Meetings over summer and September

Argyle had a garden party in August. Some members went to Edmonton to visit a former member. The FWIC Anniversary Rose was planted in the WI Centennial garden.

Cottonwood sent $200 to the AWI office and gave $2000 to the Cottonwood-Gordon Building fund in memory of Connie Ness and Blanche Cunningham. They had a weiner roast before their August meeting.

Darwell with only 5 members put in 139 volunteer hours. They had lunch out, updated the community brochure, participated in the Darwell and District Agricultural Fair and had a trip to the museum in Barrhead. They make a donation to Tender Hearts every month and this month also to the thrift store. These donations in kind totaled $90. They had a heartfelt program of quotes, poems and recipes all from cookbooks.

Duffield had a busy meeting. They learned some about charcoal cooking as well as how charcoal is made. Grizzly bear conservation was also discussed. They are working on a resolution about parking costs at hospitals and more control for handicap parking.

Echo Hill had 6 of their 7 members at the Sept. 4 meeting at the home of Elaine Sloan. They put in 111 volunteer hours, some of them hospital visiting. The roll call was “My garden successes this year” They got a sign put up on highway 44 with the location and history of Echo Hill. Layettes and Shoe boxes are on the agenda for the group.

Hogadone by Trochu had 5 of their 6 members gather at Wanda’s restaurant for their June meeting. Gloria Coates told of her experiences at the Saskatchewan Provincial Conference and the ACWW Conference in Australia. In July they plan to go to the Ellis Bird Farm at Lacombe and serve lunch at the Elnora market during the Bull Rama event.

Westoe at Priddis sent in a report covering May to June. They had 19 members at the meeting. There was a pot luck lunch in Kirkcaldy to replace the Bowvalley Constituency Conference and join the District 4 . They heard about the Canadian Food Guide and online information. There was also information on investment fraud. Westoe’s June BBQ was held on the 22nd with 12 members and spouses present and one guest. They did one catering event in Aug.

The July report from Round Hill with 18 members meets in members homes. They recorded 681 hours which included visits to shut ins. They are working on a resolution on mental health issues and the focus on medically assisted suicide for the mentally ill. Annie Banack, long time member had her 95th birthday on July 11. They were looking forward to their annual summer outing, the Ag Society Threshing Show and Shine on Sept. 1 where they serve pie and coffee( They had coverage in the Camrose Booster)Then they sponsor junior categories in the Annual Ag Society Bench Show.

Verdant Valley Dorcas Branch met in the community hall in August with 10 of their 12 members in attendance. They put in 51 volunteer hours . They donated to The Salvation Army Birthday Bags .

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