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Westman Retired Educators Association (WREA)

Westman Retired Educators Association (WREA)

WREA holds luncheon meetings the second Tuesday of September, November, February and April. They include a program of information or entertainment, and a time to reconnect with colleagues. Items are collected for donation to Samaritan House, The Brandon Humane Society or YWCA Westman Women’s Shelter, if members wish to donate. Members are contacted by email (Rick Oakden) or by phone (Mavis Johnston) with upcoming events.

WREA volunteers assist BTA with the LIFT conference held in October. WREA lays a wreath at the Remembrance Day Service at the Keystone Centre on behalf of our members.

Thanks to RTAM’s Chapter Initiative Grant, members enjoyed an afternoon cruise at Clearlake in June.

To any retired teachers in the Westman area, we invite you to join our organization for great food and entertainment.

President: Rick Oakden

Address: 249 McDiarmid Drive Brandon, MB R7B 2H3

Phone: 204-727-5135

Email: roakden@wcgwave.ca

2020 REPORT

WREA held 4 General meetings this year. All were luncheon meetings and were held at the Rotary Villas Retirement Home. At each of the meetings there was either an entertainer or a speaker. They included The Song Birds from Seniors for Seniors, the local Ukulele club and Pharmacist Mark McCure as a guest speaker. At each of the General meetings, there was a donation box where items were collected and then delivered to a local charity.

As well, there were 4 executive meetings.

In November, I was honored to place a wreath on behalf of WREA at the local Remembrance Day Service at the Keystone Centre.

In the summer, several of our members took part in a trip to Manitou, Mb. where they visited the Manitou Opera House built in 1930 and the original home of Nellie McClung. This trip was partially sponsored by our Chapter Initiative grant.

A number of our members helped at the local Lift conference in October by directing people to where their sessions were taking place and taking attendance at the sessions.

Our Sick and Visiting Committee is also busy visiting and sending out cards to members who happen to be ill.

WREA arranges a monthly breakfast get-together for members who are wanting to meet and socialize.

Things did not go exactly as planned for the end of the year with the Covid-19 pandemic. A number of things had to be postponed or delayed.

Our last executive meeting was held over the Internet on a platform called Zoom which was developed for distance meetings. It was a new experience for a number of our executive members.

Respectfully submitted by

Ron McPhail

WREA President 2018 - 2019


2019 REPORT

Respectfully submitted by Ron McPhail, President

Members: 44 (2018)

WREA held four general meetings this year. All were luncheon meetings and were held at the Shriners’ Hall. At each of the meetings there was either an entertainer or a speaker as well as a donation box where items were collected and then delivered to a local charity.

As well, there were four executive meetings.

WREA has also been busy planning the hosting of this year’s RTAM AGM in May 2019. In preparation for this, a banner displaying information and some history about WREA is being prepared.

In the summer, several of our members took part in a trip to the Neepawa brewery and Beautiful Plains Museum which was partially sponsored by our Chapter Initiative grant.

A number of our members helped at the local LIFT Conference in October by directing people to where their sessions were taking place and taking attendance at the sessions.

In November, I was honoured to place a wreath on behalf of WREA at the local Remembrance Day Service at the Keystone Centre.

Our Sick and Visiting committee is also busy visiting and sending out cards to members who happen to be ill.

WREA arranges a monthly breakfast; a get-together for members who are wanting to meet and socialize.

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Membership Fee: $7.00 Annually

Luncheon Schedule:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Luncheons are held at Shriners Hall, 1110 McTavish Ave. East, Brandon, MB