CFUW Aurora/Newmarket President receives Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award for community service
Kathy Wosnick, community advocate and president of the Canadian Federation of University Women Aurora/ Newmarket will receive the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pin Volunteer Award on September 16.
A passion for life-long learning has kept Richmond Hill resident, Kathy Wosnick involved in her community in many capacities.
Wosnick has served as president of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) for Vaughan and Aurora/Newmarket for more than a decade supporting the club’s work in local, provincial, national, and international issues.
“I am honoured and humbled to be a recipient of this prestigious award,” says Kathy who is also the Vice President of Education for CFUW at the national level, where she focuses on Long-Term Care and Elder Rights, Early Learning and Childcare, and as well as a subcommittee for Indigenous peoples, listening, learning, and moving ahead together in reconciliation.
“We would like to convey our profound appreciation and gratitude to honour Kathy Wosnick’s dedication and her team’s diligent work in achieving this vision by committing to growing community awareness and enhancing women empowerment and engagement across our communities,” says Majid Jowhari, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill.
CFUW Kincardine Open House September 20
CFUW Kincardine held an Open House and Membership Drive on Tuesday, September 20 at the local Walker House Museum. Many interested women came to hear about CFUW as an organization, Ontario Council, and the great efforts and programs of the local club.
The outgoing president, Sandy Thomson, along with other members of the Executive Team, were very pleased with the turnout and 10 new members signed up! It was the first time in many years (CFUW Kincardine celebrating 30 years in 2021) held this kind of event. The current members brought appetizers and the club offered a libation to individuals – compliments of the club. “It was our way of saying thank you to our existing members for their support and contributions over the years and a nice welcome to potential members.”
Many of the guests were recipients of the door prizes – assembled by Linda, outgoing treasurer, and comprised of CFUW merchandise! A great way to advertise!
The new executive team of Jane, president, Anne, treasurer, and returning secretary, Cheryl, were acclaimed for the 2022-23 year.
A very successful event!