Cambridge Branch News

The Cambridge Branch of the RWTO meets four times a year at the Galt Country Club on Coronation Blvd. in Cambridge.

The Branch supports two charities, The Bridge Shelter for the homeless and Haven House Women’s Crisis Services, through financial donations as well as the collection of health care products, magazines, books, winter hats, socks and mitts.

All retired women teachers are welcome to join us.

Cambridge Executive

Cambridge Callers


Past PresidentSheila
1st Vice -PresidentDianne W.
Secretary/ArchivistMary Jane
TreasurerAnita M. 519-622-9231


Lunch Co-ordinatorMonica
Lili G. 519-624-0292
GoodwillMary L.519-653-3097
Insurance ConvenorMarg G.519-623-1425
CallersMary L.519-653-3097
Bonnie M. unlisted
Monica R.519-658-5495
Jean S. 519-653-1257

Interest Groups:

Book Club 1:
Anne – 519-624-8261

Book Club 2:
Barbara – 519-653-7393 –

Hiking Club:
Mary Jane – 519-622-0415 –


Cambridge Branch, the first 25 years

Cambridge Branch Luncheons 2018-19

September 18, 2018 – speaker- Joyce Palubiski – RTO Foundation

November 20, 2018 – Silent Auction and carol sing led by Dianne Winkler

Dec.1, 2018 – Annual walk in support of Bridges Homeless Shelter

February 19, 2019 – speaker – Jaime Griffith – Librarian at Idea Exchange

  • Sale of products from Ancora House (jams, tarts, meat pies)

April 16, 2019 –  speaker – Waterloo Regional Police – Fraud with Seniors

June 11 , 2019 – Garden Party, Social Victoria Park or Riverside park in Cambridge

September 17, 2019  TBA

November 19, 2019  TBA


Ongoing Events:

Hiking Club, every Thursday, 9:00-10:30 followed by coffee, goes all year round

Genealogy Club: first Friday of every month, 10:00-12:00

Guest Speakers for 2017-2018

February 20, 2018

Speaker –Terry Kennedy RWTO Provincial Insurance Broker

April 17, 2018

Speaker –Edith George – Environmentalist

June 12, 2018

– Garden Party, Social

September 19, 2017

-Waterloo-Wellington flag waivers

November 21, 2017

-Silent Auction and carol sing led by Dianne Winkler


Speakers At 2016-2017 Events

September 20, 2016
Eric Hageman – Next Level Performance Training –
Fitness and Strength for Seniors

November 15, 2016
Silent Auction
Chris Hamilton – Financial Horizons
Estate Planning and How to Invest for Your Grandchildren’s Education

February 21, 2017 (tentative)
Janet Howitt – Syrian Refugees in the K/W/Cambridge area

April 18, 2017
Elaine Charal – Understanding the Significance of Handwriting

Membership Fees of $40.00 are due as soon as possible and before September 30th. Please pay your fees to Anita Mullin, Treasurer.

Make cheques out to: RWTO Cambridge Branch

The fee for a member who retired on or before Aug. 31, 1980 is $15.00

Luncheon cost is $25.00 each time.

Meetings will be held at the Galt Golf and Country Club, on Coronation Blvd, next to the hospital. An elevator is available in the lobby.

Meetings follow this format:

Charity item drop off: In designated bins in the lobby on the way in: info from your caller, first meeting bring personal hygiene products for the women of Ancora House.

Mix and Mingle: 11:30 am

Business Meeting: 12:10

Lunch served:12:30

Guest Speaker(s) 1:30-2:30

Current Newsletter

Archived Newsletter

Cora Bailey Awards




Cora Bailey Awards  presented at the Garden Party,

June 2018 to Mary Jane N., Barb W., Sheila W., Pat T., Helen D., Sue M., Mary L.



Terry Hamilton


Barbara Welfred

Pat Taylor

Helen Darby




Bridges Homeless Shelter    includes

Ancora House (for women)  and Saginaw House (for men) which are Sober Living Homes

Haven House    Women’s Crisis Shelter

Our charities are supported through donations of “most needed” items at the luncheons, the annual Silent Auction in November, sponsoring walkers in the annual Bridges Walk in December and by purchasing the food items produced by Ancora and Saginaw Houses.

Ancora House Jam Sales

Bridges Walk Lunch 2017

Fundraising Prize won by RWTO Team