St. Pa­tricks meet­ing of the Austin W.I.

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Austin

TheMarch meet­ing of the Austin W.I. took place at the home in Austin of new mem­ber Lizette Maillé on Wed­nes­day March 9th. The house was beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated with Poin­set­tias, Sham­rocks and Hy­acinths. Pres­i­dent Debi Bonn opened the meet­ing at 1 p.m. with all recit­ing the M.S. Col­lect and Salute to the Cana­dian flag and thank­ing Lizette for her kind hos­pi­tal­ity. Motto: A smile is an in­ex­pen­sive way to im­prove your looks! Roll call was to read a Lim­er­ick and the wear­ing of the green and was well an­swered by 13 mem­bers and 1 guest, namely past mem­ber Tina Linde. There were some very in­ter­est­ing Ir­ish hats and quite a col­lec­tion of Lim­er­icks which caused plenty of laugh­ter. Sec­re­tary Patti C. read the min­utes from the Fe­bru­ary meet­ing and Treas. Betty T. read her re­port show­ing a healthy bal­ance for us to work with in 2011. All was ap­proved. Wool gather­ing: 2 baby blan­kets, 8 scarves, 4 Cancer caps and 3 Pre­emie sets. The to­tal Austin W.I. mem­ber­ship at present is 16, listed as fol­lows: Debi Bonn ( McDougall), Patti Car­rière (Baird), El­iz­a­beth David­son (Ly­man), Lise Des­bois (Gill), Claudette Giesinger (LaFleche), Mar­jorie Glass­ford (Cun­ning­ham), Liz Good­win (Napier), Vicki May Hamm, Sylvia Hopps (Ray­mond), Eve­lyn Jack­son (Buzzell), Beatrice Juby (Royea), Win­nie Kirby (Cot­terell), Jean Lee (Cochrane), Lisette Maillé, Gerry Meesen (Zee­man), Betty Telford (Cochrane). Of­fi­cers: Past Pres­i­dent Lucy McGill, Pres­i­dent Debi Boon, Sec­re­tary Patti Car­rière, Trea­surer Betty Cochrane Telford, Tele­phone girl Liz Good­win. Com­mit­tees: Agri­cul­ture Liz David­son, Ed. &Pres.Dev. Beatrice Juby, Pub­lic­ity Betty Cochrane Telford, Health & Comm. Liv­ing Win­nie Kirby and Patti Car­rière. More dis­cus­sion took place con­cern­ing QWI 100th An­niver­sary to take place in June 2011. An in­vi­ta­tion was read from FORDYCE Branch to a County meet­ing to take place at the Im­manuel United Church in Cowansville on March 22nd. Af­ter singing the W.I. Grace all en­joyed a scrump­tious tea of fruit, crack­ers, cheese and blue­berry pie. The March birth­day girls were Bea Juby, March 4th and Patti Car­rière, March 17th. There were 2 birth­day cakes, 1 by host­ess Lizette and the other by our old­est mem­ber, Sylvia Hopps. Many thanks to you both for all the good­ies. The next meet­ing will be held at the home of Mar­jorie Glass­ford in Austin on Wed­nes­day April 13th at 1 p.m. R.C. to be: Do you know your next door neigh­bours?

Betty Cochrane Telford

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