Mansur School dis­cussed by W.I.

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Stanstead, Ayer’s Cliff

Our Fe­bru­ary meet­ing was held at the home of Gertrude Ketcham with 8 mem­bers present. We cel­e­brated Gertrud’s birth­day with a birth­day cake. Our pro­grams for 2011 and W.I. news let­ters were dis­trib­uted. There was a dis­cus­sion about mem­ber­ships and our dues were paid. Monies were col­lected for sev­eral items. Scotty Miller read the min­utes four our Novem­ber meet­ing. A dis­cus­sion was held about the trans­fer of the Mansur School to the Stanstead His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. We are hav­ing a spring fling May 5th at Eustis Hall to cel­e­brate the 100th an­niver­sary of the Pro­vin­cial Women’s In­stitue. In­vi­ta­tions to many other W.I. groups to join us. We re­ceived a in­vi­ta­tion to McDon­ald Col­lege to cel­e­brate Que­bec Women’s 100th An­niver­sary. Valen­tine cards were ad­dressed and ar­range­ments made to de­liver them. Re­fresh­ments and cof­fee were served. Our March meet­ing was held at Phyl­lis Dustin’s home in Ayer’S Cliff on March 3rd with 9 mem­bers present. Phyl­lis had taste­fully dec­o­rated her home for St. Pa­trick’s day. Due to hav­ing a guest speaker, we had our lunch first, what a lunch it was. Phyl­lis had kept the St. Pa­trick’s day theme, made 3 kinds of Ir­ish Soda bread, Ir­ish sugar cook­ies and a green birth­day cake to cel­e­brate the birthdays of Win­nie Wright, Irene Humphrey and one guest speaker Lynn Wood. We en­joyed Lynn very much as she gave an in­for­ma­tive talk about cab and all the ser­vices they pro­vide. Phyl­lis spoke aobut grow­ing blue­ber­ries in Canada. We en­joyed see­ing 3 deer come up to the pa­tio to check on us. The trea­surer, Velma Eryou was ab­sent due to ill­ness, so money will be col­lected next month. Scotty read the min­utes from Fe­bru­ary. Dis­cus­sion was held about the craft competition for the fair. Elane pro­posed it be done in mem­ory of Mil­dred Roarke who was al­ways in­volved with the crafts. Our spring fling in May was dis­cussed. We talked about the con­ven­tion in June at McDon­ald Col­lege. We were re­minded about the county meet­ing to be held in North Hat­ley March 29th.

Jackie Til­ton

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