Sarnia-Lambton Branch News
Welcome to RWTO Sarnia Lambton Branch. We invite any retired woman teacher to come and join us at any time.
Sarnia-Lambton hosted the RWTO Convention in 2007. We used an image of the Bluewater Bridges to represent a well-known landmark for this area.
For more information, please consult our newsletter and yearly calendar or contact:
Mary Anne Barstead 519-383-2724 firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnna Johansen 519-862-3157 email@example.com
Marilyn McKay 519-542-6374 firstname.lastname@example.org
2020-2021 Calendar not finalized at this time
|Past President||Johnna Johansen|
|President||Mary Anne Barstead|
|Vice-President||OPEN for a Volunteer to join our team|
|Card Secretary||Marilyn Walker|
|Food Banks||Donna Jones|
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our April and May (2020) Meetings were cancelled.
JANUARY 30, 2020
Left: Members listening attentively
Right: Presenter – Estate Lawyer – Brian Bell who gave a very informative presentation
Bottom: Table Centre Pieces made by Hospitality Committee and given to members as door-prizes
NOVEMBER 28, 2019
Annual Christmas Bazaar Luncheon Meeting At the Point Edward Arena
Left to Right: Craft Table, Cookie Plates,Baking Table
Left: A happy winner of one of the raffle prizes!
Right: A lunch worth waiting for!
Top Row: Waiting for lunch
- Donations made at the door for the Women’s Interval Home
- Another happy Raffle Prize Winner and there were many more
Left to Right:
- Raffle Table
- Provincial President, Karen Clark-Lauzon and Area #3 Director,
- A Past Provincial President and Present Provincial President
(Dianne Rice and Karen Clark-Lauzon)
LUNCHEON MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 at the CORUNNA LEGION
Top Row Left to right:
- Lots of used books for sale for $1 each
- Time for Visiting
- there are always items to discuss
Insurance Presentation by Terry Kennedy
RWTO Luncheon, May 30, 2019
“TIME FOR SUMMER”
Registration and Membership Renewal
Induction of Officers for 2019-2010 By Dianne Rice
Congratulations to new Executive
Speaker- Donna Martin from The Family Counselling Centre
Promoting Distress Line/Tel-Check
Time for lunch
“Time for Summer” Centre-pieces – Thanks to our Decorating Committee
Roast Beef Dinner
Home-made pies for dessert
RWTO Luncheon April 25, 2019
“Time for Cancer Awareness – It is Daffodil Month”
Payment of dues for 2019-20
Used Book Sale – $1/book
Getting ready for the meeting
An enjoyable lunch prepared by the Camlachie United Church Ladies
DONATIONS OF $1565 WERE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR
FOR THE CANADIAN CANCER
THANK YOU SO MUCH LADIES!
General Meeting on November 29, 2018
Our Annual Christmas Bazaar Meeting
*Registration Table – Ready to go
*Tables are set and decorated by our wonderful Decorating Committee
* Cookie Table
*Ready to eat- waiting for Table # to be called
*Time to eat our Christmas Dinner
* A raffle winner
*Items donated at the door for The Inn of the Good Shepherd
GENERAL MEETING on SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
- Beautiful Fall Center-pieces created by our Hospitality Committee
- Registration of members as they entered the hall
- Caring and Sharing Recipients of $500 each
– Reps. from The Hub in Sarnia, Lambton Youth Drama, Pathways Pool
Project, Kelly”s Cupboard at LCCVI and our Treasurer, Catherine Phillips
- Our Two Cora Bailey Award Recipients:
Sandra Smith and Pat LaPlante
- President Johnna welcoming members and guests
- Book Sale – funds contribute to Donations to Food Banks
- Membership Convener processing 2018 Renewals
- Tables for the Meal with Door Prizes as decorations
- Guest Speaker Wes Harding, Marathoner and Author, with his Grade One Teacher June Maginn
- Wes Harding’s Book “Destined to Run”
November Meeting 2017
Our Second Meeting of the year found us having a Christmas feast on Nov. 30. Best attendance of the year!!
It was our pleasure to host both Provincial President and Area Director. Other features of the day included a huge donation of PJ’s, socks, etc. to the Women’s Interval Hone, as well as cash donations to local food banks.
