Pat McLaughlin and Elizabeth Ewashkiw receive a cheque from the Belleville Rotary Club in support of the CFUW Children’s Concert. The cheque in the amount of $800 was presented by Tracy Bray at the April general meeting.
The AGM is being held on May 18th at Huff Estates Winery. Social and cash bar start at 5:45pm with dinner at 6:30pm. Please buy your ticket at the April General Meeting or under Online Payments on our website.
CFUW is writing to introduce clubs to a National Initiative of a Status of Women Subcommittee. The initiative is a research project titled, “Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Womenand Girls: Sexual Assault Policies in Post-Secondary Institutions in Canada”. The purpose of the project is to determine whether post-secondary institutions have sexual assault policies and, if so, how do the policies work in practice. We are inviting individual members to participate in the project as volunteers by completing a questionnaire. This requires doing internet research towards finding sexual assault policies at post-secondary institutions, examining the policies, and completing a questionnaire about the policies.
The silent auction at the Christmas Dinner on Dec 1 was a great success. We had over 50 items including artwork, items for the home, decorations and lots of home baking. We had to ask for extra tables twice due to the number of items that were available. This is a great problem to have for a fund raiser. Based on what I saw, I think CFUW should open a baking booth at the farmer’s market – great opportunity to raise even more money!
We also held a raffle for a large basket of various goodies. The basket was won by Sue Frizzell and brought in $269.00.
Including the raffle and silent auction the evening brought in a total of $1,502.00.
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped to make this a great event – Katrina Cross, Cathy Warren, Margaret O’Donnell, June Town, Susan Thomas, Sylvia Doyle, Julie Brown and Kim Leeman. The success of this really goes to you who helped the new-be.
Merry Christmas to everyone!