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Memories of Convention

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Grand entrance

And they are off!!! Each Convention starts with a parade of flags and dignitaries. O’Canada is sung and the Salute to the Flag is given before the proceeding begin.

Goofin’ off.

FWIC President Joan Holte is at the mike while Alberta President-elect,Diane Dammann looks on.

Visitor from Australia

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Rebecca Johnson of NSW Women’s Institutes, on the right, is showing the bags made out of newspaper to Merle. While Isabel reads a program booklet and Merilee pours tea.

Mae Deans hosted a dinner at her home for the Australian visitor and 11 WI members. Rebecca had sent an email to the Provincial office saying that she was coming and would like to meet some WI members.

A tour,a weiner roast, a conference, a garden party.

Stony Plain had some members tour the U of A Botanical Gardens then have a buffet at the Stony Plain Golf Club.  They will be going to a Loonie Bingo in July at the Senior residence.

Verdant Valley- Dorcas invited their spouses to come to the meeting and a weiner roast. They had a speaker on Citizenship and the subject was the government increasing regulations for seasonal foreign workers.

Langdon were talking about members vacations and they brought an antique item.  They hosted the Bow Valley Conference at Kircaldy in April.  They also talked about having a summer get together.

Argyle had a work bee in the Centennial Garden and had a lovely garden party in the garden of the newest member.  Garden party was complete with long dresses and hats.

First report from the new branch.

Wild Rose Go-Getters held a meeting in Hope Pointe Community Church in Olds on June 9.  They have 8 members enrolled.  The Branch took the Handicraft points award at the Provincial Convention. They are having a picnic on July 17 at Olds Centennial Park.  For fund raising they will have a bake table at the Gun and Antique Show Aug. 10 and 11.  then a raffle for a wall hanging and a dinner for two at a local restaurant. A Bench Show and Silent Auction are planned for Sept. 14.  They also welcomed a new member.

Darwell started their meeting with a joke or poem for roll call and a donation for the Thrift Shop and Tender Hearts.  They will visit the Pioneer Museum in Stony Plain, participate in the Darwell Ag Fair and have a summer outing.  Sounds like a lot of fun.They have 5 members and volunteered 306 hours.  President Cathleen in a member of this branch.

 

Ridgewood had a speaker about Youth HQ in Red Deer. They had a plant exchange.  They are making blankets for the new Hospice center.  66 volunteer hours. 7 members

Hogadone had their 70th Anniversary celebration on June 1.  Several members attended the District 5 Conference and the Provincial Convention.  They entered many handicraft items. In August they will provide a lunch at the Elnora Bullarama. They have 6 members. 170 volunteer hours for May.

Valhalla Busy Bees had a successful Genealogy workshop.  They have drop in crafts every Friday afternoon .  They will have a speaker about head injuries and an evening with a county councilor  They will have a table at a garage sale. 87 volunteer hours in May.

Round Hill Branch are good at visiting members who are convalescing.  They will celebrate Annie Bannacks 95th birthday on July 11 at Rose Alta Lodge.  They had a speaker form Camrose Open Door, a facility that offers support and guidance  to homeless youth age 11 ti 24,  275 volunteer hours 18 members, 11 in attendance at the meeting.

Echo Hill by Westlock made special bags for the Hope Center in Westlock for their roll call.  They are getting a sign to show where Echo Hill was.  it was a post office in the country.  They have 8 members who did 92 hours of volunteer labour.

Erland Lee Award

20190607_214802Richie Richardson won the 2019 Erland Lee Award.  This award is made to a man who has gone above and beyond to assist a WI Branch.  Richie receives his award from Federated Women’s Insitutes of Canada President, Joan Holthe assisted by Alberta Representative, Linda Mason.  Linda is on the left.