Submitted by Jeanne Lambert
At the September Meeting, Linda Desroches hosted the attending members in her home. Review of the summer activity included the Ladies’ Night in August, which raised over $500 for the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. Over 20 women – WI members, neighbours and friends, attended and enjoyed the social time, which included a movie and popcorn in the community hall!
In WI business, plans are in the works for a ROSE education program at the next meeting. Rural Ontario Sharing Education (ROSE) programs are an initiative of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) which encourages WI Branches to help increase awareness and expand the skill sets of both WI Members and people in their communities. Dr. Shawn Yakimovich, Naturopath, will be the guest speaker. Dr. Shawn will be speaking about Ticks and Lyme disease – prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This meeting will be open to the public.
The Bishop’s Mills Women’s Institute has been involved in the community since 1985. The WI has been documenting the history of the village, and encouraging positive change – sharing stories and building community. The Bishop’s Mills Women’s Institute holds monthly meetings, and welcomes new members interested in meeting their neighbours and getting involved in their community.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 11, in the Community Hall, at 7 pm. For information about attending local meetings, please contact President Linda Desroches at 613 258 2115, or Jeanne Lambert at email@example.com.
If you are interested in finding out more about WI, see the Provincial organization’s website: www.fwio.on.ca.