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 communites. 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 three special interest groups that members are welcome to join. A walking club (exploring our small town trails and conservation areas), a film club (experiencing the “Film Circuit” at the Norgan Theatre in Palmerston) and a Book Club that meets five times a year. More clubs can be added if interest is there.

For more information about our Palmerston & Area Branch please contact Anne (president) at 519-338-5423 or

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