Central Algoma Branch News
Central Algoma welcomes new members to our branch of Retired Women Teachers. We enjoy six luncheon events throughout the year in addition to five interest groups, which include crafts, book club, theme dinners, games, hiking and all involve having fun. These are outlined in our newsletters and posted on the site.
The Hiking Interest Group
A hardy few made the blustery hike along the farm roads in Desbarats in March. When is spring coming?
Children’s Musical LiteracyThe Central Algoma Branch of Retired Women Teachers, represented by President Marg MacKay, presented a cheque for $200 to teacher, Jaimie Miller at Echo Bay School. Ms. Miller submitted a request for funds to purchase musical instruments to aid in developing children’s musical literacy to further improve the school’s music education program. New brain research recognizes that musical training can improve reading skills, language processing and social skills. These literacy skills are what this retired women’s teacher group is trying to encourage with an annual donation to an elementary school in the Central Algoma area.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Celebrating Canada’s 150th and new friendships
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Little Rapids’ Schoolhouse (Heritage Complex)
Come for a picnic style lunch, catered by Fred Falls
Members bring a potential member who will receive a free lunch.
Wear red and white.
Welcome new members.
Sign up for interest groups
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
“It’s Not Right” – the issue of elder abuse
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Bar River Hall
Speaker: Gayle Manley
Caterer: Bar River Women’s Institute
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Celebrating Christmas :Christmas Sing-a-long and Silent Auction:
Time: 11: 00 am
Place: Zion United Church, Thessalon
Bring a contribution so we all can do some Christmas shopping.
Wear your red and green.
Bring an article of food for Thessalon Food Bank also
Caterer: Zion United Church Women
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Bruce Station Hall, Bruce Mines
Speakers: Linda Prodan and Jean Campbell will speak on their travels to Africa
Bring an article of food for Bruce Mines Food Bank
Caterers: Cloudslee United Church Women
Wednesday May 30, 2018
Guest Speaker: President of RWTO, Lois Lockhart
Joint luncheon meeting hosted by Sault Branch of RWTO
Cost, location and time is to be determined.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meeting and lunch at
Tech School, Wellington St. SSM
Lunch catered by Santini’s Restaurant
2:30 p.m. ½ hour tour of Outspoken Brewery, Queen Street. Two tours may be necessary depending on numbers. While waiting, beer patio will be open for you to drink a cool one.
Members are asked to bring gently used summer clothes for women at Phoenix Rising
Information re our Interest Groups is located in the newsletter.
CORA BAILEY AWARD WINNERS
Honouring exceptional contributions to our branch
2006 Marg Snider
2007 Shirley Kent
2008 Martha Summers
2009 Glenis Johnstone
2010 Ruth Juhola
2011 Marny Pollard/Alice Ward
2012 Ruby Vaughan
2013 Nancy Konzuk
2014 Joyce Ratz
2015 Marlene Falls/Carol Neave
2016 Verna Lapish
2017 Muriel Hornby/Kathy Greening