Oakville Branch News
Welcome to RWTO Oakville Branch. The Oakville Branch is a small group of vibrant, enthusiastic ladies who welcome all retired women teachers to come and join us. All retired women teachers are eligible to join at any time. Please come and join us.
We are small, but we are mighty,
Dedicated, resourceful, supporting, tightly.
Sharing connects us to each other,
And has the power to bind us together.
Our wonderful motto of caring and sharing,
Is truly and greatly exemplified,
As we show concern for each gal’s faring.
It’s a solid truth that can’t be denied.
In great dedication, we gals do exert
Our utmost, when called for a special role.
Volunteering hours of time, and effort;
We use our talents to achieve a goal,
In two years time, we host Penta. once more.
Needless to say, for so great an event;
Many hands will get busy, to work as before,
And countless hours will surely be spent.
We help those in need, with each donation,
To some charities; so to you, we should tell
About Food 4 Kids, and Kerr Street Mission,
And Lighthouse for Grieving Children as well.
Areas of outreach, for children and youth,
Like Sleeping Children Around the World;
And ROCK, do need help, and to tell the truth;
It’s a way for support and care to unfurl.
Our witty ,informative, clever, newsletter,
Informs us all, of a coming event.
Colourful photos that could not be better,
Portray how joyfully, our time is spent.
Interest group meetings are very well done,
Book or Bridge Club, according to yen;
In each other’s homes to have some fun,
With G.A.R.D.E.N. Club, or Thursdays at 10.
Out to Lunch Bunch gets us out the door,
As Tea rooms,and Cinematic Sisters,do.
We love our Branch luncheons, maybe three or four ;
Or a Velodrome tour, Springridge Farm too.
So many outings, none are poor, we assure.
Zack’s Fashion Show, and the Weather Network,
The Lighthouse, and the Queen’s Park Tour,
And the Hamilton Mum Show as an added perk.
Valued executives and convenors provide
Responsible and caring leadership for all.
Following policies, for the members they guide
Through winter, spring , summer and fall.
So though our membership is somewhat small,
We manage to spread joy and inspiration.
We accomplish a lot , quite adeptly overall.
Yes,Oakville Branch is our proud organization.
For more information please contact:
Linda MacDonald firstname.lastname@example.org
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“We may be small in numbers, but we’re mighty in our commitment to our members and our community. We have a variety of interest groups, events, and tours for our members. We are working on projects and financially support many charities in the community.”
We are an active group of young at heart retired teachers who enjoy Sharing and Caring within our community.
- Foster small group interaction among retired women teachers to help establish new friendships and maintain those of former colleagues
- Provide a variety of interesting, stimulating and supportive programs for retired teachers
- Provide information about a unique hospital and home care insurance plan, which is administered at the provincial level, to each RWTO/OERO member and their spouse, at a reasonable cost.
- Provide support for colleagues in times of illness, loneliness, stress, sorrow, as well as at times of celebration
- Contribute to charities and community groups
- Provide a newsletter several times a year; that allows members to be aware of current branch information
RWTO Oakville Branch Activities & Events
Sept 19 MZTV Tour
October 10 Lunch at Deerfield
Oct 25 “Meet the Mayor
November 13 PENTA
December 12 Lunch at Deerfield
- Out to Lunch meet on the 2nd week of the month
- Book Club -third Monday of the month
- Garden Club – third Thursday of the Month
- Thursday at 10 -First Thursday of the Month
Book Club, Bridge Group, Garden Club, Movies, Out to Lunch Bunch,Thursday @ 10 ,Tea Room Adventures
Kerr Street Mission
St. John’s Ambulance Pet Therapy
Halton Women’s Place
Donalda Isabel Fordham
May 03, 1935 – September 07, 2019
Donalda passed away peacefully in hospital, in Oakville, on September 7, 2019. Donalda worked for the Bronte School Board which later became the Halton School Board. While teaching, she earned her BA at MacMaster University. Donalda and two other teachers were among the first teacher librarians in the Oakville public schools. The board had sent them to summer school to be prepared to be in school libraries that fall. Two of the schools Donalda taught at were E. A. Orr and Sunningdale.
25-Nov-1928 – 13-Oct-2019
After a courageous battle with family by her side, our dear loving Eleanor passed away on Sunday, October
13, 2019 in her 91st year at Princess Margaret Hospital. Eleanor was a retired teacher and especially enjoyed teaching young children. She earned a Master’s degree in Education. Some of her many skills included being : a “wanna be” carpenter, an upholsterer, seamstress, renovator and decorator, artist, counselor and overall great friend and loving human being.