New Reports from Branches for March

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.







11 Branches have reported on Jan and Feb Meetings.

Future plans for Valhalla Busy Bees include a District meeting April 13 where they will wear hats for fun.  They have a craft drop-in on Fridays with the library.  In March there will be a genealogy class.

Echo Hill Branch at Westlock collects money for birthdays.  10% of birthday money will go to the ACWW Pennies for Friendship fund.

Duffield Branch meets in restaurants for lunch and have their meeting.  They plan a visit to Pegg Gardens in June when the flowers will be in bloom.

Round Hill is a busy branch with 15 members.  They had a Ladies Night Out with games and lots of fun.  They have an International Supper in February where each member brings a dish from another country.  They will host the District meeting and the Ohaton Constituency Conference together March 23.  Handicraft is involved with the constituency.

Argyle Branch at Alliance had District 3 Director Yvonne Erickson attend their Valentine Tea to celebrate WI Month.  They did a craft project to crochet a fridge magnet butterfly.

Cottonwood Branch continued the study of famous Canadian Women.  This month was Chantal Peticlerc a Paralympian.  They are helping with the Uganda Project which is sewing personal item for the women and girls in Uganda.

District 3 Conference

Details for the District / Constituency Conference to be hosted by Heather Brae WI and held in the RoundHill . It will be on Saturday March 23, 2019.
Registration 9:00 to 9:30 am. If you are bringing handicraft please try to be here at 9:00 so we can get it ready for judging.Also bring a written list of your items for the judge.  District is in the am and Constituency in the pm. 
We are asking each group to bring 2 silent auction items and bring all the friends you can find! We need to know the numbers by Monday March 18, 2019.   

February is WI Month

Our founder, Adelaide Hunter Hoodless was born and died in February.  A good time to have a birthday party to celebrate her achievements.


Branches reported 11540 volunteer hours for 2018.  Some branches didn’t send in the hours.

There were donations of $8872 from branches that reported.

What Branches have done to Nov. 2018

Argyle had three guests for the November 14 meeting which had an international theme. Members brought a food item or a show and tell from another country.

Berwyn Branch up in the Peace River area had a talk on fermenting cheese. They are doing a membership blitz.

Cottonwood’s roll call of a famous woman had Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railway this month. Their speaker was Judy Foster on Citizenship and Legislation.They have the Ag Society Christmas Craft Market at the end of November and they are catering a church Christmas supper.

Creighton donated $140 for school awards. They have a Shoe Box Project and are Fundraising with Purdy’s Chocolates. They had a discussion on unmanned vehicles looking to a resolution. The roll call included Remembrance Day. They have 13 members.

Darwell Women’s Institute had a guest at their meeting on November 7th. Roll call was a joke or poem and items for Tender Hearts. They are making a nomination for the Golden Book Award. They will have their Christmas Gathering oat noon on December 5th at the Mojo’s Diner They are also doing Shoe Boxes. Two members will attend the Remembrance Day service and hang a wreath. Next meeting is Jan. 9th

Duffield Christmas Gathering will be November 28th at the Railway Cafe in Duffield at noon.They plan to visit Pegg Gardens in the summer and the Leduc Interperative Center Pat Scott spoke about a brain tumor survivor who took Proton therapy in 2012. Betty Milne told about Pinacle Renewable Energy Pellet plant opening near Edmonton that will create 70 jobs.

Hogadone members spent volunteer hours in the information booth and driving seniors. They did a fundraiser with Vesey Bulbs. They plan on attending the District meeting in Drumheller on Dec 1. They did the survey on rural women that ACWW is doing for the UN.

Langdon lost a member on October 4 when Eugenia Bradner passed away. They will help a needy family for Christmas. They volunteer at the Food Bank. The program was “A Look into an Entirely Different World” read by Joan Bates. There will be no meeting in Dec but they will meet for lunch.

Lougheed held their annual meeting on Sunday Nov 18. They had a cake decorator instructor come with cakes for everyone and all of the necessary ingredients and supplies to make a cake masterpiece. The children participated in their own craft while the meeting was in session. They made scarecrows in October and entered in the town of Killam contest and won.

Round Hill had a table at the Halloween market and prepared the programs for 2019. They have 16 members. They will have a Christmas dinner Nov 25 and have a member who will celebrate her 80th birthday. Once again they will have a Ladies Night Out in February. Let us know the date, please. It is a fun event!

Stony Plain Branch took the registration for the “City Slicker” program which brings 1000 inner city students out on the school buses to see the farms. They had a successful Crafters Cottage sale. They will attend the Duffield Christmas dinner and are planning their own Christmas dinner. Ladies like to eat.

Valhalla Busy Bees have 9 members. They have a 100 year celebration coming up. They held their 3rd annual Trivia night which was enjoyed by all. One member is going to teach crochet and they are continuing to work on guilts for members. They attended a cross border picnic in September.