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CFUW NORTH BAY MAY/JUNE 2019 NEWSLETTER

Dinner to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of CFUW on June 19

The invitation you received by email from Brenda Robertson on May 23 provides you with the menu choices and the prices for the June 19 dinner at Terrace Suites in Callander.  If you have lost track of the email, you can find this information on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) by clicking on a link from the home page.

As she indicated in her email, Brenda needs the form indicating your choices and your cash by Monday, June 3.  Please note that as Brenda mentioned in her invitation, she is unable to accept cheques.  You must pay in cash.

Brenda will be attending book club on Tuesday, May 28, and Sunrise Breakfast on Friday, May 31, so you can give your form and cash to her then.

Please join other CFUW North Bay members in celebrating CFUW’s 100th anniversary on June 19 at Terrace Suites.

Notable Woman Award

The CFUW North Bay Notable Woman Award in celebration of the CFUW 100th anniversary will be presented to Janet Zimbalatti.  Janet has made significant contributions to North Bay and surrounding communities through her selfless commitment to education, music enrichment, and the social welfare of the young and elderly over many decades.

Janet will be recognized at our June 19 anniversary dinner at the Terrace Suites. Thanks go to Bonnie Roynan for this nomination.

Special Meeting June 11

On Tuesday, June 11, Sheila Taylor, Kelly Ann Smith, and Nat Bruneete will be chairing a special meeting to discuss a new structure for our general meetings.  The plan is to present the recommendations that result from the discussion at the meeting to the new executive.  Please consider attending this meeting at Cementation at 6:30 p.m.

Invitation for Members to an International Potluck on June 13 

At our May AGM, Brenda Robertson handed out invitations to our members from the Professional Women Newcomers’ Network to an international potluck dinner.  The dinner is on Thursday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.  You also received an email on May 17 with more information about this event.  If you have not done so yet, there is still time to respond to this invitation.  The deadline is June 1. 

Fundraiser for Scholarships July 16

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Tuesday, July 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. is the new date and time of Afternoon Tea Through the Decades, the summer fundraiser for our scholarships hosted by Heli Vail, Diane Wallace, and Heather Chambers at Diane’s home on the lake.  Please mark it on your calendars and plan to attend wearing an outfit from any of the last 10 decades to celebrate CFUW’s 100th anniversary.  Admission is a $20 donation to the club’s scholarship fund for which you will receive a tax receipt.  Please bring a gift to exchange: something your wish to recycle.



Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Wynne Blair to discuss Growing Pains by Gwynne Dyer and Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman.  The June 25 book club meeting is a potluck and planning meeting to discuss books for next year.  Heli Vail is hosting this potluck at her home at 5:00 p.m. 

The Bridge Group plays Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and will continue to meet throughout the summer.

The next Gourmet Lunch is on Tuesday, June 4, at 12:30 p.m.

Heritage Gardeners plan to start working on their beds at the waterfront on June 5.  If you would like to help,  please email Bonnie Cappadocia, the team leader of the Voyageurs (bonnie.cappadocia@gmail.com).


Sunrise Breakfasts take place at the Home Style Café at 741 Wallace Rd. at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, and Friday, June 28.  The breakfasts, as they have for the last few years, will continue on the last Friday of the month during the summer months.


CFUW NORTH BAY APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER

Volunteers Needed

Kaarina Tulisalo needs help both on April 10 anytime between 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for the flag raising and on April 17 anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for the lunch and learn meeting. Please let her know ASAP if you can help (ekt_86@hotmail.com or 705-752-2404), indicating the event and times for which you are volunteering. 

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Flag Raising at City Hall April 10

Join our CFUW North Bay members and guests on April 10 starting at 10:45 a.m. at the North Bay City Hall for CFUW Day, which marks the beginning of the 100th anniversary CFUW celebrations. Councillor Johanne Brousseau will read the proclamation of CFUW Day followed by greetings from our MP and MPP.  After the flag is raised, there will be a reception in the main hallway from 11:20 until 12:00. 

Mary Ann Jones designed the flag (photo on the right) which incorporates the CFUW 100th anniversary logo. 


April 17 Lunch and Learn at Calvary North Bay (CPT)

Please note that our April 17 lunch and learn meeting’s venue has been changed.  It is taking  place at Calvary North Bay (CPT) at 271 Ski Club Road across from Widdifield Secondary School.  Please arrive by 11:45 a.m. or earlier so that you have time to socialize and enjoy a leisurely lunch.  The doors open at 11:15.  The presentation starts at 12.

Our speaker Dr. David Tabachnick, professor of philosophy, political science and economics at the Faculty of Arts and Science of Nipissing University is a frequent guest and commentator about political matters for a variety of media outlets including the CBC.  His topic is Populism and the Influence on Democracy.  After his presentation, Dr. Tabachnick will be available to answer your questions (from 1 to 1:30 p.m.).

Invitations to this open meeting have been sent to organizations in our community.  Please invite anyone you think may be interested.  Posters of the event will be distributed, and a copy will be on our website’s home page (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

Because our topic is timely and our speaker is well known, we expect many guests.  Tables to accommodate a possible 100 members and guests will be set up.  Therefore, we ask as many of you as possible to contribute desserts, which will be served to guests, as well as members, along with tea and coffee.  As usual for our lunch and learn meetings, please bring your own lunch and mug.

Annual Reports Due April 24

If you are a member of the executive, the chair of a committee, or the convener of an interest group, please email a short report to Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com) no later than April 24.  All members will receive the annual reports by email before the May 15 AGM.

If you are required to submit a report for the first time, you may want to check out last year's annual reports (minus the treasurer’s report and the budget) for which you can find a link at the bottom of the home page of our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca). 

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CFUW 100th Anniversary Scarf Initiative

The photo on the left, taken on March 30 at the North Bay Regional Health Centre by Mary Ann Jones, is in response to a CFUW National initiative in celebration of CFUW 's 100th anniversary.  CFUW invited clubs across Canada to find a statue of a woman in their communities and take a photo of her wearing the CFUW 100th anniversary scarf.  CFUW North Bay chose Lynn Johnston's Elly from the display of the Patterson Family at the RBRHC.


May 4 Fundraiser Concert for Scholarship Fund

Tickets are now on sale for the May concert by the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir to be held in St. Andrew’s United Church on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.  The profits for this concert will be divided between CFUW North Bay and North Bay’s Grandmothers for Africa.  For more details check out the poster on the home page of our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

Ontario Council AGM Registration  

If you plan to attend OC’s AGM on May 10 and 11 at the Faculty Club at the University of Toronto, you need to register by April 16.  Complete details and the registration form are available on the Ontario Council website (cfuwontcouncil.org).  Contact Kaarina if your are interested in registering (ekt_86@hotmail.com or 705-752-2404).Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. at Diane Wallace’s home to discuss Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

The Bridge Group continues to meet on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.

The next Adventures in Dining will take place at The White Owl on Lakeshore Drive on Thursday, April 25, at 6:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to come.  Please let Marg Green (mjgreen@cogeco.ca) know by April 18 if you are planning to attend.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Here is a summary of these events:

  • April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capital Centre: North Bay Symphony presents Symphonie Fantastique.


  • April 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in front of Vic Fedeli’s office: Stand United: 2019 Ontario Budget Protest. 


  • April 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capital Centre: Sunday Cinema presents Upside.


  • April 24 at 6:00 p.m at the Best Western : The Canadian Club hosts a dinner and speaker — Luc Stang, President and CEO of Gincor Truck and Trailer Werx.


  • April 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church: The Rapport Singers present Star Light, Star Bright.  A silent auction and reception follow the concert.  Tickets (at the door) are $15.00.  


  • April 30 at noon at Queen’s Park, Toronto:  A rally in protest of Bill 74.  A free bus will leave Memorial Gardens at 6:00 a.m. and return to North Bay by 6:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by contacting Henri Giroux (hgiroux1@hotmail.com or 705-471-7746).

 

  • May 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Laurentian University Fraser Auditorium: CFUW Sudbury hosts Celebrate Women.  Best-selling author Elizabeth Hay presents her new book All Things Consoled. Tickets are $10.00.  Contact Kaarina  (ekt_86@hotmail.com or 705-752-2404) if you are interested in going.


  • May 3 at 7:00 p.m. and May 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Widdifield S.S.: The North Bay Choral Society presents the music of the Beatles.  Tickets are $15.00 and available from Marilyn Smith (705-474-1072 or marilynlaurie@gmail.com) or at the museum.


The next Sunrise Breakfast is at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 26, at the Home Style Café at 741 Wallace Rd. at the corner of Wallace Rd. and Commerce Crescent.


CFUW NORTH BAY MARCH 2019 NEWSLETTER

March 20 Potluck and Issues Meeting

Our March 20 pot luck and issues meeting will be held at Cementation.  Please arrive at 5:30 p.m.  Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until the meeting starts, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door. 

The Social Committee asks that you bring your potluck item directly into the meeting room and place it on the table set up for the items. Please bring savoury or sweet cold finger food on a ready-to-serve plate.  Cementation has no oven to heat food.

Remember to bring your own plate and utensils. Coffee, tea and serviettes will be set up by the Social Committee. 

There are no resolutions from CFUW to discuss and vote on this year.  Therefore the Issues and Advocacy Committee is looking forward to a discussion with you on the development of a local issue and planning strategies to move the issue forward.

International Women’s Day Event March 1

Can you spot the five CFUW North Bay members in this photo? 

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Check out the others IWD events this week described in Kaarina Tulisalo’s email and also on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Kaarina would appreciate your letting her know if you plan to attend one or more of these events (ekt_86@hotmail.com or 705-705-752-2404).

Coldest Night of the Year Update

Kaarina reports that once again CFUW members and supporters demonstrated their generosity and support for the Coldest Night of the Year and raised $610 for the Gathering Place and the Warming Centre. The CFUW North Bay Cool Cats consisted of nineteen members and six supporters. Four Cool Cats walked the walk. Donations are welcomed until March 22.

Flag Raising at City Hall April 10

Brenda Robertson reports that in celebration of CFUW’s 100th anniversary, join our CFUW North Bay members on April 10 starting at 11:00 a.m. at the North Bay City Hall for our CFUW Day beginning with the flag raising and proclamation of CFUW Day by the mayor.  A reception will follow in the main hallway.

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women New York 2019

CFUW will be sending twenty delegates to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York from March 8 to the 15.  Two of these delegates are from CFUW North Bay:

Brenda Robertson, who also attended the UNCSW in 2016, and Lisa Long, who will be attending during this first week of the UNCSW.  You are encouraged to follow the proceedings that are televised by Googling web.un.tv and scrolling down to see the videos available. You can also Google UN YouTube and check out this resource site.  Click on Playlist.  Another site is UN Women, which allows you to see the various sessions.

May 4 Fundraiser Concert for Scholarship Fund

Brenda Robertson and Bunty Swanson have been hard at work organizing the May concert by the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir to be held in St. Andrew’s United Church on Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m.  The profits for this concert will be divided between CFUW North Bay and North Bay’s Grandmothers for Africa.  

Please plan to attend and sell tickets ($25).  Bunty is already looking for volunteers to collect tickets at the door, usher, and hand out programs.  If you can help, please let her know (r.b.swanson6@gmail.com or 705-474-4044).

July 11 Fundraiser Social for Scholarship Fund

Heather Chambers, Diane Wallace, and Heli Vail hope that you will once again attend what has become a summer highlight for CFUW North Bay members: the CFUW North Bay Scholarship July fundraiser.  The date and time have been decided: July 11 at 4:30 p.m.  The venue this July will be the home of Diane Wallace.  The theme is tied in to CFUW’s 100th anniversary: fashion throughout the decades.  So mark July 11 on your calendars and search your closets for an outfit that represents your favourite fashion decade.


Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m. at Bonnie Cappadocia’s home to discuss A Woman in Berlin by Marta Hillers.  

The Bridge Group continues to meet on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2.

The next Adventures in Dining will take place at Sugar Daddy Cupcakes and Catering/Indulge Restaurant at 540 Lakeshore Drive on Thursday, March 28, at 6:00 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to come.  Please let Marg Green (mjgreen@cogeco.ca) know by March 25 if you are planning to attend.


Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Here is a summary of these events:


  • March 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema presents Vice, the story of Dick Chaney.


  • March 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema presents Green Book, winner of best film at the 2019 Oscars.


  • March 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Grande Event Centre: Free Violence Prevention Leadership Talk by educator, filmmaker and author Jackson Katz, Ph.D.


  • March 30 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Richard Wagner’s Die Walkure.


  • March 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema presents The Favorite, nominated as best film at this year’s Oscars.


  • April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at St Andrew’s Church: Near North Voices presents Up Close and Personal.


