Kitchener Branch ~ May 2022
Wearing RWTO Blue & Gold for our 60th Anniversary Celebration
Dear RWTO Members,
Today I reflected on some of my past ‘First day’ experiences as both a mother and teacher as I watched my neighbours’ children board the school bus. I am sure you can recall stories too that may bring a tear but I hope as well, a smile to your face.
As we look forward to a new year in RWTO, this email is being sent to inform you of updates and opportunities.
As a retiree, I am reminded of this quote.
          “The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you are learning, you are not old.”    
R. S. Yalow
So with this in mind, to help you keep learning, I share the following:
 First ~ Four amazing Workshops via Zoom offered to all members by Provincial to hone your internet communication skills.
Please check it out:
Second ~ An attachment of our chapter’s
with dates, times, speakers, interest groups, executive contact info….
Please print and/or reserve dates on your calendars.
Third ~ A reminder to be alert to phone and internet SCAMS.
Do not give personal information ~ S.I.N., Bank Account, Birthday ….
(A member was accosted twice by phone.)
Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting via zoom on September 23rd when we will be privileged to hear Anne Innis Dagg share about her journey as a Giraffe Researcher.
Until then stay safe and continue to bless and be blessed,
Jane Sherk
(On behalf of the K-W Executive)

Our motto of “Caring and Sharing” is evident in the variety of charities which we support as listed in our 2022-2023 Program Brochure. The annual membership fee for the KW-RWTO Branch is $40.00 and retired women teachers are eligible to join at any time. Additional information about joining us can be obtained by contacting Anne Cameron at 519-886-2930 or


Everything you will ever want to know about the Kitchener-Waterloo Branch for 2021-2022.

Program Brochure 2021-2022


2019-2020 Luncheon Meetings

Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (approx.)

Cost: $30 (Includes tax &. tip)     $35 for non-members
Location: The Great Hall, Sunshine Centre
Luther Village on the Park
139 Father David Baoe, Drive
Waterloo ON N2L 6U

Mix & Mingle: 11:30 a.m., coffee, tea
Lunch: 12 noon
Speaker: 12:45-1:30

Business: 1:30 PM

Meeting Information:

September 26, 2019

Entree: Pistachio encrusted honey ginger salmon

Speaker: Representative from RWTO insurance
“Mirror, Mirror on the wall
There’s a window opening this fall!”
Support our Five Dollar Fashionista fundraiser by bringing any no longer needed costume jewelry and fashion scarves

November 28, 2019

Entree: Traditional Christmas Turkey Buffet
Speaker: Jennifer Stacey and Len McCarthy of Music at Green Gables will perform and lead us in a Christmas sing-along. If possible please – bring items for Silent Auction and sock and mitten donations in support of the homeless and others in need.

March 26, 2020

Entree: Bourbon Ollcken
Speaker: Kevin Thomas, R of W Museum will give an
Informative and amusing presentation on the history of women’s undergarments with peeking allowed!

May 28, 2020

Entree: Pork Souvlaki
Speaker: Valerie Hill, “The Africa Effect” Valerie is a reporter with the Record and founder of Dream Share Uganda, a non-profit that supports arts and music in Uganda.

Interest Groups & Contacts

All dates, times and locations to be announced unless otherwise noted.

Walking Club
Every Thursday morning year ‘round 
Rose Suljak
519-893-3547  Every Thursday morning year ‘round 


Betty Lou Borho’s home
1st Tuesday of the month
Phone: 519-746-6209 or

Court Whist

Dearborn Restaurant
Contact is Betty Lou Borho
Phone: 519-746-6209 or

Lunch Bunch

Barb Seaton
Phone: 519-623-1359

Memoir Writing

Ruth Atkinson
Phone: 519-742-7678
Last Tuesday of the month September – June, excluding December

Drum Circle

  • Sept to June except December
  • the third Thursday of the month, 2-3 p.m.,

Luther Village
Anne Cameron
Phone: 519-886-2930