June Meet­ing

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TheHat­ley-Stanstead Women’s In­sti­tute met at the home of Barbara He­witt and hus­band Paul Sharpe, in Ste. Cather­ine de Hat­ley on Thurs­day June 5th, 2014. Phyl­lis opened the meet­ing at 1:30 p.m., thank­ing Barbara for invit­ing us into her home and Irene for be­ing co-host­ess. We sang Happy Birth­day to Velma who will be cel­e­brat­ing her birth­day on Au­gust 4th. Jean had also cel­e­brated her birth­day the week be­fore our meet­ing. The Col­lect, Lord’s Prayer and Sa­lute to the Flag was re­peated in uni­son. Motto: Ge­nius is 2% in­spi­ra­tion and 98% per­spi­ra­tion. Velma read the Roll Call an­swered by ten mem­bers, all nam­ing three friends that they ad­mire past or present. Tea, Birth­day, Cal­en­dar money and Coins for Friend­ship were col­lected. Sec­re­tary Barb He­witt read the min­utes of the May meet­ing. Busi­ness aris­ing in­cluded last minute plans for our trip to Mac­don­ald Col­lege. This marks the 100 year that The Women’s In­sti­tute Con­ven­tion has been held at Mac­don­ald Col­lege. Sun­shine Re­port: We had 20 sunny days in May, so Doreen and Scotty col­lected for their Sun­shine Bank. A Pil­low/Quilt was made by Jackie Tilton and signed by all of us for one of our mem­bers, Phyl­lis Knapp, with a card send­ing our Best Wishes. Phyl­lis had also re­cently cel­e­brated a birth­day. Velma Eryou gave the Trea­surer’s Re­port, show­ing a favourable bal­ance. A mo­tion was made to pay any out­stand­ing bills. A note of thanks was re­ceived from Sun­ny­side School’s Prin­ci­pal, Steve Weary, for the food box. The monthly ar­ti­cle from Norma Sher­rer “A Health­ier You” was handed out to each mem­ber. Fundraiser: Barbara gave out the flow­ers and bulbs or­dered from Ve­sey’s. We were pleased with our re­sults. The Pro­gram was to make Fas­ci­na­tor hats for the Con­ven­tion ex­hibit. Seven very beau­ti­ful and stylish hats were cre­ated, un­der the lead­er­ship of Barb and Jean. The meet­ing was ter­mi­nated and we all en­joyed a se­lec­tion of dif­fer­ent teas, each to our own lit­tle tea pot, served with a de­li­cious dessert. Sum­mery: On June 7 Rev. Doreen Mof­fat be­ing the chauf­feur, took Irene Humphrey, Phyl­lis Dustin and County Pres­i­dent Dyanne Saanum to The Women’s In­sti­tute Con­ven­tion at Mac­don­ald Col­lege. We ar­rived there about 9:30a.m. in time for the meet­ing, the four of us all wear­ing our Fas­ci­na­tor cre­ations. At noon a lovely luncheon was served to about 60 mem­bers. But be­fore we got to eat, there was a fire drill and all of us ended up out on the front steps or in the park­ing lot un­til all was cleared to go back in­side. We made use of this time to get many pic­tures taken of the whole group. In the af­ter­noon there was a pro­gram giv­ing us much en­joy­ment and laugh­ter, from read­ings, jokes and sing­ing. Our branch did a skit writ­ten and nar­rated by Irene Humphrey ti­tled “Be­hind the scenes of a Hat­ley-Stanstead W I meet­ing”. This was a lot of fun and brought many laughs. Later our branch re­al­ized we had re­ceived First Prize on our Fas­ci­na­tor hat. This hat was the idea of Barb He­witt, cre­ated and made by Jean Cass. A job well done girls. By mid-af­ter­noon we were on our way home, re­mark­ing that we had en­joyed our day. On July 15 Irene Humphrey and Phyl­lis Dustin en­joyed a lovely visit with Phyl­lis Knapp, tak­ing her the Pil­low/Quilt and news from our W I branch. While there Irene and Phyl­lis en­joyed a nice ice cream Sun­dae with Phyl­lis. This was a de­light­ful sur­prise to all of us. Our next meet­ing will be in Septem­ber.

Jackie Tilton & Phyl­lis Dustin

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