  • April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capital Centre: North Bay Symphony presents Symphonie Fantastique.


The next Sunrise Breakfast is at 9 a.m. on March 29, at Auntie Jane’s. 



CFUW NORTH BAY FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER 

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February Meeting

Our February 20 meeting will once again take place at Cementation.  Our speaker is Dr. Arja Vainio-Mattila, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Research, at Nipissing University.  Her topic is Global Perspectives on Women and Education.  “Dr. Vainio-Mattila has a passionate interest in the strategic development of higher education and community development”  (quote from Nipissing U website). For more details about our speaker’s background and beliefs, go to the Nipissing University website (nipissingu.ca) and click on Academics and then Provost and Vice-President, Academic Research.

As usual please come at 6:30 p.m. to socialize and have some refreshments.  Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:15, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door. Please remember to wear your name tag and bring a mug.

A Message from the Presidents: Club’s Policy to Protect Privacy of Members 

In order to better protect members who do not wish to have their photos taken at our meetings and events, whether it be with camera or other devices, we will advise members and guests at the beginning of our meetings of our policy: we have designated photographers who know those members who request privacy and ask any others to refrain for taking photos or videos unless they have obtained consent from those to be included.  

Gift of Reading

Nat Brunette still needs more books suitable for children in kindergarten to distribute on March 5 to a kindergarten class at Mother St. Bride School.  Please bring your donations to the February meeting.  If you have books to donate and can not attend our next meeting, call or email Nat to arrange for her to pick up the books (NatBrunette62@gmail.com or 705-497-0096).

CFUW North Bay Notable Woman Award 2019

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of CFUW, our club will present the Notable Woman Award to a non-CFUW member who resides in the North Bay district.  Please consult the email Brenda Robertson sent you in January for more details.  You can also find the details about criteria and process through a link on the home page notice board of our website.  Please send your submissions to Brenda (brenda.r@sympatico.ca) by the March 1 deadline.  Let's learn more about the amazing women in our community.

Cool Cats: CFUW North Bay’s Team for Coldest Night of the Year 

There is still time to join CFUW’s Cool Cats to raise money for the Gathering Place. The Coldest Night of the Year starts at 5:00 p.m. on February 23 at Algonquin Secondary School.  If you have not already done so, you can sign up to be a walker or make a donation at the February general meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting and want to participate or contribute or if you need for more information, please contact Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com).

International Women’s Day Events

International Women’s Day (IWD) Week is from March 1 to 9.  Once again CFUW North Bay is partnering with the AIDS Committee to host Join Me on the Bridge on Friday, March 1.  This is a world-wide event to promote taking a stand for peace and equality.  Participants will gather at Holy Name Church at 11:00 a.m., rally on the West Ferris overpass at noon, and return to Holy Name Church for a reception at 12:30 p.m.

A new event the week is the all-day programme on March 8 (IWD Day) at the Capitol Centre. The programme concludes in the evening with a show by the Hidden Roots Collective. 

The complete calendar of events for IWD will be available after the February 11 planning meeting.  Look for details on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) when they are available. There will be a link from the notice board on the right side of the home page.

Loonie/Toonie Project for 2019

We will continue our loonie/toonie collections at the February and March general meetings.  CFUW collections will go to Promoting Justice for Women in Antioquia, Columbia, a project supported by Inter Pares and implemented by their Columbian counterpart Humanus.  

To find out more about this project, go to the home page of our website and click on the link on the notice board on the right side of the home page.

Save the Date

Flag raising for CFUW’s 100th anniversary at City Hall                 April 10

Men’s Welsh Choir at St Andrew’s United Church                          May 4

Fundraiser for CFUW and Grandmothers for Africa  

Ontario Council AGM in Toronto                                                     May10, 11

National AGM  in Winnipeg                                                             August 15-17

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact to join a particular group are listed on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).


The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Helen Manning to discuss The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh.  Helen Somerville will lead the discussion.

Bridge players meet every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Adventures in Dining members will dine out on Thursday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m. at Farina’s at Best Western.  Please email Marg Green by February 23 if you plan to attend (mjgreen@cogeco.ca).

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

The next Issues and Advocacy meeting will be held from 10 to 12 on Monday, February 11, at the home of Heli Vail.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events will be available on our website as soon as it is available.

The next Sunrise Breakfast is on February 22 at 9:00 a.m. at Auntie Jane’s.


CFUW NORTH BAY JANUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER

January Meeting

Our January 16 meeting will once again take place at Cementation.  Please come early — at 6:30 p.m. — this month to meet our special guests and have some refreshments.  We will be welcoming women from the Professional Women’s Newcomer Network (PWNN).  It is a recent group organized by Karen Strang, our September guest speaker, to assist newcomers to the city. 

Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:15, so if you will be arriving late, please have   a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door.

Please remember to wear your name tag and bring your mug.

Our January 16 meeting will be the “kick off” for the 100th anniversary of CFUW.  We will mark the occasion with the cutting of the 100th anniversary cake. 

Our guest speaker Joany Gauvreau is the owner of Feminicity, a local dance studio.  She will make a short presentation of her journey as a dance instructor and business woman. Then she will help us discover the feminine element inside all of us through belly dancing, a celebration of womanhood.  It will be an active session, and Joany recommends comfortable clothing and footwear (slippers or socks are fine). For more information about Joany, please go to the home page of our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) and use the link on the right of the page.

Membership

There were 60 paid members as of December 31.  New members are still being encouraged, and information packages are available for anyone who has an interest in our club.

If your address, phone number, or email changes, please pass on the information to either Sue Fisher (fishers_300@hotmail.com) or Nat Brunette (NatBrunette62@gmail.com) so that we can keep our records up to date.

Gift of Reading

Nat Brunette still needs more books suitable for children in kindergarten to distribute on March 5 to a kindergarten class at Mother St. Bride School.  Please bring your donations to the January or February meeting.  If you have books to donate and can not attend these meeting, call or email Nat to arrange for her to pick up the books (NatBrunette62@gmail.com or 705-497-0096).

The Coldest Night CFUW North Bay Team

Kaarina Tulisalo has registered CFUW North Bay Cool Cats for  the Coldest Night fundraiser for the Gathering Place.  The Coldest Night is a local and national event that takes place on Saturday, February 23.  You can walk, jog, or even sit out the event in the comfort at Algonquin Secondary School.  Complete details will be available at our January meeting or from Kaarina (ekt_86@hotmail.com).

Ontario Council  Speaker Series and Workshops

The March 2 plenary guest speaker is Yaelle Gang of Equal Voice.  Details and the registration form for this workshop are available on the OC Website www.cfuwontcouncil.ca.  Ontario Council provides travel subsidies for mileage, and CFUW North Bay provides funds for up to three registrations.  Let Kaarina know if you are interested in attending. Pre-registration is needed by February 20.

Women’s March January 19

The Women’s Wave is Coming! is the theme of the 2019 Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The location of this local, national, and international event is Amelia Rising (welcome and post-rally ceremonies).  Kaarina Tulisalo is one of the organizers.

The march is a follow-up to the anti-Trump march in Washington in January 2017.  For more details go to womensmarch.com.

Please let Kaarina know if you are planning to join her at Amelia Rising on January 19   (ekt_86@hotmail.com).

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact to join a particular group are listed on our website.

The Book Club will meet at the home of Marion Wheeler on Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

Bridge players meet every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m., you are invited to join the Adventures in Dining group for dinner at the Green Papaya.  Please email Marg Green by January 24 if you plan to attend (mjgreen@cogeco.ca).

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website.  

The next Sunrise Breakfast is on Friday, January 25, at 9:00 a.m. at Auntie Jane’s.


CFUW NORTH BAY DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER 

Christmas Social Thursday, December 13

Our annual Christmas social takes place on Thursday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church, 146 Beth Avenue (on the corner of Beth Avenue and Memorial Drive).  Please enter through the main door.

Please pack up a dozen cookies, squares, or candies in or on a disposable container and bring your own mug.

Once again John Balfe will be our special guest, leading us in the singing of Christmas carols.

For many years our club has collected gifts for Transition House and True Self (an agency that helps women returning to the work place) at this social.  If you wish to contribute, please bring a gift for a woman or child.  Place your gift in a bag instead of wrapping it so that those distributing the gifts can determine the most suitable recipients.

You will also have an opportunity to donate to the Montessori School Under the Tree in rural Tanzania for Maasai children.  Since 2010 some club members have made donations at Christmas to assist this school, including donating money for the construction of a more permanent building.  Detailed information about this international connection for our club, provided by Brenda Robertson, is on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Go to Community Service/International Connections. 

November Auction

Thanks to everyone who helped make the “Countdown to Christmas” and silent auction evening such a success, and a special thanks to Kaarina Tulisalo, who once again pulled it all together.  Over 50 members and guests attended and raised over $1500, 75 percent of which will go into the scholarship fund.  The rest will remain in the fundraising account.  Go to cfuwnorthbay.ca to see photos of the event.

Membership and Roster

Our membership co-chairs, Nat Brunette and Sue Fisher, spent the fall reaching out to everyone on last year’s list.  We now have 58 paid members including three new members. 

Please remember to wear your CFUW name tag to all meetings to help us get to know each other.   If you bring guests, please ask them to stop at the registration table to pick up a temporary name tag.  If you have misplaced your name tag, please speak to either Nat or Sue to order a replacement.


Sue Fisher has been busy compiling this year’s roster and has sent it out by email to all members.   If you requested a printed one and were not at the Charitable Trust Dinner, you can pick up yours at the December meeting.

Gift of Reading

While Christmas shopping, please consider buying and donating books suitable for kindergarten children for CFUW’s Gift of Reading.  Nat Brunette does not have nearly enough books to distribute on March 5 to a kindergarten class at Mother St. Bride School.  Please bring your donations to the December, January or February meetings.  You can place them under the display board or give them to Nat.

Our club donates books annually to each pupil in a local kindergarten class through the Gift of Reading.   For photos and information about the Gift of Reading, visit our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Go to Community Service and scroll down to Gift of Reading.

Your Support Requested

You have by now heard of the repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act 2007 and the reassignment of the Provincial Advocate Staff to the Office of the Ombudsman.  Our past president, Brenda Robertson, expressed her concern to CFUW Ontario Council, which sent information to all the club presidents to encourage us to voice our concerns and request the Advocate Office remain intact as it currently is.  You received this information from Kaarina on November 29.  Our co-presidents sent a letter, written by Brenda, on behalf of CFUW North Bay to MPP Fedeli, Minister of Finance.  Brenda also wrote a template letter, which you received from Kaarina in an email on November 29, to use in writing as an individual.  In addition, Brenda has just finished writing a five-page submission sent to the the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, with the approval of Catherine and Kaarina.  Kaarina will email copies of Brenda’s submission to the Standing Committee along with the letter sent to MPP Fedeli on behalf of CFUW North Bay shortly.

Please take time to call MPP Fedeli's office, visit in person, or email a letter to him (that’s what the template is for) at vic.fedelico@pc.ola.org.  His phone number is 705-474-8340.

Your support and efforts in this advocacy is urgently needed to stop this travesty.

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact to join a particular group are listed on our website.

On Tuesday, December 11, the Book Club is meeting at Average Joe’s at 11:30 a.m.  Mae MacDonald will lead a discussion The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.

Bridge players meet every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is on February 5, 2019.

The Issues and Advocacy group will meet again on Monday, January 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Bunty Swanson.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website.  Here is a summary of these events:

  • Now until December 22: at the Alex Dufresne Gallery, Callander: Petit Noel, an exhibit of “petit” works of art from local and area artists.  Susanne Carr is one of the exhibitors.  More information is available at myCallander.ca/gallery.


  • December 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: the North Bay Symphony presents How the Grinch Stole Christmas narrated by Giles Blunt.


  • December 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church: the Joy Band and Joy Band “Too” present a Christmas concert with carol sing-along at 1:30 p.m. and refreshments afterwards.  All proceeds (donations) go to the Warming Centre. 


  • December 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema is screening A Star Is Born. 


The next Sunrise Breakfast will take place at Auntie Jane’s on December 28 at 9:00 a.m.


CFUW North Bay November 2018 Newsletter

Silent Auction November 14

The silent auction, our main fundraiser, starts at 6:30 p.m. on November 14 at Holy Name Catholic Church, 146 Beth Avenue (on the corner of Beth Avenue and Memorial Drive).  Please enter through the main door.

For more information, please check Kaarina Tulisalo’s CFUW Auction 2018 Alert document to be sent out shortly.

Our speaker is Mary Thornton, part-time professor for Intermediate and Senior Instrumental Electives at Nipissing University. We will be entertained by her musical group the Woodwind Ensemble, which includes Catherine Whiting as one of the nine musician.

