Hat­ley-Stanstead Women’s In­sti­tute

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Hat­ley, Stanstead Jackie Til­ton

The Hat­ley-Stanstead Women’s In­sti­tute met at the home of Gor­don and Irene Humphrey in Hat­ley on April 11th. 2013. Phyl­lis wel­comed ev­ery­one and thanked Irene for host­ing the meet­ing with Jean and Barb her helpers. A beau­ti­ful Birth­day cake was made and dec­o­rated by Jean Cass with the signs of spring hav­ing yel­low daf­fodils and finches for dec­o­ra­tions. The Birth­day song was sung to Barb He­witt, who cut her cake, and all en­joyed the cake and a great cup of tea. The Motto: Book keep­ers are peo­ple who never re­turn books they bor­row. The Col­lect, The Sa­lute to our Flag and the Lord›s Prayer were re­peated in unison. Velma Eryou read the Roll Call which was an­swered by eleven mem­bers and one guest Wendy Ma­son. Roll Call: Bring a book to lend, tell about it or give a rec­om­men­da­tion.

Books were brought to ex­change or lend with lots of good ideas and read­ing. Tea, Birth­day, Cal­en­dar monies and Coins for Friend­ship were col­lected. Trea­surer Velma read her re­port, which showed a favourable bal­ance. It was moved to pay all out­stand­ing bills. Thank you notes were re­ceived from Crys­tal Lake Ceme­tery and The Ayer›s Cliff Le­gion. Our Vessy›s flower cam­paign was a great suc­cess. Thank you to all who bought flow­ers to sup­port us. Also thank you to Bar­bara for chair­ing the Fundraiser. It was suc­cess­ful only due to the hard work of all our mem­bers. Phyl­lis says Thank You. Phyl­lis read an e-mail from Norma Sher­rer «A Health­ier You» It was read and mem­bers were asked to take part in do­ing one thing on the list to make our health or the en­vi­ron­ment a bet­ter place. Sun­shine: A Think­ing of you gift and card was given to Win­nifred Wright who had been in the hos­pi­tal a few times. We are all happy to know she is fine and feel­ing much bet­ter. We planned our May meet­ing, hop­ing to visit the Colby Cur­tis Mu­seum and see their new So­lar­ium. Wendy Ma­son had been in­vited to our meet­ing, to show us the beau­ti­ful hand­made cards that the Stanstead County Hor­ti­cul­ture So­ci­ety is sell­ing as a fundraiser. Th­ese cards are pic­tures taken in the Eastern Town­ships framed in a Greet­ing Card or can be used for all oc­ca­sion notes. Any­one in­ter­ested let Wendy know. The Pro­gram for the day: April be­ing Ed­u­ca­tion month, Our Teacher mem­bers took us back to our school days. We felt we were in a one-room school­house. Teacher Mrs. Humphrey had us in a two team Spell­ing Bee. The teams tied so needed a (Shoot Out) the last word we had to spell was «it», but read so if you were not pay­ing at­ten­tion you might miss it. Team two won and got the tro­phy (Cook­ies) Madame He­witt showed us how much ed­u­ca­tion has changed. We did our math on slate boards with chalk. She also showed us how it could be done on a Tablet by down load­ing Abs. I think most of us felt more com­fort­able with the chalk­boards. Madame He­witt gave us two math tests. We all showed her how smart we were. I think this class was bet­ter in math than Spell­ing. Then came the writ­ing test, but the teach­ers had enough of this class and gave up on us. The Bell rang and class was dis­missed. I heard the teach­ers talk­ing, that this was the worst class they had ever taught. They also had a few re­tired teach­ers in their class as well. It was great fun, we all came home feel­ing a lit­tle bit smarter, and a lot health­ier from all the laugh­ter that filled our day

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