Belleville Branch News

RWTO BELLEVILLE BRANCH

welcomes new and returning members.

Join us for a great friendly experience 4 times a year and sign up for fun interest groups.

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The members of RWTO Belleville are looking forward to a great year of comaradery and fellowship while supporting the charities that we believe are important to the lives of children. We continuously strive to build our membership and invite new retirees to join us for 4 delicious luncheons a year. Everyone looks forward to meeting new members and hearing the local speakers, musicians and acting companies that make our meetings a lot of fun. We always look forward to the homemade pies that the church ladies make for us. Our meetings are held in October, December, April and June. Retired teachers in our area support each other and care about our aging members. We look forward , each Spring, to celebrating our 90 year old members. As our latest Cora Bailey Award winner stated, “Socialization is one of the important keys to longevity.” Let’s all look forward to another great year of socializing.

 

Belleville and Area Branch

Caring and Sharing and Having Fun

bellevillearearwto@gmail.com

Executive

PresidentWendy Bryson
Past PresidentJudy Mewett
1st Vice PresidentElenar Pound
2nd Vice PresidentDenise Taleski
SecretaryJoan Long
TreasurerEileen Freeman
Assistant TreasurerLois Thompson

Convenors

Insurance ConvenorJudy Vanleeuwen
Issues & ConcernsBrenda Ingram
CommunicationsLynda Rollins
PublicityLynda Sommer
MembershipKay Snedden
GoodwillIrene Duncan
TravelLynda Rollins
ArchivistJean Sowden
ProgramDianne Fisher/Lynda Sommer/Patti Clapp /Lynda Rollins
Alternative FilmsKay Snedden

The Belleville and Area Branch is seeking retired women teachers in Belleville and surrounding areas from Prince Edward County to North Hastings and areas in between.

Interested in joining our RWTO/OERO Branch? Call 613 962-7390

We meet four times a year – in the Fall (Sept.27), Winter (Dec.5), Spring (April 10) and early Summer (June13). Our meetings include a social time, luncheon, business and entertainment.

INTEREST GROUPS: offer support, fun, entertainment and relevant programs

Euchre Club – Contact Lois Thompson

The Euchre Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm at the Richmond Retirement Residence on North Front Street. They have lunch at the nearby Tim Horton’s at 12:00 noon. Sometimes the group plays bid euchre or regular euchre, depending on the number of players.

Come and join us for fellowship and fun.

Chit Chat Club: Contact  Marilyn Stobbart

The Chit Chat club is a friendly, small group of RWTO members who meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month except for July and August. The meetings are held at Federation House, 114 Victoria Ave. Belleville at 1:30 pm. The group discusses current topics of interest. A light snack concludes each meeting. Twice a year the group dines out at a local restaurant. Interested in joining?

Book Club  Contact Robin O’Connor

The book club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm. Favourite books are discussed and members may recommend the next read.  It is an informal book club and not everyone must read the same book. Interested in joining the book club?

Diners’ Club –  Contact Carol Watson

The name says it all. This group meets and eats! They dine out the 2nd Monday of each month at 12:00 pm.

Walking Club – Contact Judy Galway

This group meets each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and walks various trails throughout the city.  It’s a great way to get to know one another.  The walkers are invited to bring along friends or family.

Alternative Films – Contact Kay Snedden 

Join Kay for Wednesday afternoon movies at The Empire Theatre.  Join the group. No need to go alone. Discussion of film afterwards is always a possibility over a drink or snack.

 

We meet in September, June, December, April and June. Our meetings include a social time, luncheon, business and entertainment.

Next General Meetings:

Fall Luncheon will be on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Emmanuel United Church in Foxboro. The guest speaker will be Alex McNaught. The topic is “A Place Called Wallbridge.”

Christmas Luncheon will be Wednesday December 5, 2018 at First Pentecostal Church, Dundas Street West, Belleville, Ont. Program will be a Christmas Musical Performance and Sing-a-long led by Andy Forgie.

Spring Luncheon will be held on Wednesday April 10, 2019 at St. Mark’s United Church in Cannifton, Ont. The Cora Bailey Award will be presented followed by the program, “ The Making of the Quinte Botanical Gardens” – presented by Deanna Groves.

June Luncheon will be Thursday, June 13, 2019 at First Pentecostal Church, Dundas Street West, Belleville, Ont. The program will be a Musical or Drama Performance: by local talent.

*11:00 am: Social Time

*11:40 am: Business

*12:15 pm: Lunch & Entertainment

Interest Groups

Alternative Films: Contact – Kay Snedden

Afternoon Wednesday viewing of Alternative movies at The Empire Theatre .

Euchre Club – Contact Lois Thompson 

The Euchre Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm at the Richmond Retirement Residence on North Front Street. They have lunch at the nearby Tim Horton’s at 12:00 noon. Sometimes the group plays bid euchre or regular euchre, depending on the number of players.

Come and join us for fellowship and fun.

Chit Chat Club: Contact Marilyn Stobbart 

The Chit Chat club is a friendly, small group of RWTO members who meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month except for July and August. The meetings are held at Federation House, 114 Victoria Ave. Belleville at 1:30 pm. The group discusses current topics of interest. A light snack concludes each meeting. Twice a year the group dines out at a local restaurant. Interested in joining?

Book Club Contact Robin O’Connor 

The book club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm. Favourite books are discussed and members may recommend the next read. It is an informal book club and not everyone must read the same book. Interested in joining the book club?

Diners’ Club – Contact Carol Watson 

The name says it all. This group meets and eats! They dine out the 2nd Monday of each month at 12:00 pm.

Walking Club – Contact Judy Galway 

This group meets each Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and walks various trails throughout the city. It’s a great way to get to know one another. The walkers are invited to bring along friends or family.

The Belleville and Area Branch is seeking retired women teachers in Belleville and surrounding areas from Prince Edward County to North Hastings and areas in between!

Interested in joining our RWTO/OERO Branch?

Call 613 962-7390

We meet in April, June, October and December. Our meetings include a social time, luncheon, business and entertainment.

 

Cora Bailey Award 2018

RWTO-OERO AREA 7 BELLEVILLE BRANCH

ELEANOR ALEXANDER

Eleanor Alexander joined RWTO Belleville Branch in 1988 and became involved in events and soon a member of the executive. She was President in 1992-1993. In those years they were short of funds, so bus trips were organized to raise funds. Eleanor was Goodwill convenor for 2 years and head of the Euchre Club for 2 years. She also started the Diners Club. Eleanor creatively developed the Trifold on white paper and coloured in the emblem.

Eleanor attended RWTO Conventions in Toronto, Niagara Region, Trenton and Kingston. All of this occurred after a rewarding teaching career of 27 years. Initially she taught in a 1 room school house in PEC then completed her teaching career in the Belleville area while upgrading her teaching credentials at Queen’s University.


Cora Bailey Award Presentation

The recipient was Eileen Freeman.

Kay Snedden gave a detailed description of the many years of service Eileen has given to the Retired Women Teachers. Judy Mewett and Diane Fisher presented Eileen with a certificate and flowers.

Eileen spoke of her years with RWTO and even that she had taught our guest speaker John Cairns in grade three. Eileen introduced the guests that she brought with her to celebrate the occasion.