Please bring guests to this fun event and help add to scholarship and fundraising accounts.    

The Charitable Trust Dinner December 3

 On Monday, December 3, we will again meet at Average Joe’s to remember the 14 women killed at École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989.  Our speaker this year Shannon Palmer, a social worker at the North Bay Jail and a past CFUW scholarship winner. Her topic is Perspectives on Local Women’s Justice.  Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m.; dinner, at 6 p.m.

There will be a sign-up sheet for the dinner at the auction. The menu is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) by clicking on a link on the right side of the home page. When you sign up, please choose your entrée and dessert.  If you are unable to attend the auction, a member of the calling committee will phone to ask if you are able to attend our Charitable Trust dinner.

The deadline for signing up for the dinner is November 30, when Laura Rainer needs to report numbers and menu choices to Average Joe’s.

Many members who attend choose at this time to make a donation to the CFUW Charitable Trust École Poltytechnique Commemorative Award established in 1991 honouring the memory of the murdered women.  For more information about the Charitable Trust or to donate online, go to cfuwcharitabletrust.ca.

Membership Committee Report 

As of November 2, 56 members have paid, and the membership chairs, Nat Brunette and Sue Fisher, are hopeful that a few more will be added soon. We have three new members, who have already joined the interest groups.  

The new roster will be available for you to pick up at the Christmas social on December 13.  Those rosters not picked up will be mailed or hand delivered.  Members requesting to receive the roster electronically will receive the document earlier.  If you would like to receive your roster electronically and have not confirmed this information with either Nat Brunette or Sue Fisher, please let them know ASAP at either NatBrunette62@gmail.com. or fishers_300@hotmail.com.

Members’ Donations to the Scholarship Fund

Many members make donations to the scholarship fund at the time of registration.  However donations may be made at any time and are eligible for an income tax receipt.

Ontario Council Speaker Series November 24

The next Ontario Council Speaker Series and Workshops will be held Saturday, November 24, at York Minster Baptist Church, 1585  Yonge St. (near Mount Pleasant Cemetery), from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Cost is $35.00.  The theme for the 2018-19 Speaker Series is Women Helping Women. The plenary speaker on November 24 is Rosemary Ganley, a lifelong feminist activist, writer, and educator.  Her topic is My Participation with the Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada's G7 Presidency. The afternoon sessions include Kathleen Clark speaking about restorative justice and Dionne Pohler and Kourtney Koebel speaking about the next step following the recent cancellation of Ontario's Basic Income Pilot Programme.

Registration closes November 14.  Complete details and the registration form are available on the Ontario Council Website at cfuwontcouncil.org.  Do join Kaarina and contact her if you have any questions (ekt_86@hotmail.com or 705-752-2404).

Lost and Found 

A Tim Horton's travel mug was found on a table after the last General Meeting October 17 at Cementation.  Contact Kaarina if you left your mug behind.

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact in case you wish to join a particular group are listed on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

The next meeting of the Book Club on November 27 will be hosted by Susanne Carr.  We will be discussing Dear Mr.s Bird by A J Pearce.

Bridge players meet most Thursday afternoons from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. 

All club members are invited to the next dinner organized by Adventures in Dining at the Callander Community Centre.  This Indian dinner is a fundraiser for Callander Library and costs $40.  Check out the poster on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) by going to Interest Groups and then Adventures in Dining for more information.  Call 705-752-2544 and reserve a ticket with the CFUW group, which plans to meet at 5:30 p.m.  Let Kaarina know that you have reserved a ticket; she can pick up the ticket for you (ekt_86@hotmail.com or 705-752-2402).  Also let Marg Green know so she can reserve a seat for you at the table (mjgreen@cogeco.ca or 705-474-5556).

The Gourmet Lunch group will meet on Tuesday, November 7, at 12:30 p.m.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamer events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  If you wish to receive updates by email, ask Kaarina Tulisalso (ekt_86@hotmail.com) to put your name on the group list.  Roamers plan to attend the following events:


  • November 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Galaxy: North Bay Film is screening The Wife starring Glen Close.


  • November 9 from 11 to 2 at the Grande Event Centre: Soup's On.  Tickets are $10 and available at the door.  Proceeds will go to the Gathering Place.


  • November 10 at 12:54 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents the opera Marnie.


The next Sunrise Breakfast will take place at Auntie Jane’s on November 30 at 9:00 a.m.


CFUW North Bay October 2018 Newsletter

October General Meeting

Our next meeting, on Wednesday, October 17, will again provide you with an opportunity to socialize, register for the coming year, and sign up for interest groups.

It starts at 6:30 p.m. at Cementation, 590 Graham Drive.   Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:00, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door.  Please wear your name tag and bring your own mug.

This month goodies will be provided by Helen Jenkins, Bonnie Roynon, and Jeanette Wilmot.  Thanks to the social committee (Joan Barner, Nat Brunette, Karen Montcalm, Heather Strachan, and Heli Vail) who brought refreshments to the September meeting.

Our guest speaker is Marianna Couchie, former chief of Nipissing First Nation.  Her topic is It Only Takes  One.   Dr. Couchie has spent her life dedicated to the education  of her people, not only through her leadership role as Deputy Chief then Chief of Nipissing First Nation, but also through her 25-year career with the Ontario Ministry of Education where she served as acting District Manager for North Bay Sudbury District in her last year.  Her focus in both capacities was on the development of native language curriculum, a strong education system, and antiracism policies.  She received an Honorary Doctor of Education from Nipissing University, a Masters of Education from University of Toronto, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and was inducted into Nipissing District Human Rights Hall of Fame in 2008.  She is a strong believer in self governance for education and the importance of treaty rights.

Registration and Donations for Scholarship Fund

If you have not registered yet, please bring your completed form and cheque to the October meeting or to any October interest group meeting or mail them to Nat Brunette, 62 Whitney Avenue, North Bay, ON P1A 1Y3.  You will then receive your membership card and your brochure containing this year’s program.  The program on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) shows a couple of last-minute changes: the auction is now on November 14 and the Christmas social is on December 13.  The registration form is also available on the website.

Membership in CFUW entitles you to a number of discounts, so keep those membership cards handy. Through the Membership Discount Program you can receive discounts from Via Rail, Avis, CARP, and Personal Home and Auto Group Insurance.  To view a complete list go to cfuw.ca and search for Membership Discount Programs.In addition to paying their membership fees of $90, many of our members at this time make a tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund.  If you wish to make a donation to the scholarship fund, please write a separate cheque to CFUW North Bay Scholarship.

November 14 Silent Auction

Please note that the date for the November silent auction has been changed to November 14, a change necessitated by an event at Holy Name Church on our chosen date.

We’re asking you to prepare for this fundraiser on November 14 by starting to collect items to donate to the auction.  This is your chance to “regift” items you don’t need as well as donate new items, baked goods, services, gift certificates, and/or gift baskets.  If you are able to approach a local business for a donation, ask Kaarina Tulisalo (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail.com) to email you the letter she has prepared. 

Kaarina needs your help to make the auction a success.  She is looking for volunteers for the committee and the evening of the auction.  It is a short-term commitment from October 17 to November 14.  You will be working with an experienced team, attending one meeting, and doing the rest of the work required by phone and email.  To volunteer, please call or email Kaarina.

Remember to invite your friends and neighbours to this auction, our major fundraiser.

Treasurer and Chair for Archives Needed for 2018-19

Our club is still without a treasurer.  Isabel Churcher is still filling in for now and will assist the new treasurer.  We also need someone to act as a chair for archives, which is an executive volunteer position and does not require attendance at executive meetings.  Please let one of the co-presidents know if you are willing to take on one of these positions (Kaarina Tulisalo at ekt_86@hotmail.com, or Catherine Whiting at cathy.saari49@gmail.com).  

Facebook Page for CFUW North Bay

At our September meeting, Kristen Ferguson, chair of publicity/marketing, gave an excellent presentation on the advantages of having our club on Facebook.  She persuaded our members to unanimously support a motion to publicize and promote the club and its activities in various media outlets and also on social media.  Thanks to Kristen, we now have our own Facebook page.  If you have a Facebook account, you can search for CFUW North Bay and if you don’t, you can use the direct  link facebook.com/CFUWNorthBay/.  Be sure to "Like" the page so that updates are included in your news feed.  Feel free to comment on and share our posts — that's the power of social media.

Magazine Subscriptions

Help raise funds for our club by ordering magazine subscriptions for yourself or as gifts.  Subscriptions can be ordered from now until June 2019 through Kaarina or online at www.qsp.ca.  Orders placed by the end of October will be delivered in time for Christmas. Need help? Call or email Kaarina (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail.com). She will also be available at the October 17 general meeting with catalogues, information, and assistance with completing order forms.

Gift of Reading

Gift of Reading Convener Nat Brunette, as well as other members of the club, will be visiting a kindergarten class at Mother St. Bride School on Tuesday, March 5, to distribute a book to each pupil. Therefore, Nat needs donations of new books suitable for kindergarten children.  Please bring your donations to any general meeting.  For photos and information about the Gift of Reading, visit our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Go to Community Service and scroll down to Gift of Reading.

Celebrations for the 100th Anniversary of CFUW

Past President Brenda Robertson has offered to chair a committee to organize CFUW North Bay’s celebration of CFUW National’s 100th Anniversary  If you have ideas about how to celebrate this milestone and/or would like to be part of Brenda’s committee, please email her at brenda.r@sympatico.ca.

The Red Scarf and Bathtub Projects

Volunteers from our club will be helping the AIDS Committee of North Bay (ACNBA) knit or crochet red scarves to be “installed” on Main Street on World AIDS Day December 1.  Call or email Catherine Whiting (705-476-8677 or cathy.saari49@gmail.com) if you are willing to knit or crochet or donate red wool.  Sample scarves will be on display at the October 17 meeting and the November 14 auction.  Please also support the ACNBA by continuing to collect and bring to meetings toiletries for their clients (Bathtub Project) and warm socks (Sock It to Us).

Publications on the CFUW and Ontario Council Websites

Our CFUW national website cfuw.ca  and our provincial website cfuwontcouncil.ca provide important information for our members.  The national site has information for the general public.  Information for members only is accessed through cfuwadmin.org by using the user name viewonly and the password cfuw4321. 

Charitable Trust Webinar October 13 

This webinar on Saturday, October 13, at 1:30 p.m. is a special presentation on the opportunities and challenges faced by Indigenous women in the pursuit of post-secondary education.  All that participants will need is a computer with speakers in order to hear the presenters.  Participants will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions.  To register, please contact Zindzi Makinde, our Member Engagement Coordinator at cfuwgen@rogers.com or phone 1-888-220-9606.  Deadline for registrations is October 10.  Kaarina has already registered.  Please let her know if you will join her (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail.com).

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact in case you wish to join a particular group are listed on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

At the next meeting of the Book Club is at the home of Donna Spencer on October 23. Terry Campbell will be presenting Warlight by Michael Ondaatje.

Bridge players meet most Thursday afternoons from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.  It is difficult to keep track of who is available to play since so many of our bridge players travel.  Please email Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com) or Helen Manning (hmanning1492@bell.net) if you want to play, especially if you have been away and/or are not a regular player.

Join Adventures in Dining (formerly the Dinner Group) on Thursday, October 25, at 6:00 p.m. at Lookout Eatery and Bar, Callander (formerly Terrace Suites Restaurant).  The restaurant has reopened with a new menu and new chef (Jack Tennant).  Any club member who would like to join the group is invited.  Please contact Marg Green (mjgreen@cogeco.ca or 705-474-5556) to reserve your seat.

The next Gourmet Lunch is on Tuesday, November 6, at 12:30 p.m.

 Detailed information about upcoming Roamer events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  If you wish to receive updates by email, ask Kaarina to put your name on the group list. 

  • Saturday, October 6, at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy Cinema: Live at the Met presents Verdi’s Aida. Tickets are $27.00
  • Wednesday, October 10, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Osprey Links Clubhouse: The Callander Library hosts Fall into Fashion, a fundraiser for the library. The fashions are by Zak’s. Cost $55.00. Tax receipts are available for a portion of the ticket.
  • October 10, 17, and 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express and Suites: Third Age Life Long Learning Nipissing presents  The Medical Advantages of Cannabis. There are three presentations in the series.  Cost is $15.00 per single lecture or $30.00 for all three lectures, advanced sales only.  For more information go to our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) and go to interest group Roamers or go to thirdagenipissing.com.
  • October 20 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy Cinema:  Live at the Met presents Camille Saint-Saens’ Samson and Dalila. Tickets are $27.00. 
  • October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: The North Bay Symphony Orchestra presents Stage and Song featuring local musical theatre celebrities. Tickets are $43.
  • October 27 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy Cinema: Live at the Met presents  Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West.  Tickets are $27.00


The next Sunrise Breakfast will take place at Auntie Jane’s, 725 Main Street East, on Friday, October 26, at 9:00 a.m.


