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Bervie Women's Institute celebrates all things Irish at March meeting

March 9, 2018

The Bervie Women’s Institute met at RVilla in Ripley, Wednesday, March 7, at 10 a.m., with nine members and several RVilla residents answering the Roll Call with an Irish reading or joke or their favourite green item. 

Convener Betty Anne Thompson had the tables decorated nicely for the St. Patrick’s Day theme. 

In the absence of the president and vice-president, Islay Eby opened the meeting with an Irish reading followed by the usual openings, minutes, treasurer’s report, etc. 

Motions were made concerning honorariums and the District fee structure for the year ahead. Donations will also be made to the Kincardine and Tiverton fall fairs. 

A report on the recent District Directors meeting, held in Chesley, was given by Betty Anne Thompson. Donations to the scholarship fund are going well, with a further $150/branch required in 2018.   

Roots of Bruce is in Walkerton, April 19-20, with Ellen Waye and Islay Eby offering to assist April 20 – four pies will also be donated.  

Betty Anne Thompson gave the nominating committee report, and Betty Jean White went over the program requirements for the coming year. 

A program of Irish readings, a sing-song and an Irish game, were conducted by Betty Anne Thompson and Betty Jean White. Tasty snacks and a social time with the residents was enjoyed by all

The next meeting will be held April 4 at 10 a.m. at the Bervie United Church, with a potluck lunch at Noon.

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