Ladies celebrate Birthdays and Valentine’s Day
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.