CFUW North Bay September 2018 Newsletter

Message from Co-presidents Catherine Whiting and Kaarina Tulisalo

We are looking forward to an exciting year.  Many members rolled up their sleeves during the summer to plan and prepare the foundation for the coming year.  The executive met August 15 for “Tips and Treats” to coordinate the plans for moving forward. The CFUW North Bay display in the entrance showcase at the North Bay Library is now in place and will be up until the end of September.  Please visit the display and give us your feedback.  

This year we will honour our past with our CFUW 100th Anniversary Celebrations in 2019.  Brenda Robertson has volunteered to chair the planning committee. We have a varied and interesting programme confirmed for the coming year. We look forward to continued growth in membership, new events such as the Evening of Music (information below), continuing our community partnerships, and forging new ones. The municipal elections in October will be a focus and Third Age Learning will be introduced.  Information about Third Age Leaning is available from a link on the right side of our website’s home page (cfuwnorthbay.ca). 

Thanks to each of you for your time, skills, and talents in making CFUW North Bay the strong vibrant club it is.  We will continue to learn together, to celebrate together, to make a difference in our community together, and above all to enjoy the fellowship and fun that is the essence of CFUW North Bay. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our first meeting September 19. Please extend an invitation to be our guest at our meetings to family, friends, and acquaintances.

September General Meeting

Our first meeting of 2018-19 on Wednesday, September 19, will provide you with an opportunity to socialize while enjoying a slideshow of last year’s club activities, register, and sign up for interest groups.

It starts at 6:30 p.m. at Cementation, 590 Graham Drive.   Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:00, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door.  Please bring your own mug and wear your name tag. 

Our speaker for the evening is Karen Strang, whose topic is Creating a Welcoming Community.  She has provided services locally, nationally and abroad while working in the field of international relations for over 23 years. In January 2015 she established her own business called Strang Intercultural Solutions. Prior to establishing her own business, Karen was the Director of International Initiatives at Nipissing University and Wilfrid Laurier University for a combined period of 20 years. Karen is passionate about empowering others to think outside the box and open their minds to “seek the unity in diversity,” and she believes building positive relationships is key.

Registration Forms and Membership Fees

You will by now have received your 2018-19 registration form from Membership Co-Chair Nat Brunette by email complete with instructions.  A copy is also available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) by clicking on the membership tab at the top of the home page.

Brochures

You will receive one page of the brochure, the programme for 2018-19, from Nat at the same time as the registration form.  The programme is available now on our website (click on the meetings and events tab at the top of the home page).  Printed copies of the brochure, containing the programme, will be available for you to pick up when you register.

Issues and Advocacy Report on Municipal Elections 2018

In order to assist you in making your decisions for the important municipal elections on October 22, Heli Vail and Bunty Swanson, Issues and Advocacy co-chairs, have contacted the Chamber of Commerce and listed the candidates’ meetings below:

  • Tuesday, September 11, from 6 to 8:00 p.m. at the Grande Event Centre: The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Meet and Greet” for mayoral candidates.
  • October 2 and 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grande Event Centre: the Near North Landlords’ Association will host a Q & A session with council candidates.
  • On Thursday, October 4, a 2-hour mayoral debate will be broadcast live from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Cogeco Channels 12 and 700.  Greg Estabrooks will chair.

This is the information available to date.  We would like representation by as many CFUW  members as possible at the candidates’ meetings.  Heli and Bunty will prepare questions. Please notify Heli (vailgh123@gmail.com) or Bunty (r.b.swanson6@hotmail.com) if you can attend.  Find out which candidate reflects your concerns and supports your positions.

Ontario Council Speaker Series and Workshops

The first Ontario Council Speaker Series and Workshops will take place in Toronto on Saturday, September 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Yorkminster Baptist Church, 1585 Yonge St.  Cost is $35.00, and funds are available if you wish to attend.  The theme for the day is “ Women Helping Women.”  The keynote speaker is Andrea O’Reilly, PhD, professor, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University.  Her topic is “The Changing Role of Motherhood in the 20th and 21st Centuries.” Complete details for the keynote address and the morning and afternoon workshops are available on the Ontario Council Website at cfuwontcouncil.org.  Please join Kaarina in Toronto for this day of learning and fellowship.  Let her know if you wish to attend (ekt_86@hotmail.com).

May Fundraiser for Scholarship Fund

The Evening of Music featuring the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir will take place on May 4, 2019, at St Andrew’s United Church.  This special fundraiser will be hosted by CFUW North Bay and the North Bay Grandmothers for Africa.  This event, in addition to the November auction, and the very successful July Cocktails at 4 (which raised $1000), will help us meet our obligations to donate scholarships to local secondary and postsecondary students.

Interest Groups

Interest groups are listed on your brochure.  There will be sign-up sheets at the September meeting.  General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact in case you wish to join a particular group and are unable to attend the September meeting are listed on our website (www.cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Below is the information available now:

The first Book Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 p.m.  Diane Steward  will be presenting The Gentleman from Moscow at the home of Heather Chambers. 

The first meeting of the Gourmet Lunch group will take place on Tuesday, October 2, at a restaurant.

The Gourmet Dinner group will meet on Thursday, September 20, at Lot 88 at 6:00 p.m.  All members are invited to join us.  Call or email Kaarina for a reservation.

The date and location of the first meeting of the Issues and Advocacy group will be announced at the September general meeting.

Our first Sunrise Breakfast falls on Friday, September 28, at 9 a.m. and will take place at Auntie Jane’s, 725 Main Street East.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events are available on our website. If you wish to receive updates by email, ask Kaarina Tulisalo (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail.com) to put your name on the group list.  Also let Kaarina know if there is an event you would like to attend with fellow Roamers.

  • September 8 to October 27 at the Alex Dufresne Gallery: Diversity, a show of Helen Whitehead’s work. Reception September 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • October 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Les Companons: Chili Lunch in a Bowl, a fundraiser for Grandmothers for Africa.  Tickets are $20 and that includes the bowl.  They are available from CFUW members Bunty Swanson, Heli Vail, and Anna Petruzella, as well as from Creative Learning.  For more information, check the poster on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).


CFUW NORTH BAY MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

AGM May 16

Our May 16 AGM will again take place at 7 p.m. at Cementation, 590 Graham Drive.  As usual please come to the meeting at 6:45 p.m. to socialize and have some refreshments.  Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:15, so if you will be arriving late, please bring a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door.

Please bring your own mug so that clean up is kept to a minimum and wear your name tag.

Our speaker is Angela Maroosis, known as Grocery Girl. 

It is at this meeting that you will be asked to vote in a new executive, accept the annual reports, and approve the budget for 2018-19.  Although members have come forward to fill executive positions, nominations will be accepted from the floor.  You will receive the annual reports, which include the proposed budget, by email before the meeting.  Please prepare for the meeting by reading them.

End-of-Year Dinner Meeting June 20

Please note that our end-of-year sit-down dinner is at Zorba’s Grill on Wednesday, June 20, despite the fact that the restaurant is closed and will soon be opening as SugarDaddy Cupcakes and Catering.  Cocktails and socializing will take place from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. with dinner served at 6:15.  Members have a choice of either salmon or chicken and Caesar or spring salad.  The meal also includes vegetables, cakes, and galaktoboureko (a Greek custard and phyllo pastry dessert). The cost is 32.50 all in. 

Could the phone contact people please phone those on their list and have firm numbers with food choices to Susanne Carr (susanne.carr@sympatico.ca or 705-474-9786) by May 16.  Members who have special food requirements can let Susanne know.  Anyone confirming attendance will be responsible for the dinner fee of $32.50.  You can pay in cash or write a cheque to Susanne for the amount and give it to her at the Sunrise Breakfasts or the May 16 meeting or drop it off in her mailbox at 839 Queen Street.  Payment is due June 8.  

Fundraiser for Scholarships on July 24

Details for the “social event of the year” will be coming soon. The July scholarship fundraiser will be “full of fellowship and fabulous frivolity.” Heli Vail and her committee hope that all of you will attend again this year to support CFUW North Bay Scholarship Fund.  Please mark Tuesday, July 24, on your calendars and plan to attend.

Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Marilyn Smith to discuss The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain.

The Bridge Group plays Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and will continue to meet throughout the summer.

The next Gourmet Dinner date is Thursday, May 31, at the Green Papaya.  To reserve a seat, email Kaarina  (ekt_86@hotmail.com) or call Christine Todd Mitchell  705-474-7494. 

The next Gourmet Lunch is on Tuesday, June 5, at 12:30 p.m.

Heritage Gardeners plan to start working on their beds at the waterfront in the next couple of weeks as soon as the ground is dry.  If you would like to help,  please email Bonnie Cappadocia, the team leader of the Voyageurs (bonnie.cappadocia@gmail.com).

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Here is a summary of these events:


  • May 6 at 10:00 a.m. at Laurier Woods:  Hike for Hospice, a fundraising event for the Nipissing Serenity Hospice.  If you are interested in participating as a CFUW North Bay team or as an individual, call or email Kaarina Tulisalo (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail.com). 


  • May 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Elvis: If I Can Dream.  Tickets are $55.00. Let Kaarina know if you plan to join her.


  • From May 9 to 12 at 7:30 p.m. and May 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church: The Dressing Room Collective presents Nunsense, a musical comedy directed by Maureen Cassidy. Tickets are $20.00. For reservations call 705-477-4982 or email dressingroomcollective@gmail.com.


  • May 11 at 2:15 p.m. at Nipissing University, Monastery Room M106 (please note change of venue): Lecture by Dr. Hoffman, Unleashing the Potential of Conflict Resolution at Home and Abroad.  Evan Hoffman, PhD, is a Senior Associate at the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation and the Program Leader of the Institute of Applied Conflict Management at Nipissing University.


  • May 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Cecil’s Brewhouse: Dinner with the author Giles Blunt, a fundraiser for the Callander Library and the North Bay Rotary Club.  The social starts at 6:00 p.m.  For tickets ($85.00) call 705-752-2544 or 705-471-6194. A tax receipt will be issued for part of the ticket price.


  • May 16 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Third Age Nipissing presents the second lecture in the Love of Music Series. Violinist Dr. Jamie Arrowsmith reflects on the ways music can impact one’s life.  Cost is $15.00.


  • May 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Third Age Nipissing presents the third lecture in the Love of Music Series: We’ve Got Rhythm.  Music educator Carol Jodouin explores how rhythm is created and presented. Cost is $15.00.


  • May 26 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Church: The North Bay Symphony Chamber Music Series presents the Beethoven Quartet. Cost is $30.00.


  • May 27 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church: The J.O.Y. Bands present Movie Magic & Broadway Memories.  See poster on our website for more details.


  • May 27 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema screens The Leisure Seekers.


  • May 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Marina Point: Tea to celebrate the Dionne Quintuplets’ birthday.  Tickets are $10 at the door.  This is a fundraisers for North Bay Grandmothers’ for Africa and the Dionne Home.  More details are on the poster on our website.


Sunrise Breakfast: Guido and Arlene’s Restaurant will be closed on Friday, May 26, the date of our next Sunrise Breakfast.  Instead we will meet as usual at 9:00 a.m. at Auntie Jane’s at 725 Main Street East (West Ferris Overpass).  Sunrise Breakfasts, as they have for the last few years, will continue during the summer months at Auntie Jane’s the last Friday of the month.


CFUW NORTH BAY APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER

April 18 Lunch and Learn Meeting: Welcoming Newcomers to North Bay

Our April 18 Lunch and Learn meeting will be held at noon at Holy Name Church, 895 Memorial Drive.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  Please plan to arrive between 11:30 and 11:45 so that we can start the presentations at 12:00.  

You can reach the church via Memorial Drive or from the overpass by turning right on Judge Street.  There is lots of room for parking around the church.  The door we are to use is on Beth Street, the main entrance.   For those who need to use a ramp, there is an entrance off Colgan Street.

Please bring your own lunch and a mug.  Tea and coffee and dessert will be provided. 

Our presenters for Welcoming Newcomers to North Bay are Taslima Ahmed, a settlement worker at the Multicultural Centre, Lisa Long, and Gord Hamden.   The three panelists will have 15 minutes each to share their experiences and involvement with newcomers.  There will be a 10-minute Q & A at the end and additional social time after 1:00 for more interaction with the presenters.

Invitations to this open meeting have been sent to organizations in our community.  Please invite anyone you think may be interested, especially newcomers to North Bay.  Posters of the event will be distributed, and a copy will be on our website’s home page (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

Annual Reports Due April 20

If you are a member of the executive, the chair of a committee, or the convener of an interest group, please email a short report to Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com) no later than April 20.  All members will receive the annual reports by email before the May 16 AGM.

