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From the President’s Desk

Meetings of the Board of Directors

The meeting place of the District 27 Board of Directors is St. Peter's Room, 3rd floor, 1480 Heron Road, Ottawa.


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Message from President Dawn Paxton

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January, 2019 — It is an honour for me to serve as your president for the 2018-2019 year. I will strive to build and excite our District. For the first time in many years, we have a full slate of officers for our executive positions. I am delighted to be working with Louise Perrault and Danielle Guertin as first and second vice-presidents. Members are in place to handle our District duties and initiatives, with committee members in place to assist. Many new members have stepped forward to help us help you.

As we welcome these new members, we acknowledge that this District could not function without the commitment of those who have served for a long time. Some have served for 15, 20 and even 30 plus years. You know who you are, and hopefully you know how much we appreciate you. A strong local organization builds a strong provincial organization to serve our community better.

My goals for 2018-2019 are to build a strong, robust local District, to continue the work started by our past president, Terry Craig, regarding social isolation, and to add to our offerings and programs within the District.

The Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO/ERO) is an amazing organization that is constantly working to improve the lives of members. This goal is also our goal at the District level. District 27 is here to serve you, our members. Together, we can make retirement the best part of life's journey.

Dawn Paxton
RTO/ERO President
District 27

Meetings of the Board of Directors
The meeting place of the District 27 Board of Directors is St. Peter's Room, 3rd floor, 1480 Heron Road, Ottawa.

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2019 District 27 Priorities
(prepared by Dawn Paxton, President)

  • Maintain a strong financial base to support our priorities and our activities.

  • Continue the website with regular updates for our members. Maintain the current enhanced Horizon 27 newsletter with a twice yearly publication to inform our members.
  • Send mail blasts  to advertise upcoming events as needed.

Social Activities
  • Continue our support of Entre-Nous choir, Bridge Club, the 80+ luncheon, the Christmas luncheon, and Spring luncheon. Continue our AGM and luncheon. Support our Social Committee. Continue our Retirement Planning Workshop.
  • Update our new member reception. Target members to join our Board to promote new activities. Try new activities aimed at younger retirees.

Service to Members
  • Advertise and promote our Project Service to Others grant of $4000.00 with an additional $1000.00 from our local District if we have a selected project.
  • Advertise and promote the scholarships provided from both our local District and the Provincial office.
  • Continue to recognize members for Exceptional Service and other Leadership awards.
  • Support our Goodwill Committee ad their initiatives.
  • Advertise and promote our Know Your Health Plan workshop.

Strategic Plan and Governance
  • Support the Provincial Organization through this year of transition.
  • Develop our local Governance Structure by the fall AGM.
  • Attend Senate and Provincial workshops as offered.

Political Action
  • Have our committee develop a political action plan to have our voices heard at the Federal level in this election year.

Social Isolation
  • Continue the Christmas Cacti deliveries.
  • Work on a plan to help children, youth and seniors enjoy time together.