Durham North Branch News

Dear Durham North Members,

Hope all of you are coping during these challenging times. We are not sure what next year holds with regards to our Luncheons, Monthly outings, and all the other interesting fun things we do when we get together. So your executive will continue preparing for a return to a semblance of normal.

We have decided to get an early start on our membership drive this year. Our membership year actually runs from August 31, 2020 to September 1, 2021. So we are letting our members know that we are open to having our membership registration begin at your earliest convenience.

A reminder to all those who presently have an RWTO/OERO Insurance plan, you must be a paid up member in order to remain in good standing with the insurance company. If you would like to enroll in the  RWTO/OERO Insurance plans or you wish information about the plans, you can contact me for a brochure.

This year, we are going to ask our Durham North Members to pay their membership fee of $40.00 in one of 2 ways:1)directly by mail to our treasurer, Connie Dunlop or 2) drop your payment off at your closest executive member’s home.  If you retired before 1980 your yearly membership fee is $15.00

Please forward your cheques to Connie Dunlop at ….35 Grant Drive, Oakwood Ontario K0M2M0… Cheques are made out to RWTO- Durham North.

If you have any questions regarding your payment, please email Connie Dunlop,  <connie_dunlop@hotmail.com>  Or phone her at 705 953 9693.

Thank you for joining this great organization.

Stay healthy and safe!


Marie Geelen


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 President Marie Geelen jmgeelen@lindsaycomp.ca705 786 2037
PresidentPat Manorek brian.manorek@sympatico.ca 705 357 3737
1st Vice PresidentWendy Campbell camp.wend@gmail.com 705 432 2923
2nd Vice-PresidentMadeline CarterSeagrave333@gmail.com905 985 0306
Marlene Van RyswykMarlene.vanryswyk@gmail.com905 985 8186
Treasurer Connie Dunlopconnie_dunlop@hotmail.com705 953 9636
SecretaryJudy Trumbley 705 738 3481
Goodwill Carol Phoenix 905 985 3421
Linda Lafoyllafoy@hotmail.com9057062900
Insurance Carol Phoenix 905 985 3421
CommunicationWendy Campbell camp.wend@gmail.com 705 432 2923

 About Durham North-Area 7

Although our area is quite large, we meet in the middle. For exceptions we ask our members to car pool. Our executive always supports one another and we enjoy pitching in where ever we can.We have callers list so that no one feels left out. Reminders of events coming up and suggestions that guests are welcome.
After each event our members feel they matter.


Past PresidentMarie Geelenjmgeelen@lindsaycomp.on.ca 705 786 2037
PresidentPat Manorek brian.manorek@ sympatico.ca705 357 3737
1st Vice PresidentWendy Campbellcampbell.wendy@ymail.com705 432 2923
2nd Vice PresidentMadeline CarterMadeline_333@hotmail.com905 985 0306
2nd Vice PresidentMarlene Van Ryswyk Marlene.vanryswyk@gmail.com
TreasurerConnie Dunlopconnie_dunlop@ hotmail.com 705 953 9636
SecretaryJudy Trumbley 705 738 3481
InsuranceCarol Phoenix905 985 3421


GoodwillLinda Lafoyllafoy@hotmail.com9057062900
Carol Phoenix905 985 3421
Communication Wendy Campbellcampbell.wendy@ymail.com705 432 2923

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, Past President



Pat Manorek, President

brian.manorek@ sympatico.ca

Cora Bailey Award for 2019

Gerry Oldham

Sylvia Oldenziel

Karen Rynard


Barbara Bain Award for 2019

Most New Members

Cora Bailey Award for 2018         

Carolyn Ballard

Barbara Bain Award for 2018 

Most New Members