Trenton Branch News

Trenton and District Branch meets 10 times a year in various venues. Our theme for the year is ‘Looking Forward thru the Past’. We will enjoy a couple of speakers on the history of our area as well as the cultural significance of the First Nations. Check the trifold under the NEWSLETTER heading. Our Facebook  page can be found at Retired Women Teachers- Trenton & District.


“Looking Forward Through The Past”

SEPT. 6: Meet, Greet & Fellowship

*9:30- Muffins, Fruit, Coffee- $6 (guests $8)

Trinity Anglican Church, Frankford


OCT. 4: “Tea with Roger”

*1:00- Westminster United Church, Belleville

Afternoon Tea at 2:15- $15 (guests $17)


NOV. 1: “History Lives Here”-Peter Lockyer

11:30 – Bring & Brag Silent Auction

Tiger Chicken & Ribs – 68 Front St, Trenton

Chicken Lunch – $20 (guests $25)


DEC. 7: Christmas Celebration

11:30 – Carols & Charitable Donations

Emmanuel United Church, Foxboro

Turkey Dinner- $16 (guests $18)


JAN. 10: Fun & Games

*1:00 – Sweet Treats & Lug-A-Mug

Trenton United Church, Trenton


FEB. 7: The Bridge Hospice

11:30 Emmanuel United Church, Foxboro

Coq au Vin – $15 (guests $18)


MAR.7: Sandy Flats Sugar Bush

11:30 – ‘The Potters’ entertainment

500 Concession Rd. W, Warkworth

Tapper’s Meal- $12 (guests $15)


APR. 4: Resolutions & Budget

11:30 – Looney Frenzy, Bossy Bingo

Westminster United Church, Belleville

Crazy for Casseroles $17 (guests $20)


MAY 3: AGM – 2019

*11:00- Cora Bailey Award – Entertainment

Installation of Officers- Prov. President

Chubby’s, 2830 Cty Rd. 8, Hoards Station

Buffet – $25 (guests-$28)


JUNE 13: First Nations Cultural Awareness

11:30 – Summer Reading Book Sale

St. Paul’s United Church, Stirling

Summer Salad Plate- $13 (guests $15)






May 3,2018

11:00  AGM 2018

Cora Bailey Presentation

Occasions by the Bay, Bayside

June 14,2018

11:30 – Rum Runners

Grace Bible Chapel . Stirling

September 7, 2017

9:30 am -Meet and Greet –

Trinity Anglican – Frankford

October 8,2017

11:30 -Buddy’s Story

Westminster United Church, Quinte West

November 2,2017

11:30- A Place Called Wallbridge

Grace Bible Chapel, Stirling

December 7,2017

11:30 – Christmas Celebration

Emmanuel United , Foxboro

January 11,2018

1:pm – Fun and Games

St. James the Minor , Stirling

February 1,2018

11:30 -Quinte Botanical Gardens

Westminster United Church- Quinte West

March 1,2018

11:30 -Preserving Your Family History

**Branch 45th Anniversary

Emmanuel United , Foxboro

April 5,2018

11:30 -Resolutions and Budget

Trenton United, Trenton



May Meeting 2018

Our Annual General Meeting was held at Occasions by the Bay on May 3. Lois Lockhart was invited to install the executive for 2018-19. Our guest entertainer was a local musician, Dave Bush.
We welcomed 2 new members as well.

September 2017

Trenton and District Branch has utilized the theme of ‘History, Health and Happiness’ for our topics this year. Our first meeting we gathered for a meet and greet and a morning of happiness. We each selected our favourite chocolate bar and as we went around the table each member or guest told about pet peeves, future plans, favourite foods etc. A fun morning!!

June 2017

June found us back at Westminster United with Belleville and Napanee Branch ladies as our guests.

A hearty salad plate was enjoyed followed by the singing of ‘O Canada’ before enjoying a piece of cake. Guest Scott Henderson outlined the work of the housing division of the Mental Health Unit in the area. Homelessness is on the increase and in many cases , the cities do not have the capacity to cope with those needing support. One of our members, Pat, presented Scott with a tote filled with ‘transition’ items (bed linens, dishes, cutlery etc) that can be given to people setting up a household. Our summer  reading book sale was very popular with everyone and leftover books were given to the local Alzheimer Society. Our September meeting will be held at Trinity United Church in Frankford on Sept. 7, at 9:30 for coffee and muffins.