Cookie plates are sold, as donated sweets tempted us, and we held a raffle of amazing baskets and gifts plus a table for crafts and baking. We usually have something for everyone.
This is our major fund raiser for the year, and an early estimate placed the proceeds at about $1100 … all for Caring and Sharing.
A former president and convention co-chair announced she will be moving to BC in the new year … apparently her new grandson, Henry, has enticed her to relocate … hence the O Henry bars in one of the photos … she has been secretary for a number of years and will be missed. Best of luck, Judy
September Luncheon 2017
- Photos include Johnna Johansen, president, welcoming members
- Group photo of Caring and Sharing recipients
- Dianne Rice presenting Cora Bailey pins
- New Cora Bailey recipients Doreen Klapak, Pat Morreau and Lillian Skerratt
- Two group photos of previous Cora Bailey Award Recipients
WE ARE BACK TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS!!!
Welcome back! On April 28, 2022
Greetings by President Mary Anne Barstead and Membership Convener. Susan Morphew
Registration – 11:00 am
Business Meeting – 11:30 am
Reconnect and Reflect 12:00 am
Luncheon – 12:30 pm – cost – $20.00
To ensure safety – “All members must present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID – 19 and masks must be worn except when eating.”
Time to renew membership for 2022 – 2023 ($43)
Cash donations for local food banks accepted
Collection of new pajamas, socks, underwear, etc for Women’s Interval Home
The executive met to discuss our plans for the ’21-’22 year.
It was with regret that we learned that the venues for our September, November and January luncheon meetings have cancelled our bookings.
This was very disappointing but we understand the challenges of reduced capacity and social distancing imposed on these halls.
We hope the April and May Meetings in 2022 will go ahead.
Meeting: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Pt. Edward Community Centre, Pt. Edward
Registration: 11:00 am
Business Meeting : 11:30 am
Speaker – Estate Planning – Wills, Probate, POA, etc.
Lunch: 12:30 pm (Menu – Lasagna, Caesar Salad, Veggie Salad, Garlic Bread, Pies/Fruit. Coffee/Tea)
Used Book Sale
Cash Donations for local Food Banks
Rebound: Cinderella Project: donations of jewellery, evening bags.
Meeting: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Location: Pt. Edward Community Centre, Pt. Edward
Retirement, It’s Time to Meet, Greet, Eat and Shop at our Christmas Bazaar
Registration and Bazaar
11:00 a.m. (raffles, baked goods, crafts, cookies)
11:30 additional bazaar & social time
Menu: Christmas Turkey and all the fixin’s
- Bazaar items – Deb Montgomery
- Cookie plates – Deb Montgomery
- Raffle baskets – Marilyn MacKay
* Please drop off priced baked goods before 11:00 am
* bring bags for purchases.
- Used Book Sale will resume at January meeting.
- Donations to Food Banks appreciated
- Donations to Women’s Interval Home – new pjs, socks, undies, for children
Luncheon Meeting – September 26, 2019 at Corunna Legion, 350 Albert St., Corunna
THEME: “ It’s Important to Learn about Community Services”
11:00 am – Registration
11:30 am – Business Meeting
- Presentation of Cora Bailey Awards and pins
- Presentation of Caring and Sharing Donations and remarks from recipients
12:30 am – Dinner
- Menu– Chicken breast, baked potatoes, bean medley, coleslaw, rolls, cheesecake, coffee/tea
- Cost – $20.00
Used Book Sale continues – $1 per book – book donations appreciated
May 30, 2019 “TIME FOR SUMMER”
Place: Wyoming Fairgrounds
Time: 11:00 am – Registration
11:30 am – Meeting followed by lunch
Program: Annual General Meeting
Installation of Executive
Recognition of Callers
Speaker: Family Counselling Centre, Programs and the Role of Volunteers
Reminders: Membership Fees ($43) for 2019-20 will be accepted.
Cheques payable to RWTO Sarnia-Lambton.
Cash donations will be collected for local Food Banks
The Used Book Sale continues. All books $1. Book donations are welcome.
