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 meet four times a year for a luncheon meeting and have many activities we can choose to participate in between the luncheon meetings. These include an annual First Day of School Breakfast at Harrison Park Inn, and Day Away Trips such a lunch at Walter’s Falls Inn, and a potluck Picnic followed by a visit to a local winery. We’ve enjoyed Movie Afternoons and making Christmas Crafts with residents of Seasons Retirement Community. We are planning a Christmas Celebration with a full turkey dinner at Walters Falls this year.
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
|Honorary President||Sandy Houlgrave|
|Past President||Rebecca Hlynialuk|
|First Vice||Penny McKay|
|Auditors||Connie Morris, Suzanne Vamplew, Rebecca Hlynialuk|
|Goodwill||Lorraine Dunning and Barb Schwartz|
|Public Relations||Suzanne Vamplew|
|Social||Suzanne Vamplew, Bobbie Harris, Marilyn Goldie, Louise Lipsett, Cathy McCoy|
We meet four times a year at Georgian Shores United Church, 4th Avenue East, Owen Sound. Beginning at 11:00am and finishing about 2:00pm New members are always welcome. To learn more about our Branch, or to become a member, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 519-794-2837
We have revamped our meetings to begin with an opportunity to socialize for half hour. We have had raffles, scarf demonstrations, holiday table settings to look at, displays of members hobbies such as quilting. This allows us to meet and greet each others, and to find common interests.
A half hour Business Meeting and announcements follow the social time. This is followed by a delicious lunch prepared by the ladies of the church. After lunch, we have an enjoyable program or entertainment. Often we include music and have had local community choirs and handbells entertain us. Programs are varied and may include speakers on topics of interest. Each meeting in different and enjoyable!!
September 19, 2018
Social Time – Quilt display
Program – Active Lifestyle Learning Presentation and Gentle Fitness Demonstration
November 14, 2018
Social Time – sharing our Talents and Passions
– Donations for Salvation Army Food Bank
Program – A Concert by the Goldenaires from Meaford
March 20, 2019
All About Babies
Social Time – baby picture guessing
Program – Speaker, Wendy Tomlinson – Baby Clothes Over The Years
May 8, 2019
Social Time – raffle for Mother’s Day
– Louise Dobson’s Poems
Installation of new Executive
Program : Presentation by Marguerite Husband on Flower Arranging
We Support the Following Organizations
- Grey Bruce Hospital Foundation
- Chapman House Hospice
- Grey Roots Museum
- Friends of Moreston – General Store Project, Grey Roots Museum
- Salvation Army Food Bank
- Kiwanis Music Festival
- Royal Canadian Legion (wreath on Remembrance Day)
- G.R.A.C.E -Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians