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:

President

Mary Anne Barstead  519-383-2724  barstedma@yahoo.ca

Communications Convenor

Johnna Johansen   519-862-3157     jjohansen1@cogeco.ca

 

2019-2020 Calendar includes FIVE meetings- Last Thursday of September, November, January, April,May

Executive

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

Convenors

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

 

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 

Guests: Provincial President and Area Director.

Program:

Registration and Bazaar

11:00 a.m. (raffles, baked goods, crafts, cookies)

Business Meeting

11:30  additional bazaar & social time

Lunch Buffet

12:30 p.m.

Menu: Christmas Turkey and all the fixin’s

Cost: $20

  • 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”

Program:

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

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)

Reminders:

* 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

Program:

  • 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 2019-2020

New Members: Please contact our Membership Convenor:

Susan Morphew – susanmorphew23@gmail.com

 Newsletter 2019-2020

 


 

 

 

 

 

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 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.

“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)