Gananoque Branch News

RWTO Gananoque is a small branch with 35 regular members and 1 Life member, encompassing retired women teachers from Gananoque, Westport, Portland, Seeley’s Bay, Lyndhurst and Lansdowne and Toledo. We welcome teachers from any Branch to join us at any of our events!

First Day of School 2017

The  members of RWTO, Gananoque Branch, celebrated the first day of school by having lunch at The Opinicon Resort in Chaffey’s Locks, ON. Several members won prizes.Margaret Mathers, our archivist for 26 years, received her Cora Bailey pin for dedicated service from President Donna Moon.  Margaret has now retired from keeping the albums.  Mary Ellen Moulton provides the photos for the record books.

July 2017

On July 13th, 2017 Gananoque Branch members, families & friends enjoyed lunch from the top of Thousand Island Tower on Hill Island.

The American span of the Thousand Island Bridge is shown in one of the photos.




Guests included  Area 8 Director Teresa Dorey & Beryl Jacka from Napanee, Carl & Penny Morrison , teachers from Pennsylvania.



Hostess Heidi, owner of the TI Tower, welcomes visitors for viewing the amazing Frontenac Arch Biosphere, lunch and for shopping in her amazing gift shop.

Spring Meeting 2017                            

 International cartoonist, David Parkins, provided entertainment & is shown  teaching us various tricks for creating cartoons. The ladies were very attentive, as shown in the photo. He was hosted at lunch by RWTO member Wilhelmina Lacelle. Director for our Area 8, Teresa Dorey and Beryl Jacka were our guests. Many ladies won prizes of flowers and money.

 Winter 2015

The Gananoque RWTO welcomed a special visitor to their Christmas Dinner meeting. Mrs. Claus took a break from her work at the North Pole and joined the ladies for the meal and entertainment. Santa quite capably looked after the The Toy Shop and Mail Room while she was away.


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Cora Bailey Award Winners

In the photo L-R:  Mary Ellen Moulton, Margaret Mathers, Donna Dempsey, Carol Shaw, Teresa Dorey, Donna Moon, Nancy Sled, Betty James.

Margaret Mathers A Special Award Winner

Margaret Mathers is much more than a retired teacher.  She is a mother and a valued volunteer for many Gananoque organizations, but for the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario, Gananoque Branch, Margaret has been the historian, archivist and keeper of the photo albums for the group for more than 26 years.

Click on this link to read the whole article about Magaret Mathers.