Durham North

We are a very active group. Much effort is put into arranging monthly events for our members. Our area includes Beaverton, Cannington, Sunderland, Port Perry , Uxbridge, Oakwood, Bobcaygeon, Lindsay, and Little Britain. We have special meetings to explain the Insurance programs and provide support for all our members.


Past PresidentPat Manorek brian.manorek@sympatico.ca 705 357 3737
PresidentWendy Campbell camp.wend@gmail.com 705 432 2923
1st Vice President Marie Geelen jmgeelen@lindsaycomp.on.ca705 786 2037
2nd Vice PresidentMarlene Van RyswykMarlene.vanryswyk@gmail.com905 9858168
TreasurerLinda Lakerwtodurhamnorth@gmail.com
SecretaryJudy Trumbley 705 738 3481
GoodwillLinda Lafoyllafoy@hotmail.com9057062900
Photographer & Social ConvenorJudy Trumbley705 738 3481
Communications ConvenorWendy Campbell camp.wend@gmail.com 705 432 2923
Insurance ConvenorConnie Dunlop
ArchivistSylvia Oldenziel
PianistHelen Alsop

 About Durham North-Area 7

Durham North is a vibrant social club of  94 Retired women teachers. Our members live in various communities stretching from Beaverton to Whitby, Trent Lakes to Stouffville and places in between. We generally have two annual luncheons, one in the Spring and one in the Fall, where a vast majority of our members attend the business meeting as well as the luncheon and social activity.
In addition, we try to have at least one social event per month in an effort to keep members connected. Attendance is on a come as you can basis, for as retirees we often lead active lives including family, friends,faith,community and travel.
The Executive has been busy making plans for future events, with the understanding that events may have to be cancelled, rescheduled or even limited by number of people that are allowed to attend. We are being cautiously optimistic.
One of our initiatives as a group this year is to support the Soles 4 Souls program which is run by bioped, Used shoes and boots are donated and given to those in need in Northern Canada and other countries such as Haiti. Attached is a link where you can learn more about this very worthwhile cause. Soles4souls.org
We will encourage members to bring their used footwear to events that they attend and we will deliver the footwear to Bioped
In Lindsay.
We are looking forward to visiting with members in person!


Past PresidentPat Manorek brian.manorek@ sympatico.ca705 357 3737
PresidentWendy Campbellcamp.wend@gmail.com705 432 2923
1st Vice President Marie Geelen jmgeelen@lindsaycomp.on.ca 705 786 2037
2nd Vice PresidentMarlene Van Ryswyk Marlene.vanryswyk@gmail.com
TreasurerLinda Lake rwtodurhamnorth@gmail.com
SecretaryJudy Trumbley 705 738 3481
InsuranceConnie Dunlop


GoodwillLinda Lafoyllafoy@hotmail.com9057062900
Communication Wendy Campbellcampbell.wendy@ymail.com705 432 2923
Archivist Sylvia Oldenziel
Pianist Helen Alsop


Thursday Aug 25 , 2022 at 4:00 pm

At Marie’s

1100 Salem Rd

Little Britain ON


Make Your Own Bird Feeder 

Wed. Sept 7, 2022 at 1:00


1100 Salem Rd

Little Britain


Area 7 Luncheon

Tues. Oct.18, 2022

Baxter Creek

Frasierville, ON


Fall Roast Beef Luncheon

Thurs. Oct. 27, 2022

Lindsay Golf Club

Lindsay, ON

May 5, 2022 1:00

Pegasus Animal Sanctuary

Port Perry

June 16 , 2022 1:30

Applewood Farm Winery, Seagrave, ON




DECEMBER 15, 2021

Christmas at Home

Marie Geelen’s home

Little Britain


Quarter Frenzy Auction…. bring your quarters!

