Hat­ley-Stanstead North Women’s In­sti­tute

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TheHat­ley-Stanstead North Women’s In­sti­tute met at the home of Irene and Gor­don Humphrey on Novem­ber 6th, 2014 at 10 a.m. for the an­nual meet­ing. Pres­i­dent Phyl­lis wel­comed ev­ery­one and thanked Irene and Rev. Doreen for host­ing the meet­ing. Cof­fee and treats were served by our hostesses. The Motto for this month was: At the go­ing down of the sun, and in the morn­ing we will re­mem­ber them. Velma Eryou read the Roll Call: Wear a Poppy or pay a fine and the nine mem­bers had to name a fa­mous His­tor­i­cal bat­tle. Ac­cord­ing to the an­swers, there hasn’t been much peace in our world. The Col­lect, Salute to the Flag and The Lord’s Prayer were re­peated in uni­son. Phyl­lis was cel­e­brat­ing a birth­day, so it was her turn to pay up. Tea and cal­en­dar money were col­lected, as well as coins for friend­ship. Jean Cass read the min­utes of the Oc­to­ber meet­ing. A thank you was sent to Pat Hurly and Donna Davis for tak­ing our craft item to Con­ven­tion. A thank you was sent to Bury WI for a won­der­ful day at­tend­ing their lovely lun­cheon and meet­ing. Trea­surer Re­ports was given by Velma Eryou, which showed a favourable bal­ance. A mo­tion was made to pay all out-stand­ing bills. Do­na­tions were made to Vi­tae Argil, Magog Hos­pi­tal, Ayer’s Cliff Le­gion Poppy fund, Sun­ny­side School Li­brary, The Rich­mond Wales Home, Mas­saw­ippi Med­i­cal Clinic and a do­na­tion to Hat­ley United church for the use of their hall. Con­venor Re­ports: Dis­cus­sion took place on ar­ti­cles about lo­cal farmer Michael Smith of Ayer’s Cliff com­mit­ted to sus­tain­able farm prac­tices. Cost of day­care ris­ing from $7. to $8. a day. Re­mem­brance Day could be­come a na­tional hol­i­day. Bank of Canada Gov­er­nor rec­om­mend that young Cana­di­ans who are un­em­ployed or back in school get ex­pe­ri­ence by ap­ply­ing for un­paid in­tern­ship or vol­un­teer work. More than 10,000 peo­ple made ap­point­ments for flu shots. Con­cerns about the high cost of Bell tele­phone ser­vices. Phyl­lis read her an­nual Agri­cul­ture re­port placed on file. Rev. Doreen read the Sun­shine, Health and Com­mu­nity Liv­ing re­port and placed on file. The Trea­surer’s Re­port will be handed in and filed at the end of 2014. Our gift giv­ing this year will be an Ad­vent Box to Paul Sharpe and support Vanessa Leonard with ar­ti­cles for the ditty bags that she de­liv­ers to can­cer pa­tients. Phyl­lis gave a short Pres­i­dent’s ad­dress mainly thank­ing her mem­bers for their con­tin­u­ous support over the past year. This was fol­lowed by the elec­tion of of­fi­cers. Pres­i­dent Phyl­lis Dustin, Vice Pres­i­dent Jean Cass, Sec­re­tary Bar­bara Hewitt, Trea­surer Velma Eryou, County Fair Rep: Bar­bara Hewitt. Com­mit­tees: Agri­cul­ture; Phyl­lis Dustin and Jean Cass, Health and Com­mu­nity Liv­ing; Gertrude Ketchm and Velma Eryou, Ed­u­ca­tion and Per­sonal De­vel­op­ment; Irene Humphrey, Bar­bara Hewitt and Elvera Pat­ter­son, Pub­lic­ity Aware­ness; Jackie Til­ton and Phyl­lis Dustin, Sun­shine; by Scotty Miller and Rev. Doreen Mof­fat. Our an­nual meet­ing was com­pleted with a job well done. Our WI Grace said, we stopped for a de­li­cious home­made soup, rolls and spe­cial treats. After a time for so­cial­iz­ing, we con­tin­ued with our meet­ing. Next on the Agenda was pre­par­ing our Pro­gram Book for the com­ing year 2015. Each mem­ber had picked out a Roll Call and Motto. This helped the process to move along smoothly. In no time we were fin­ished and on to plan­ning our Christ­mas Party. All mem­bers knew ex­actly what they wanted to bring and do. Our menu was pre­pared, guest list de­cided and pro­gram ar­ranged. Now were all go­ing home and just have to wait a month un­til our Christ­mas Bash. On De­cem­ber 4 the Hat­ley-Stanstead WI met at the beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated home of Mel and Phyl Dustin for their Christ­mas party. All ar­riv­ing with de­li­cious aro­mas com­ing through the door. At noon the host asked our four min­is­ters present, each to say a short grace. Won­der­ful words of thanks filled the room. Ten mem­bers and guests Rev. Lee Ann Hogle, Rev. Lise Kuzmin­ska, Rev. Bar­bara Win­tle and Elaine Stone sat down to a won­der­ful feast with all the trim­mings. Tourtiere pie, baked ham, roasted pota­toes, sal­ads, pick­les and rolls. For dessert a de­li­cious car­rot pud­ding, gum­drop cake, fruit cake, cook­ies and cheese. The gum­drop cake was per­fect for our singing Happy Birth­day to Scotty Miller who will be cel­e­brat­ing 90 years young on Jan­uary 17th. After lunch Mel came to our res­cue tidy­ing up the kitchen and pack­ing up the left overs, keep­ing some for his pay. We shared a few jokes, had Christ­mas read­ings and played a card game with almost ev­ery­one go­ing home with a prize. Now we are all look­ing for­ward to a new year, work­ing to­gether for Home and Coun­try.

Phyl­lis Dustin for Jackie Til­ton

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