Alberta Women's Institutes

Spring Home and Country – Now Available

The Spring Issue of the Home and Country is now available for your reading pleasure! Nominations for open positions are being accepted as well as applications for a number of positions such as Home and Country Editor and Handicraft Coordinator.

The Home and Country is published three times a year, deadlines for submissions are February 1, July 1, and October 1. Submitted articles should be no longer than 300 words in length and are subject to editing. If you would like to submit something for the Home and Country send it to the Provincial Office, if emailing please put “Home and Country Submission” in the subject line.

We also publish the Report Book for the AWI Provincial Convention and AGM. Submissions Deadline for for the Report Book is April 1.

2023 Online Silent Auction – Place Your Bid

Greetings all!

Have you placed your bid on your favourite item yet? Be sure to check into our online Silent Auction on Facebook to place your bid. The auction is running till March 20th. Proceeds to go towards our Travel Fund! To make it easier for folks to find the auction page I have put the direct link in this post. Happy Shopping!

March News and Notes

Greetings all! The March Issue of News & Notes is now available for your reading pleasure. Filled with Updates and reminders! Happy Reading and Happy Spring!

February Tuesday Coffee Chat Topic: Bone Health 101

We are changing things up this month for our Tuesday Coffee Chat and partnering with Osteoporosis Canada to offer an informative session on Bone Health 101. Did you know that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in their life? Osteoporosis Canada has a Risk Quiz you can take to click here to Know Your Risk Quiz.

To register now, click here. For more details go to our our Online Learning Page.

Call for Silent Auction Items

Greetings all,

AWI is doing it again, we are hosting an online silent auction, proceeds from this online silent auction will go into the Travel Fund. If you have items you would like to donate to the online silent auction, submit pictures of the item(s) to the Provincial Office by February 20th.

Include along with the photo of your silent auction items, what it is, brief description, location, name of the donor, and value of the item. Please put “Silent Auction Item” in the subject line of your email so we can find it quickly and easily.

All items MUST be in by February 20th in order to be included in the online silent auction. Auction will go live on March 1st! Then bid, bid, bid! All items will start with a reserve bid of $10. It is the responsibility of the buyer and the seller to arrange delivery or shipping of the silent auction items.

The online silent auction will be run on the Alberta Women’s Institutes Facebook page, as it has in the past. Be sure to send your email in today!

February News and Notes

Greetings all,

The February Issue of News and Notes is now available. Hard copies have been sent to those who receive paper copies. Items in this issues:

  • Resolutions & Creative Writing Deadlines
  • Award Deadlines
  • ACWW Conference Update
  • Call for Online Silent Auction Items
  • Handicraft Update

Also, be sure to check the Handicraft page, the 2023 Handicraft List is now available to download. Our Handicraft Coordinator has gone through and updated the list. Entry forms are available to download as well.

January News and Notes

Greetings all,

The first issue of the News and Notes for 2023 is now available for your reading pleasure! Filled with news (of course), reminders and updates.

Nominations are now open for several positions. As well we are accepting applications for Handicraft Coordinator.

In Memoriam

Lifetime member of Round Hill Branch, Jeanne Campbell lived from Feb 1, 1934 to Nov. 20, 2022.  Sympathy is extended to husband Stewart and sons Dale, Dean and Murray and their families and to members of Round Hill WI.  She will be missed.

December News and Notes

Greetings all,

The December News and Notes is ready for your reading pleasure. Inside this issue:

This month’s Tuesday Coffee Chat is on Tuesday, November 29th at 9 am MST. Topic is Holiday Catchup and Cro-hooking project progress. To register and get the Zoom Link, go to our Online Learning Page.

Tuesday Coffee Chat – November

You’re invited to our Tuesday Coffee Chat, November 29th at 9 am MST. Share your progress on your cro-hooking projects that were started at last month’s Coffee Chat, share ideas for future coffee chats and have a general catchup with the AWI Ladies.

Go to our Online Learning Page for registration details.