Austin W.I Monthly Meeting
TheMay meeting of the Austin W.I. took place at the Austin Town Hall on Wednesday May 13th co-hosted by Marjorie Glassford & Lise Desbois.
Marjorie opened the meeting at 1:30 with the M.S. Collect & Salute to the Canadian flag.
MOTTO: An apple is more effective than caffeine for waking you in the morning.
Roll Call: What do you like to do on a rainy day & was answered by 7 members with Jig-saw puzzles, Cross-words, cleaning out cupboards or curling up with a good book.
Sec. Liz Goodwin read the minutes from the April meeting & Treas. Betty Telford presented the Financial Report to date. All were approved.
Bea Juby gave a report on the Brome County Semi-Annual Meeting which had been attended by herself, Tina Linde & Betty Telford. This branch had consented to join the Brome County in giving Bursaries to students continuing their education.
More plans were discussed for our next fund raiser to take place in the Austin Municipal Park on June 29th, 2015.
The monthly drawing – brought by Betty T. was won by Lisette Maille. Next month to be supplied by Marjorie Glassford.
After the saying of the W.I. Grace all enjoyed a delicious tea including assorted cookies, mini-pizzas & topped off with a huge strawberry/cheese cake.
Many thanks were given to the Co-hosts & the Austin Town Hall for their kind hospitality.
The June meeting to take place at the home of Bea Juby in Austin.
The roll call to be: What you do to cope with tension or stress.
Betty Cochrane Telford
June 11th, 1941 - May 9th, 2015 – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bonnie Smith at the age of 73. Although she had been fighting a battle with cancer for over 2 years, her death was very sudden, but peaceful, and she was surrounded by her family at her home in Edmonton. She will forever be loved and remembered by her daughters, Nancy (Brett McConkey) of Calgary, Alberta, Marlene (Luis Lanza-Luna) of Vancouver, British Columbia; grandsons, Jaden, Garrett, Ethan, Connor, Ashton and Cristian; sister-in-law, Nora Webb (Lapenna); brother & sister-in-laws, Bill & Norma (Smith) Robinson of Kitchener, Ontario, Gary Smith of Lennoxville, Quebec, and Larry & Lisette (Parenteau) Smith of Rock Forest Quebec; as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and countless friends and neighbors. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert P. Smith; parents, Blanche (Perron) & Floyd Webb; and brother, Wendell Webb. As a registered nurse, she devoted her life to caring for and helping people in need. She did so with extreme pride and diligence and continued to do so even after she retired and when she became ill. A funeral mass will be held in her honor at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at St. Thomas More Parish (210 Haddow Close NW, Edmonton). Cremation has taken place, and internment will be in the family plot with her parents in Stanstead, Quebec. Details for this will be given at a later date. If desired, honor/memorial donations can be made to WIN House (winhouse.org) or Wings of Providence Crisis Shelter (wingsofprovidence.ca).