Niagara Falls Branch News
The Niagara Falls Branch welcomes all retired women teachers to join us. Diane, our President, and Linda, our Treasurer and Membership Convenor, will be happy to answer any questions about our wonderful group. You can contact Diane and Linda at the e-mail addresses below.
Niagara Falls Executive
|Past President||Shirley Stoner|
|Phone List||Isla Robson|
Convention 2019 St.Catharines
Members over 90 who were recognized at the 2019 Convention:
We normally have five meetings/luncheons a year at Betty’s Restaurant, when we enjoy each other’s company, a delicious meal, and an interesting presentation. Although at present we can’t enjoy activities together in person, the Executive will keep in touch with members through mail and e-mail. As well, we can all stay in touch on our Retired Women Teachers Niagara Falls Branch group on Facebook. We will keep you informed about upcoming events when it is possible to hold them.
September 24, 2018
Fall Kickoff and Laughter Presentation
December 3, 2018
Christmas Themed Activities
February 11, 2019
April 8, 2019
Presentation by Aksana Kavaliova, a neurological music therapist
May 27, 2019
Penny Sale and Installation of New Executive
June 4, 5 and 6, 2019
July 8, 2019
Sept. 30, 2019
Fall Kickoff and presentation by Terry Kennedy, Broker for Manulife Insurance
Dec. 2, 2019
Christmas presentation by members of the Executive and group sing-along
Feb. 10, 2020
Membership must be paid in order to maintain your eligibility for the RWTO/OERO insurance coverage and to receive the RWTO/OERO Connections Newsletter.
The annual membership fee is $40.00 for regular members and $10.00 for associate members. Make your cheque payable to RWTO/OERO. You can mail your cheque to Linda Dueck or drop it off at her home. Please e-mail Linda at email@example.com to ask for directions.
Members in good standing and their spouses are entitled to enrol in the exclusive Manulife Financial Hospital and Home Care Plan and/or the Personal Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan. The premiums are very reasonable. You can find more details at https://rwto.org/membership/insurance-plan/ or e-mail Sherri Stokes, our Branch Insurance Convenor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2019, the Cora Bailey award went to Ilsa Robson
In 2019, our branch received $200 through the Barbara Bain Award in recognition of our increase in membership. We are happy to announce that in 2020 our branch was first place in Tier 2 and received $400.00 for an increase of 13 new members.
Examples Of Our Branch’s Charitable Contributions:
Niagara Nutrition Partners
Education Foundation Niagara
DICKSON, Ruth Anne 1938-2020
ROOKLEY, Janet Anne (nee Lundy) 1942-2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Janet Rookley (daughter of Edward and Jeanette Lundy) announce her passing on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital, at the age of 78. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, William (Bill) Rookley. She will be greatly missed by her sons Andrew (Elsie) and Cameron (Jasmin), three wonderful grandsons, Evan, Aidan, and Edward, and a very special granddaughter Tess. She also leaves her siblings, brother Graham Lundy (Micki) and his sons Justin (Allie) and Jordan and her sister Heather Reece. Janet was a teacher for many years with the Niagara South Board of Education. She began her career teaching Grade one at Orchard Park School and finished her career teaching Grade eight at Simcoe Street School where she touched many lives. Janet and Bill were fortunate that they were able to travel the world extensively. They especially enjoyed participating in many Elder hostel programmes (now Road Scholar) whether it was walking historic Boston, visiting California wineries or enjoying the amazing art in Santa Fe.
For many years Janet was a member of the Niagara Falls Curling Club where she met many wonderful people. At the present time she was a member of the Bridge Centre of Niagara where she held a Life Master in duplicate bridge. Cremation has taken place. If desired, a donation may be made to a cause that touches your heart.
Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at www.morseandson.com
Marion Lauder 1920 – 2019
Ann-Marie Bubna 1956-2019