Hatley-Stanstead Women’s Institute
The Hatley-Stanstead Women’s Institute met in the Beulah United Church Hall in Ayer’s Cliff on Thursday October 3rd. for their fall meeting. Phyllis opened the meeting at 10:30 a.m. with a warm welcome to everyone, followed by reading a Thanksgiving Blessing. A minute of silence was held for the passing of a dear friend, Irene Ride. The Motto: Make me strong like the mighty Willow tree that bends, but does not break in the high winds.
Roll Call: Velma read the roll call answered by eight members each telling us their favourite eating or cooking apple and why? Tea, dues, calendar money and Pennies for Friendship were collected. Secretary Barb Hewitt read the minutes of the last meeting. Business arising; members had brought jellies for a Thank You basket to be delivered to a kind friend. Velma Eryou gave her Treasurers Report showing a favourable balance. A motion was made for Velma to pay all outstanding bills. October is Sunshine month. Doreen and Scotty gave their report. It was decided to send Thinking of You cards to two dear members who are no longer able to attend our meetings but always in our thoughts. “Growing A Healthier You” A Communiqué’ from Norma Sherrer was read and discussed. The Dustin family made the Thanksgiving Turkey Centerpiece. It was very cute. The article ended with a quote; “The only way on earth to multiply happiness is to divide it” New Business: Many of our members wanted to do something towards the funeral luncheon for past member and friend Irene Ride. Phyllis reminded everyone to bring their annual reports to the Annual Meeting. Program: Planning of the Annual Meeting took place, as each offered to bring something for potluck. The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m. to prepare for the luncheon at noon and the Stanstead County meeting to follow.