submitted by Jeanne Lambert and Susan Jenkins
The Women Involved in the community of Bishop’s Mills are pleased to announce that the proceeds from the community bake sale held in May amounted to over $900! These funds were raised through the many contributions from people in the community and every dollar goes to support the community hall. The bake sale was part of Bishop’s Mills Day.
The past three years have been challenging times for meetings. Despite this, outdoor meetings were held when the weather was agreeable and virtual fundraisers when meetings in person were not feasible. Some of the highlights of the meetings held in the past few months include discussions about the historical society quilt documentation, family histories, and things that we learned from the pandemic.
The WI participated in a new initiative In February as members collected fabric, notions, and patterns to be donated to the Ottawa-based group ‘EcoEquitable’ and their “Sewing for Jobs” program. This program is a sewing training program created to equip newcomers, women experiencing barriers to employment, or individuals interested in entering the textile industry with the necessary skills to thrive. A carload of donations were delivered and well received.
Women in the community continue to work together and make a positive difference in the community. This past week, they met after having a potluck supper. Meetings will carry on again in the fall and the good works of WI will continue.
For information about attending local meetings, please contact Jeanne Lambert at [email protected]. Or send a message through our Facebook page.
The Bishop’s Mills Women Involved has been involved in the community since 1985, sharing stories and building community. The Bishop’s Mills WI holds monthly meetings and welcomes new members interested in meeting their neighbours and getting involved in their community.
If you are interested in finding out more about WI, see the provincial organization’s website: www.fwio.on.ca .