The Connecting Committee is meeting regularly to find ways for members to stay connected during these times. Don’t forget to check the Connecting During COVID-19 page for their suggestions and links to helpful information.
Members of CFUW : Time to Smell the Roses
If you are looking for a lovely excuse to enjoy the first days of summer outdoors, the ROSES are blooming in Corby Rose Garden Belleville. This park is bordered by Bridge, William, Queen and Ann Streets with car parking on the west side of William and the east side of Ann. There are benches for distance lingering and a soft water fountain to transport the mind. It is a lovely little “oasis” and the scent is heady!
Perhaps you could arrange to share this window of opportunity with another member you have missed over these months, when regular CFUW meetings have not been possible. This is an ideal place to have a safely distanced chat, renew friendships.
The members of the Scholarship Committee are pleased to announce the awarding of the CFUW Belleville and District Scholarships for 2020.
The Helen Zurrer and university recipients each received $2000. The college recipients received $1500. Congratulations graduates!
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Members of the Read the World at Lunch interest group recently enjoyed a socially distanced meeting at the home of Barb Pipher.
Hello Irene, thank you for the compliments. It was truly a heart lifting experience for me to have others enjoy our garden as well.
I have attached some poppy pictures as some of our guests were enthralled by the pink poppies. This morning, lo and behold there were red, orange and white poppies in addition to the pink ones. I will save the pods as some people were interested in seeds.
Feel free to organize another outing if you wish and I did reiterate that we welcome visitors any time.
Thank you to host, Linda Baltutis, and The Connecting Despite Covid-19 committee for the opportunity to see a wonderful garden and spend time with other members while staying socially distanced.
Five members of the CanLit Lunch interest group met today for a socially distanced get together. Thank you to our host, Joanna, for a much appreciated chance to see friends and catch up with what has been happening in our lives.
The 2019 – 2020 AGM was held via Webex on Thursday, May 20. There were 42 members and one guest in attendance. The guest speaker, Danielle Edwards, was one of the 2019 scholarship recipients. Danielle spoke briefly and then answered our many questions about her experiences as a first year student in the Education program at Queen’s University. We were particularly interested in knowing about the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had and will continue to have on her studies.
Longtime CFUW Belleville and District member Marylea Burtt was treated to a socially distanced celebration of her 85th birthday today when a number of fellow members staged a drive-by greeting.
A socially distanced Book Exchange