St. Thomas-Elgin Branch News

Welcome To The St. Thomas-Elgin Branch!

The St. Thomas-Elgin Branch of RWTO/OERO is a very active group of women from brand new retirees to five women in their 90’s. Our oldest being 99! We are not only active in our branch but also within the community. We regularly support local charities like the Caring Cupboard food banks, Christmas Care programs, Women’s Shelters and Violence Against Women.

This year we begin with our September Coffee Break where our new retirees are our special guests and honoured. During the rest of the year we meet six times to share  lunch out at different venues, hold a brief business meeting, and participate in a fun activity like fashion shows, guest speakers, flower arranging, decorating, a silent auction and quarter auction (always a highlight) and socialize with former colleagues and friends we haven’t seen in awhile. Members must commit ahead of time and are charged $25 for each of the six luncheons.

We have a wonderful time together and are always happy to welcome new members, whether a new retiree or someone retired awhile and now ready to be part of our super group. If you are interested in finding out more about us or joining us please contact one of the executive listed below.

Respectfully Submitted by Susan Jakob, President 2016-2017

Executive

PresidentSusan Jakob519-773-2287
1st Vice PresidentBeth Phoenix519-207-2384
2nd Vice President
Past PresidentRuth Quenneville519-633-3267
SecretaryDiane Pease519-631-7954
TreasurerLynn Johnston519-866-5220

Convenors

MembershipWendy Thomson519-637-7825
InsuranceBertha Breen519-403-8060
HistoriansLeslie Carroll-Frey226-777-5094
Wendy Glover519-633-8756
TelephoneJane Moodie519-764-2928
Name TagsCynthia Rutledge519-615-1862
GoodwillEast - Linda LaForge519-202-0275
Central - Theresa Sherratt519-631-3629
West - Ginny Barfett 519-764-2419
Building MembershipHazel Sims519-637-1936
Lunch NumbersBonita Bristow519-485-0809

Welcome & Congratulations To Our New Retirees

Susan Bandeeen
Chris Blagdon
Linda Bowden
Deb Caldwell
Leigh Calendino
Leslie Chainard
Cynthia Curtis
Cheryl Hill
Diane Lademer
Mary Lynch
Eva Patterson
Linda VanRae
Linda Westaway

Our apologies to any new retirees we may have missed. Congratulations and may you have a long and happy retirement!

2016-2017 St. Thomas-Elgin Meetings

Friday September 16
Coffee Break at St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre
Time – 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Prizes and draws – Welcome new retirees
(Please support the Backpack Project)

Friday October 21
Dinner with Chatham Kent at Lawrence Station

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is at 12:00 p.m.
Program: “ Katmandu Work Experience “ by Kate Jenkins
(Please support the West’s Daffodil Society)

*Thursday November 17
St. Thomas Golf Club, Union

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is at 12:00 p.m.
Program: Quarter Auction & Raffle
(Please support Christmas Care)

Wednesday December 7
Christmas dinner with RTO at St. Thomas Seniors Centre

*Friday March 24
Masonic Hall St Thomas
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is at 12:00 p.m.
Program: Canadale Demonstration
(Please support Fresh Start)

Friday April 21
Kettle Creek Golf & Country Club, Pt Stanley

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is at 12:00 p.m.
Program: TBA
(Please support Women’s Shelter – Personal Products-VAWSEC)

*Friday May 26
Pine Knot Golf & Country Club, Dorchester

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is at 12:00 p.m.
Program: Memorial Service & “I Remember When…”
(Please support East Elgin Corner Cupboard-EECAP)

*Thursday June 22
Elmhurst, Ingersoll
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is at 12:00 p.m.
Program: Robert’s Fashion Show
Induction of New Executive