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 luncheon meeting and have many activities we can choose to participate in between the luncheon meetings.  These include an annual First Day of School Breakfast at Harrison Park Inn, and Day Away Trips such a lunch at Walter’s Falls Inn, and a potluck Picnic followed by a visit to a local winery.  We’ve enjoyed Movie Afternoons and making Christmas Crafts with residents of Seasons Retirement Community.  We are planning a Christmas Celebration with a full turkey dinner at Walters Falls this year.

We 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


Executive 2017-2018
Honorary PresidentSandy Houlgrave
Past PresidentRebecca Hlynialuk
PresidentConnie Morris
First ViceSue Loyst
Second ViceVacant
SecretaryJan Chamberlain
TreasurerMarg Abra
Assistant Treasurer Leslie Fraser
AuditorsConnie Morris, Suzanne Vamplew, Rebecca Hlynialuk


MembershipPenny McKay
GoodwillLorraine Dunning and Barb Schwartz
ArchivistMary Mackenzie
Public RelationsSuzanne Vamplew
Communication-WebsiteConnie Morris
Communication-NewsletterLaurie James
SocialSuzanne Vamplew, Bobbie Harris, Marilyn Goldie, Louise Lipsett, Cathy McCoy, Louise Dobson
InsuranceRhonda O’Reilly

Branch Meetings

We meet four times a year at Georgian Shores United Church, 4th Avenue East, Owen Sound.  Beginning at 11:00am and finishing about 2:00pm New members are always welcome.  To learn more about our Branch, or to become a member, please email: pogo@bmts.com or phone 519-794-2837

We have revamped our meetings to begin with an opportunity to socialize for half hour.  We have had raffles, scarf demonstrations, holiday table settings to look at, displays of members hobbies such as quilting.  This allows us to meet and greet each others, and to find common interests.

A half hour Business Meeting and announcements follow the social time. This is followed by a delicious lunch prepared by the ladies of the church. After lunch, we have an enjoyable program or entertainment.  Often we include music and have had local community choirs and handbells entertain us.  Programs are varied and may include speakers on topics of interest.  Each meeting in different and enjoyable!!


2018-19 Program

September 19, 2018

Social Time – Quilt display

Program – Active Lifestyle Learning Presentation and Gentle Fitness Demonstration

November 14, 2018

Social Time – sharing our Talents and Passions

– Donations for Salvation Army Food Bank

Program – A Concert by the Goldenaires from Meaford

March 20, 2019

All About Babies

Social Time – baby picture guessing

Program – Speaker, Wendy Tomlinson – Baby Clothes Over The Years

May 8, 2019

Social Time – raffle for Mother’s Day

– Louise Dobson’s Poems

Installation of new Executive

Memorial Service

Program : Presentation by Marguerite Husband on Flower Arranging





We Support the Following Organizations

  • Grey Bruce Hospital Foundation
  •  Chapman House Hospice
  •  Grey Roots Museum
  •  Friends of Moreston – General Store Project, Grey Roots Museum
  •  Salvation Army Food Bank
  •  Kiwanis Music Festival
  •  Royal Canadian Legion (wreath on Remembrance Day)
  •  G.R.A.C.E -Georgian Riding Association for Challenged Equestrians