriptions by retired teacher Dale Bast was wonderful! Thanks to Clare for all the organizing!
Clare tells us he is planning a week-long trip for November 2018 to Branson Missouri. More details to follow. He has not planned any events over the next few months, (Winter driving can sometimes cause problems), but you can expect information about some events, starting next Spring.I have plans for another Theatre Event in Grand Bend, on July 6th. Check an announcement in this Clean Slate.

Our Vice President, Jane MacKenzie is organizing some “Tea and Talk” socials that will involve discussions about items that might impact our future Provincial government decisions. There is more information about this in this issue of Clean Slate. Check it out!

Our Spring General meeting will take place at the Mitchell Golf Club again this year, on Wed, May 2nd. 

Your Executive and Board are all working hard for you, and you can expect them to continue planning events and getting things done that will impact all our RTO members.
Doug R. Bundy
President, RTO-ERO District 9