Fordyce Branch Women’s Institute
Members and guests gathered at the Legion on December 5, 2018 for a short meeting and the annual Christmas lunch. Norma Sherrer welcomed everyone and the members repeated the Mary Stewart Collect. It was announced that there would be no January meeting due to the difficulties of getting around in winter weather. It was moved and seconded that a $100.00 donation be given to the Heroes Memorial School for the Hot Lunch program; it was moved and seconded that a $100.00 donation be given to Emmanuel Church for the use of the hall. Norma read a letter from the council members at Heroes Memorial thanking the W.I. for their support.
A letter was then read from the BMP thanking the W.I. for their support, informing us as to future goals as well as making an appeal for further donations. A discussion ensued and it was moved by Louise Smith, seconded by Micheline Dubeau that a $100.00 donation be given to the BMP if funds permit.
The newsletter was presented by Micheline Dubeau. The QWI business is print form in black and white. The full newsletter with county news and color photos will be available online. Printed copies may be requested from the president.
Micheline mentioned one piece of news that had been left out of the newsletter, the death of Jim Kenton.
Grace was said and a wonderful lunch was enjoyed by all. All present were given a number for the game to follow. When your number was drawn you could choose a gift off the table, or if one that another person had already chosen took your fancy, you had the option of ‘stealing’. Although not everyone ended up with a gift, there was much laughter as presents were stolen away almost as soon as you got back to your seat after choosing your gift!
I owe a big thanks to a friend, who offered to take notes and even wrote the above as, although I attended the meeting, I wasn’t feeling that great due to a fall.
Just a chuckle: The Lone Ranger and Tonto had to spend the night in the desert. After putting up the tent and getting into their sleeping bags, they were soon fast asleep. During the night, Tonto woke up then woke the Lone Ranger up. “What do you see?” he asked. The Lone Ranger said “I see millions of stars and it makes me think of the sky with the moon, sun and planets and what a beautiful world we live in. What are you thinking about Tonto?” Tonto replied “I think you are dummer then I thought for not realizing that someone stole our tent.”
This is my last publicity report for the W.I. After seven years, I feel that it is time to “hand the pen” to someone else. I want to thank the Record for printing my reports and readers, who told me that they enjoyed reading what I had written. I know that I enjoyed doing it.
I hope you have a lovely holiday and best wishes for 2019.
Evelyn Beban Lewis (Publicity)