Lo­cal In­ter­na­tional Friend­ship League chap­ter cel­e­brates 15 years

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BAY ROBERTS, NL — The Clarke’s Beach chap­ter of the In­ter­na­tional Friend­ship League cel­e­brated its 15th an­niver­sary with a spe­cial lun­cheon Oct. 4 at the For­tune Restau­rant in Bay Roberts.

Present mem­bers, for­mer mem­bers and found­ing mem­bers at­tended the event, which fea­tured a cel­e­bra­tion cake bear­ing the of­fi­cial IFL colours of green and white and its logo.

A ban­ner and com­mem­o­ra­tive scrap­book with pho­tos and a writ­ten record of the group’s ac­tiv­i­ties was also dis­played.

The IFL was founded in 1931 and is head­quar­tered in Eng­land. The non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tion is de­voted to peace and friend­ship, with the Clarke’s Beach group be­ing the only one of its kind in North Amer­ica. It re­ceived of­fi­cial recog­ni­tion in 2002.

To­day, there are IFL mem­bers span­ning five con­ti­nents and 12 coun­tries. The or­ga­ni­za­tion meets in a dif­fer­ent coun­try each year for two days of meet­ings and five days of guided tours at the in­ter­na­tional assem­bly. The event pro­vides mem­bers an op­por­tu­nity to meet oth­ers from across the globe, shares ideas and ex­pe­ri­ence dif­fer­ent cul­tures.

Though it is not a fundrais­ing group, the lo­cal IFL chap­ter takes on three ser­vice projects an­nu­ally. Open to all, the group meets the first Wed­nes­day of each month, and there’s also a monthly so­cial out­ing.

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The Lo­cal In­ter­na­tional Friend­ship League chap­ter is cel­e­brat­ing its 15th an­niver­sary. Front row (l-r): Mar­jorie Roach, Pauline Churchill, Lil­lian Par­sons, Joyce Neil and Joyce Dawe. Sec­ond row: Dan Burke, Mary Burke, An­nie Tay­lor, Lily Pet­ten, Marie Tay­lor and pres­i­dent Joyce Roberts. Third row: Doug Dawe, Joyce Pet­ten, Mae Cof­fey, Valerie Hod­der and Lewis Roberts. Miss are first-pres­i­dent Joyce Lake, Mar­ion Smith, Rita Fitzger­ald, Al­lis­ton Cham­pion, Daphne An­drews, Nell Finn, Fred Tay­lor, Vi­o­let Ef­ford, San­dra Noel, Nina Bartlett and Bar­bara Nor­man.

Found­ing mem­ber Joyce Dawe cuts the an­niver­sary cake.

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