Sault Ste. Marie Branch

And the Seed Was Planted!

On June 10th, 1968, eight superannuated women met at Miss Elsie Smith’s home. Their purpose was to form a social group for retired women teachers in the Sault Ste. Marie area. This little group of eight decided to send a delegate to the provincial organization recognized as Ontario Association of Superannuated Women teachers.

Quickly the local group grew in numbers. Twenty-five local retirees, who had taught over ten years, obtained an “F” pension due to the hard work of Mrs. R. Cockwell and Mrs. Annie Upper. The good news quickly spread thanks to the diligent effort of Mrs. Upper. Thus many more locally benefited by this dedication. Elevating the pensions of retired women teachers was a caring local cause aligned with provincial.

Needless to say our group of Sault Ste. Marie women under the RWTO/OERO banner will continue to grow with caring, sharing and having fun at the heart of all that we do!

Contact Information

For more information about the Sault Ste. Marie Branch please contact:

Barbara Perry -President
Phone Number: 705-943-5801
Brenda Gallander- Communications
Phone Number: 705-949-9145


Send your cheque to the following address:

Sandy Fulcher - Branch Treasurer
408--727 North Street,
Sault Ste. Marie, On P6B 0E5

Branch Newsletter

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