CFUW Brantford Program Committee 2015/2016

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.

(off-site option)

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.

Potluck at Blue Lake

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.

 

Annual Meeting May 2015

April 2015 meeting

Leslie Telfer GM March
Leslie Telfer, Superintendent of Education, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk Catholic District School Board, spoke on Literacy Trends in Brant. She was clear that children need the Four C’s of Education; critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Simple knowledge is easily available through technology. Children must be able to understand, evaluate, and apply knowledge to succeed.
Leslie with guests: Jeanne from Kids Can Fly and Ruth from Strong Start.
Leslie with guests: Jeanne from Kids Can Fly and Ruth from Strong Start.

 

Carol presenting a moving tribute to Alto Hall, longtime member of CFUW who passed away peacefully in February in her 103rd year.
Carol presenting a moving tribute to Alto Hall, longtime member of CFUW who passed away peacefully in February in her 103rd year.

 

Members, Pat and Lin, sharing conversation and treats.
Members, Pat and Lin, sharing conversation and treats.
Joan from the Hospitality team making sure we have enough tea. Good job!
Joan from the Hospitality team making sure we have enough tea. Good job!

 

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Carole, Program Committee member and Olga Consorti, CEO of St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation, who was the speaker at the April General Meeting.

 

Kelly Gyokey helped with Audio-visual equipment.
Kelly Gyokey helped with Audio-visual equipment.
Marg, a long-time volunteer at the Stedman Hospice, with Olga.
Marg, a long-time volunteer at the Stedman Hospice, with Olga.

Canadian Federation of University Women, Brantford Chapter