Wiarton Branch News

Hello and welcome to all retired women teachers to the RWTO/OERO Wiarton Branch in Area 1. The Wiarton Branch covers a large geographic area in Bruce County including Tobermory, Miller Lake, Lion’s Head, Stokes Bay, Barrow Bay, Pike Bay, Red Bay, Hepworth, Sauble Beach, Wiarton, Tara, Chesley and the many other small towns and other bays on the Bruce.

Wiarton Branch is a group of 52 retired women teachers who care, share and have fun together. We hail from the public, Catholic and private school boards including elementary, secondary and post-secondary from Tobermory to Chesley. We welcome all retired teachers in the Northern Bruce County Area to join us.

As a retired women teacher you do not have to be collecting a teacher’s pension to become a member as long as you received teacher qualifications. Even if you only taught for a few years, you qualify as a retired teacher.

Our motto is “Caring and Sharing and Having Fun” and we do! The Wiarton Branch meets four times a year including a summer pot luck luncheon in July at Inglis Falls.

Executive

Past PresidentSharron Colterdshcolter@cabletv.on.ca
PresidentMarlene(Mazie) Davies6 Moore Street P.O. Box 341 Lion’s Head,ON N0H 1W0 4chix@eastlink.ca
519-793-3110
SecretaryVi Hill
TreasurerSusan Klages321 1st Avenue N. Chesley,ON N0G 1L0 sklages111@gmail.com
226-433-2141
Insurance ConvenorRoberta Davidsonrsdavidson08@gmail.com
Connections, Communication, Membership, Goodwill:Dee Burnlees846 6th St. Sauble Beach,ON N0H 2G0 deeburnlees@hotmail.com
519-422-1277
Program and EntertainmentElaine White P.O. Box 182 Lion’s Head,ON riwhite2000@yahoo.ca
519-793-4926

Other Branches in Area 1 include South Bruce, Owen Sound, Dundalk-Highpoint, Flesherton and Beaver Valley.

For more information about and/or to join RWTO/OERO (Retired Women Teachers of Ontario Contact:
Past President Sharron at 1-519-793-3473 dshcolter@cabletv.on.ca and/or Dee (Goodwill, Newsletter, and Membership Convenor) at 1-519-422-1277 deeburnlees@hotmail.com

September Report 2017

In September 2017 we met at the Tara Anglican Church. The members enjoyed a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings.
Dr. Brian Taylor entertained us with stories and songs about his experiences in the health as a surgeon and a  professor teaching
medical students. Debbie Rogers explained a power point presentation about the “211” phone service available to the members.
On November 13, 2017, the Wiarton Branch welcomed RWTO/OERO Provincial President, Lois Lockhart to our meeting and luncheon at the Propeller Club in Wiarton.
After lunch, Lois Lockhart and Maizie Davies presented the new Cora Bailey pins to 17 recipients of the Cora Bailey Award.
Susan Klages entertained the ladies with her beautiful voice, singing “Santa Baby.”
RWTO/OERO Wiarton Branch President Maizie Davies distributed pages for a Canadian trivia competition that she prepared. The Canadian Trivia game helped the ladies celebrate the 150th Birthday of Canada by reviewing the history and geography of Canada..Special prizes of candy canes and chocolates were awarded to all of the participants. For “sharing and caring” $80.00 in cash and many food and paper items were donated to the Wiarton Food bank and $50.00 was donated to the Wiarton youth skateboard park fund.
Stay tuned for the upcoming plans for the RWTO/OERO Wiarton Branch Annual General Meeting in May 2018.

2017 – 2018 Program

Monday September 25, 2017
Tara Anglican Church
Tara, Ontario
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon
Program Speaker: Debbie Rodgers
Topic: Accessing 211
Entertainer: Doc Tay
Guitarist and Singer
Monday November 13, 2017
Propeller Club
Wiarton, Ontario
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Christmas Luncheon
Program to be announced
Monday May 14, 2018
Annual Meeting
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Luncheon
Details to be announced.
Monday July 23, 2018
Summer Pot luck Picnic
Wiarton and Flesherton Branches
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Details to be announced.
Past President: Sharron Colter
President: Marlene (Mazie) Davies
Insurance Convenor: Roberta Davidson