As part of celebrating its 100 years, the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) has identified 100 women across Canada to be named as Notable Women. At CFUW’s recent national AGM, two members from CFUW Belleville and District were honoured: Marylea Burtt and Kay Manderville.
CFUW is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization with over 90 CFUW Clubs, located in every province across Canada. Since its founding in 1919, CFUW has been working to improve the status of women and to promote human rights, public education, social justice, and peace.
This year, the local CFUW club, Belleville and District, is celebrating its 80th anniversary with the Notable Women awards as one part of the celebrations. In addition, members created an 80th anniversary scholarship award, valued at $2400. The next celebratory occasion is a public education event with Nora Young (CBC Spark) on Saturday, October 26.
CFUW Belleville and District meets from September through May on the 3rd Thursday evening, with a variety of interest groups who meet on their own schedule. Its first general meeting of 2019-2020 is September 19th, 6:30 at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, corner of Church and Bridge East. All women who share the values of CFUW are welcome to join. A university degree is not a requirement.
CFUW Belleville and District is very proud of the work we do, with women like Kay and Marylea putting CFUW goals and values into action. We congratulate them and know that it is women like them who make a difference in our community.