Hat­ley / Stanstead Women’s In­sti­tute

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Hat­ley, Stanstead Elaine Stone

The March meet­ing of the Hat­ley/ Stanstead W.I. was held on March 3rd at the home of Phyl­lis Dustin with Jean Cass co-host­ess. Phyl­lis had her home fes­tively dec­o­rated for St Pa­trick’s Day. Re­fresh­ments were also of the St Paddy theme.

Ten mem­bers were present. Af­ter the Col­lect the mem­bers were pleased to have Joan Lalonde in­stalled as their new­est mem­ber. Wel­come Joan. The birth­days of two of the mem­bers were ac­knowl­edged with a birth­day card be­ing signed by the mem­bers and sent to Win­nie Wright.

The motto of the month is “Lit­tle deeds are like seeds. They grow to flow­ers or they grow to weeds”. Roll call was to bring hints on com­post­ing or gar­den­ing. Many use­ful hints were given. Some of the sug­ges­tions were: us­ing egg shells to keep slugs away, adding leaves to your gar­den in the fall and in the spring till­ing them into the ground to add ex­tra nu­tri­ents to the soil and us­ing saw­dust to keep weeds from grow­ing be­tween rows.

Min­utes of the Fe­bru­ary meet­ing and the trea­surer’s re­port were both read and ac­cepted. Thanky­ous were read and ver­bally given from peo­ple who were given valen­tine cook­ies last month. As well as the cook­ies the vis­its were much ap­pre­ci­ated. A thank you was re­ceived from Deb­bie Smith for her sun­shine bas­ket and from Made­lyn Cur­tis for invit­ing her to the Fe­bru­ary meet­ing.

New Busi­ness: Phyl­lis re­ported that the county meet­ing will be held on Tues­day, April 12th at 1:30 p.m. at Janet McLel­lan’s. Bar­bara Hewitt went over again the Items for the QWI Hand­i­craft com­pe­ti­tion and the Ayer’s Cliff Fair com­pe­ti­tion that W.I. does with the Cer­cles de Fer­mieres groups. Bar­bara also re­ported she has re­ceived a cat­a­logue from Vessey’s. Mem­bers would like to par­tic­i­pate again this year in a fundraiser for the branch. Bulbs may be or­dered from any of the mem­bers.

Con­venor Re­ports were given. In her Education and Per­sonal De­vel­op­ment re­port Bar­bara Hewitt re­ported that the Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion will be hold­ing “Care­giver Fo­rum 2015” on March 19th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Princess Elis­a­beth El­e­men­tary School, Ma­gog. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion. Velma Ey­rou pre­sented a Health and Com­mu­nity Re­port on how im­por­tant ex­er­cise is to our health. She summed it up with “No pill is bet­ter than mod­er­ate ex­er­cise”. For agri­cul­ture Elaine Stone gave out a short agri­cul­ture quiz with Bar­bra Hewitt go­ing home the win­ner.

Scot­tie thanked Phyl­lis for open­ing her home for the meet­ing. The next branch meet­ing will be held on April 7th at Scot­tie’s.

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