Austin W. I, June Meeting
The Austin W.I. met on June 8, 2016, at the home of Bea Juby in Austin. Bea opened the meeting at 1:30 p.m. with all reciting the M.S. Collect and salute to the Canadian Flag. Moto : Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions. R.C.: to bring a ‘‘Did you know’’ and was well answered by 8 members with some most interesting and amusing stories. Secretary Liz Goodwin read the minutes from May meeting and Treasury Betty Telford presented her Financial Report – both were approved. The plans were continued for the fundraiser, which will take place in Austin as part of the Spring Festival, which is held each year around this date at the Austin Town Hall on Millington Road. Coffee will be available, plus a used book sale held by the Library. cont'd page 14 21st and launched their $12 million capital campaign to support the construction of a new 90 private room care pavilion expandable to 120 rooms at Grace Village and the eventual transformation of the Connaught Home in North Hatley. The official ground breaking ceremony for the new care pavilion is scheduled for July 21st with construction beginning later this summer. Beginning next year, The Connaught Home will be transformed into apartments for autonomous seniors and will cater to a range of economic realities. Both Grace Village and Connaught Home are currently continuing with normal operations and are accepting new residents. In fact, since their plans for the future were revealed, new resident applications have been flying off the shelf. The new Grace Village pavilion is scheduled to be completed next summer and at that time all existing residents of Connaught and Grace will be given first priority to move into the new facility.
Massawippi Retirement Communities is a non for profit charitable seniors care facility that has been serving the Eastern Townships for almost 60 years through the two homes they operate, Connaught Home and Grace Village. Following extensive community consultation, MRC has moved forward with their plan for renewal in order to respond to anticipated building code changes slated for 2018. Their desire is to continue serving the growing needs of the region’s English speaking minority community as well as the French speaking community through the provision of excellent, compassionate and loving care for seniors. Their bold campaign has already risen close to half of their $12 million goal. This is a community based project that requires community support. Every donation, no matter what the size, will make a