Lydia Snow North Halton Branch News

Lydia Snow North Halton Branch is a vibrant group of retired woman teachers who would welcome you warmly into their midst.

To join us, please contact:

Gill Stevens

LeAnne Taylor


RWTO Lydia Snow Branch Brochure 2018-2019

About Us

RWTO Lydia Snow Branch Brochure 2018-2019

Lydia Snow grew up in Ballinafad. After graduating from Toronto Normal School in 1937, Lydia taught for fourteen years in rural one-room schools, before becoming the itinerate Home Economics teacher for Nassagaweya Township. Lydia then taught Home Economics in Burlington until her retirement from Tecumseh in 1975. Lydia served as local president of FWTAO, and for her many OASWT/RWTO contributions she received honourary membership.

In February, 1999, at the North Halton Social Pot Luck, Lydia inquired if anyone would be interested in forming a new branch in North Halton. Twelve people agreed to help. Sadly, Lydia passed away on October 1, 1999, before the new RWTO group could be formed. Later, Joanne Mackie provided leadership in forming the North Halton Branch. The by-laws were based on those in the provincial handbook. The mission statement is a simplified version of the province’s mission statement. The charter group voted to have this North Halton branch named after Lydia, since she was instrumental in establishing the new group.

The Lydia Snow group was officially formed in December 1999, with appropriate provincial dignitaries in attendance. The branch adopted the colour purple, because in the Bible Lydia is a seller of purple cloth. The Lydia Snow branch was the first RWTO group to create a brochure that outlines the yearly plan and provides a communication link for members.

Please join us in caring, sharing,
and having fun.

Lydia Snow North Halton RWTO holds 10 meetings between September and June. These include a five branch Area 12 gathering called PENTA and a wonderful Christmas banquet. Meetings are held in various locations throughout North Halton. The place of our meeting is clearly indicated in our brochure which can be accessed on this branch site. As well, more information is posted on our monthly updates. Some of our meetings are luncheons and some are coffee meetings. Members are welcome to attend a lunch meeting for the meeting part only at no cost. We begin each meeting at 9:30 with coffee and goodies. All meetings begin at 9:30 with coffee and social time, followed by a short business meeting at 10:00 AM. Every meeting includes a speaker or some other form of entertainment. Topics include health and wellness, travel, the arts, local history, musical performances, or performances by local school groups.

The Lydia Snow North Halton Branch is also active in giving support to our local community. We provide Christmas Gifts to teenagers and women who are assisted by Halton women’s Place (Milton site). As well, each year we assist an organization within the community that supports the needs of women, children and men with a substantial donation from our fund raising. We also provide funds to purchase several bedkits each year for Sleeping Children Around the World from our loose change collection.

Annual membership for the Lydia Snow North Halton Branch is $60.00. Retired women teachers are eligible to join at any time through the year and are welcome to attend a free meeting to check us out. Additional information can be obtained by contacting our Past President/Membership Convenor as listed at the top of the page. We know you will find the members of Lydia Snow North Halton to be welcoming and caring and the topics interesting and entertaining. We hope you will consider coming to one of our meetings and discover a whole new potential for lasting friendships.


Meeting Information

Please send cheques, made payable to
“RWT of Ontario Lydia Snow Branch” to
Dorothy Vandermolen
 P.O. Box 317
Erin, ON N0B 1T0

Welcome back after the summer!  Please join us for our Fall meetings.  New members are welcome to join.  


Thursday, September 20th – Cambridge

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

2500 Kossuth Road, Cambridge

10:00 A.M. Arrival and Coffee

11:00 Tour Conservatory and displays

Lunch at Chrysalis Cafe, order at meeting, pay as you go

Participation Due Date September 11th

Please RSVP to Dorothy Vandermolen 519-833-9540 or

Need a ride? Have car pool space?  Call Pat Gareth 905-702-8975


Wednesday, October 17th – Acton

Acton Town Hall Centre

19 Willow Street North, Acton

9:30 A.M. Coffee /Fall Book Sale

General Meeting

Sunita Pereira: Canadian Hearing Society

“Hearing Health and Communication Tips”


Tuesday, November 13th


Area 12 Annual Gathering and Lunch Banquet, presented by Peel North Branch

10:30 A.M.

Garden Banquet & Convention Centre

8 Clipper Court, Brampton

Dini Petty: Life in the Pink

$45.00 Due Friday, October 26th


Wednesday, December 5th – Georgetown

The Club at North Halton

363 Maple Avenue West, Georgetown

10:30 A.M.

Christmas Luncheon /Raffle

$40.00 Due Tuesday, November 27th 

 What to Bring:

  • Item for the raffle table – these should be new or re gifted items – wine and home baking of Christmas specialties are also welcome. If you are bringing a raffle item, please come at 10:30 so we can get the raffle items set up. Remember, these funds go towards our Outreach Project as well as helping to cover our costs.
  • Gift cards or items for teens at Halton Women’s Place – gift cards such Cineplex, Indigo, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Mark’s Work Wearhouseand Ardene’s are appreciated by the teens.  Please do NOTbring toiletries as we now do that in June
  • Christmas cards with envelopes and stamps – not attached- bagged in five or ten cards. Marg Kalil collects these and takes them to the Georgetown Food Bank.
  • Money for Raffle tickets, 50/25/25 and the SCAW jar



Need a ride to a meeting? PHONE Pat Gareth 905-702-8975

Know a member who is sick, bereaved, or has good news? PHONE Mattie Spencer 289-839-2024

Need a message sent out? Phone Marvyn Morgan 905-873-2862


Tuesday, June 12th


Acton Town Hall Centre

9:30 a.m. Coffee/Summer Book Sale

Nora Savage: Our Memoirs


Thursday, May 24 – Limehouse

Limehouse Community Hall

9:30 a.m. Coffee

John Macdonald: Historical Photos and Stories of Halton


Program Brochure

RWTO Lydia Snow Branch Brochure 2018-2019

Lydia Snow North Halton Branch

Retired Women Teachers.

Membership fees of $60.00 for 2018-19 are now being received. Please bring the fees to a meeting or send a cheque to Dorothy Vandermolen.


Make cheques payable to RWT of Ontario, Lydia Snow Branch.

Membership Dues can be sent to:

Dorothy Vandermolen,
P.O. Box 317,
Erin, Ontario
N0B 1T0
Phone: 519-833-9540
Make cheques payable to RWT of Ontario, Lydia Snow Branch.