Hat­ley- Stanstead Women’s In­sti­tute

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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.

Jackie Tilton

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