If you are required to submit a report for the first time, you may want to check out last year's annual reports, minus the treasurer’s report and the budget, for which you can find a link at the bottom of the home page of our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

Ontario Council and National AGMs

Ontario Council will hold its AGM in Oshawa on May 11 and 12.  Please inform Brenda Robertson (brenda.r@sympatico.ca) if you are interested in attending.  The brochure for the AGM is on the Ontario Council website (cfuwontcouncil.ca). 

CFUW’s National AGM will be held elecronically from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Marianne Rogers to discuss The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. 

The Bridge Group continues to play Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. on May 1.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Here is a summary of these events:

  • April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s:  Near North Voices Choir presents Sharing Our Choral Art VI. Tickets are $20 and available at Gulliver’s or at the door.
  • April 12 to 14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 2:00 p.m. at Ecole secondaire publique Odyssée: The Paperbag Collective presents Zastrozzi by George Walker. Tickets are $20.00. Call 705-472-8547 to reserve tickets.  For more details, consult the poster on our website.
  • April 14 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Verdi’s Luisa Miller starring Placido Domingo.
  • April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: North Bay Symphony presents The Planets.
  • April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Comedian Roseanne Barr.  Tickets are $60 and $50 (balcony).
  • April 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Best Western: Canadian Club’s dinner/speaker event.  Speaker is Dr. Monia Mazigh, PhD (wife of Maher Arar).
  • April 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: free familly film Justice LeagueDonations accepted for food bank.
  • April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre’s Sunday Cinema: The 9:15 Train to Paris. Cost is $6.00.
  • May 6 at Laurier Woods: Hike for Hospice Palliative Care.  Details are on poster on our website. Let Kaarina know if you would like to join her and Diane Wallace on the hike and/or make a donation. Forms will be available at the April 18 Lunch and Learn.
  • May 12 at Cecil’s Brewhouse: Dinner with the author Giles Blunt, a fundraiser for the Callander Library and the North Bay Rotary Club.  For tickets ($85.00) call 705-752-2544 or 705-471-6194.


Sunrise Breakfast: Friday, April 27, at 9 a.m. at Guido and Arlene’s Restaurant on Trout Lake Road.


CFUW NORTH BAY MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER


March 21 Potluck and Resolutions Meeting

Our March 21 pot luck and resolutions meeting will be held at Cementation.  Please arrive at 5:30 p.m.  Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until the meeting starts, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door. 

The evening will start with the potluck and social (5:30 to 6:15) followed by the resolution discussion and motions (6:15 to 7:45).  The meeting will conclude with items of CFUW National business: articles and bylaws, nominations for national boards, and two finance motions.

Please bring savoury or sweet cold finger food on a ready-to-serve plate to share and your own plate and cup.  Cementation has no oven to heat food.

Please prepare for the meeting by reading the three resolutions and the one from Ontario Council.  They are available on the CFUW North Bay website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) via a link in the box on the right of the home page below the information about the March meeting.  At the meeting members of the Issues and Advocacy Committee will present the resolutions, on which the membership will then vote.  Our voting delegate will then relay the results of our votes to the national AGM. 

The items of CFUW National business to follow the vote on the resolutions were explained in Brenda Robertson’s email of March 1.  However, rather than being voted on April 18 as mentioned in that email, they will be voted on at our March meeting.  To review the information Brenda sent, you can go to our website and click on the link below the one for the resolutions.

A quorum is needed for all votes, so please plan to attend. 

Loonie/Toonie and Book Collections

Remember to bring your loonies and toonies for the International Women’s Day project (described in January and February’s newsletters) and books for the North Bay Correctional Services Library.

Social for New Members May 30

New members are invited to a social hosted by the membership chairs and the executive at the home of Marilyn Smith on the evening of May 30.  Details will be sent to new members soon.

Coldest Night of the Year Update

CFUW North Bay’s Cool Cats raised $560 for the Gathering Place and the Warming Centre.  Five walkers and 23 donors contributed to the event.

Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 27, at 7:00 p.m. at Susanne Carr’s home to discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.  

The Bridge Group continues to meet on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.

The next Adventures in Dining will take place at 100 Elements at Canadore College on Thursday, April 5, at 6:00 p.m.  All club members are invited, and you may bring a guest if you wish. The cost is $49 including the gratuity.  Dinner 2 will be served.  This menu is available on the 100 Elements website or by clicking on this link: https://az184419.vo.msecnd.net/canadore-college/website-images/100-elements/menu-page/2018%20100%20Elements%20Winter%20Dinner%20Menu%202.pdf.

Contact Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com) or Christine Todd Mitchell (705-474-7494) to reserve a seat and indicate if you have any dietary restrictions.  

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Here is a summary of these events:

  • March 10 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy:  Live at the Met presents Rossini’s Semiramide.  
  • March 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema screens I Tonya.
  • March 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema screens Phantom Threads.
  • March 20 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Callander Community Centre:  The Callander Public Library presents a spaghetti dinner.  Cost is $10.
  • March 24 at 12:30 p.m. at the Galaxy: National Theatre Live presents Hamlet.
  • March 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema screens All the Money in the World.
  • March 31 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy:  Live at the Met presents Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutti.  
  • April 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Best Western: The Canadian Club hosts a dinner/speaker event with Dr. Monia Mazign.  Her topic is Changing the Narrative About Muslim Women.


The next Sunrise Breakfast is on March 23 at 9 a.m. at Guido and Arlene’s Restaurant on Trout Lake Road.  The date has been changed because the last Friday of the month is Good Friday.


CFUW NORTH BAY FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER


February Meeting

Our February 21 meeting will once again take place at Cementation.  Our speaker is

Dr. April James from Nipissing University’s Department of Geography.  Her topic is a timely one: our environment.

As usual please come at 6:30 p.m. to socialize and have some refreshments.  Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:15, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door. Please remember to wear your name tag and bring a mug.

Cool Cats: CFUW North Bay’s Team for Coldest Night of the Year 

There is still time to join CFUW’s Cool Cats to raise money for the Gathering Place. The Coldest Night of the Year starts at 5:00 p.m. on February 24 at Algonquin Secondary School.  If you have not already done so, you can sign up to be a walker or make a donation at the February general meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting and want to participate or contribute or if you need for more information, please contact Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com).

International Women’s Day Events

International Women’s Day (IWD) Week is from March 2 to 9.  This year CFUW North Bay is partnering with the AIDS Committee to host Join Me on the Bridge on Friday, March 2.  This is a world-wide event to promote taking a stand for peace and equality.  Participants will gather at Holy Name Church at 11:00 a.m., rally on the West Ferris overpass at noon, and return to Holy Name Church for a reception at 12:30 p.m.

The complete calendar of events for IWD will be available after the February 9 planning meeting.  Some of the events will be hosted by Nipissing University.  Senator Kim Pate will be a keynote speaker March 8.  Look for details on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) when they are available. There will be a link from the notice board on the right side of the home page.

Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading, a part of IWD, will take place Wednesday, March 7, at Woodland Public School (built on the site of Pinewood School) between 1:45 and 2:30 p.m. This year, our school has four kindergarten classes with a total of 54 books required to allow us to give a new book to each senior kindergarten student.

As a result, Nat Brunette and her group of volunteers are looking to collect at least 20 more books appropriate for senior-kindergarten-age children. You can drop books into our donation box at the February meeting or you can call or email Nat to arrange for her to pick up donations (705-497-0096 or natbrunette62@gmail.com).

If you are able to attend the event on March 7, please let Nat know ASAP.

She would really appreciate some help distributing the books and then reading to a few to the students.

Loonie/Toonie Project for 2018

We will continue our loonie/toonie collections at the February and March general meetings.  As reported in in more detail in the January newsletter, CFUW collections will go to the Match International Women’s Fund to expand support for grassroots women’s organizations in the global South. 

Book Drive for the North Bay Correctional Services Library

Our club is collecting books for the new library at the jail. The initiative is directed by Shannon Palmer, a social worker at Correctional Services North Bay and a past winner of a CFUW Scholarship.  Please bring your books to the February general meeting or take them to the AIDS Committee office.

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact to join a particular group are listed on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Sheila Taylor to discuss Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood.  Bonnie Cappadocia will lead the discussion.

Bridge players meet every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Gourmet Dinner or Adventures in Dining members will dine out on Thursday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m. at a location to be announced soon.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6.

The next Issues and Advocacy meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, at the home of Lisa Long.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events will be available on our website as soon as it is available.

  • February 7 to 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Widdifield Secondary School: Gateway Theatre Guild presents Other Desert Cities. Details are available at gatewaytheatreguild.ca. 
  • February 10 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Donizettit’s L’Elisir d’Amore.
  • February 10 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in downtown North Bay: Carnaval des Compagnons.  Go to centrecompagnons.ca for a schedule of events. 
  • February 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema screens The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman.
  • February 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Brett Kissel, Canada’s newest country star, presents We Were That Song.
  • February 24 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Puccini’s La Boheme.
  • February 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: the North Bay Bay Symphony presents Coming Together featuring Calvin Chen.


The next Sunrise Breakfast is on February 23 at 9:00 a.m. as usual at Guido and Arlene’s


CFUW NORTH BAY JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER


January Meeting

Our January 17 meeting will once again take place at Cementation.  As usual please come at 6:45 p.m. to socialize and have some refreshments.  Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:15, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door.

Please remember to wear your name tag and bring your mug.

Our guest Gord Hamden will help you beat the January blahs with art and laughter, providing you with a fun drawing lesson.  Gord has asked you to bring a blue or orange pencil crayon to decorate your masterpiece.  Everything else will be provided.

Your roster (if you requested a printed copy), brochure, and receipts can be picked up at this month's interest groups and general meeting.  Items not picked up will be mailed or delivered after the general meeting.

Gift of Reading

Nat Brunette still needs more books suitable for children in kindergarten to distribute on March 7 to a kindergarten class at Woodlands Public School.  Please bring your donations to the January or February meeting. 

Ontario Council Standing Committee Meeting

The topic of the next Ontario Standing Committee meeting on January 20 is In Our Own Power: Stories of Women’s Organizations.  Pre-registration is needed by January 10 for catering services.  Ontario Council provides travel subsidies for mileage.  For more details, please consult the registration form at cfuwontcouncil.ca.

The Coldest Night CFUW North Bay Team

Kaarina Tulisalo is organizing a CFUW North Bay team to participate in the Coldest Night to help raise funds for the Gathering Place.  The Coldest Night is a local and national event that takes place on Saturday, February 24.  You can walk, jog, or even sit out the event in the comfort at Algonquin Secondary School.  Complete details will be available at our January meeting or from Kaarina (ekt_86@hotmail.com).

CFUW Webinar

CFUW’s webinar, 150 Acts of Reconciliation, takes place on Thursday, February 1, at 4:00 p.m.  Its purpose is to explore “the concrete actions to show support, appreciation and solidarity to indigenous peoples to promote togetherness.” To register contact Jenna Smith, Member Engagement Coordinator at cfuwgen@rogers.com.

Please let Kaarina know if you plan to register and join her for the webinar.  More details are available in the December 20 Club Action Newsletter.

Letter from CFUW National President Grace Hollett

Please read the letter from our national president sent to you as a separate attachment along with this newsletter and the message from our own president Brenda Robertson.

CFUW Library Award

 The CFUW library award was created to promote literacy and learning by supporting innovative approaches, encouraging community involvement, and advocating for the Canadian library system.  Any district library, big or small, or a literacy-related project is eligible.  Additional information is available on the CFUW Member Resource Site at cfuwadmin.org  (user name viewonly and password cfuw4321).  CFUW North Bay wishes to support a nomination for this award.  Only one nomination, for the Callander Library, was suggested so far, and it will be presented at the January 17 meeting. 

Loonie/Toonie Project for 2018

 As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, CFUW clubs are asked to raise funds for a women’s equality project selected by the CFUW Board of Directors. This year the funds will once again go to the Match International Women’s Fund, a Canadian organization based in Ottawa. The goal is to expand support for grassroots women’s organizations and groups in the global South. Our collection of loonies and toonies will begin at our January general meeting and continue until the March meeting. For more information, check the Match International Women’s Fund website at www. matchinternational.org and our CFUW Member Resources Site cfuwadmin.org (click on member login).

Magazine  Subscriptions 2018

 You can order magazine subscriptions from now until June 2018. Orders may be placed on line at qsp.ca. or through Kaarina. Please include our group number 3741949 when ordering online.   Call her (705-752-2404) if you require a catalogue and order form. They will also be available at our general meetings.  Proceeds from our magazine orders help with our club’s expenses.

