Duffield had a roll call about interesting crafts such as soap stone carving, African baskets, Bunka from Japan, and Ukranian embrodiery. Three of their members will attend the Constituency conference and the Provincial Convention. They have 5 members.They lunch with the Darwell branch once a month.
Valhalla Busy Bees has a weekly drop-in handicrafts and visiting that is getting more people coming. Members will be attending the District meeting in Rycroft on April 13.
Round Hill had Bill Harder and Pamella Cummer from the Hospice Society in Camrose come as speakers at their meeting. There will be a speaker from the Open Door at the next meeting.
Heather Brae has only 3 members but they are hosting the District/Constituency Conference March 23 in the Round Hill hall.
Hogadon Branch at Trochu will celebrate their 70th Anniversary this year. Some members helped at the Quilt Retreat on March 3.
Cottonwood had 10 members at their meeting. They are talking about researching past members of the branch.
Blanche Cunningham, a life member of Cottonwood branch passed away. She will be missed.
Darwell Branch at Wabamun had all 5 members at the meeting. They gave donations to the Thrift Shop and Tender Hearts. The program was an article comparing raising a disabled child to being sent on the wrong vacation. They bought a brick for the Homestead fundraiser.
Ella Jane at Cessford discussed surface rights in reguard to unpaid rentals. They adjourned to the library and did an Eseape Room: 80 days around the world. I think we need an explanation on this one!!!
Echo Hill at Westlock had a quiz on Environmental Conservation. There were 7 of the 8 members in attendance. They will be going to their Constituency Conference April 27 at Stony Plain.
Berwyn Branch meets in members homes in the evening. They have a new member.
The program was International Affairs and the discussion was on female circumcision especially in Canada as is carried out by some immigrants. They delivered baby food to Pregnancy Pathways and had coffee with the Director. They also talked about handicraft, climate change, Bill 69, National Energy Board changes. The next meeting will be held at the new members home in Peace River.