Central Algoma Branch News


The April Meeting and any interest groups with programs in March and April are all  cancelled.


Central Algoma welcomes new members to our branch of  Retired Women Teachers. We enjoy 5-6 luncheon events throughout the year in addition to six 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.

To join us please contact:
Branch President: Jean    fletcherlake@hotmail.com
or Secretary: Maureen – alnmoe@shaw.ca

Upcoming Events






Thursday, September 12, 2019 

“We Hear You” 

Time: 11 a.m. 

Place: Bar River Hall 

Cost: $15 

Speaker: Kerri Tuckett, Canadian Hearing Society 

Members bring a potential member who will receive a free lunch. 

Sign up for interest groups 

Caterer: UCW/WI 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 

Joint meeting with the Sault Group 

Time: ?. 

Place: Sault Ste. Marie 

Cost: ? 

Speaker: Provincial President: Karen Clark-Lauzon, Insurance Convenor: Donna Hemeron 

More details to follow. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 

Christmas in Technicolour 

Time: 11: 00 a.m. (possibly 10:30 to distribute meat pies) 

Place: Zion United Church, Thessalon 

Cost: $15 

Bring a contribution so we all can do some Christmas shopping at the Silent Auction. 

Wear your most colourful Christmas sweater. 

Bring an article of food for Thessalon Food Bank also. 

Caterer: Zionettes 

Wednesday April 22, 2020 

On Safari 

Time: 11:00 a.m. 

Place: Grand Gardens North 

Cost: $15? 

Speaker: Director of Breton House 


Caterers: Grand Gardens North 

More details to follow 

Thursday, May 21 2020 

“We will welcome Will” 

Time: 11:00 a.m. 

Place: Sowerby Hall 

Cost: $15 

Speaker: Will Samis on Amish / Mennonite communities 

Caterer: Fred Falls 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 

Tiptoe through the Tulips 

11:00 a.m. 

Place: Bruce Station Hall 

Cost: $15 

Speaker: Anne Cranston: Flower Arranging 

Bring vases and flowers from your garden and we will make flower arrangements to donate to shut-in members 

Wear: your gardening gloves and hats 

Renew membership. 

Information about our Interest Groups is located in the newsletter.

We welcome  retired women with a teaching career in elementary, secondary or post secondary field.  Contact our Vice-President,  Cathy, at 705-843-1485 for more information.

As a member you are  eliglble for supplementary health insurance  that tops up what you would receive from RTO  or ARM.  Contact Marlene at 705-256-1681 or check out the main RWTO webpage.



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

2019   Cathy Bennett, Anne Wildman

Barbara Bain Award

For increasing our membership


  • within Tier 2,
  • Middle Size Branches

2018 – 2019

  • within Tier 2,
  • Middle Size Branches


$500 scholarship CASS: Nick Purnis 

$300 Book Board: Thessalon Library

$100 Book Board: Jean Campbell 

$200 Literacy Award: Thessalon Public School 

$400 Literacy Award: CASS 

$300 Kristi Hartley Leadership Training