CFUW Brantford Members enthusiastically supported the Basketeers Program of Nova Vita, our local women’s shelter, again this year, donating enough money and articles to put together three full kitchen baskets. These baskets will benefit women leaving the shelter to set up their own residences after leaving difficult situations. Good job all!
September 23, 2015
“Feed your Passion”: Speaker – Lori Chisholm
Recently retired from teaching, Lori will describe how she seized the opportunity to feed her passion for food & travel. Lori believes that many of life’s greatest memories are often associated with the combination of place and taste – and she
will share some of her best!
October 28, 2015
Creating an Age Friendly Community: Speaker – Kathy Poirier, Grand River Council on Aging
Life Transition Services – an Emerging Market: Speaker – Cindy Snider, Upstage B4 U Sell Cindy Snider provides professional staging services which help people to transition happily. She will describe her senior life transition services and why this
is a much needed emerging market.
November 25, 2015
Teaching Mothers to Teach: Speaker – Barbara Melara, CFUW Member
Barbara Melara will describe her recent humanitarian mission with Amorak Society, which seeks to educate children by educating mothers who, in turn, educate their own/neighbour children.
January 27, 2016
Five Oaks: Moving Into a Green Future: Speaker – Melissa Connor, Director Five Oaks
Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre is taking bold, green & forward-thinking steps into the future by entering a dynamic partnership with Earthship, an eco-humanitarian organization. Melissa will describe the development of a new off-grid
retreat centre that is gentle to the earth and the spirit.
February 24, 2016
Airport Impact: Speaker – Heather McNally, General Manager Brantford Municipal Airport & Brantford Flying Club
After flying as a Commercial Pilot for 20 years, Heather McNally came to Brantford Municipal Airport August with a vision to take our airport to new heights. She will discuss the impact of the airport on the future development of Brantford
and the County of Brant.
March 23, 2016
Issues & Action – CFUW Resolutions Discussion: Advocacy Committee
This meeting will provide an opportunity for all members to become engaged in our CFUW resolutions process – our collective way of making a difference!
April 27, 2016
Building Community for the Deaf-Blind: Speaker – Cathy Proll, Executive Director, Canadian DeafBlind Association, Ontario Chapter
Cathy will speak about the organization’s latest project, an apartment complex for individuals who are deaf-blind – and provide a tour of the new premises.
May 25, 2016 – Annual Meeting and Banquet at the Brantford Golf and Country Club:
Glenhyrst: Celebrating the Legacy: Speaker – Ana Olson, Manager, Glenhyrst Art Gallery
Reflecting on the legacy of Glenhyrst and how it echoes the history of Brantford and community. Contributions of CFUW members, particularly those of Mary Stedman, will be highlighted.
CFUW members gathered at the home of Pat Clemons on beautiful Blue Lake for our annual Potluck Picnic. Those who wanted took a dip while the others enjoyed the scenery and the conversation. Dinner, as always, was a real treat! Thanks are extended to Pat for welcoming us to her lovely home.
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