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

Communications Convenor

Johnna Johansen   519-862-3157


2018-2019 Calendar includes FIVE meetings- Last Thursday of September, November, January, April,May


Past PresidentJohnna Johansen
PresidentMary Anne Barstead
SecretaryDebbie Montgomery
TreasurerCatherine Phillips
Vice-PresidentOPEN for a Volunteer to join our team


MembershipSusan Morphew
InsuranceMarilyn McKay
CommunicationsJohnna Johansen
ArchivesJune Maginn
Angela Manuel
Card SecretaryLinda Roy
CallersNorma Vossen
ExtensionLoretto Cameron
Lucy Humeniuk
Food BanksDonna Jones
Doreen Klapak
GoodwillKathy Klompstra
ProgramDonna Jones
Doreen Klapak
SocialPat Morreau
Lucy Humeniuk
Leona Moore

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.


 Place:  Camlachie United Church

Time:  11:00 am – Registration

              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




Thank you for submitting your membership fees for 2018-2019

New Members: Please contact our Membership Convenor:

Susan Morphew –

Click on the link below to access the Newsletter

September 2018


Membership Incentives

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.


Archived Newsletters

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.


A number of “Caring and Sharing Awards” will be presented to deserving Community Groups at our September Meeting.

“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)