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact to join a particular group are listed on our website.

The Book Club will meet at the home of Helen Manning on Tuesday, January 23, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

Bridge players meet every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

On Thursday, January 25, at 6:00 p.m., you are invited to join the Gourmet Dinner a.k.a Adventures in Dining for dinner at the Crown and Beaver Gastro Pub Ltd. on Lakeshore (formerly Jack Tennant’s) to celebrate Robbie Burns Day.  Please email Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com) or phone Christine Todd Mitchel, the group’s convener (705-474-7494), to add your name to the guest list and arrange for a ride if you need one.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7.

The Issues and Advocacy group will meet again on Tuesday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Heli Vail.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website.  Here is a summary of these events:

  • January 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: a performance by Tartan Terrors, a group that mixes rock with traditional folk. 
  • January 24 at noon at the Best Western: Canadian Club luncheon with speaker Corina Moore, President and CEO of Ontario Northland.  
  • January 27 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Puccini’s Tosca.


The next Sunrise Breakfast is on Friday, January 26, at 9:00 a.m. as usual at Guido and Arlene’s on Trout Lake Road. 


CFUW NORTH BAY DECEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Christmas Social December 13

Our annual Christmas social takes place on Wednesday, December 12, this year at Holy Name Catholic Church, 146 Beth Avenue (on the corner of Beth Avenue and Memorial Drive).  Please enter through the main door.

Please pack up a dozen cookies, squares, or candies in or on a disposable container and your own mug. Also bring a photo, a special item, or a story to share - something that made Christmas particularly memorable for you that year.

Once again John Balfe will be our special guest, leading us in the singing of Christmas carols.

For many years our club has collected gifts for Transition House and True Self (an agency that helps women returning to the work place) at this social.  If you wish to contribute, please bring a gift for a woman or child.  Place your gift in a bag instead of wrapping it so that those distributing the gifts can determine the most suitable recipients.

As well you will have an opportunity to donate to the Montessori School Under the Tree in rural Tanzania for Maasai children.  Since 2010 some club members have made donations at Christmas to assist this school, three years ago donating money for the construction of a more permanent building.  Detailed information about this international connection for our club, provided by Brenda Robertson, is on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Go to Community Service/International Connections. 

Charitable Trust Dinner

The Charitable Trust dinner will take place at Average Joe’s on Monday, December 4, at  5:30 p.m.  You will by now have been contacted, and if you are attending, will have chosen your main course and dessert.  If you have ordered a meal and find out you can not make it, please call Bunty Swanson (705-474-4044) 24 hours before the dinner.  If you cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, the club will be charged, and we will have to ask you to pay for the dinner.

At the Charitable Trust dinner we commemorate the fourteen women students murdered at the École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989, and those who wish to do so, contribute towards awards for women in graduate studies in any field.  Applicants must justify the relevance of their work to women.  There is one award of $7,000 for doctoral level study and one award of $5,000 for masters study.

November Auction

Thanks to everyone who helped make the “Countdown to Christmas” and silent auction evening such a success, and a special thanks to Kaarina Tulisalo, who once again pulled it all together.  Over 40 members and guests attended and raised over $1800, 75 percent of which will go into the scholarship fund.  The rest will remain in the fundraising account.  Go to cfuwnorthbay.ca to see photos of the event, including some of our special guest, Dennis Chippa.

Gift of Reading

Please consider buying and donating books suitable for kindergarten children for CFUW’s Gift of Reading.  Nat Brunette does not have enough books to distribute on March 7 to a kindergarten class at Woodlands Public School.  Please bring your donations to the December, January or February meeting. 

Our club donates books annually to each pupil in a local kindergarten class through the Gift of Reading.   For photos and information about the Gift of Reading, visit our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Go to Community Service and scroll down to Gift of Reading.

Membership and Roster

Our club’s numbers are now at 61, including 7 new members, thanks to the hard work of Marilyn Smith and Nat Brunette, who have had a very busy fall reaching out to everyone on last year’s list.  

Thanks to Sue Fisher, the printed rosters are completed and ready for distribution.  You will receive one at the Charitable Trust Dinner if you requested one.  If you are not attending the dinner, you can pick up yours at the December meeting.  Everyone will receive an electronic roster in your inbox by December 4. 

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact to join a particular group are listed on our website.

On Tuesday, December 12, the Book Club is meeting at Average Joe’s at 11:30 a.m.  Brenda  Robertson will lead the discussion of Clementine by Sonia Purnell.

Bridge players meet every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4. 

The Issues and Advocacy group will meet again on Tuesday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Heli Vail.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website.  Here is a summary of these events:

  • December 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church: Stop Energy East (North Bay) and Ecologos present a screening of a Water Docs film Where You Live, a celebration of water.
  • December 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church: J.O.Y. Bands present “The Sweet Sounds of Christmas.”  The carol sing-a-long begins at 1:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served afterwards.  Proceeds from the free-will offering will help support the synagogue restoration.


The next Sunrise Breakfast will take place at Guido and Arlene’s on December 29 at 9:00 a.m.


CFUW North Bay November 2017 Newsletter

Silent Auction November 15

The silent auction, our main fundraiser, starts at 6:30 p.m. on November 15 at Holy Name Catholic Church, 146 Beth Avenue (on the corner of Beth Avenue and Memorial Drive).  Please enter through the main door.

For more information, please check Kaarina Tulisalo’s CFUW Auction 2017 Alert document to be sent out shortly.

Our speaker is Dennis Chippa, who will introduce his new book, the third in his Santa series, The Elf Palooza Crank

Please bring guests to this fun event and help add to scholarship and fundraising accounts.    

The Charitable Trust Dinner December 4

On Monday, December 4, we will again meet at Average Joe’s to remember the 14 women killed at École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989.  

Our speaker this year is Jen Gordon from Nipissing University.  Her topic is Sexual Violence, Prevention and Education Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m.; dinner, at 6 p.m.

There will be a sign-up sheet for the dinner at the auction. When you sign up, please choose your entrée and dessert  If you are unable to attend the auction, a member of the calling committee will phone to ask if you are able to attend our Charitable Trust dinner.

The deadline for signing up for the dinner is November 30, when Bunty Swanson needs to report numbers and menu choices to Average Joe’s.

Many members who attend choose at this time to make a donation to the CFUW Charitable Trust École Poltytechnique Commemorative Award established in 1991 honouring the memory of the murdered women.  For more information about the Charitable Trust or to donate online, go to cfuwcharitabletrust.ca.

Membership Committee Report 

We currently have forty-seven paid members, fourteen fewer than at this time last year.  In a positive light, we have five new members, who have already joined the interest groups with great enthusiasm. The membership chairs are now busy contacting last year’s members who have not yet renewed their memberships.  The new roster will be available for you to pick up at the Christmas social on December 13.  Those rosters not picked up will be mailed or hand delivered. Members requesting to receive the roster electronically will receive the documentearlier.  If you would like to receive your roster electronically and have not confirmed this information with either Marilyn Smith or Nat Brunette, please let them know ASAP at either marilynlaurie@gmail.com or NatBrunette62@gmail.com.

Members’ Donations to the Scholarship Fund

Many members make donations to the scholarship fund at the time of registration.  However donations may be made at any time and are eligible for an income tax receipt.

Magazine  Subscriptions

You can order magazine subscriptions from now until June 2018 on line at qsp.ca. Please include our group number 3741949 when ordering.  Or if you prefer Kaarina Tulisalo will process paper orders for you. Call her (705-752-2404) if you require a catalogue and order form. They will also be available at our general meetings.  Proceeds from our magazine orders help with our club’s expenses.

The Red Scarf, Bath Tub, and Sock It To Us Collections for North Bay AIDS Committee

Please call Kaarina Tulisalo (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail. com) by November 24 if you have scarves to donate.  The ceremony and scarf distribution in recognition of AIDS Awareness Day is December 1.

Please continue to support the Bathtub Project and Sock It to Us by bringing toiletries and warm socks. There is also a critical need for feminine hygiene products. The collection bags are available at general meetings.

CFUW Library Award

CFUW North Bay will submit a nomination for this award.  Please forward your suggestion for this nomination as soon as possible to Kaarina Tulisalo (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail. com). Additional information is available on CFUW Member Resources website (cfuwadmin.org).

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact in case you wish to join a particular group are listed on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

At the next meeting of the Book Club will be hosted by Caroline Haist.  We will be discussing Sweetland by Michael Crummey.

Bridge players meet most Thursday afternoon from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. 

On Wednesday, November 29, at 6:00 p.m., you are invited to join the Gourmet Dinner group for dinner at the Vista Restaurant at Terrace Suites in Callander.  Please email Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com) or phone Christine Todd Mitchel, the group’s convener, (705-474-7494) to add your name to the guest list and arrange for a ride if you need one.

The Gourmet Lunch group will meet on Tuesday, November 7, at 12:30 p.m.

The next Issues and Advocacy meeting is on Tuesday, January 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Heli Vail.  Check the website for minutes and agendas of meetings.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamer events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  If you wish to receive updates by email, ask Kaarina Tulisalso (ekt_86@hotmail. com) to put your name on the group list.  Roamers plan to attend the following events:

  • November 3, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Art on Main, 171 Main Street West: Reception for Drawn Together, an art exhibition and sale featuring Arlie Hoffman and friends.  Friends include CFUW member Susanne Carr. The exhibition continues until December 2.
  • October 31 to November 4 at 7:30 p.m. and matinées November 4 and 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Discovery North Bay Museum: Eighteen Degrees, a play written and performed by Maureen Cassidy.  Admission is $20.  Call 705-472-8547 for tickets.
  • November 9, at 7 p.m. at Nipissing Theatre (F213), Nipissing University: Community screening of the documentary A Better Man.  A panel discussion organized by Lisa Long will follow.  Please bring a feminine hygiene product as the price of admission.
  • November 12 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church: The North Bay Community J.O.Y. Band presents "Musical Memories of the War Years.”  The sing-a-long begins at 1:30. Refreshments will be served. This is a free-will offering event with proceeds going to the North Bay Crisis Centre.
  • November 14, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Callander Community Centre:  The Callander Library hosts a dinner fundraiser “An Evening of Indian Cuisine,” catered by Don and Pat Drysdale.  Cost is $35.
  • November 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in downtown North Bay: Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Walk
  • November 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: the 22 Wing Band Military Concert celebrating Canada's 150th.  Cost is $20.00.
  • November 22 to 25 at Widdifield Secondary School: The Gateway Theatre Guild presents 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt.  Cost is $20.00. 


The next Sunrise Breakfast will take place at Guido and Arlene’s on November 24 at 9:00 a.m.


CFUW North Bay October 2017 Newsletter

October General Meeting

Our next meeting, on Wednesday, October 18, will again provide you with an opportunity to socialize, register for the coming year, and sign up for interest groups.

It starts at 6:30 p.m. at Cementation, 590 Graham Drive.   Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:00, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door.  Please bring your own mug.

Our guest is Major Brenda Tinsley, who will speak about the history of women in the military.

Registration and Donations for Scholarship Fund

If you have not registered yet, please bring your completed form and cheque to any October interest group meeting or to the October meeting or mail them to Nat Brunette, 62 Whitney Avenue, North Bay, ON P1A 1Y3.  You will then receive your membership card and your brochure containing this year’s program.  The program can also be found on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  The registration form is also available on the website.

Membership in CFUW entitles you to a number of discounts, so keep those membership cards handy. Through the Membership Discount Program you can receive discounts from Via Rail, Avis, CARP, and Personal Home and Auto Group Insurance.  To view a complete list go to cfuw.ca and search for Membership Discount Programs.

In addition to paying their membership fees of $90, many of our members at this time make a tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund.  If you wish to make a donation to the scholarship fund, please write a separate cheque to CFUW North Bay Scholarship.

November Silent Auction

Once again November is silent auction month, and we’re asking you to prepare for this fundraiser on November 15 by starting to collect items to donate to the auction.  This is your chance to “regift” items you don’t need as well as donate new items, baked goods, services, gift certificates, and/or gift baskets.  If you are able to approach a local business for a donation, ask Kaarina Tulisalo (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail.com) to email you the letter she has prepared. 

Kaarina needs your help to make the auction a success.  She is looking for volunteers for the committee and the evening of the auction.  It is a short-term commitment from October 18 to November 15.  You will be working with an experienced team, attending one meeting, and doing the rest of the work required by phone and email.  To volunteer, please call or email Kaarina.

Remember to invite your friends and neighbours to this auction, our major fundraiser.

Volunteers Needed for General Meetings

As you can see from the charts attached as two images to the newsletter, we need volunteers to be program leads for December for both the Charitable Trust dinner and the Christmas social, for January, February, April, and June and to be on the teams for all the general meetings starting in December.  If you can help in any capacity, please email Bonnie Roynon at broynon@gmail.com.

