Ladies cel­e­brate Birthdays and Valen­tine’s Day

Stanstead Journal - - CLASSIFIEDS - Hat­ley Stanstead

The Hat­ley-Stanstead Women’s In­sti­tute met at the home of Mel and Phyl Dustin in Ayer’s Cliff on Feb. 7th. 2013. The af­ter­noon started with singing Happy Birth­day and a spe­cial cake for Gertrude Ketcham and Elvera Pat­ter­son who were cel­e­brat­ing their birthdays in Fe­bru­ary. The cake made by Velma Eryou, was cut and served with tea and cheese. Our guest Hilda He­bert was also hav­ing a birth­day this month. The W I Grace was re­peated and all en­joyed the de­li­cious re­fresh­ments. Pres­i­dent Phyl­lis opened the meet­ing by read­ing a poem “Happy New Year Comes The Greet­ing” then wel­com­ing the mem­bers and guest Hilda He­bert. We were happy to see Jackie back. The Mary Stu­art Col­lect, Salute to the Flag and the Lord’s Prayer were re­peated in uni­son.

cont'd from page 13 The Motto: Good Health and Good Sense are two of life’s great­est Bless­ings. Velma Eryou read the Roll Call, which was an­swered by nine mem­bers and one guest. paying their dues, and telling us about their favourite Valen­tine gift or Tra­di­tion. This was very amus­ing. Tea, Birth­day, Cal­en­dar money and Coins for Friend­ship were col­lected. Sec­re­tary Barb He­witt read the min­utes of the Novem­ber An­nual Meet­ing. Busi­ness aris­ing out of the min­utes, a box was de­liv­ered to The Len­noxville Women›s Cen­tre, a box of ar­ti­cles were pre­sented to Vanessa Leonard for the Can­cer Com­fort Bags that she is mak­ing, the Ad­vent Cal­en­dar gift box was de­liv­ered to a friend. Trea­surer Velma Eryou gave her report, which showed a favourable bal­ance. It was moved to pay all out­stand­ing bills. The Branch as­sess­ment dues had been given to the County Trea­surer and a do­na­tion was made to the Hood­less Homestead. Cor­re­spon­dence: Thank You notes were re­ceived from Paul Sharpe for his Ad­vent Cal­en­dar, Barb He­witt for her pil­low quilt, Jackie Tilton for her book on the war of 1812 that she re­ceived af­ter her surgery, and for a do­na­tion sent to Coat­i­cook Hospi­tal.

Com­mit­tee Re­ports: Agri­cul­ture, Phyl ex­plained the Vessey Fundraiser, which we are go­ing to take on. We will be sell­ing bulbs and plants for a fundraiser. This looks very ex­cit­ing and we de­cided to try this ven­ture. Ed­u­ca­tion & Per­sonal Devel­op­ment: Bar­bara talked about Bul­ly­ing in our Schools. Health & Com­mu­nity Liv­ing: Gertrude read about sleep­ing pills, and their side ef­fects. Sun­shine: Birth­day cards had been sent. Un­fin­ished Busi­ness: Plans for vis­its to lo­cal mu­se­ums and eat­ing out. To­day's Pro­gram was mak­ing four­teen Valen­tine cookie bags for friends and bas­kets of Cook­ies to be sent to the San­born Res­i­dence and Manoir Stanstead with Valen­tine Greet­ings and Mes­sages. Th­ese were de­liv­ered by our mem­bers. There be­ing no fur­ther busi­ness the meet­ing was ad­journed. With lots of chat­ter and bid­ding farewells, our day came to a close and we will be meet­ing again the first Thurs­day in March.

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