Peterborough Branch News

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Peterborough Brochure 2019-2020

Executive 2019-2020

President                           Judy-Anne Tumber
Past President                   Ann Siddell
1st Vice President            Esther Kampstra
2nd Vice-PresidentDeb Glynn
Secretary  Marion Philp
TreasurerMarilyn Sutherst

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Peterborough Brochure 2019-2020


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Peterborough Branch Executive 2019-2020
President Judy-Anne Tumber
Past PresidentAnn Siddell
1st Vice PresidentEsther Kampstra
2nd Vice PresidentDeb Glynn
SecretaryMarion Philp
TreasurerMarilyn Sutherst

RWTO Area 7 Luncheon

Our second annual Area 7 Luncheon was hosted by the RWTO Trenton branch at Baxter Creek Golf Club in October. Members from each of our five branches: Northumberland South Durham, North Durham, Belleville, Trenton and Peterborough attended. We enjoyed a colouring relaxation experience, a chance to win $50 and we endeavoured to outbid each other at the Silent Auction. Congratulations to all winners. We also had opportunities to learn about Community Projects from other Branches. After a delicious lunch, we had an experiential ride from Toronto to Montreal in 1840, as shared by historian and the author of 38 Hours to Montreal, Dan Buchanan. He made the history of this time period, come to life with a power point presentation. William Weller transported Governor General Charles Poulett Thomson from Toronto to Montreal. It was wonderful to meet members from Area 7.  We will all look forward to next year’s event, hosted by the North Durham branch. Judy-Anne Tumber, Area 7 Director

We welcomed two new members, Shirley Hamilton and Karen Howard, to our Peterborough Branch!  They both attended our High Tea and the Area Day Luncheon and enjoyed them.  Three other retirees had hoped to come, but illness and a conflict prevented them from doing so.

 Year at a Glance 2019-2020

September 24: General Meeting*

October 22:Area 7 Luncheon Baxter Creek Golf Course

November 26: General Meeting*

January: Reframe Festival

March 24: Games and Crafts 1:30 p.m.Grace  United

April 28: Birthday Bash    1:30 p.m. Royal Gardens

May 26: Annual General Meeting*

June 2-4: Provincial Convention

July/August: 4th Line Theatre

Interest Groups





Let’s Do Lunch! 

  • 1st Tuesday monthly at noon
  • Various restaurants
  • Joyce 705-743-9315

Book Worms!

  • 2nd Tuesday monthly  1:30
  • Members’ homes
  • Joyce 705-743-9315

Bridge for Fun!

  • 2nd Monday monthly 1:00
  • Members’ homes
  • Sharon 705-741-3313

Merry Mattress Makers!


  • Special events
  • Ruth Ann 705-740-3266


  • Friday morning 9:00
  •  May to October
  • Marilyn 705-874-2727

Plan to join us!


Manulife Financial  Sponsored by RWTO/OERO

  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan
  • Hospital and Home Care Plan

Contact Information:

Terry Kennedy – Broker and Agent of Record
Telephone: 519-583-0098
Cell Phone: 416-931-2142
Facsimile: 519-583-2876

Local Convenor –Ruth Anne McNaught   705-740-3266



The Jean Axcell Award is presented annually to a member of the Peterborough Branch of the Retired Women Teachers of Ontario for outstanding service to our branch in many areas and over many years.

This year’s (2019) worthy recipient was Marilyn Challice.

Criteria for Cora Bailey Award Recipients

The Cora Bailey Award may be presented to a Branch member who has contributed outstanding service to her Branch.

The Cora Bailey Award: Cora Bailey from the Peterborough Branch was RWTO/OERO’s first Executive Secretary-Treasurer. She held this position for eleven years until 1982 and wrote the History Book – OASWT 1956-1976. Beginning in 2003, this award was presented in her honour.

The Cora Bailey Award for the year 2019 was presented in May to Marion Philp.

Youth Emergency

Shelter Y.E.S

Cameron House

Salvation Army Toy Drive


PRHC Paediatrics



Eleanor Glover 

September 10, 1922 – October 5, 2018




Pomeroy, Marilyn Jean (nee Cavano) Passed away at Campbellford Memorial Hospital on Sunday, May 20, 2018.






McAfee, Patricia Jean (McIlraith) Passed away peacefully at home in her sleep on June 14, 2018.





McRae, Muriel (née Mutton) Born the 14th of February 1911 – Died the 8th of August 2018 at Empress Gardens






Pammett, Maureen (nee Brown ) Died peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.