Listowel Branch News

Caring and Sharing

Calling all retired teachers who live in Listowel and the surrounding area!

Welcome to our small (currently 22 members) but mighty group. We love to socialize, keep informed about current issues and enjoy good food but the most important thing that we focus on is supporting each other, young and old, as well as the local and global community.

In the past two years locally, we have donated money for children’s books at the North Perth Library, financially supported and helped pack and distribute backpacks for the Salvation Army back-to-school program, and donated funds to support the universal snack programs in 4 local schools. We are proud to have purchased a Buddy Bench for the new school in our area. We also support our local food bank and several other charities as needed.

Globally, we have a drive once a year to raise money for bedkits for Sleeping Children around the World. We have also supported charities, such as PAN Missions and Change Her World.

Last year, the amount donated was 45% of our total regular income plus more with personal donations from group members.

We meet on the second Wednesday of April, September and October for socialization, a speaker and lunch. In June we try to plan a special outing. We also have breakfast get-togethers to fill in the gaps between meetings.

For more information, please contact: rwtolistowel@gmail.com

 Events

April 2017

In April, the Listowel Branch gathered for a meeting and lunch.  We had a presentation by Jeannine Leutennegger, who owns and operates a travelling grocery store.  It was a great opportunity to know of a place to order local vegetable baskets weekly, and have them delivered to our door.

We are a very small group of 20 this year, but we seem to accomplish “mighty” things!

Upcoming Events

August 2017

We look forward to preparing the backpacks for the Back to School program at our local Salvation Army in late August.

September  2017

We look forward to a presentation on meditation, and learning some great techniques to slow ourselves down and relax.

October 2017

October’s meeting is our “famous” auction, and we always look forward to having friends from the Stratford Branch join us.

 

Breakfast get-togethers at Diana Sweets
Wed. January 25, 2017
Wed. February 22, 2017
Wed. May 31, 2017

 

For more information, please contact the Social Media Convenor Sheree at rwtolistowel@gmail.com