Hatley-stanstead Women’s Institute September meeting
The Hatley-stanstead W.I. met on September 13 at the cottage of Barbara Hewitt on Lake Massawippi. Thanks Barbara for inviting us and to Mother Nature for the beautiful weather.
After a potluck luncheon of cold cuts and salads the members sat down to their meeting. A special thanks to Barbara’s friend Marilyn for helping and joining us for the meal. Marilyn also graciously helped the ladies in the Tea Room at the Ayer’s Cliff Fair on the Saturday.
Seven members answered the Roll Call which was “Bring in your favourite apple recipe.”
Elaine Stone read the Secretary’s report for the June meeting and Phyllis Dustin gave the Treasurer’s Report.
A special thanks to all who came and supported the W.I. in the Tea Room at the Ayer’s Cliff Fair.
A thinking of you card was sent to Janet Mclellan.
A donation will be sent to help support the Ayer’s Cliff Elementary School Breakfast Program.
Members will once again be taking orders for the Vessey Bulb Fundraiser.
Barbara showed the members the crafts which were in the Cercles des Fermieres/women’s Institutes competition at the fair. The Hatley-stanstead branch were happy to bring home the first prize ribbon.
Convenors gave their reports: Concerns over the diary policies, Lakeside Dump going into Lake Memphremagog, and the removal of the hill in Ayer’s Cliff to expand Wulftec were expressed. An excellent write-up was published in a recent Record concerning ATVS and brain injury. No training is necessary before using an ATV.
Members brought in their plants they started from seeds in June. They were judged and Phyllis Dustin went home with the red ribbon.
The next meeting will be held at Beulah United Church on October 17 followed by the Stanstead County Fall meeting.
Elaine Stone, Branch Publicity Convenor