President's Message


Welcome to RTO District 36’s website.  There is a lot of new information, so I hope you take some time to check it out.

If you are a new RTO member: Welcome!  You will not miss having your life being run by bells, yard duty, cafeteria duty and staff meetings.  You won’t care if busses are cancelled, you won’t dread indoor recess and you won’t have to pull almost “all-nighters” getting 30 exams assessed and marks submitted the next day.

RTO is now an organization with districts from coast to coast. Effective 01 June 2019, three new districts have joined: The Prairies, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces.  Teachers who once taught in Ontario are located across Canada.

At the local District 36 – Peterborough level, we are an energetic group working to enrich the lives of our senior retirees while remembering our past as educators.  We run many social activities and I hope you will partake in them.  Many involve food, drink and fabulous conversation.  The executive is always looking for volunteers to help so if you are interested, please contact one of us.

Whether you have been retired for a short while or a long while, isn’t it wonderful to get paid for not working!  A retired friend of mine told me it is like the fairy godmother taps you on the shoulder and says ‘What would you like to do today?”  And the answer is “What ever you want.”  Going to RTO social events are a lot of fun and I hope to see you at some of our events.  Monthly breakfasts, tri-monthly pub nights, Christmas luncheon and our annual “Hell with the Bell”, September luncheon starts the year off right.  If you have some other suggestions, let us know.  We are always open to ideas.

There are many benefits to being an RTO member.  One of these perks is Venngo Member Perks.  This program offers many discounts on all kinds of stuff you and your family may be able to use.  There are over 1300 perks to take advantage of.  Create your own account and start saving.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Executive.