April 25, 2019 “TIME FOR CANCER AWARENESS”
Place: Camlachie United Church
11:30 am – Meeting followed by lunch
Program: “Time for Cancer Awareness – It is Daffodil Month”
As nearly 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their
lifetime, we are dedicating this Luncheon Meeting to Cancer Awareness.
Our speakers will be Cindy Vinall and Paula McKinlay from our Sarnia-Lambton
Canadian Cancer Society Office.
We are asking that donations be made to the Canadian Cancer Society instead
of the Food Banks for this luncheon (A tax receipt is available for
donations of $10 or more)
* If a meal is ordered, it must be paid for, except in a true emergency.
* Membership renewal fees ($43) for 2019-2020, will be accepted.
* Personal care products (shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.) will be gratefully accepted.
* The Used Book Sale continues. All books, $1.00.
January 31, 2019 – “Time for Africa”
Place: Point Edward Community Centre
Time: 11:00 – Registration
11:30 – Meeting followed by lunch
- In Memoriam
- Caring and Sharing Donation to “Cinderella Story”
- Speaker- “Time for Africa” – Turn the Lights On by Connie Furtney
Other: Cash donations at the door for Food Banks, Donations of jewellery and evening bags for Cinderella Story, Used Book Sale – $1/book
Theme for 2018-19 Meetings: “Retirement Time”
September 20, 2018 – “Time for Sharing”
Place: Corunna Legion
Time : 11:00 – Registration
11:30 – Meeting followed by lunch
Program: Caring and Sharing Awards, Cora Bailey Presentations
Other: Donations at the door for Food Banks, Sign-ups for Christmas Bazaar, Used Book Sales
November 29, 2018 – “Time for Christmas Bazaar”-at Pt. Edward Community Centre
January 31, 2019 – “Time for Africa- at Pt. Edward Community Centre
April 25, 2019 – “Time for Cancer Awareness”-at Camlachie United Church
May 30, 2019 – “Time for Summer”-at Wyoming Fair Buildings
“Welcome to our new members.”
Thank you for submitting your membership fees for 2020-2021
New Members: Please contact our Membership Convenor:
Susan Morphew – email@example.com
Newsletter for 2020-2021 will be added soon.
Members are encouraged to bring retired teacher friends as guests to a meeting. If the guest becomes a member, her meal at the next meeting she attends will be paid for. Other incentives to encourage bringing a guest include Tim’s cards and a draw at the last meeting of the year.
Cora Bailey Award Winners 2019-2020
Cora Bailey Award Winners 2017-2018
At our September Meeting, we will honour 2 dedicated members of our branch with the Cora Bailey Award. Names and photos of those honoured will be available after that meeting.
The Retired Women Teachers of Ontario (RWTO) Sarnia-Lambton Branch Make “Caring and Sharing Donations” to Community Groups.
The recipients of the $500 donations were Ross Atkinson and Marilyn Keanecke, on behalf of “Lambton Shores Nature Trails”; Erin Hawrelak, on behalf of “Parents for Parks” in Petrolia and Sydney Vrolyk, for “Summer Snack Program”.
Helen Van Slightenhorst was given the 16 table centre pieces for “Hugs for Homeless – Just add Water”. Each centre piece was a bag containing 15-20 items that will be appreciated by homeless persons. Catherine Phillips, Treasurer, made the presentation.
In Memoriam Service – April 28, 2022
Conducted by Donna Jones and Johnna Johansen
Today we honour the 14 members who have passed away during the past 2 years:
May they rest in peace!
In Memoriam Service January 30, 2020
Conducted by June Maginn and helped by Johnna Johansen
Today we honour our teacher friends who have passed away during the past year:
Betty Greening – February 21,2019 – age 86
Ella Norton – March 4, 2019 – age 97
Pauline Levey– May 8, 2019 – age 90
Sandra Gudz – December 25, 2019 –
Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard – but always near.
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
“Our In Memoriam Service”January 31, 2019.
Today we honour our teacher friends who have passed away during the past 6 months:
Marjorie Hands – August 30, 2018 – age 90
Ruth Haughey – November 5, 2018 – age 93
Karen Smith – December 11, 2018 – age 78
Verna Johnson – November 19 – age 87 (past member)