October 2019 Ontario Council Club News

October 2019 Ontario Council Club News

CFUW Kincardine

This year, to honour CFUW’s 100th anniversary, CFUW Kincardine is awarding $1,000 bursaries to two female graduates of the Kincardine District Secondary School who are continuing to post secondary education. The awards will be presented at their Commencement by two of our members.

In addition, in June 2020, we are presenting a $1,000 bursary to a mature woman who has completed the Bluewater District School Board Adult Education program and is continuing her studies.

We are also happy to report that five of our members received the SAGE award from Lori Ker, Regional Director Huron, at our September meeting. The worthy recipients are Sylvia Kirby, Kathleen Dunn, Mary Wightman, Pauline Whelan and Jackie Clements. All are founding members since 1991 and are still active in the club.

CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo

CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo was honoured to be nominated for the 2019 K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Women of the Year Award in the Group Achievement category.  The awards covered the waterfront – from Arts and Culture, Community Service, Entrepreneur, Group Achievement, Health and Wellness, Professional, Science, Technology, Engineering, STEAM, Sports and Recreation, Young Adult (14-23), to Lifetime achievement.  What amazing, talented and dedicated women we have in our Region.

The nominees in the Group Achievement category were impressive:  100+ Women Who Care, Coalition of Muslim Women of KW, LIPOFKW, Muslim Women of Cambridge, OMAs Siskona of KW, The Culinary Studio, The Maker’s Collective and Women in Computer Science, University of Waterloo.  

As we heard about the achievements and impact that these nominees have contributed to the Waterloo Region, it became evident that the Nomination Committee had an unenviable task! The winning group: The Coalition of Muslim Women of KW were enthusiastically received and took to the stage accompanied by rousing applause and joyful shout outs.  In 2010, with a zero budget, a group of newcomer women banded together in response to Quebec’s Bill 94. This grassroots organization eventually evolved into a non-profit organization, to today, with a $240,000 annual budget, 4 staff, and 200 volunteers passionately fulfills their purpose is fostering understanding and encouraging women’s growth and leadership.

CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo Francodivas Interest Group – Thé Rose

Kathryn Murrell, Jenka Keizer, Mona Pettit, hostess Eleanor Kerr, Susan Vecchiarelli, Pam Krokoszynski, and Alison Watson (inset)

On October 18, the 90th anniversary of the 1919 ruling by the British Privy Council that women were “persons”, Kathryn Murrell, Jenka Keizer, Mona Pettit, hostess Eleanor Kerr, Susan Vecchiarelli, Pam Krokoszynski, and Alison Watson celebrated with a Pink Tea. The term “Pink Tea” was a code word to gather women and discuss issues. Over tea, pink lemonade, pink fruits and pink cupcakes, the accomplishments of les Célèbres cinqs (Canadians Nellie McClung, Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, and Irene Parlby) were discussed.

CFUW Welland & District

CFUW Welland and District held a very successful Book Sale on Saturday, October 5th.  An excellent turnout , a hard working crew with many, many volunteers and a beautiful day helped make it a very rewarding venture. We succeeded in making enough profit to continue providing 8 scholarships to young girls continuing post Secondary school studies as well as providing  financial support to each of the four libraries in our area. We celebrated 50 years of Book sales this year and are quite thrilled to still have two of the original book sale organizers working at this year’s sale.

CFUW Orangeville & District

CFUW Orangeville and District commemorated CFUW’s 100th anniversary with several events over 15 months meant to celebrate the achievements of our national organization! Read more …

In recognition of CFUW’s 100th anniversary in 2019 and CFUW-Orangeville’s 45th upcoming anniversary in 2020, the Executive team set out to early in 2019 to increase club membership by increasing name recognition and community awareness of the group’s educational and advocacy initiatives to advance the status of women locally. Read more …