May 2017

The Annual General Meeting for our Branch was held on May 4 at Occasions by the Bay. Our Cora Bailey recipient was Cathy O’Brien a former secondary school teacher. She has taught in Quebec as well as Africa. She has held all the executive positions and helped with planning a variety of programs. We also welcomed Peggy Stock and Jennifer Davis as well as Heather Bailey Argyle, a niece of Cora Bailey. All of our former winners received the new Cora Bailey pins. Musical entertainment was provided by 3 young students of Micheal Faulkner. Karen Murphy won the $100 bill and Suzanne Smith was the early bird and got her membership reimbursed. Our year will wrap with the next meeting on June 1 at Westminster United Church. Belleville and Napanee Branches have been invited.


April 2017

The April meeting of Trenton and District was held at Westminster United Church. This meeting focused on our budget and resolutions. Both were supported with little discussion. We had a number of items donated for our yearly Loonie Frenzy and the bidding was fast and furious. We raised $195. to be used for Branch activities. We welcomed a new member and enjoyed some fellowship with our members. Our next meeting will be on May 4 for our Annual General Meeting. We will welcome Peggy Stock, Jennifer Davis and Heather Bailey Argyle who is a great niece of Cora Bailey.

January 2017

Our January meeting was a time for games and chatting. We had a Memorial Service for Julia Sager, a Life Member who passed away in November.

We were fortunate that the weather cooperated and Carole Nelson was able to drive from Toronto and join us. She is a Trenton lady at heart and she was able to bring current news about the Convention. She explained in detail the ‘Follow the Dream’ project and we are confident that our Branch will have names on that wall.

Our trip committee is collecting names and cheques for a spring trip to see Legally Blonde in Oshawa in April. There were a few hands of euchre around the room but the majority of members enjoyed some time to chat.

November 2016

Our November meeting was held in Stirling at Grace Bible Chapel with Christian Jaehn-Kreibaum as our guest speaker. He was born in Germany and came to Canada as a young man. He has been interested in the history of Germany and has prepared a presentation on the Rise and Fall of the Berling Wall. He presented many facts that history books did not include. The Wall went up overnight and many families were ripped apart and many killed as they tried to join their relatives. It was a sad time for all. We should be so thankful that we live in Canada.

Our members are undertaking a project to provide tactile muffs for the Alzheimer patients in our area nursing homes. We need knitters, sewers and donators. This will be on ongoing project.

Members were invited to our Christmas meeting in Foxboro on December 1. Food bank donations will be accepted.

October 2016

Our Trenton and District members were entertained by a local comedian, Grant Ketcheson, who is the brother of one of our faithful members. He had us laughing as he spoke of his carpentry skills building privies. A donation was made to his community’s library as our thank you.

We had been served a bountiful lunch of soup and sandwiches with pie for dessert – several varieties to tempt almost everyone’s palette! The ladies of St. Paul’s United Church in Stirling always serve a delicious meal. We had a short business meeting and our members lingered to visit.

Our next meeting will be on November 3, 2016 at 11:30 at the Grace Bible Chapel, Stirling. Our guest will be Christian Jaehn Kriebaum with a presentation on the Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Meet and Greet Report

Trenton and District kicked off this year with a ‘Meet and Greet’ in Frankford at the Trinity Anglican Church.

We were treated to a breakfast meeting thanks to the wonderful ladies and gentlemen of the church. We held a memorial service for a member who passed away during the summer – Belly Watson. Our past president, Susan was a student of Betty’s and gave us a close up look at Betty’s career in music. A local radio personality sent kudos for the Stirling music program for encouraging his love of music. Our callers were recognized and other announcements were made. Our next meeting is on Oct. 6 at St. Paul’s United in Stirling. A local comedian will entertain us!

June 2016

Trenton and District wrapped up the year with ‘Legacy Videos” presented by David Sword, the son of one of our members.

Trenton United Church ladies fed us a wonderful summer salad plate and refreshing desserts. David and his wife spoke about the importance of having our heritage available for future generations. He showed us a video of his wife’s grandmother who passed away shortly after the filming. She shared memories of family members that his wife might not have known. David and his family are living in Picton and would love to share his videos with other branches.

Our annual book sale for summer reading netted over $200.00 to be used for next year’s activities.

Our members are looking forward to our September ‘Meet and Greet’ in Frankford. Happy, safe summer to all!

Click on the link below to access the Trenton Branch Program 2018-2019. 

2018-2019 Trenton Program


Rita Bermel


Sharon Grills

Lee Beech

Carole Livingstone


Florence Crawford

Irene Nelischer


Grace Ann Preston

Diane White

Jess Bond