Hatley- Stanstead Women’s Institute
The Hatley Stanstead Women’s Institute met November 1st at the home of Gordon and Irene Humphrey for the annual meeting. The meeting opened at 10:30 a. m. with Pres. Phyllis thanking Irene for inviting us to her home. The Mary Stewart Collect, Salute to the flag and the Lord’s Prayer were repeated in unison. The motto for November was: The warmth of a home is not necessarily determined by its heating system. Roll Call: Wear a Poppy or pay a Lonnie. The agenda for the Annual Meeting was approved. Velma Eryou read the Roll Call answered by eight members. Tea, Birthday, calendar monies and pennies for friendship were collected. The minutes of the October meeting were read by Jean Cass. The minutes of the Annual meeting were recorded by Secretary Barbara Hewitt. Business arising was Phyllis reminding members to bring gifts for the Cancer comfort bags, the Women’s Center and Advent Calendar. Velma Eryou gave
her Annual Treasurer’s report showing a favourable balance. It was moved to make donations to Coaticook Hospital, Richmond Wales Home, VITEA, and a donation to Hatley United church for the use of their hall. The Secretaries annual report was given by Barbara Hewitt. Annual Committee Reports: Agriculture read by Phyllis Dustin, Education given by Irene Humphrey, remaining reports to follow. With no further business this meeting was adjourned. Phyllis gave her president’s address, thanking her members for their support and co-operation during the year. She felt we had eight good meetings with good attendance, working hard together and we accomplished our goals. We enjoyed two social functions, as well as giving to others and visiting shut ins. Following, the election of officers took place. President Phyllis Dustin, Vice President Jean Cass, Secretary Barbara Hewitt, Treasurer Velma Eryou, County Fair Rep Barbara Hewitt. Committee Chairs are: Agriculture Phyllis and Jean, Health and Community Living are Gertrude Ketcham and Velma Eryou, Education and Personal Development are Irene Humphrey, Barbara Hewitt and Elvera Patterson. Publicity are Jackie Tilton and Phyllis Dustin. Sunshine Scotty Miller and Rev. Doreen Moffat. The Women’s Institute Grace was repeated. Then the hostesses Irene and Barbara served a delicious lunch of homemade soup and rolls with the group supplying cheese and dessert. After lunch the Program for 2013 was written up by the eight members present all giving their impute. On December 6th we ended the year with a lovely Christmas Party. Ten members and two guests were invited to the home of Mel and Phyl Dustin. After the W. I. Grace was repeated all sat down to a delicious Christmas dinner of meat pie, Sweet potatoes casserole and salads, followed by cheese, apple strudel and carrot pudding. Jackie Tilton was unable to attend due to surgery, we all missed her and wished her a speedy recovery. After plenty of conversation games were played and many prizes were taken home. Gifts had been brought for the Lennoxville Women’s Centre. A gift box was made up to be presented to Vanessa Leonard for her Cancer Comfort bags. An Advent Calendar was made and delivered to a friend. The true Spirit of Christmas was in the air with many wishes for a Merry Christmas and we’ll see you all in February when our meetings begin a new year.