More New Members.

Stony Plain has 2 new members.  They had Robin Lillywhite speak on Internet and Social Media.  The June meeting will be at Pioneer Museum

Argyle Branch at Alliance has a new member.  They will go on a tour to Echo Glen Gardens on June 10.  They are working on their Centennial Garden in the village.

Nice to hear from Creighton WI at Mannville.  They sent me 6 months reports.  They have 12 members.  Some meetings are in Vermillion some in Mannville or Lamont.  The Constituency Meeting is May 24 in Vermillion.  At the last meeting they had a report on the conservation of genetic seeds-a project in Norway.

Darwell had a program on Black History in Canada, specifically Alberta.  They had 102 volunteer hours and 5 members.

Echo Hill Branch at Westlock has 7 members who meet in members homes the first Wednesday of the month in the afternoon.  They are talking about taking part in a Farmers Market to raise money. They will go to the District 2 Conference at Stony Plain.

Westoe WI at Priddis had 12 members at their meeting on April 5.  Westoe Branch will take desserts and fruit to the Bow Valley Constituency Conference at Kirkcaldy.  This will be a joint conference with Chinook Constituency.

Half-Way Grove at Ponoka had 7 members at the March 30 meeting at the home of Ada Ashton.  Members attended a memorial service for member Anne Tecuwen’s husband.   Their branch was founded in 1939

Verdant Valley and Dorcas near Drumheller has 12 members.  They were making plans at the meeting to host the District Conference.  The May meeting had an exchange of plants and speaker Barb Murray who spoke about Campus Alberta Center-in Drumheller for grads to further their education and stay at home.

I attended the conference and it was very good.

Ella Jane at Cessford has 15 members who met at the Cessford Hall on April 19 at noon.  District Director Linda Toews , Danny Toews and Dave Garlock were guests.  They are going to cater the Berry Creek Community School Grad and the Library’s Berry Creek Bash.

Cottonwood has a membership of 17 with 8 at the last meeting on April 4.  They meet in the Cottonwood Hall.  They have a hostess raffle at the meetings.  They are talking about researching past members of Cottonwood WI.Ivy Cunningham and Susie Tingle, charter members will be next.  Cottonwood Branch is sponsoring the coffee breaks at the Provincial convention once again.  Thank you for your generosity. They also make friendship quilts. Three members are going to the Provincial Convention in Camrose.

Berwyn way up north has 5 members.  They had a cookie exchange.  Erica Bogner a Glenmary School student told about her trip to Costa Rica.   The Legislative Convenor talked about Bill C 48 regarding oil tankers along the BC coast.  A new Brain Testing Center has been set up in Peace River.  Owner will be the guest speaker at the next meeting.

Round Hill has 17 members.  4 members went with District 3 Director Dianne Campbell to the meeting at Ponoka. They did a plant exchange at the May 7 meeting.  They are buying 2 roses from FWIC for the memorial garden.  Members have volunteered to help with the handicraft display at the convention.

Hogadone at Trochu has 6 members They met in a restaurant in the afternoon of April 13.They are planning their 70th Anniversary for June 1.  They will also host coffee at the Trochu Drop-in

Duffield had an interesting program “Bringing Story Time Home” about how men who are deployed overseas can use the internet to read a bedtime story to a child at home. They have handicraft items ready to go to convention.

Ridgewood Branch is meeting in homes.  They have a project to replace aging quilts at Ridgewood Hospice.  They are also entering handicraft items for competitions.

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