Star Supporters

Did you know that there are Star Supporters of Alberta Women’s Institutes? These are people who have a strong belief in what we do and what we can accomplish if given the tools. Past President Faye Mayberry initiated the program. To be a Star Supporter you make a three year commitment to donate $100 per year.

AWI 111 Half-Way Grove Donates $111

Half-Way Grove made a donation to the Office for $111 to recognize the 111th year of AW|I. They sent a game called Snowman Drive.
There were 3 branch secretary reports that have come in for Nov and Dec. The total of volunteer hours was 198.

January reports from Berwyn They donated $100 for a grocery card for a family in need. They met with Grimshaw for a members 65 anniversary of WI. They are donating $50 to the library. They discussed the effect of forest fires on water quality, marijuana edibles as a concern for children, Bill 207, and the Trump impeachment. In February the branch will go to P.R.(Peace River) for a tour of the Scholars Special Treatment Center.

Ella Jane had a speaker who spoke about breaking the cycle of domestic abuse and a roll call about what your like best about winter.

Hogadone had a new member. Welcome.

Round Hill sent in a lot of their history.

Stony Plain are still having the Fibre Arts group meeting on Monday evenings and they are planning a Founders Day Tea for Feb. 23.

Verdant Valley and Dorcas also have a new member. They sold nuts for a fundraiser. They made baked goodies for the seniors . At the Dec. potluck they had a slide show of a camping trip across Canada from Alberta to PEI.

Westoe is planning a brunch at Stage West possibly in February. They do catering.

Fun and Food

The Langdon Branch joined President-elect, Diane Dammann for an informal fun coffee break turned into lunch in Strathmore.

It is really fun to travel and call a WI member to come meet for a tea. 20200128_112156

Up Coming Events

Argyle Branch are having a Valentine Tea on February 12 as part of the regular meeting.  The Constituency Convener is usually the guest.  It is also the 107th birthday of the branch.

District 3 and Ohaton Constituency joint conference will be held March 28.  The Branches all bring handicraft to be judged.

Stony Plain/Lac St. Anne Constituency conference will be April 4 with Echo Hill Branch hosting.

All these events are open to other WI members and the general public.  Come along and see what WI is doing.

The Area Canada Conference of Associated Country Women of the World is taking place in BC June 3 to 15. You must register for this.

Alberta Women’s Institute’s annual conference and general meeting will be held at the Norseman Inn in Camrose June 2 to 3, 2020.   Pre-registration is required for this.