2017 - 18 RTO District 9 President

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

A Message From Your President

As I type out this message, to be included in the Spring issue of our “Clean Slate”, it is not only Valentine’s Day, but also Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The sun is shining, and the temperature is beginning to climb up over zero! This past winter has been one of record lows, and piles and piles of snow, resultng in closed highways, school closings and miserable times cleaning snow off the car!

I have spent a few days in the hospital this past winter, recovering from pneumonia, but have managed to keep up-to-date on the happenings in our District.

Our local RTO-ERO District 9 unit has organized a special experience for our members that should be of a very good interest to all. It is called "Profiles 2018". You will find the details about it on the next page of this issue of Clean Slate.

Our Committee for Leisure and Recreaton chair, Clare French, has organized several short “excursions” in the area, so that you can spend a day visitng interestng venues, and enjoy some comradeship with your
fellow teachers. His list of these events appears in this issue of Clean Slate on pages 9, 10, and 11.

I have made arrangements for another “Theatre Event” that will take place on July 6th at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend. “CRUISIN’ CLASSICS” is a wonderful music-filled show that I’m sure many of you would enjoy. You will see a tear-off sheet in this issue, which you can send in to book your special seat for this produc:on. Seats are only $42 per person.

Another item that has been introduced by Jane, as the representatve on our Politcal Acton Committee, is the monthly Tea and Talk meetngs she has been organizing. These informal get-togethers, will allow interested members of RTO to discuss some of the Government initatves, and give them the opportunity to make the various candidates in our up-coming election aware of our concerns. See the two scheduled dates she has posted in the Coming Events section on page 1 in this issue.

Keep in mind that our Spring General mee:ng will take place, once again, at the Mitchell Golf Club on Wednesday, May 2nd. Our guest speaker will be none other than the President of RTO/ERO, Martha Foster! Check in this Clean Slate issue for the sign-up sheet.

By the way, all the work of gathering informaton and editng it for the Clean Slate is done by Marcel St-Arneault. We hope you appreciate all the effort that goes into a publica:on like this!

There are other meaningful tasks taken on by members of our Board, and we thank them for their efforts. We do need additional people who are willing to take on some of the tasks in our district. Please consider becoming involved as an active and committed member of our beloved RTO District 9, Huron-Perth. That’s the only way to ensure our future.

President Doug Bundy
President of RTO-ERO District 9