A message from interest group leader, Alison Brown:
I was in touch with the Beaufort Pub and they can accommodate our group on Monday nights. I’ve booked us in for the 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 pm. The meeting will last as long as we want, but will probably end between 8:00 and 8:30 pm. The address is 173 Dundas St E Belleville ON K8N 1C9 Canada
The time you arrive is up to you, but I’ll be there for 5:30 pm. Remember this can be just a drink, or dinner and a drink or no drink and just knitting/crocheting. You can arrive and leave at any time you want.Don’t forget to bring your knitting, crocheting or any other craft you can do on your lap. If you want to learn how to knit or crochet – don’t buy anything… I have LOTS of extras and can lend you something to get started.Once we are there, we can talk about how we want to move forward with this group.We could
- do our own thing
- all work on a similar project (like socks or shawls, etc)
- look for options for knitting for charities such as Knitted Knockers https://knittedknockerscanada.com/index.html or Ontario Knits for Hope https://www.facebook.com/pg/Ontario.Knits.For.Hope.Initiative/about/?ref=page_internal
- find a local charity who needs knitted things (schools, hospice, hospital)
- do a combination of allThanks again for signing up and I’ll see you on Oct 15.
There was an excellent turnout for the September Coffee Party which was the first meeting of the 2018 – 2019 year. The room was abuzz as returning members and new members paid their membership fees, investigated the numerous interest groups, socialized and enjoyed the delicious refreshments provided by the Special Events committee.
The first event of our new year took place today when members of the Book Exchange Interest Group met to discuss the many books suggested by members in order to decide the twelve that will be chosen for this year.
The gathering was organized by the group committee, June Boudreau, Mary Bould and Carol Goodall. A special thank you to our hostess Carol for the delicious refreshments and warm hospitality.
Five CFUW members (Barbara Pipher, Janet Simpson, Janet MacDonald, Mary Miller, and Sue Thoms) went to Holland from April 17 to 26, our purpose being to see the masses of flowering spring bulbs growing throughout Holland. We were certainly not disappointed! The Keukenhof Gardens were absolutely outstanding and from the train rides we took, we witnessed acres and acres of farm fields filled with all kinds of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Even the weather cooperated by sending us warm sunshine and no rain.
Our downtown Amsterdam hotel gave us easy access to the Central Train Station as well as restaurants and shops. As a group, we also visited the traditional fishing villages of Volendam & Marken, the historic towns of Haarlem and Delft…for the pottery of course, and the Rijksmuseum to see some of the old masters paintings. One could throw in two canal cruises, a windmill tour, a cheese factory tour, a wooden shoe factory tour, a concert and a ferris wheel ride to round out the activites. Some ladies went to see Anne Frank’s home and some went to Rembrandt’s home. Janet Simpson went on a successful adventure to northern Holland to find the gravesite of her uncle that was shot down in WWII.
There will be a silent auction at the February general meeting for those members who admired and would like to own one of the creative aprons worn by the Arts Outings interest group at the recent luncheon.
The unique table centrepieces from the luncheon will be on display at the meeting as well.
Congratulations to the Arts Outings Interest Group for hosting the successful January Luncheon. The creativity of the group was evident in the arts-themed aprons worn by the servers and the table centrepieces. Each of the centrepieces represented a Canadian woman in the Arts. It was our task to examine the displays and use the accompanying clues try to determine the identity of our artist/author/musician.
We were entertained by some of the talented students of the Michael Faulkner School of Music who performed a variety of vocal and piano solos and duets.