Owen Sound And Area Branch News
Welcome To RWTO Owen Sound And Area Branch!
We are an active group of young at heart retired teachers who enjoy Sharing and Caring within our community.
We meet four times a year for a Branch Meeting, which includes a delicious lunch, business and entertainment or speakers. We also have many activities we can choose to participate in between the Branch Meetings. Each September we start the new school year with a Back to School Breakfast on the first day of School. We meet at Harrison Park Inn to catch up over the summer and enjoy this meal together.
Our activities between our four Branch Meetings vary. Sometimes we will enjoy a movie afternoon together, participate in a craft session or even take a day trip to a local attraction. In June, we usually enjoy a potluck luncheon at one of the rural homes of our members. We have many senior retired teachers who are just happy to come for lunch and socialize with their friends at the Branch Meetings.
We have a very active Goodwill Committee who visit and provide small gifts for those who are ill or can no longer attend meetings, and we send many cards of celebration and caring to our members.
Please read the other sections – About Us, Events and Charities and take a look at our Picture Gallery
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 Coordinator, Penny 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.
|Honorary President||Suzanne Vamplew|
|Past President||Connie Morris|
|Assistant Treasurer||Kay Simpson|
|Insurance Rep||Rhonda Riley|
|Assistant Insurance Rep||Cathy McCoy|
|Goodwill||Lorraine Dunning and Barb Schwartz|
|Public Relations||Suzanne Vamplew|
|Communication-Website||Connie Morris, Laurie James|
|Communication-Newsletter||Laurie James, Rebecca Hlynialuk|
|Social||Suzanne Vamplew, Marilyn Goldie Louise Lipsett, Bobbie Harris Louise Dobson, 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 2019-2020, we will 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