Owen Sound And Area Branch News

Welcome To  RWTO Owen Sound And Area Branch!

Welcome to RWTO Owen Sound and Area Branch!

We are an active group of young and young at heart retired teachers who enjoy Sharing and Caring within our community.Covid has changed our meeting routines these last couple of years and we don’t really know what it will like like going forward.Normally we meet 4 times a year for general membership meetings – September, November, March and May.

Our Executive purchased a Zoom account to facilitate staying in touch.  The Executive meets regularly via Zoom now to deal with the business of the group and make plans for general meetings as is safe and following Provincial Health Guidelines.  We had an entertaining motivational speaker via Zoom last spring and had tried two successful in person meetings this fall.  We met at Walters Falls for a luncheon in September and most recently had a wonderful afternoon at our Christmas luncheon held at Best Western Inn on the Bay in November.

We will continue plan within the Provincial Health Guidelines for our March and May general meetings.

We encourage and welcome retired teachers to join us.  You will be our guest at your first luncheon and we do hope you will enjoy our group.  Please call our Membership Convenor at 519-794-2837 to let us know you will be joining us.

Our very active executive meets 5 times annually at the beautiful Grey Roots Museum. This is where we conduct a lot of business and plan for our Branch Meetings and additional activities.

Executive

Executive 2021-2022
Honorary PresidentSuzanne Vamplew
Past PresidentConnie Morris
PresidentSue Loyst
First ViceVacant
Second ViceVacant
SecretaryJan Chamberlain
TreasurerMary Hall
Insurance RepRhonda O'Reilly
Assistant Insurance RepCathy McCoy

Convenors

MembershipPenny McKay
GoodwillLorraine Dunning
ArchivistMary Mackenzie
Public RelationsSuzanne Vamplew
Communication-WebsiteConnie Morris
Communication-NewsletterLaurie James
SocialMarilyn Goldie Louise Lipsett, Bobbie Harris, Cathy McCoy


Each year we ask our membership what charities they would like us to support.  The list varies from year to year, but we feel very fortunate to make a difference in our community.

In 2021-2022 we plan to make donations to the following:

We Support the Following Organizations

  • Salvation Army Food Bank
  • Royal Canadian Legion (wreath for Remembrance Day)
  • Grey Root Museum
  • Grey Bruce Regional Hospital
  • Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services
  • Chapman House, Grey Bruce Hospice
  • Georgian Bay Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians