Bloomingdale Women’s Institute

L-R – Pauline Weiland, Mary Legault, Betty Ann Scott, Kathleen Snyder, Judy Reist, Grace Alton, Brenda Hallman, Sharon Bettridge, Sharon Agla, Margaret Marsh, Lorrie Snider.

The first meeting of the new year for the Bloomingdale Women’s Institute was held on Monday, February 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the Bloomingdale United Church hall.  The weather was good for this meeting usually the January meeting had bad weather was always cancelled.

Roll Call was “What do you do when you have nothing to do?” There were many fun stories told.

The program for this meeting was having the ladies “knotting comforters”.   Judy Reist had pieced together a large comforter which will be going to the Mennonite Central Committee and a smaller comforter was also made and this will be going to Grand River Hospital.

The “Women’s Day” programs were handed out.  The date is Saturday, April 4th at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church in New Dundee.  The topics this year are on “Hearing the Sounds of Life” presented by an Audiologist at the Ear & Hearing Clinic.  Mental Health in Children and Youth.  Kathie Jordan Design specializing in decorating.  Financial Challenges Unique to Women presented by a financial planner.  Musical entertainment is by “Lifted Voices”.  Cost is $35 per person if registering before March 15th or $40 after.  Some of the proceeds will be donated to the Hearing and Mental Health.

President Pauline Weiland gave a brief report on the District Annual planning meeting.  The District Annual Meeting will be on Thursday, May 14th ,2020 at the New Dundee Community Centre from 1- 3 p.m.  This is the 20th Anniversary and the theme is “20 in 2020”.  Registration is $10.  

The Guelph Area Convention will be on Wednesday, October 22nd at New Dundee. More information will be coming later on this event.

The next meeting will be on Monday, March 9th at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Brenda Hallman.  The roll call is ”Name a favourite food from your childhood’.  The program will have Grace Alton and Brenda Hallman cooking up a Jamaican dinner for all to enjoy.

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