RSVP to Pat at brian.manorek@sympatico.ca by October 25,2021

End of November  (date to be determined )2021

Wreath Making

Wick Church basement, Sunderland

More information soon

Thursday August 26. 2021

4:00pm. Eat at 5:00pm

Corn Roast Membership Promotion

At Marie Geelen’s home


RSVP byAugust 6 to Marie at jmgeelen@lindsaycomp.on.ca

Garden Party at Barb Martin’s

In Beaverton

Wed.Sept.15, 2021

1:00 pm

Snacks , coffee ,tea, water and lemonade provided

Bring your own Lawn Chair

Members free

Guests $10.00

RSVP to Marie at jmgeelen@lindasycomp.on.ca by September 7, 2021

Early November( date to be determined)2021

Wednesday February 12,2020

Red Dessert Day
Sunderland United Church
Time: 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Enjoy the music of Irwin Smith and some sweet treats and great company!
No charge for RWTO Members
Guests: $10.00

Tuesday March 24




Guest Speaker Richard Dickinson from the Wild Garden
Encouraging butterflies, hummingbirds and bumble
Bees by incorporating Native Plants in your garden.
Where: Timothy Findlay Public Library
38 Laidlaw St S
Cannington ON
Time: 2:15 pm to 4:00 pm
RSVP Wendy C by March 20
No charge for members
Guests $10.00

Wednesday April 29, 2020



Annual Spring Luncheon
Sunderland United Church
11:00 am Meeting
12:00 pm Roast Beef Lunch
1:00 pm Entertainment

Wednesday May 13,2020




Bring your Mom or someone who is like a mother to you to High Tea and learn about the Benefits of Tea with Suzanne Catty

Where: Sunderland United Church
Sunderland ON
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
RSVP by Fri May 8 to Pat M.

June 2 to June 4  2020 –Annual Convention in Kingston

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Tour os Settlers Village in Bobcaygeon 11:15 am

Wednesday , July 10, 2019 Garden Luncheon at Pat Manorek’s Entertainment Walter Campbell 11:00 am

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Membership Promotion Corn Roast at Marie Geelens

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 House and Garden Tour Yvonne Harrison’s Leaksdale 11:00 am

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Annual Fall Luncheon Sunderland United church

Tuesday  October 22, 2019 Hosted Area 7- Baxter Creek Luncheon

Tuesday November 19,2019

Painting with Vanessa Campbell at Sunderland United Church

Time: 2 :00 pm -4:00 pm

Cost: $20.00  and $30.00 for guests

RSVP by Nov 12 to Pat M

Wednesday December 11,2019

 Afternoon with Mrs Claus
“Believe”  Sunderland United Church

Time: 2 :00 pm -4:00 pm

RSVP by December 4th  to Pat M.

Non members $10.00

Wednesday January  8,2020 Lunch at the cafe at 1:00 pm in Sunderland. Buy your own!

January 9, 2019     River Street Diner, Sunderland

February 14, 2019   Red Desserts/Soup/Brain Drain Games, Sunderland

April 24, 2019     Spring Luncheon, Sunderland

September 18 , 2018      Carrot Cake Gathering, Sunderland

October 10, 2018           Fall Luncheon, Sunderland

November 28, 2018     Christmas at Home Marie’s

July, 2018

Lavender Farm Tour (Date will follow)

Aug, 20, 2018

Victorian Tea ( more details to follow)

Jan.29, 2018

Winter Warm-Up at Sylvia Oldenziel’s

Feb. 7, 2018

Valentines Dessert Time at Sunderland United Church

April 25, 2018

Annual Spring Luncheon at Sunderland United Church

Oct. 11, 2017

Annual Fall Luncheon at Sunderland United Church

Oct. 18, 2017

Victoria Quilt Sunderland Church

Nov. 2017

Lunch and Chic Chat at Katie’s Cafe in Sunderland
Every Second Wednesday starting

Nov. 27, 2017

Christmas at Home at Marie Geelen’s



Marie Geelen, 1st Vice President



Wendy Campbell, President


Cora Bailey Award for 2021

 Connie Dunlop

Wendy Campbell

Cora Bailey Award for 2020

Peggy Bredin

Marie Geelen

Cora Bailey Award for 2019

Gerry Oldham

Sylvia Oldenziel

Karen Rynard

Cora Bailey Award for 2018         

Carolyn Ballard


Barbara Bain Membership Award 2021-2022

In recognition of an increase of membership in 2021-22.

Barbara Bain Membership Award for 2019

Most New Members

Barbara Bain Membership Award for 2018 

Most New Members