News from Austin W.I. Meeting
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EVERY TUESDAY ORCHESTRA REHEARSES – 6:30 p.m., First Universalist Parish, Derby line, openings for violin, viola, cello, & string bass. Info: 802-766-3021, www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org. PUBLIC SKATING – free for residents: Stanstead, Ogden & Stanstead East, at Pat Burns Arena. Sat.’s 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Feb. 28th, March 7th & 14th. Feb. 25th, Wed. morning at 10:30 a.m. - noon. During March Break: March 2nd to 6th 1-2:30 p.m.
THUR., FEBRUARY 26 LECTURE – ETRC invites you to, 16th Annual Robin Burns, The Eastern Townships & World War I, 7 p.m., in Cleghorn Common Room (McGreer), Bishop’s University campus.
SAT., FEBRUARY 28 FÊTE DES NEIGES – Thayer Park, Stanstead 1 to 5 p.m., Activities on site. ANNUAL PET CONNECTION FUNDRAISER – 240 Café bar Sans Frontieres, Stanstead. 9 p.m.
SUN., MARCH 1 STUDIO GEORGEVILLE – March 1st to 29th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 20 Carré Copp, Georgeville, Presents stoke by stroke. Info: 819-843-9992.
TUES. MARCH 3 LIBRARY DAY – a special all-age story time, 10:30 a.m. at Haskell Free Library. Info, stop by the library at 93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line or 1 Church, Stanstead, or 802-873-3022, 819-876-2471 ext. 201, www.haskellopera.com
WED., MARCH 4 LECTURE – 7 p.m., Newport’s Goodrich Memorial Library, by Vermont Humanities Council, “Trains Come to Orleans County” Vermont’s Northland Journal editor Scott Wheeler. Info: 802-334-7902.
SAT., MARCH 7 THRIFT SHOP – Christ Church Hall, 548 Dufferin, Stanstead, 9 to 11 a.m., Look for special sales of winter clothes. *WALKING GROUP – Les Amis de Fitch Bay, Tues. & Thur., 9:30-10:30 a.m. *CAB REDIKER – 112 Principal, Stanstead. 819-876-7748. Reg. hrs. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m., MEALS ON WHEELS - SENIOR DAY- Health Days - Seniors 55+, Every Tues. doors open 9 a.m., first activity 10 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. *C.A.P.C. (Community Action Program for Children) – 492 Dufferin St., Stanstead, free service for children 0-5 yrs. & parents living in Stanstead & surrounding area, Tue., Wed., Thur. 8-11 a.m. 819-876-7748. *COLBY-CURTIS MUSEUM – Feb. & Mar., open to the public on Tues., Wed., & Thur.1-5 p.m., same schedule for consultation hrs. in the archive, info 819-8767322 / email@example.com. *FAMILY COUNTER – 492 Dufferin, Stanstead, Wed. & Thurs., 1:30-4:30 p.m., & 2nd & 4th Sat. of the month, 10 a.m.-noon. *HASKELL FREE LIBRARY – 802-873-3022, 819-876-2471, check Haskell web site (haskellopera.org) reg. hrs. & info about our services. *GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY – 802-334-7902, check Goodrich Memorial web site (www.goodrichlibrary.org) for reg. hrs & info about our services. *FADOQ – Beebe Golden Age Club – 94 Principal – Tues., 10 a.m., Leisure day 819-876-5281, Fitness equipment avail. Mon.-Fri. mornings for seniors 819-8761544. *CAO-FADOQ – Stanstead Golden Age Club - 496 Dufferin, sale de la chapelle, Every Wed.’s activities 1:30 p.m. followed by 5 p.m. supper & 7 p.m. line dancing, Info 819-876-5810/819-876-2011. *AUSTIN LIBRARY – Please note, thanks to many volunteers, now open on Sat. mornings 10-11 a.m. The
Annual Meeting of the Austin W.I. took place on Wednesday, Feb. 11th, 2015 at the home of Betty Telford in Magog at 12 noon. Preceding the meeting all enjoyed a delicious luncheon of dainty sandwiches with Key Lime pie for dessert. At 1 p.m. the meeting was opened with all reciting the M.S. Collect and Salute to the Canadian flag. MOTTO: The W.I. HYMN which was read in unison. Roll Call was answered by 8 members by paying their annual dues and telling of a New Years’ Resolution which was kept (or not) which proved to be most interesting! As there had been no meeting in January, Sec. Liz Goodwin presented minutes of the Nov. 2014 meeting and a brief report of the December Christmas Party which had been hosted by all members at the Austin Town Hall & very much enjoyed. Thanks to you all! Treas. Betty read the Annual Financial Report showing a favourable balance to carry on our work for Home & Country during 2015. Betty also presented now PROGRAM Books which she had again prepared. All expressed their appreciation to her for all of her W.I. achievements each year. Betty was also the winner of the monthly drawing which next month is to be supplied by Tina Linde. The Bursaries given by this branch in 2014 are listed as follows: Sandrine Bour – Home Care / Bonnie Buzzell – Home Care Angela Harnois – Home Care Tania Fortin – Home Care
Rosalie Wubbotts – Galt Betty was again thanked for hosting & serving the wonderful meal at noon. The next meeting to take place at the home of Gerry Meesen in Magog on March 11th at 1 p.m. Roll Call to be the wearing of the green & your family tree (Irish or other)
Betty Cochrane Telford