Durham North Branch News
Welcome to Durham-North. Retired women teachers are always welcome to join our branch. We are increasing our membership each year. At the last three annual conventions Durham North has received the Barbara Bain Membership Award for the increase in membership for a small branch. We look forward to welcoming new members.
Our branch has two annual luncheons. Our Spring Luncheon on the second Wednesday in May and the Fall Luncheon on the second Wednesday in October. We meet at 11:30 am with lunch at 12:00 noon at the Sunderland United Church in Sunderland, Ontario. The hot meal includes roast beef, potatoes, vegetable and homemade pie for a cost of $20.00. Besides the great meal there is usually a guest speaker and there is time to meet other retirees with caring and sharing.
Last year many of our members enjoyed activities such as theatre outings, coffee hours and lunches at the Roadside Diner in Sunderland. During the summer a number of members went to the Lucy Maud Montgomery Tea and play in Leaskdale, Ontario and others went to afternoon tea at Maryboro Lodge in Bobcaygeon, Ontario and the winter outings, included “The Festival of the Trees” in Bobcaygeon as well as a few musicals. We look forward to our luncheons and our outings and we hope that you can join us.
If you have any questions or concerns about Durham-North branch or would like to become a member please email Gerry Oldham, Communications Convenor for Durham-North.
About Durham North-Area 7
Set in a rural setting, Durham North is an enthusiastic group. We have been able to fill all our executive positions. Time is thoughtfully spent planning group events that very in interests. Most events are subsidiced by the branch to encourage involvement. no matter what event there is ample conversation. If you are interested in Carrot Cake desserts, Lavender Farms, roast beef lunches with entertainment, you are most welcome to join us. Members are contacted by phone or emails so as not to miss out in the fun. There is plenty of laughter and friendly banter. All are welcome.
Contact: Marie Geelen our President or Peggy Bredin our Past President to join. Their contact information is following this.
|Past President||Peggy Bredin||john.bredin@ sympatico.ca||905 985 7046|
|President||Marie Geelenfirstname.lastname@example.org||705 786 2037|
|1st Vice President||Pat Manorek||brian.manorek@ sympatico.ca||705 357 3737|
|2nd vice President||Wendy Campbellemail@example.com||705 432 2923|
|Treasurer||Connie Dunlop||connie_dunlop@ hotmail.com||705 953 9636|
|Secretary||Susan Lowriefirstname.lastname@example.org||705 357 0270|
|Insurance||Carol Phoenix||905 985 3421|
September 18 , 2018 Carrot Cake Gathering, Sunderland
October 10, 2018 Fall Luncheon, Sunderland
November 28, 2018 Christmas at Home Marie’s
January 9, 2019 River Street Diner, Sunderland
February 14, 2019 Red Desserts/Soup/Brain Drain Games, Sunderland
April 24, 2019 Spring Luncheon, Sunderland
Lavender Farm Tour (Date will follow)
Aug, 20, 2018
Victorian Tea ( more details to follow)
Winter Warm-Up at Sylvia Oldenziel’s
Feb. 7, 2018
Valentines Dessert Time at Sunderland United Church
April 25, 2018
Annual Spring Luncheon at Sunderland United Church
Oct. 11, 2017
Annual Fall Luncheon at Sunderland United Church
Oct. 18, 2017
Victoria Quilt Sunderland Church
Lunch and Chic Chat at Katie’s Cafe in Sunderland
Every Second Wednesday starting
Nov. 27, 2017
Christmas at Home at Marie Geelen’s