In spite of last night’s weather there was a good turnout to hear the guest speaker, Lynda Rollins. Lynda spoke to us about her work with children and their families in the area of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Members of the Read the World at Lunch interest group met recently at the home of Ardith Bennett. They discussed The Alice Network by Kate Quinn and enjoyed a hearty bowl of soup.
Grace Hollett, National CFUW President, joined the Table Hoppers group on Wednesday, Oct 17 at Portobella in Picton. After Grace explained that she had never been to ‘The County’, Club President Laura Hare made a scenic detour to Lake on the Mountain before driving Grace to her son’s home near Plainfield.
Tickets for the Christmas Dinner on December 6 will be available online as of Thursday, October 18. Please read the ticket headings carefully in order to purchase your preferred starter, entree and dessert combination.
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.
CFUW Belleville and District members Mary Miller and Barb Kirkham were proud of the graduates of Abigail’s Learning Centre, and shared in their graduation celebrations in June. Nine students were recognized with the ‘CFUW Recognition Award’ at the Quinte Adult Education ceremonies. Barb and Mary volunteer at Abigail’s on a weekly basis.
Yesterday, after a celebratory lunch hosted by Martha Griffin and Carol
Sayeau, the 2018 CFUW Garden Tour Committee held its wrap-up meeting.
One highlight of this meeting was the presentation of a cheque to Janet
MacDonald, Scholarship Trust Fund Treasurer, by Garden Tour Committee
Treasurer, Linda Connelly, in the record-breaking amount of $16,000.
In turn, in 2019, the Scholarship Committee will be able to award this
amount and more to deserving local students proceeding to college and