2016 ANGLICAN CHURCH WOMEN REPORT
In January, we met with Helen McFadden to show her the clothes available for our Refugee family. Sheila Johnston was our guest speaker in February, and we decided to take “Penny Pots” to help raise funds for the Calcutta Cathedral Relief program. Several attended the Penny Pot Tea in April. April was a busy month with our Annual Meeting at St. John’s, Shaughnessy; four of us attended and had our photo taken with Bishop Melissa, and met her husband, Eric. Our guest speakers were the Rev. Dr. Lynn McNaughton and Melanie Delva, the Diocesan Archivist.
We went to White Rock Elementary School’s Art Show, and in May returned twice to tour the school and to meet some of the summer camp students. Zahara, the school principal, had been to our April meeting to receive our cheque for the camp program. We enjoyed our June lunch at the Roadhouse, and in September returned to our after-summer regular meeting, where we welcomed new member, Mitzi Tyler. October brought the National President’s meeting to our area, attended by Bishop Melissa and Primate, Fred Hiltz. Just three of us were able to attend our Area meeting in November, and so enjoyed listening to our very special guest speaker, the Most Rev. Douglas Hambidge.
On our table in the library, there are boxes where we collect items for our A.C.W. Outreach program – unfortunately, Campbell’s soup no longer accepts labels.
We sadly said goodbye to three members this year – Muriel McNicholls in January, Marj Jelly in May, and Enid Dawe in July. They will all be missed.
Susan M. Cummings