Owen Sound And Area Branch News

Welcome To  RWTO Owen Sound And Area Branch!

We are an active group of young at heart retired teachers who enjoy Sharing and Caring within our community.

We visit and provide small gifts for those who are ill or can no longer attend meetings, and we send many cards of celebration and caring.  We support the Grey-Bruce Regional Hospital, the Kiwania Music Festival, Grey-Bruce Hospice, Grey-Bruce Museum and the Youth program at the Artist Co-op.  Each year, we place a wreath at our local cenotaph on Remembrance Day.

Our Interest Group Activities continue to be very popular.  We enjoyed: First Day of School Breakfast at Harrison Park Inn; Lunch with Friends at local restaurants; A Day Away to Thornbury Area where we toured Sheffield Park Black History and Cultural Museum Tour and a visit to Riverside Greenhouses; a wonderful 150th Anniversary Picnic at Grey-Bruce Museum by the One Room School House; and our annual Christmas Luncheon.  We are always listening and looking for events and activities of interest to our members.




Executive 2014-2015
Honorary PresidentJoy Patyk
Past PresidentSandy Houlgrave
PresidentSuzanne Vamplew
First ViceRebecca Hlynialuk
Second ViceConnie Morris
SecretaryJan Chamberlain
TreasurerMarg Abra
AuditorsRuth Kaufman, Suzanne Vamplew
MembershipPenny McKay
GoodwillLorraine Dunning
NewsletterArmintha Belback
InsuranceMarilyn Schmidt
ProgramSandy Houlgrave
Interest GroupsLouise Lipsett, Bobbie Harris
ArchivistMarilyn Goldie
Public RelationsSandy Houlgrave

Branch Meetings

We meet four times a year at Georgian Shores United Church, 4th Avenue East, Owen Sound.  New members are always welcome.  To learn more about our Branch, or to become a member, please email: pogo@bmts.com or phone 519-794-2837

Our tables are beautifully decorated to match the theme of the meeting.  Beginning at 11:30am our Business Meeting is where we share information and gather ideas from our members.  At noon, we enjoy a delicious Hot Luncheon prepared by the ladies of the church.  Our meetings end with an informative and entertaining program.

2016-2017 Program

September 14, 2016
Securities Commission

November 16, 2016
Travel Presentation by Verna

March 22, 2017
Fashion Show
McGregor’s Dress Shop

May 17, 2017
Annual General Meeting
Memorial Service
Cora Bailey Awards