Fordyce Branch Women’s In­sti­tute

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL SPORTS -

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)

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