Large or small eggs
TheHatley-Stanstead North Women’s Institute met in the Hatley United Church Hall on October 4th, 2012 at 10 a.m. Tables and decorations were set up with the HarvestHalloween theme was our decor. Phyllis welcomed and thanked everyone for coming. Ten members answered the roll call. We were especially happy to have Scotty back with us. Jean Cass read the minutes of the September meeting. There were no errors or omissions. Velma gave a favourable treasurer’s report. Committee Reports: Agriculture, Are Large eggs getting smaller? Eggs are sold by weight. Maintaining egg size or trying to keep eggs from getting too large is a challenge for egg producers. Large eggs cost more to produce, with birds having to consume more feed to produce the extra egg weight. With larger eggs, there are usually more issues with shell quality. Eggs put in large egg cartons can be 56gms-plus, so they may be getting some extra-large eggs, meaning more excellent quality food for less. New Business included plans for the Annual meeting. The Nominating committee was elected and the nominations for the coming year took place. Phyllis hoped everyone would plan to attend the Annual Meeting, as she would like input from all the members for the 2013 Program book. Reminding all committee chairs to bring in their annual reports, and do not forget the Mottos for next year’s program. Bring your gifts for our three project bags. The ladies served fancy sandwiches, veggies, pickles and chips, with pumpkin pie and cheese for dessert. We had three guests joining us for lunch and the County Meeting followed. Hatley-Stanstead’s Annual meeting will be held at Gordon and Irene Humphrey’s on November 1st.