Burlington Branch News
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.
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Santa’s little elves have been delivering advent bags to our super members(90+) to brighten their holiday season! Happy holidays, Merry Christmas let’s celebrate them all!
Bonnie Folkard and Her Elf Friends
We here in the BurlOak branch are so lucky to have Bonnie Folkard and her elf friends creating and writing out all the fabulous cards for our members to remind us to pause and enjoy the holiday season. You can see the caring and dedication of our card makers and of course, it’s all about having fun! Thank you for sharing your creative gifts!
The Purse Project
RWTO BurlOak branch members supported women in our communities by filling each purse with products women need, to help other women. We are pleased with the donations of 25 purses and hope they will go to let other women feel cared for. Thank you to Maureen Downey for her suggestion of this project and for spearheading the collection. There is still time to donate a purse if you haven’t had time – the list of items to include in a previous post. Bring it with you to our December luncheon on Monday, December 5th, and don’t forget to bring hats, mitts, and socks for schools in Oakville and Burlington. See you Monday!
The Purse Project Network
The Purse project invited us to donate purses filled with products to help disadvantaged women in need. The goal for this year is 2000 purses. Ten purses were donated at the meeting with a further chance to donate later this month.
November 2022 BurlOak Luncheon
Our greeter for the November 14 BurlOak luncheon. Ruth Marshall, membership chair Moira Plexman, and Laura Hay. These volunteers greet members, welcome them, and may help to find seats at the tables for lunch! Thank you for your help with welcoming our members!
BURLINGTON BRANCH RWTO/OERO LUNCHEONS
To be held at:
TYANDAGA GOLF COURSE
1265 Tyandaga Park Dr. Burlington,
Ontario L7P 1N1
- Doors open 10:45 am for coffee 11:30
- Announcements 12:00
- Lunch 1:00 presentation
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
“ Victorian Medicine Show ’’- Nancy MacLeod
Payment due: September 5
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019
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
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019
Auction & Raffle
Collection of Hats and Mittens
Payment due: November 28- Members: $ 40
MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020
“ Bringing Up Beauty ”- Author : Sylvia McNicoll
Payment due: January 9- Members: $35
THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020
Luncheon at the Oakville Branch
Deerfield Golf Club
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
Lions Guide Dog Tour
Date: Winter 2020
Cost : TBA
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.
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.
Heather White -5 years
Sharon Ariss -10 years
Mary Lyons- 15 years
Pam MacDonald- 20 years
Marie Rhodes- 25 years