Guelph-Wellington Branch News
Welcome to the Guelph Wellington Retired Teachers (GWRWT) Branch of the RWTO/OERO!
All retired teachers living in the Guelph Wellington Area are invited to join our group of over 200 retired women teachers, regardless of the length of time they taught. As part of your membership in RWTO/OERO, you will have access to the RWTO Insurance Plan and all of our Interest Groups.
GWRWT hold four luncheons a year in September, December, April and May or June. These meetings are listed and further detailed in the Events section of this Branch website 2018-19 Events Program. At these luncheons, we also support local charitable organizations such as GW local Women in Crisis groups, SLEEPING CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD (SCAW), and local special reading groups. Frequently we have guest speakers who ask that their fee be donated to a charitable organization of their choosing.
GWRWT has an abundance of interest groups who meet monthly. You can find a list of all our groups and their leaders in the Events Section. Whether you are already a member or looking to join our group, Contact Carol Christie, the overall Convenor of the Interest Groups with any questions you may have in that regard email@example.com .
For information on how to join Guelph Wellington Retired Women Teachers contact our current president, Nancy Fulton, firstname.lastname@example.org. Current members will also find other helpful Branch information on our site, such as upcoming events, photo galleries of previous events, executive members contact information, Proviincial Newsletters, membership fees and due dates, etc.
If you experience problems with this site – rwto.org – please contact your Branch Website Convenor, Marion Kelly – email@example.com
GWRWT 2018-2019 EXECUTIVE
|Past President||Brigitte Turnerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice President||Joan Berryemail@example.com|
|Recording Secretary||Patti Spedalerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Insurance Convenor||Sandra O’Connoremail@example.com|
GWRWT 2018-2019 Convenors
|Social Convenor||Brenda McGinnisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Interest Groups||Carol Christieemail@example.com|
|Website Convenor||Marion Kellyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Decorating and Design||Julia Burnsemail@example.com|
|Joy Club||Lynda Gilhamfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nomination Committee Chair||Pat Fosteremail@example.com|
🦃🍁September 2018 Luncheon Meeting🦃🍁
Coffee and Tea : 11 o’clock a.m.
**Bring a cheque for the next luncheon to every meeting.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018
(payment due November 23rd)
Melville United Church, Fergus
- Collection: Sleeping Children Around the World
Entertainment: The Singing Belles
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2019
(payment due March 20th)
St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Fergus
- Collection: G-W Women in Crisis; Book exchange
Entertainment: “Rocking Retirement”
WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2019
(payment due May 29th )
Italian-Canadian Club, Guelph
Entertainment: Shout Sister Choir
Reminder: You may invite one non-member
retired teacher for one time only to any of the luncheons.
Cost is just $25.00 per luncheon
**Brenda McGinnis can only accept payment
for the next luncheon at the registration desk
Pay in advance:
c/o Brenda McGinnis, 32 Gazer Cr, Guelph ON N1E 5Z7
GWRWT FALL LUNCHEON
SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
VICTORIA EAST GOLF CLUB
1.Welcome Nancy Fulton
Thanks for survey input, executive members summer input, and RWTO convention participants. We were honoured to win the Barbara Bain Membership Award. This is for our 2017-2018 membership increase. This award has a $200 monetary value. Members are welcome to sign up to receive our on-going communication by e-mail. The printing cost of material continues to rise.Kelly, our Area 2 Director, is encouraging anyone to submit and share photos you have or will take this year with her. She encouraged members to purchase 50/50 Draw tickets if they haven’t as of yet.
2.Membership Marina Howlett
Marina welcomed new members. She reminded them to collect their Welcome Gift at the Registration desk if they haven’t already. For all members, she encouraged them to remind their friends to submit their membership. On a second note, our Drayton Luncheon will be on June 12 and the pay will be “Annie”
3.Budget Mary Hermann
Summary of the budget was available at each table. This is presented at the first meeting each fall for approval. Cost are rising for our luncheons. Today’s luncheon is being subsidised for $4.00 per plate. The motion to accept the budget was 1st by Mary Walsh and carried.
4.Travel Lynn Morrison
Haunted Toronto trip tickets available. Oct. 24
Possible Options for next year include:
Dear Evan Hansen, Royal Alec Theatre, Brigadoon, Shaw Festival, Point Pelee, Kington , Ottawa and Gatineau, Agawa Canyon or Diefenbaker Bunker.
Focus will be on Canadian locations.
5.Goodwill Joan Berry
Let us know if you are aware of anyone over 80 that would appreciated receiving a Birthday or Christmas card or need a caring/sharing/suffering correspondence from us. Use the table baskets to submit the information.
6.Insurance Sandra O’Connor
Brochures are available at the front. RWTO Insurance at around $14.49 per month is a reasonable purchase for the extras it can provide.
7.New Members Marion Kelly
She requested that they come to the front to receive their RWTO Membership pins
Thanks for Meal Carol Christie
8.Draws 50/50 Draw Joan McCormack
Early Bird Carolyn Schmidt
Attendance Marilyn Coleman
9. Interest Groups Carol Christie and all
Each group presented a summary of what their group is about and how often they meet.
10. Guest Speaker Joan Berry
Elaine Charal, a Graphologist, provided all with a variety of insights on what we express about ourselves as we write. She also delved into prominent people and what a simple selection of a tie can give us clues of their personality.
Wednesday Dec. 5, 2018
Meville United Church, Fergus
Collection will be for
Sleeping Children Around the World
Please contact Carol Christie, Interest Groups Coordinator, if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following groups are open to additional members
Name of Interest Group Coordinator Time
Walking Club Jane Shifflett/Carol Christie 2nd Mon.
Hiking Club Jane Shifflett 3rd Mon.
Movie Groups Wendy Thompson/Guelph. Varies
GF Book Club Joan Berry/Fergus/Elora TBD
Travel Club Carol Christie 2nd Thurs
Singing Group 2 Needs Coordinator
Live Entertainment Group Carol Christie
Art Club Susan Hersey
French Club Bonnie Burton
Drumming Club Sandra O’Connor
(With KW in Waterloo)
Games Club Jane Rocher 1st Wed.
Card making/Scrapbooking Donna Rawbone. Wed. AM
Use the link below to the RWTO/OERO Newsletter and find information about what is going on around the province, as well as important dates, useful information and interesting articles related to retired women teachers.