Austin Women’s Institute gets special invitation
Yesterdayafternoon, Magog mayor Vicki May Hamm held a reception at the Magog Town Hall for members of the Austin branch of the Quebec Women’s Institute, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The members of the Austin branch, as well as mayor May Hamm and Austin mayor Lisette Maille, all dressed in period costume for the occasion.
The Austin branch of this worldwide organization was founded in 1926 and has been a part of the cultural landscape of the Magog area ever since. Every year the members organize several fund-raising activities to raise money for student bursaries for under-privileged students and the branch contributed significantly towards the development of the Magog Library. One of the Institutes main objectives is to foster educational programs that encourage women to become more knowledgeable and active citizens.
Proudly sporting their period costumes for the reception at the Magog Town Hall are (front row l. to r.) Anita Proulx, Austin and Magog Mayors Lisette Maillé and Vicky May-Hamm, Betty Telford, Elizabeth Goodwin, Gerry Meesen, (back row l. tor.) Lise Desbois, Marjorie Glassford, Debbie Bonn, Lucy McGill, Winnie Kirby and Bea Juby.