Sarnia-Lambton Branch News
Welcome to RWTO Sarnia Lambton Branch. We invite any retired woman teacher to come and join us at any time.
Sarnia-Lambton hosted the RWTO Convention in 2007. We used an image of the Bluewater Bridges to represent a well-known landmark for this area.
For more information, please consult our newsletter and yearly calendar or contact:
Johnna Johansen 519-862-3157 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Anne Barstead 519-383-2724 email@example.com
2018-2019 Calendar includes FIVE meetings- Last Thursday of September, November, January, April,May
|Past President||Johnna Johansen|
|President||Mary Anne Barstead|
|Vice-President||OPEN for a Volunteer to join our team|
|Card Secretary||Linda Roy|
|Food Banks||Donna Jones|
- President Johnna welcoming members and guests
- Book Sale – funds contribute to Donations to Food Banks
- Membership Convener processing 2018 Renewals
- Tables for the Meal with Door Prizes as decorations
- Guest Speaker Wes Harding, Marathoner and Author, with his Grade One Teacher June Maginn
- Wes Harding’s Book “Destined to Run”
November Meeting 2017
Our Second Meeting of the year found us having a Christmas feast on Nov. 30. Best attendance of the year!!
It was our pleasure to host both Provincial President and Area Director. Other features of the day included a huge donation of PJ’s, socks, etc. to the Women’s Interval Hone, as well as cash donations to local food banks.
Cookie plates are sold, as donated sweets tempted us, and we held a raffle of amazing baskets and gifts plus a table for crafts and baking. We usually have something for everyone.
This is our major fund raiser for the year, and an early estimate placed the proceeds at about $1100 … all for Caring and Sharing.
A former president and convention co-chair announced she will be moving to BC in the new year … apparently her new grandson, Henry, has enticed her to relocate … hence the O Henry bars in one of the photos … she has been secretary for a number of years and will be missed. Best of luck, Judy
September Luncheon 2017
- Photos include Johnna Johansen, president, welcoming members
- Group photo of Caring and Sharing recipients
- Dianne Rice presenting Cora Bailey pins
- New Cora Bailey recipients Doreen Klapak, Pat Morreau and Lillian Skerratt
- Two group photos of previous Cora Bailey Award Recipients
Meeting April 26, 2018
Members made very generous donations of personal care items, which are share among the Women’s Interval Home and the three Food Banks we help to support.
Goodwill Convener Kathy Klompstra and a team of volunteers delivered a “Spring Thing” item to those over 90 and Life Members. In other years this has been an Easter plant, often a lily.
A former teacher, marathoner and author delivered an inspiring message. Wes Harding brought copies of his book “Destined to Run” to sell, and he returned part of the proceeds as a donation .
Wes Harding is shown in a photo with his Grade One teacher June Maginn at our meeting. Check the Gallery tab.
Meeting May 31, 2018
Theme ”Reflecting on Your Journeys”
Our Agenda will include the following: Year-end reports from Conveners, a tribute to our callers, Installation of Officers (Dianne Rice officiating), an In Memoriam tribute to five members and two former members (names listed under In Memoriam tab)
Speakers from Merritt Travel will share information for Women Travellers .
Hospitality Committee will award prizes to members who best represent their Journeys through clothing, hats, souvenirs, etc. Longest distances travelled will also be recognized.
Membership Renewal Fees for 2018-2019 can be submitted at the May 31 Meeting. Fees can also be mailed during the summer in advance of August 31 Membership Expiry date.
Membership Convener will send a reminder to submit fees before August 31.
Members are encouraged to bring retired teacher friends as guests to a meeting. If the guest becomes a member, her meal at the next meeting she attends will be paid for. Other incentives to encourage bringing a guest include Tim’s cards and a draw at the last meeting of the year.
At our September Meeting, we will honour a number of dedicated members of our branch with the Cora Bailey Award. Names and photos of those honoured will be available after that meeting.
Pat Morreau, Doreen Klapak, and Lillian Skerratt.
Previous recipients of the award along with the 3 named here will be presented with the new Cora Bailey pin by Dianne Rice, former Provincial President and a member of our branch.
Members will have an opportunity to submit possible names as recipients of our Caring and Sharing funds. Discussion is ongoing regarding either adding another group or increasing the amount donated to each of the recipients.
Our In Memoriam service will take place at the May Meeting – May 31 2018. The following Members and Former Members will be remembered: Helen Farrar, Betty Vivian, Charlotte Berry, Joan Russell, Gerry Latta, and former members Edith Davie and Shirley Copley.
June Maginn and Angie Manuel will officiate.