November General Meeting

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Two cheques were presented at the November general meeting of CFUW Belleville and District. Both grants were designated for the annual CFUW Belleville Family Concert which is held in March in co-operation with the Belleville Public Library.

City councillor, Mitch Panciuk, presented $2252.00 on behalf of the City of Belleville Arts and Culture Grant Fund. Mr. Panciuk is the chair of the fund and also chair of the Grants Committee.

L to R Mitch Panciuk, Patricia McLaughlin, Elizabeth Ewashkiw








Susan Walker presented a cheque for $300.00 on behalf of the RBC Employee Volunteer Recognition Grant.

Susan Walker, Elizabeth Ewashkiw, Patricia McLaughlin








Our guest speaker was Bayan Al Mansour, an extremely poised young lady who spoke to us about arriving in Canada from Syria by way of a refugee camp in Lebanon last February and adjusting to life in Belleville. She was introduced by Carolyn Ketcheson, the first person she met when her family arrived in Canada. Members of Bayan’s family and representatives of the United Syrian Family Support (Belleville) sponsorship group were also present.

Bayan Al Mansour, Carolyn Ketcheson


Quilt/Scrapbook Interest Group

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The quilt/scrapbook group meets twice a month and enjoys seeing the works in progress and finished items produced by its members.



Read the World Lunch November Meeting

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Read the World Lunch – After enjoying a lovely lunch hosted by Anne Lanning we had a lively discussion about the clothing industry in reference to the book, “The Coat Route” by Meg Lukens Noonan.

Updated Manuals

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The updated constitution and bylaws as well as the revised procedures manual are now available on the Members’ Only page.

Membership Renewal

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A reminder that if you haven’t yet renewed your membership for the 2017 – 2018 year you have until Tuesday, October 31 to do so at the $90 rate. After that date, the fee is $95.

October General Meeting

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General Meeting – Thursday, October 19th at St. Thomas Church, 201 Church Street Belleville. Hospitality 6:30; Meeting 7:00; Guest speaker, Shelley Knott Fife – Education and the First Nation Experience
New members welcome.

Christmas Dinner

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The CFUW CHRISTMAS DINNER THURSDAY DECEMBER 7TH will be held at Capers Restaurant (272 Front St). The meal choices will be Traditional Roast Turkey or Pan-seared Salmon and dessert will be creme brûlée or chef’s chocolate surprise.
Tickets at $40 will be available at all meetings or from the Special Events team
(Julie Brown 613-967-0994 or Sue Frizzell 613-966-1238) or ON-LINE up until one week prior to the party.