Alberta Women's Institutes

June News and Notes

The latest issue of News and Notes is now available for your reading pleasure.

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Some Highlights

  • If you can Click – staying connected online, it’s easy.
  • Update from Manitoba WI
  • Final Thoughts from Your President

Argyle Branch Members participated in the ringing 215 times of the old school bell in Alliance in recognition of the children of the Kamloops residential school.

May News and Notes

Greetings all,

The May issue of News and Notes is now available. We have changed the format and hope you like it.

Some Items included in this issue are:

  • WI 101
  • Staying Connected
  • Alberta Women’s Science Network – Scholarships Available for STEM
  • UK Pen Pals

April 29, 2021

Argyle Walks Again

When the Associated Country Women of the World had the first ‘Women Walk the World”   event in 2012, Argyle Branch participated.  This active branch in a small village in Alberta has walked every year through all kinds of weather.  Thanks to sponsors over $450 was raised to support the work of the society around the world.


This years participants were (from left, clockwise) Verlene Spady,Dianne Carroll, Norma French-Heslep, Molly Boudreault, Diane Dammann. Lorraine Hewett, Karin McCracken, Rose Marie Wickstrom and Bailee the dog. 

2021 AWI Handicraft List is Now Available!

A Message from Marilyn Wattenbarger, AWI Handicraft Coordinator.

Welcome to spring everyone.  Easter has just passed and it was a wonderful warm weekend.  Hoping everyone got to have dinner with one member of their family. 

There have been some changes accepted by council to the Handicraft list.  There is a new category called “Felting” and the Arts section has been altered and expanded.  Please look for these changes in the new Handicraft List which will be published by the AWI Council.  I am hoping that everyone has been able to complete projects to put in the up and coming AWI Convention in September.  There will be two items per category allowed from each branch, but these must be from two different members.  This is a one time allowance because of COVID-19 and the in person AWI convention 2020 being cancelled. 

Happy crafting in whatever category you enjoy. 

Click here to view Handicraft Page.

April News and Notes


Your Provincial Council had a meeting March 29 via Google Meets.

We approved the changes to the Handicraft List. This will be posted on our Website by the end of April.  We had a discussion on burials in rural graveyards, the appeal of these plots for our urban neighbours and issues facing local residents not as active with rural cemeteries and churches.  Watch for more on this.  Our next council meeting is May 31 

The first donation from the collection of recycled bottles was received.  Thank you to Grace Scheffelmair, Ridgewood WI for the $30 donation.

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A Visit with Hoagadon

We had a lovely luncheon meeting on Saturday at Trochu with the Hoagadon Branch. left clockwise

guest Wanda Jones, Leona Pryor,President, Diane Dammann, AWI President as guest, Faye Mayberry, Past AWI President as guest, Lousie Aellen, Treasurer, Gloria Coates, Lise Willsie, Joyce Sibernagel, Doreen Whitenett, Secretary.

FWIC offers “Learning from Our Elders” Events

Is the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home mandate getting you down? Join FWIC’s virtual gathering and register now for a Landscape Painting demonstration with artist Linda Toews, AWI President Elect! The first 40 Canadian residents will receive a gift card to help cover the cost of materials. 

Visit FWIC for full details and how to register

You’re Invited to District 3 Online Event

News and Notes – March 2021

It is snowing a bit today (Feb 26) so I am thinking that March may come in like a lion and out like a lamb.  I am so ready for spring with hopes for a new beginning of all things bright and beautiful.

There were 227 participants on the WI Celebrates cross Canada event on the internet.  Several from the United Kingdom and the World President from South Africa were on the call.  Internet gatherings will probably be a lasting benefit from the pandemic just as a supplement I hope to in person meetings.

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