Magazine Subscriptions

Help raise funds for our club by ordering magazine subscriptions for yourself or as gifts.  Last year we made over $100.  Subscriptions can be ordered from now until June 2018 through Kaarina or online at www.qsp.ca. Orders placed by the end of October will be delivered in time for Christmas. Need help? Call or email Kaarina (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail.com). She will also be available at the October 18 general meeting with catalogues, information, and assistance with completing order forms.

Gift of Reading

Nat Brunette has agreed to be the new convener for the Gift of Reading.  Nat, as well as other members of the club, will be visiting a kindergarten class in Woodlands Public School on March 7 (1:45 to 3:30 p.m.) to distribute a book to each pupil.  Nat would appreciate donations of new books suitable for kindergarten children.  Please bring your donations to any general meeting.  For photos and information about the Gift of Reading, visit our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Go to Community Service and  scroll down to Gift of Reading.

The Red Scarf and Bathtub Projects

Volunteers from our club will be helping the AIDS Committee of North Bay (ACNBA) knit or crochet red scarves to be “installed” on Main Street on World AIDS Day December 1.  Call or email Catherine Whiting (705-476-8677 or cathy.saari49@gmail.com) if you are willing to knit or crochet or donate red wool.  Sample scarves will be on display at the October 18 meeting and the November 15 auction. 

Please also support the ACNBA by continuing to collect and bring to meetings toiletries for their clients (Bathtub Project) and warm socks (Sock It to Us).

CFUW Library Award

The CFUW library award was created to promote literacy and learning by supporting innovative approaches, encouraging community involvement, and advocating for the Canadian library system.  CFUW North Bay wishes to support a nomination for this award.  Any district library, big or small, or a literacy-related project is eligible.  If you know of a possible nomination for this award, please email or call Kaarina Tulisalo (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail.com).  Suggestions will be discussed at the October general meeting.  Additional information is available on the CFUW Member Resource Site at www.cfuwadmin.org  (user name viewonly and password cfuw4321).

Publications on the CFUW and Ontario Council Websites

Our CFUW national website cfuw.ca  and our provincial website cfuwontcouncil.ca provide important information for our members.  The national site has information for the general public.  Information for members only is accessed through cfuwadmin.org by using the user name viewonly and the password cfuw4321. 

75th Anniversary Videos

Caroline Haist had a recent request for the video she produced for the club’s 75th anniversary.  Last year she raised $110 for the scholarship fund by selling the videos for $10.  She is willing to make more DVDs.  If you are interested in purchasing one, email her at carlilh43@gmail.co

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact in case you wish to join a particular group are listed on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

At the next meeting of the Book Club is at the home of Donna Spencer on October 24.  Helen Somerville will lead a discussion of The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor by Sally Armstrong.

Bridge players meet most Thursday afternoons from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m.  It is difficult to keep track of who is available to play since so many of our bridge players travel.  Please email Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com) or Helen Manning (hmanning1492@bell.net) if you want to play, especially if you have been away and/or are not a regular player.

The Dinner Group will meet on Tuesday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m. at Casey’s.  Any member who would like to join the group is invited.  Please email Kaarina Tulisalo at ekt_86@hotmail.com or call Christine Todd Mitchell 705-474-7494 to reserve your seat.

The next Gourmet Lunch is on Tuesday, November 7, at 12:30 p.m.

The Heritage Gardeners will finish gardening for the season after planting 150 tulip bulbs next Wednesday, October 12.

The first Issues and Advocacy meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Catherine Whiting, 75 Wild Cherry Lane. Check the website for minutes and agendas.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamer events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  If you wish to receive updates by email, ask Kaarina to put your name on the group list. 

  • October 2 to 24 at various locations in North Bay: The Sexual Assault Roadshow, an art  display.  For specific dates, times, and locations, check the Amelia Rising website: ameliarising.ca.
  • October 13, 20, and 27 at 6:00 p.m. at Discovery North: Haunted Hikes. Cost is $6.00.  Call 705-476-2323 to register.
  • October 21 at 12:00 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Jacques Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann.  Tickets are approximately $25.
  • October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: The North Bay Symphony presents “Rising Stars.”
  • October 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema presents Dunkirk.  Tickets are $6.00. 
  • October 25 at 6:00 p.m. at Best Western: Canadian Club hosts a dinner meeting with speaker Jim Calarco on the topic Northern Film Production.
  • October 29 at  7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema presents The Glass Castle. 
  • November 14 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Callander Community Centre:  The Callander Library hosts a dinner fundraiser “An Evening of Indian Cuisine,” catered by Don and Pat Drysdale.  Cost is $35.


The next Sunrise Breakfast will take place at Guido and Arlene’s on Friday, October 27, at 9:00 a.m.



CFUW North Bay September 2017 Newsletter


Message from Co-president Brenda Robertson

September days are here with summer’s best of weather (we hope) and autumn’s best of cheer. The summer days have rolled along, leaving us with pleasant memories of our travels, days at the cottage, visits with family and friends, and projects completed or maybe not quite.

As we begin our CFUW year, Bonnie and I would like to extend our welcome and invitation to participate in all the activities that have been planned from general meetings and interest groups to the special events for fundraisers and International Women’s Day.  Provincially we can look forward to the Ontario Council Standing Committee meeting September 23, which has a focus on elections, and the Ontario North Regional Gathering in Haliburton October 19.  More information about these events is on the club website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

Our CFUW North Bay club has enjoyed 75 years in the Canadian Federation of University Women.  Our longtime members and archivists have kept a record of our history, for it’s good to know from where we came.  And in the hands of our current members is the challenge of where do we go from here.  Each decade, no doubt, has brought its own challenges, but through it all, our club has persisted, working together to resolve issues, to seek solutions, and grow stronger as an organization that can make a difference in the lives of women and girls.

The past few years have stretched our emotions, our friendships, and our good will, we may think, as never before. Is the time not now to put our very best forward to rise to the challenge of preserving our club and work through divisive issues in a productive, respectful way.  The health and growth of our club is in the hands of all of our North Bay members.  At the end of the day, when all is said and done, what do we hope best for our club in going forward.  What legacy do we wish to leave for those who come after.  And how do we promote our club in a positive uplifting way now.

September begins with a new executive, members who have accepted the invitation to take on leadership responsibilities.  Thank you to each member for giving of your time and skills and many talents in support of CFUW North Bay.  We learn together and have lots of fun too.

Appreciation is extended to the programme and membership committees who have met through the summer in planning for the coming year.  An excellent, varied programme is ready to unfold with something to appeal to everyone.

Please join us on September 23 in friendship as we come together to greet new and current members. 


September General Meeting

Our first meeting of 2017-18 on Wednesday, September 20, will provide you with an opportunity to socialize while enjoying a slideshow of last year’s club activities, chat with our guest Chris Tworo, CFUW Regional Director Ontario North, sign up for interest groups, and participate in a fun activity.

It starts at 6:30 p.m. at Cementation, 590 Graham Drive.   Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:00, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door.  Please bring your own mug.

September’s speaker is Christie Wipprecht, graduate goldsmith, who will share her experience as a young North Bay entrepreneur.  As well she will showcase some of her pieces.  Please bring your favourite piece of jewellery to the meeting so that you can share its story when we break into small groups.

As those who attended the August meeting will recall, we decided to postpone registration until our October meeting for a number of reasons, but if you wish to register at the September meeting, membership chairs will gladly accept your cheques and forms.


Brochures, Registration Forms, and Membership Fees

You will receive the brochure, which includes the 2017-18 program, and registration form at the same time as the agenda for the September meeting by email.  Printed copies of the brochure will be handed out at the September meeting.  It can also be found on our website.  It would help speed up the registration process if you would please print and complete the registration form and bring it to the October meeting, when the $90 fee is due.


Vice-President Position Still Vacant

Please consider joining the group that is committed to making CFUW North Bay run smoothly: our executive.  We still need a vice-president.  Contact one of our co-presidents, Brenda Robertson (705-472-2758 or brendar@sympatico.ca) or Bonnie Roynon (705-476-5643 or broynon@gmail.com) for more information.


Ontario Council Standing Committee Meeting

The first Ontario Council standing committee meeting will take place in Toronto on September 23.  There are funds available if you wish to attend.  For a brochure go to the Ontario Council website (cfuwontcouncil.ca).


Ontario North Regional Fall Gathering

Haliburton Highlands is hosting the Ontario North Regional Fall Gathering on 19.  For the poster, detailed program, and registration form, go to our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).


Interest Groups

Interest groups are listed on your brochure.  There will be sign-up sheets at the September meeting.  General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact in case you wish to join a particular group and are unable to attend the September meeting are listed on our website (www.cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Below is the information available now:

The first Book Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 26, at 7 p.m.  Wynne Blair will be presenting Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing at the home of Heather Chambers. 

The first meeting of the Gourmet Lunch group will take place on Tuesday, October 3, at The Urban Café.

The date and location of the first meeting of the Gourmet Lunch group will be announced at the September general meeting.

The date and location of the first meeting of the Issues and Advocacy group will be announced at the September general meeting.

Our first Sunrise Breakfast falls on Friday, September 29, at 9 a.m. and will take place as usual at Guido and Arlene’s on Trout Lake Road. 

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events are available on our website. If you wish to receive updates by email, ask Kaarina Tulisalo (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail.com) to put your name on the group list.  Also let Kaarina know if there is an event you would like to attend with fellow Roamers.

September 10, 17, and 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Sunday Cinema presents Beatriz at Dinner, The Hero, and Beguiled. Cost is $6.00 per movie.


September 20, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Osprey Links Club House: lunch and fashion show “Fall Into Fashion” with fashions by Not Clyde’s Boutique (Mattawa).  Tickets are $55.  The event is a fundraiser for the Callander Library building fund. Call the Callander Library 705-752-2544 to reserve your ticket(s).  


September 29, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Grand Event Centre (beside Cecil’s): Downtown North Bay presents The Show, a reception and fashion show featuring Main Street fashions.



CFUW NORTH BAY MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER

AGM May 17

Our May 17 AGM will again take place at 7 p.m. at Cementation, 590 Graham Drive.  

As usual please come to the meeting at 6:45 p.m. to socialize and have some refreshments.  Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:15, so if you will be arriving late, please bring a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door.

Please bring your own mug so that clean up is kept to a minimum and wear your name tag.

Our speaker is CFUW North Bay member and Heritage Gardener Bonnie Cappadocia.  Bonnie’s topic is xeriscaping: using plants and techniques to minimize the use of water in your gardens.

It is at this meeting that you will be asked to vote in a new executive, accept the annual reports, and approve the budget for 2017-18.  Although members have come forward to fill executive positions, nominations will be accepted from the floor.  You will receive the annual reports, which include the proposed budget, before the meeting.  Please read them before the meeting.

End-of-Year Dinner Meeting on June 14

Please note that our end-of-year sit-down dinner is at Zorba’s Grill is on Wednesday, June 14, the second, not the third Wednesday in June. Cocktails and socializing will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30.  Members have a choice of either salmon or chicken and Caesar or spring salad. The meal also includes vegetables, assorted cakes and galaktoboureko (a Greek custard and phyllo pastry dessert).  The cost is $32.50 all in.  Amy Steele who owns Amy Steele Bags and sells her items at the Farm on Main Street will be talking about the her store instead of owner Katie Bevan as she is expecting a baby on May 29.  

Could the phone contact people please phone those on their list and have firm numbers to Susanne Carr by May 10 with food choices (susanne.carr@sympatico.ca or 705-474-9786).  There are already 22 people signed up.  Anyone confirming her attendance will be responsible for the dinner fee of $32.50.  Details about when payment is due will be provided soon.

Ice Cream Social Fundraiser July 20

Please mark this date on you calendars and plan to attend an ice cream social on Thursday, July 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Heli Vail’s home on Trout Lake, 442 Lakeside Drive.  The cost is $15.00, and the proceeds will go to the CFUW North Bay Scholarship Fund.  On the menu will be ice cream sundaes, sweets, and iced tea. Please wear summer apparel with an appropriate hat and gloves if you have them. Also please bring a wrapped present, something you do not think is a treasure, from what you currently have in your home. If you have friends visiting, they are welcome to join us.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 12, by emailing Heli at vailgh123@gmail.com.

Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 23, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Marilyn Smith to discuss The Victory of Geraldine Gull by Joan Clark.

The Bridge Group plays Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is on Wednesday, June 6, at 12:30 p.m.

Heritage Gardeners plan to start working on their beds at the waterfront on Wednesday, May 3.  If you would like to help,  please email Diane Steward, the team leader of the Voyageurs (fredifred@gmail.com).

