Central Algoma Branch News
Central Algoma welcomes new members to our branch of Retired Women Teachers. We enjoy 5-6 luncheon events throughout the year in addition to five interest groups, which include crafts, book club, theme dinners, games, hiking and all involve having fun. These are outlined in our newsletters and posted on the site.
The hiking group gets its marching orders before finding Lost Lake.
Smelt fishing done the easy way!
The Hiking Interest Group
A hardy few made the blustery hike along the farm roads in Desbarats in March. When is spring coming?
Children’s Musical LiteracyThe Central Algoma Branch of Retired Women Teachers, represented by President Marg MacKay, presented a cheque for $200 to teacher, Jaimie Miller at Echo Bay School. Ms. Miller submitted a request for funds to purchase musical instruments to aid in developing children’s musical literacy to further improve the school’s music education program. New brain research recognizes that musical training can improve reading skills, language processing and social skills. These literacy skills are what this retired women’s teacher group is trying to encourage with an annual donation to an elementary school in the Central Algoma area.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
We’re All Abuzz
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Bar River Hall
Guest Speaker: Mary Eaton. – her bees
Members bring a potential member who will receive a free lunch.
Wear -Just Bee yourself.
Bring food for Echo Bay Food Bank.
Sign up for interest groups
Caterer: Bar River UCW/WI
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Joint Meeting with Sault branch
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Puddingstone Lounge at Lighthouse, Bruce Mines
Speaker: Provincial President: Sharron Colter
Caterer: Fred Falls
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Celebrating a Snowflake Christmas
Time: 11: 00 am
Place: Zion United Church, Thessalon
Bring a contribution so we all can do some Christmas shopping at our Silent Auction
Wear white and bring your singing voices for our carolling..
Bring an article of food for Thessalon Food Bank also
Caterer: Zion United Church Women
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
It’s all in the Cards
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Sylvan Valley Hall, Hwy 638
Speakers: Kathy Greening will instruct in Card Making
Caterers: Red Door Catering
Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Place: Desbarats United Church
Guest Speaker: Kensington Conservancy
Craft; Create a china tea cup bird feeder
Wear; Floral Bonnet
New executive takes over
Information about our Interest Groups is located in the newsletter.
CORA BAILEY AWARD WINNERS
Honouring Exceptional Contributions To Our Branch
2006 Marg Snider
2007 Shirley Kent
2008 Martha Summers
2009 Glenis Johnstone
2010 Ruth Juhola
2011 Marny Pollard/Alice Ward
2012 Ruby Vaughan
2013 Nancy Konzuk
2014 Joyce Ratz
2015 Marlene Falls/Carol Neave
2016 Verna Lapish
2017 Muriel Hornby/Kathy Greening
2018 Gayle Manley, Ruby Buck, Nina Warnock
Barbara Bain Award
For increasing our membership
- within Tier 2,
- Middle Size Branches 2018.
- 2nd place $200 with 4 new members