The Burlington Branch of RWTO/OERO is a truly caring group of women who are happy to share their retirement with one another; having fun is our business!  We welcome you to join us for any of our 6 yearly luncheons.  Our Luncheons begin at 10:45 a.m. with a coffee and social time, followed by a short business and announcement time, a delicious buffet and capped with an exciting speaker or some other type of entertainment.

Burlington Branch also maintains several Interest Groups – Book Club, Knitting Group, Travel Club, Euchre Group, Paper Crafts, Tea Room Tours, Let’s go to the Movies , and a new group called Outreach- where we participate in community gatherings as volunteers.

Throughout the year we plan different Special Events. Over the years we have enjoyed Mardi Gras, Painting Nights, A Night at the Races, an afternoon Theatre Event.

We hope that all retired women teachers who currently live in the Burlington area or worked as a teacher in the Burlington area will join us.

Please feel free to contact us at burlingtonrwto@gmail.com


To be held at:


1265 Tyandaga Park Dr. Burlington,

Ontario L7P 1N1

  • Doors open 10:45 am for coffee 11:30
  • Announcements 12:00
  • Lunch 1:00 presentation



“ Victorian Medicine Show ’’- Nancy MacLeod

Payment due: September 5

Members $35



11:30 Terry Kennedy- RWTO Insurance

“Bata Shoe Museum ’’ -Sheila Knox

Payment due: October 17-        Members: $35



Wednesday, November 13, 2019- 10:45 AM

PENTA 2019- Mississauga Branch

Lakeshore Convention Centre

860 Southdown Road, Mississauga

“ THE SWINGING SIXTIES ”- British Invasion

Payment due:  October 28, 2019- Members; $45



Christmas Celebration

Auction & Raffle

Collection of Hats and Mittens

Payment due: November 28- Members: $ 40



“ Bringing Up Beauty ”- Author : Sylvia McNicoll

Payment due: January 9- Members: $35



Luncheon at the Oakville Branch

Deerfield Golf Club

Speaker: TBA

Payment due: February 23- Members: TBA


MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020

Annual General Meeting & Luncheon

“ Teaching the Blind Changed my Life. ”- Beth Conly-Edwards

Payment due: April 30- Members: $35

These activities are open to members and friends. Payments will be organized by the individual convenors for each event . Watch for flyers .

 Fallsview & Show Excursion

Date: Fall 2019

Cost: TBA

Lions Guide Dog Tour

Date: Winter 2020

Cost : TBA

Craft Event

Date: Fall 2019


A Night At the Raceway

Date : May or June 2020

Cost : TBA

Drury Lane Theatre

Date : Feb or Mar 2020

Cost : TBA

Caring and Sharing Event

Date: Feb 2020

Cost : TBA

Interest Groups 2019- 2020

Book Club: Heather – 905 639 -2922
Euchre: Pam – 905 689- 3493
A Stitch In Time: Norma – 905 632-4774
Tea Room Tours :Mary – 905 333 0826
Travel Club: Bev – 905 335 7046
Go to the Movie: Marilyn- 905-928-6209
Outreach: Cathy Lanc-905-681-1336
Paper crafting/ Cards: Bonnie – 905 336 – 3164




RWTO Burlington nominated 3 very deserving candidates for an Ontario Volunteer award and their hard work and dedication was acknowledged today in a Zoom meeting listing their names! Congratulations Cecile Leach, Marilyn Park and Kay Smoke! Thank you for your service and dedication to caring and sharing and having fun! We are lucky to have you with us!











Cora Bailey Award Winners 2019

Moira- Jane Plexman

Moira – Jane retired in 2008 and almost immediately became involved with RWTO Burlington Branch. She quickly joined the executive and served as President from 2011 – 2013. Since then she has taken on the role of Membership chair. As such, she has developed her role extensively and methodically. She initiated some incentives to enlist early membership enrolment with great success and always has her ears and eyes open for new members.

Moira was involved in preparing for two Pentas. She travelled from branch to branch to advertise and promote attendance at our event. During this time, her ease with people, her sense of humour and her kind and respectful attitude made her the perfect candidate to become Burlington’s representative as Area 12 Director.

During the last 2 years, Moira dedicated her efforts to support the 5 branches in her area. She visited all 5 branches frequently, and was invited to perform the installation of officers in each branch. She represented all 5 branches at the provincial table and kept us abreast of all new developments. During this time she continued to perform her duties as Membership Chair in Burlington,

Moira is a loving wife to Robert, a proud Mother to Sarah and Will and an even prouder Grandmother to Chloe and the new twins Graydon and Charlotte. She enjoys travel abroad and of course loves her home away from home in Muskoka.

Moira is a woman of commitment, dedication, passion and compassion. Her outstanding contributions to Burlington Branch have earned her the respect and recognition of all her peers. Burlington Branch is proud and pleased to present the Cora Bailey Award to such a Caring and Sharing lady. The award was presented by Peggy Blair and Cecile Leach.

Carolynn Blake

Today’s recipient has been nominated because of her outstanding contributions to RWTO Burlington Branch. She has been our Branch Treasurer for almost 10 years. She has shown leadership and dedication beyond the call of duty. Carolynn is honest, trustworthy, reliable and very accommodating. She has spent many long hours balancing books and making lists for luncheons. Carolynn received the Ontario Volunteer Service Award in 2016. Carolynn is also very active in her community. She is an accomplished seamstress and for many years, has travelled the globe with the world – reknowned Burlington Teen Tour Band in charge of all their uniforms.

She is a devoted Mother, and a proud Grandmother. She has been a true and loyal friend for more than 50 years. Compassion, generosity, loyalty and dedication are the qualities I find in my friend Carolynn. I am proud and honoured to present the Cora Bailey Award to such a deserving lady. The Award was presented by Joy McLaughlin.

Service Awards

Heather White -5 years

Sharon Ariss -10 years

Mary Lyons- 15 years

Pam MacDonald- 20 years

Marie Rhodes- 25 years