Travel was the theme when the Bervie Women's Institute met at the hall, Wednesday morning, with 12 members answering the Roll Call: “A place I dream of travelling to” – many have trips planned for 2018 and others will do armchair vacations.
President Sylvia Hasbury opened the meeting with a reading, “Dealing with Life,” along with the usual openings.
A $100 pledge will be made toward Peggy Knapp’s nomination to the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame. A special donation jar will be set up for six months with proceeds going to the Erland Lee Museum and the Lyme Disease research fund.
Several contributed reports on the Grey Bruce Area W.I. Convention and the Bruce District W. I. Rally which were held in October.
Mildred Griffith gave the Sunshine Report and everyone sang Happy Birthday to Mildred as Nov. 1 was her 91st birthday. It was nice to have Vi Thompson with us.
Islay Eby presented a travelogue with slides on the bus trip she and Stan took to Alaska in June, and a cruise from Seward, Alaska, back to Vancouver, British Columbia. Highlights included travel from Edmonton north to Whitehorse and Dawson City in the Yukon and onto Fairbanks and Anchorage in Alaska.
The next meeting will be our Christmas meeting and potluck, Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Bervie United Church.
A special thank you to hostess Betty Anne Thompson for the tasty snacks.