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.
We are using a photo of the same impressive feature of our area as our Header Photo.

For more information, please consult our newsletter and yearly calendar or contact:
Gwen Moore


PresidentJohnna Johansen
Vice-PresidentMary Anne Barstead
TreasurerCatherine Phillips


MembershipSusan Morphew

Positions of Secretary and 2nd Vice-President are available to be filled … volunteers welcome to join a helpful supportive team.

Upcoming Events

Our Theme for this year is “The 4 R’s of Retirement” .. with each of our 4 luncheon meetings featuring one of the R’s :
September 28,2017

Reaching Out to Community Needs

November 30,2017

Rejoicing in Christmas Giving

April 27,2018

Realizing Your Potential

May 31, 2018

Reflecting on Your Journeys

Donations to the Food Banks will be accepted at each meeting, and sale of used books will continue to help add to the donations.


September 29, 2016
Corruna Legion
11:30 meeting, lunch 12:15

November 24, 2016
Christmas bazaar
Arena in Point Edward

Member directories will be available for pickup at the September meeting … those not picked up will be mailed.

Evelyn Ball, a Life member in our Branch, celebrated her 100th birthday in August. We sent flowers to acknowledge this very special event. When asked how she would like us to use the birthday gift from the Provincial RWTO, Evelyn asked to make a donation that would benefit children. Her $100 donation was given to the Inn of the Good Shepherd to assist in their backpack program and school lunch supplies.


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.

A tour is planned for October 26 to visit the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery which will feature “Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War” .. cost is $12.

Archived Newsletters

Three dedicated members of our Branch will receive the Cora Bailey award at the September meeting: Donna Jones, 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.

Caring and Sharing awards will be presented to the following at our September meeting:
Jenn Dafoe – Local Author
St. Joseph’s Hospice Children’s Program
Canadian Mental Health

Representatives will be enjoying lunch with our group as our guests.
Used book sales and donations to the area food banks will assist in making donations to worthy causes helping children in our area.