Palmerston Branch News

“Caring and Sharing” is the Motto of RWTO/OERO and the Palmerston & Area Branch. If you are a retired teacher living in the Palmerston, Harriston, Drayton, Mount Forest, Arthur or surrounding area you are most welcome to join us.

We have about 75 members young and old. We mix, mingle, socialize and give back to our communities. We have four business luncheons a year. They are held at the Knox Presbyterian Church in Palmerston, the third Friday of the month: September, October, April and May. the meeting starts at 10:45 am with a meet and greet. The meeting is at 11:15 am and the meal at 12:00.

We have three social outings a year. A Brunch on the first day of school at Pike Lake, a Christmas lunch and a Strawberry Social in June.


We have several special interest groups that members are welcome to join.  The Walking Club explores various trails and conservation areas; the Film Circuit experiences a variety of films at the Norgan Theatre in Palmerston; the Book Club reads current titles and meets for discussion five times a year.  Our newest Group “In Our Own Back Yard” organizes special excursions to places of interest close to home.  Above all that we have a Travel Group that organizes trips to an interesting array of venues and locations.
For more information about our Palmerston & Area Branch please contact Colleen Robertson (President) at

Year At A Glance 2017-2018

Click on the link below for the full 2017-2018 Palmerston Brochure :

Palmerston RWTO Brochure 2017-2018



2016-2017 Year At A Glance

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 – 9 am
Brunch – $17.00
Location: The Pike Lake Golf Club
Music: Derek Moore

Friday, September 30, 2016 – 10:45 am
Luncheon: Roast Beef – $16.00
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, Palmerston
Speaker: Brenda Tubman, Ramoth House
Charity: Items for Ramoth House, toiletries, kitchen, baby

Friday, October 28, 2016 – 10:45 am
Luncheon: Turkey Dinner – $16.00
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, Palmerston
Speaker: Dave Dryden
Charity: SCAW

Friday, December 2, 2016 – 11:30 am
Christmas Luncheon Social
Location: The Round House Restaurant, Palmerston
Charity: Free the Children

Friday, April 21, 2017 – 10:45 am
Luncheon: Ham Dinner – $16.00
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, Palmerston
Speaker: Dodie Reid
Charity: World Wide Aid (wells for water)

May 26, 2017 – 10:45 am
Luncheon: Cold Plate – $16.00
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, Palmerston
Speaker: Willa Wick with doll collection
Charity: Stuffed toys for local hospitals

June 6-8, 2016 
RWTO/OERO Convention ’17
Location: Ajax Convention Centre
*Any member may register in April and
attend lunch and/or dinner as a non-delegate.

Friday, June 23, 2017 – 1:00 pm
Strawberry Social
Location: Drew Community Centre
Social Time and RWTO Convention update.

For more information, please contact:
Anne Darroch, President or 519-338-5423