A Summer Outing

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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.

CFUW Belleville and District Scholarship Awards 2020

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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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More Garden Photos

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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.


2019 – 2020 AGM

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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.

At the conclusion of the meeting President Laura Hare virtually passed the gavel of office to the incoming co-Presidents Lynn Becker and Mary E. Miller.

April Executive Meeting

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Yesterday the April executive meeting was held online via Zoom.

January Luncheon

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Thank you to the CanLit Dinner interest group who were the hosts this year for the delicious annual luncheon.

One of last year’s scholarship recipients, Jaunita Da Silva, spoke to us briefly about what receiving the scholarship has meant for her.

Before the short general meeting we were entertained by four talented students from the Michael Faulkner School of Music.

Belleville Firefighters’ Toy Drive

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Thank you to the members who once again contributed children’s books for the annual Belleville Firefighters’ Toy Drive. Today we delivered eighty-two books to the collection warehouse. Thank you also to the Pints and Purls interest group for the selection of hats and scarves which were also donated.

Pictured are VP Planning and Development, Julie Brown, and President, Laura Hare, with some of the longtime volunteers who make this all possible.

Julie Brown, Betty Boomhower, Nancy McKeown, Ralph Boomhower, Laura Hare, Norma Cornell

Christmas Dinner

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Don’t forget to bring your items for the Silent Auction and a child’s book for the Belleville Firefighters’ Toy Drive. Last year they mentioned that they are often short of “chapter books” for older children.

Orange Campaign

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Members of CFUW Belleville and District attended the vigil on Sunday to start the Orange Campaign.

Scholarship Awarded

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The CFUW  Belleville and District Scholarship Fund Bursary was recently awarded at a luncheon at Loyalist College. The recipient was Jessica Ganton, a Year 2 Environmental Technician.

The scholarship is awarded to a mature female student whose education has been interrupted and who has returned to school after an absence from the education system.

VP Scholarships, Evelyn Neumann and recipient, Jessica Ganton