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Bloomingdale Women’s Institute Meeting

The Bloomingdale Women’s Institute held their monthly meeting on Monday,Feb. 8th at the Bloomingdale United Church at 7:30 p.m. The program for the evening was “Birthday Celebrations for Adelaide Hunter Hoodless” and to help with the celebration ladies from Maple Grove Institute were invited. The Roll Call was to name a song with the word “Love” in it.

Women’s Institute within each area had been given copies of the book, “Quincy and His Quilt: a Northern Adventure”, as part of a special project to celebrate the 119th Anniversary of Women’s Institute. The ladies were asked to purchase a little teddy bear and make a small quilt or blanket. They were asked to deliver to a children’s hospital, police department or fire department on February 19th which is Women’s Institute Day. Four ladies -Sharon Agla, Gladys Rellinger, Kathleen Snyder, and Lorrie Snider each made a small quilt and purchased a teddy bear and will be donating them to the Bright and a Kitchener Fire Department.

Women’s Day which is presented by Waterloo District Women’s Institute this year will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, New Dundee. Topics are Mental Health – Open Minds Improve & Maintain Emotional Health of Women ; Signs of Spring – Floral Design and Showcasing Artifacts Past to Present from Country Heritage Park For more information or to register please contact Eleanor Berry (519) 893-8775.

Thanks to Elinor Rau the Bloomingdale Institute was able to locate the Bloomingdale Tweedsmuir History books. Volume 1 – Bloomingdale 1805-1968, Volume 2 – Hamlet of Rosendale, Volume 3 – Village of Bloomingdale 1826-1968. These will be donated to the Kitchener Public Library for everyone to enjoy. These books had been compiled by Vera Schweitzer.

A Bingo game was played which centered around Adelaide Hoodless and Women’s Institute. Adelaide Hoodless was the co-founder of Women’s Institutes which was formed on February 19th, 1897 in Stoney Creek. She was the first honorary president. There are now more than 500 branches across Canada.

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Kathleen Snyder, Sharon Agla & Gladys Rellinger. Missing is Lorrie Snider.

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