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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