Rich­mond County Women’s In­sti­tute semi-an­nual meet­ing

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The semi-an­nual meet­ing of the Rich­mond County W.I. was held on Mon­day, Septem­ber 24, 2018 at the St. An­drew’s Church Hall in Mel­bourne. Pres­i­dent, Joyce Cin­na­mon, called the meet­ing to or­der at 9:35 a.m. by all re­peat­ing the Mary Ste­wart Col­lect and the Open­ing Ode. A minute of si­lence was held for past mem­ber, Ber­nice Beat­tie, 35-year mem­ber of Rich­mond Hill W.I. Joyce thanked ev­ery­one for at­tend­ing.

The roll call was an­swered by 15 mem­bers - Cleve­land 2; Gore 4; Group ‘92 2; R.Y.W.I. 3; Spooner Pond 4.

The min­utes of the an­nual meet­ing were read by Mona Mcgee and ap­proved as read.

Busi­ness Aris­ing:

Group ‘92 has not brought in their his­tory in­for­ma­tion sheets.

The vol­un­teer evening was a lovely evening. Mona Mcgee re­ceived the Vol­un­teer Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Cer­tifi­cate for the Rich­mond County W.I.

The W.I. Float for the Canada Day Pa­rade was well at­tended. Joyce thanked Pa­tri­cia, Peggy, Freda and Matty for dec­o­rat­ing the float. Thank you to Larry Cin­na­mon who drove the trac­tor pulling the float.

Soup la­bels are also still be­ing col­lected.

Trea­surer’s Re­port: Vera Hughes gave the trea­surer’s re­port show­ing a to­tal bal­ance to date of $4,597.94. A copy was given to each branch. Bills pre­sented were for the hall rental $35.; Vera Hughes for Town­ship­per’s Day ex­penses $28.97.

Mo­tion: Moved that all bills be paid. Moved by Matty Ban­fill. Sec­onded by Fran De­war. All in favour. Com­mit­tee Chair Re­ports Agri­cul­ture Re­port: Pa­tri­cia Keenan Adank re­ported. She thanked those who helped at the pa­rade. Win­ners of the in­ter-branch com­pe­ti­tion were 1st Spooner Pond; 2nd Cleve­land; 3rd Gore; 4th Group ‘92. All other pho­tos were dis­played as well. There were less classes this year from other years but some had more en­tries in them.

Ed­u­ca­tion & Per­sonal De­vel­op­ment: Vera Hughes re­ported that prizes were given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for the es­say con­test at St. Fran­cis. Prize amounts were $20.; $15.; $10. at Provin­cial level and $10.; $5.; $5. at County level.

County Bur­suries for the high school level went to Kelsea Kydd and Bro­gan Keenan.

Health and Com­mu­nity Liv­ing: No re­port.

Pub­lic­ity: Mona Mcgee gave re­port that was sent to the QWI news­let­ter.

Sun­shine: Jean Storry will con­tinue as Sun­shine Con­venor. Jean buys the cards and stamps as part of her con­tri­bu­tion to the W.I. Vera thanked Jean for her work.

Mo­tion: Mo­tion made that County buy a book of 30 stamps for Jean Storry and send these to her with a thank you note. Moved by: Vera Hughes. Sec­onded by Muriel Duffy. All in favour.

Mo­tion: Mo­tion made that all re­ports be adopted as read. Moved by Pa­tri­cia Keenan-adank. Sec­onded by Al­ice Weare. All in favour.

New Busi­ness

Joyce Cin­na­mon pre­sented the In­ter­branch com­pe­ti­tion plaque to Shirley Marceau (Spooner Pond).

Gore is in charge of the In­ter-branch Com­pe­ti­tion for 2019. This will be Christ­mas Vest with at least one but­ton hole and one but­ton.

Branch as­sess­ment fees are now due to Vera Hughes.

As there was no fair prizes for 9-year old class at County level it was de­cided to change the ages.

Mo­tion: Mo­tion made to change the fair en­try classes for Rich­mond County en­tries to read: Ages: 3 - 6 years; 7 - 9 years; 10 - 12 years. Moved by Pa­tri­cia Keenan Adank. Sec­onded by Matty Ban­fill. All in favour.

It was also de­cided to dis­play a photo from each branch at the fair - a group photo (8 x 10) of a group ac­tiv­ity. Dead­line for the photo will be Au­gust.

Also a change will be made to clar­ify the wreath en­try size as some judges count the size dif­fer­ently. The read­ing now will be Wreath size 14 inches not in­clud­ing dec­o­ra­tion.

A break was held with snacks sup­plied by Gore W.I.

Joyce thanked Group ‘92 for mak­ing 50 mug mats out of re­cy­cled ma­te­rial for the 2018 QWI con­ven­tion.

Vera Hughes has QWI pins if needed. QWI news­let­ters will be pub­lished Oc­to­ber 1 and March 1. Branches have the choice of re­ceiv­ing news­let­ters in paper form or by email. All chose to re­ceive paper copies.

Linda Hoy is the new ACWW Pres­i­dent.

There were many es­say en­tries and Rich­mond County did very well at provin­cial level.

Al­ice Weare spoke about an out­reach project that is be­ing started through the CLC room at RRHS. There will be video con­fer­ence and tea & talk ses­sions held. A list of up­com­ing ac­tiv­i­ties was given out.

Mo­tion: Mo­tion was made to do­nate $100. to Meals on Wheels. Moved by Peggy Healy. Sec­onded by Anne Clark. All in favour.

Dis­cus­sion held on whether to pay the per­son sup­ply­ing the trac­tor and driv­ing in the Canada Day pa­rade.

Mo­tion: Mo­tion was made to give $25. for sup­ply­ing trac­tor, etc. Moved by Matty Ban­fill. Sec­onded by Shirley Beasley. All in favour.

Re­minder that each branch sup­ply a large bag of can­dies for our ta­ble at Town­ship­per’s Day.

El­iz­abeth Mas­tine or Joyce Cin­na­mon will lay the Re­mem­brance Day wreath at the ceno­taph. Ser­vice will be held on Novem­ber 11 at 2 p.m. Joyce will get a bill.

All con­venor re­ports are due to County at the end of Novem­ber and to Provin­cial at the end of De­cem­ber.

All branches were re­minded of their du­ties for the year.

Branches are to get their pro­gram to Louise Perkins, Cleve­land, by De­cem­ber 15, 2018.

Joyce thanked El­lis Clark for open­ing the church, Anne Clark for the mu­sic, Gore W.I. for the snacks and all WI mem­bers for all they do.

The an­nual meet­ing will be held on Satur­day, March 30, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at St. An­drew’s Church Hall. In case of bad weather it will be on Satur­day, April 6, same time, same place.

As there was no fur­ther busi­ness Joyce Cin­na­mon ad­journed the meet­ing at 11:35 p.m. by all singing the Hymn of All Na­tions.

Sub­mit­ted by Mona Mcgee

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