Women’s work is go­ing strong

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The Kings West Dis­trict Women’s In­sti­tute sure know how to rally to­gether.

The group re­cently held its Fall Rally. Spe­cial guests in­cluded pro­vin­cial pres­i­dent Eleanor Lil­ley; Kings East pres­i­dent Ruth Blenkhorn; pro­vin­cial pres­i­den­t­elect and Kings East dis­trict di­rec­tor Jac­que­line Melvin; Kings East past dis­trict di­rec­tor Liz John­son; and Kings West dis­trict di­rec­tor Judy Parks.

Branch re­ports from Cam­bridge, Lakeville, South Ber­wick and We­ston were read. Lil­ley stated the new board was in­stalled at the re­cent con­ven­tion in Truro and we are all work­ing to­wards a new phase of Women’s In­sti­tutes of Nova Sco­tia where con­tri­bu­tions and sup­port will be in­te­gral in the months to come.

Parks thanked all four branches for gen­er­ously do­nat­ing to the choco­late-themed bas­kets at the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing as fundrais­ers, and she had enough items to fill three bas­kets.

The Think Tank is still func­tion­ing and vol­un­teers are needed to help it find creative ways of car­ry­ing on the Truro of­fice when fund­ing is no longer avail­able. The res­o­lu­tion con­cern­ing the elim­i­na­tion of dis­trict di­rec­tors was dis­cussed; the move in­volves dou­bling sev­eral dis­tricts un­der a re­gional di­rec­tor. The re­sult­ing re­duc­tion of ex­penses will help ad­dress the with­drawal of govern­ment fund­ing.

The hand­craft for the 2019 AGM will to be a wall hang­ing and is to be no larger than 12” x30.” It can, how­ever, be smaller and can be made from any type of ma­te­rial. The Fed­er­ated Women’s In­sti­tute of Canada (FWIC) logo is now “WI Canada.”

Thelma Hunt­ley gave her “A Time for All Things” re­port in which she men­tioned many items have been do­nated to the needy such as 32 quilts, 84 chemo tur­bans, 84 adult bibs, 98 baby hates and 12 baby sweater sets, to name a few.

She stated they have made nurs­ing pil­lows and have quilts to do­nate around Christ­mas. Noth­ing is wasted - any left­over ma­te­rial scraps go into mak­ing dog­gie beds for the SPCA.

The idea of as­sist­ing se­niors as a com­mu­nity project by the dis­trict was also dis­cussed. Michelle Parker, se­nior safety co­or­di­na­tor for Kings County, has been ap­proached and will be guest speaker at the Spring So­cial next April.

Other Kings County

WI news:

South Ber­wick WI will have its next meet­ing on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. On the pro­gram will be Jan­ice Lutz and Thelma Hunt­ley.

Plans are be­ing made for the group’s an­nual Christ­mas lun­cheon in the South Ber­wick com­mu­nity hall. It will be held on Nov. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a bake ta­ble, touch and take ta­ble and a door prize.

Kings East Dis­trict Women’s In­sti­tute Fall Rally was re­cently held and hosted by Port Wil­liams WI. The guest speaker for the evening was RCMP com­mu­nity polic­ing of­fi­cer Kelli Gaudet, who spoke on hu­man traf­fick­ing.

We­ston WI will have their Christ­mas dessert tea on Nov. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the We­ston com­mu­nity hall with door prizes, baked goods, raf­fle, and touch and take ta­ble.

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