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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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Home and Country – Spring 2021

Our Spring edition of the Home and Country is ready! Check out the latest issue here.

News and Notes ~ February 2021

Elfrieda Westover have a very happy 100th birthday on February 28th

Some COVID restrictions may end soon and we can start getting together.

On March 10, District 3 will have an online conference.  The larger conferences need you to register ahead so that you can receive the email invite and have a smooth transition to the meeting. Send your registration to petendia@gmail.com  

ACWW “Tea with the President” was a lovely event that can be viewed online.  The easiest way is to go to www.FWIC.ca  and click on “Tea with the President.”  It is a lovely visit with Magdie DeCock of South Africa.

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News and Notes ~ January, 2021

We had a council meeting Jan. 11 virtually.  These are really working quite well and no cost involved. 

The account books have been audited by volunteer auditors appointed by the council.  Thank you to Linda Mason, Tina Radcliffe and Linda Toews for a job well done. 

It was decided to once again have a cash raffle with the draw date Sept 28.2021.  The tickets will be $5 each.

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Stay In Touch

There are websites for our FWIC and each of the provinces can be reached from our national organizations web site. Associated Country Women of the World just posted a visit with world president Magdie DeCock in South Africa. I encourage you to tap into these interesting and encouraging sites.

Fred Lawrence was very happy to receive the Erland Lee Award.

December News and Notes

Christmas Blessings and Hope, Health and Happiness for the New Year.

Home and Country – November 2020

Our latest edition of Home & Country and the last issue of 2020 is now available for your reading pleasure! Hard copies will be arriving in branch mailboxes soon! Included in this mailing are your membership renewal forms and a Sales Table order form.

Click on the image to the left to open your copy!

Happy Reading!

We are a learning organization.

We keep our minds active. We are creative. We continue learning and sharing.

The Tweedsmuir Competitions have not had any entries yet but there is still some time. Submissions have to be in to the FWIC office by Janurary 15, 2021. There is a cultural competition for a story of any FWIC event. The Handicraft competition is a needlecraft sampler 8″x 10″. A photo of the winning sampler will be used as a cover of a booklet. The History competition is a collage of pictures of FWIC events from the past 100 years. There is one more catagorie and it is new, the Community Competition which will be What’s Next for WI Canada and it can be poem, drawings or art work. Check out the rules and consider entering.

Here in Alberta there is a call for stories of how COVID has affected you. These stories can be submitted to the Lindas. Linda Toews, our president-elect and creative writing convenor or Linda Mason, or representative to FWIC where they are also collecting stories.

Our physical contact may be limited but we can still phone and chat so don’t forget to call friends and invite them to join WI.