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Here is a summary of these events:

  • May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at Ramada Inn Pinewood Park: Alia n’ TanJay Fashion Show and Dinner. Tickets are $30.00.
  • May 4 to 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, adapted and directed by Rod Carley. Tickets are $30.00.  On May 7 and 14 the shows are matinee performances at 2:30 p.m.
  • May 6 from 11:00 to1:00 p.m. at Calvin Presbyterian Church: a Victorian luncheon plus baking and jewelry sales.  Cost is $7.00.  Tickets will be available at the door.
  • May 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Laurier Woods:  Hike for Hospice, a fundraising event for the Nipissing Serenity Hospice.  If you are interested in participating as a CFUW North Bay team or as an individual, call or email Kaarina Tulisalo (705-752-2404 or ekt_86@hotmail.com). 
  • May 10 to 13 at 7:30 at Ecole Odyssée the Gateway Theatre Guild  presents Becky Shaw, a Pulitzer- nominated comedy directed by Blake Cerisano.  Tickets are $20.00.  Call 705-358-1425 to reserve.
  • May 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.
  • Saturday May 13 to 27 from 10:00 a.a. to 6:00 p.m. daily at 176 Lakeshore Drive (former Tweedsmuir School): The Nipissing Region Curatorial Collective presents The Paddle Project. Eighty-four artists from across the province are creating art work on, in and with wooden paddles.
  • May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Canadore Aviation Technology Campus:  Glowing Hearts Concert by Jet Stream, the Royal Canadian Air Force.  Tickets are $35.00 and are available from Cecil's and from Bill Jacko (705-492-3961). 
  • May 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Davedi Club: the Davedi Club’s 65th Gala Celebration.  Cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, dancing to follow.  Tickets are $60 and available at the club.
  • May 24 at 2:00 p.m. starting at Heli Vail’s home on 442 Lakeside Drive: a walk to raise funds for North Bay Grandmothers for Africa.  Details are available at northbaygrans.ca. from a link on the notice board. Contact Heli to participate (vailgh123@gmail.com).
  • May 24 at 8:00 p.m. at the Davedi Club: Windsong Music Festival presents The Good Lovelies.  Tickets are $30 and available at the club.


Sunrise Breakfast: Friday, May 26, at 9 a.m. at Guido and Arlene’s Restaurant on Trout Lake Road.


CFUW NORTH BAY APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER

April 19 Lunch and Learn Meeting

Our April 19 Lunch and Learn meeting will be held at noon at Holy Name Church, 895 Memorial Drive.  You can reach the church via Memorial Drive or from the overpass by turning right on Judge Street.  There is lots of room for parking around the church.  The door we are to use is on Beth Street, the main entrance.   For those who need to use a ramp, there is an entrance off Colgan Street.

Please bring your lunch and a mug.  Beverages and goodies will be provided. 

Don Wallace from Wallace Klein Partners in Law and one of his associates are the speakers on the topic of wills and powers of attorney. 

Invitations to this open meeting have been sent to many organizations in our community.  Please invite anyone you think may be interested.  Posters of the event have been distributed, and a copy is on our website’s home page.

Annual Reports Due April 19

If you are a member of the executive, the chair of a committee, or the convener of an interest group, please email a short report to Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com) no later than April 19.  All members will receive the annual reports by email before the May 17 AGM.

If you are required to submit a report for the first time, you may want to check out last year's annual reports, minus the treasurer’s report and the budget, for which you can find a link at the bottom of the home page of our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

Ontario Council and National AGM’s

Ontario Council will hold its AGM on May 12 and 13 in Stratford.  Please inform Bonnie  Roynon (broynon@gmail.com) if you are interested in attending.  The brochure for the AGM is on the Ontario Council website (cfuwontcouncil.ca). 

CFUW’s National AGM will be held from June 24 in Richmond, BC.  Please inform Bonnie if you are interested in attending.

CFUW North Bay Cool Cats

The CFUW North Bay Cool Cats raised $675 for the Gathering Place, helping the North Bay Coldest Night event to surpass its goal and to raise $60,000.  Photos of the team are on our website.

Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Donna Spencer to discuss Baking Cupcakes in Egypt by Elizabeth MacLean. 

The Bridge Group continues to play Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. on May 2.

Gourmet Dinner members will dine at the Ram's Head Restaurant, Main Street, Callander, on April 27 at 6:00 p.m.  All CFUW North Bay members are invited to join the Dinner Group.  Please get in touch with Kaarina  (ekt_86@hotmail.com or 705-752-2404 ) or by telephone to Christine Todd Mitchell (705-474-7494) by April 23 to reserve a seat or for more information.  Diners will order individually from the Ram's Head menu.

The next meeting of the Issues and Advocacy Committee is on May 3 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Here is a summary of these events:

  • April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s:  Near North Voices University Community Choir presents “A Canadian Choral Celebration.” Tickets are $20.  Poster is on our website.


  • April  9 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church: Part 6 of the lecture series “Adapting Romeo and Juliet - Content Versus Context” with Rod Carley.  Cost $15.00.


  • April 9 at 7:00 p.m. at the Capitol Centre’s Sunday Cinema: The Last Word starring Shirley MacLaine. Cost  $6.00.


  • April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laurentian University Fraser Auditorium: CFUW Sudbury hosts their 22nd “Celebrate Women” event.  Authors Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel will present their book Girl Positive.  Reception and book signing will follow.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door.  Poster is on our website.


  • April 22 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.


  • April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: North Bay Symphony presents “Mozart & Mahler.”


Sunrise Breakfast: Friday, April 28, at 9 a.m. at Guido and Arlene’s Restaurant on Trout Lake Road.


CFUW NORTH BAY MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER


March 15 Potluck and Resolutions Meeting

Our March 15 pot luck and resolutions meeting will be held at Cementation.  Please arrive at 5:30 p.m.  Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until the meeting starts, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door. 

The evening will start with the potluck and social (5:30 to 6:15) followed by the resolution discussion and motions (6:15 to 7:30).  The meeting will conclude with items of business (7:30 to 8:30).

Please bring cold finger food on a ready-to-serve plate to share and your own plate and cup.  Cementation has no oven to heat food.

Please prepare for the meeting by reading the two resolutions. They are available on the CFUW North Bay website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) via a link on the home page in the box on the right following the information about the March meeting.  At the meeting members of the Issues and Advocacy Committee will present the resolutions, on which the membership will then vote.  Our voting delegate will then take the results of our votes to the AGM.  A quorum is needed, so please plan to attend.  If you are unable to attend, you will be able to vote on the resolutions by email.  

Revised Descriptions for Executive Positions on Website

Members of the executive at several executive meetings this fall and winter have reviewed and revised the list of duties for each member of the executive.  Please scroll to the bottom of the home page of our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) and click on the link to the revised descriptions. 

Loonie/Toonie Collection

Remember to bring your loonies and toonies for the International Women’s Day project described in February’s newsletter.

Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Heather Chamber’s home to discuss The Prison Book Club by Amy Walmsley.  

The Bridge Group continues to meet on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4.

The next meeting of the Issues and Advocacy Committee is on May 3 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is available on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Here is a summary of these events:

  • March 11 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy:  Live at the Met presents La Traviata.
  • March 24 at 6:00 p.m. at Nipissing University in F213: The Canadian International Council welcomes Dr. Gwynne Dyer.  This keynote event is part of the Undergraduate Research Conference 2017.  It is free, but seating is limited.  Register at  http://www.nipissingu.ca/academics/research-services/ors/ugrc/Pages/Keynote-Speaker.aspx.
  • March 26 at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church: “March Gladness,” a concert by the J.O.Y. Band and the Near North Voices combined with presentations by four local published authors and refreshments to follow.  Tickets are $15 at the door.  All proceeds will go to the Grandmothers Organization of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.


The next Sunrise Breakfast is at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 31, at Guido and Arlene’s Restaurant on Trout Lake Road.  


CFUW NORTH BAY FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Presidents’ Message

Hello February!

Although snowdrops and crocuses are still a dream for us, many of our members are enjoying their time basking in the sun of warmer climates of the south or on the nearby snowy trails and hills.  February is supposed to be the shortest month, but sometimes can feel longer.  CFUW North Bay interest groups take you out to enjoy one another’s company and introduce you to new friends, books, delicious food, and perhaps a new strategy for bridge. Please remember those who would welcome your good wishes.

During my stay in Vancouver, I found A Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh in a small independent book store.  This hand-sized book was lent to me years ago by a friend, and I was delighted to find this treasure to read once again.  You may find it of interest also.

Your North Bay executive have been working very hard in their roles preparing for the next general meeting on the 15th.  Along with selecting local community-based organizations for awards this year supported by the scholarship fund, CFUW North Bay also has the opportunity to select a community-based organization to nominate for the CFUW Creative Arts Award which is a biennial award from national.  Some suggestions include Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre, TOROS, the North Bay Symphony String School, or the Friendship Centre’s Traditional Fiddlers Program, to name a few.  As the time is short, (the nomination needs to be sent in by March 1), we will be asking our members for other suggestions and then make a decision on a nominee.  The nominees will then be contacted and asked to prepare an application on behalf of their group.

To let you know, the CFUW resolution schedule has been changed this year.

  • On February 15 clubs will receive proposed draft resolution packages.
  • From February 15 to April 15 clubs will study the proposed resolutions. 
  • On April 15 clubs will submit any amendment(s).
  • May 15 is the deadline for emergency resolutions.
  • On May 15 clubs will be sent the amended draft resolution together with any emergency resolutions.


Further information on the resolution process and rationale for the new schedule can be viewed on the CFUW national website www.cfuwadmin.org.  Please use the username and password.

Bonnie and I are grateful for all your contributions to the club interest groups and for your enthusiastic participation at the general meetings.  Please join us on the 15th to take a journey through the imagination and entertainment of children’s literature with guest speaker Dr. Terry Campbell, a master story teller.

Sincerely

Bonnie Roynon and Brenda Robertson, Co-presidents CFUW North Bay

February Meeting

Our February 15 meeting will once again take place at Cementation.  Our speaker is Dr. Terry Campbell, education professor at Nipissing University.  Her topic is “Children’s Literature for Entertainment, Education, and Imagination.”

As usual please come at 6:45 p.m. to socialize and have some refreshments.  Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until just after the meeting starts.  For security reasons the door will be locked at 7:15, so if you will be arriving late, please have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door. 

Request from Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee would like the general membership's input on choosing two community-based organizations for our 2017 awards.  We have the following five we would like you to consider: AIDS Committee, Amelia Rising, Laurentian Learning Centre, Multicultural Society, and Transition House. We would like you to rank them.  A sheet will be available at the February meeting, or you can email Heather Chambers at hmchambers1970@gmail.com.

Cool Cats: CFUW North Bay’s Team for Coldest Night of the Year 

There is still time to join CFUW’s Cool Cats to raise money for the Gathering Place on February 25.  For details check January’s newsletter, go to cnoy.org, or contact Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com).

New Members' Welcome Evening

Lise King and Marilyn Smith, our membership chairpersons, are inviting the new members and our executive to a new members' welcome evening on Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Marilyn’s home (18 Cecelia Court).  Please RSVP to marilynlaurie@gmail.com or call Marilyn at 705-474-1072.  

International Women’s Day Events

International Women’s Day (IWD) is March 8.  Activities are scheduled worldwide to celebrate the theme “Be Bold for Change.” CFUW North Bay is partnering with the North East Women’s Health Alliance (NEWHA) to host these IWD events: 

  • Friday, March 3, at 11 a.m.: “Join Me on the Bridge” (North Bay overpass), a rally in support of women’s issues. 
  • Tuesday, March 7: “Tampon Tuesday,” a national initiative by the United Way to collect feminine hygiene products for women in need.
  • Tuesday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Pentecostal Temple (CPT): “An  Evening to Celebrate Women and Share Stories.”  Lisa Long has arranged for the mother of the Syrian family sponsored by CPT to share her story.
  • Thursday March 9, from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m.: Women’s Wellness Day featuring “Yoga for All at City Hall” and at 1:00 p.m. Wellness Booths in the North Bay Public Library auditorium. 


More details and posters will be posted on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) when they are available. Look for the link from the notice board on the left side of the home page.

Gift of Reading

Doris Toswell, accompanied by a number of our club’s members, will be visiting the senior kindergarten class at 2:15 p.m. at St. Luke’s Catholic School, 225 Milani Road, on March 8 to distribute a book to each pupil.  This is the club’s 17th year for the Gift of Reading, our own IWD event.

Loonie/Toonie Project for 2017

As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, CFUW clubs are asked to raise funds for a women’s equality project selected by the CFUW Board of Directors. This year the funds will go to the Match International Women’s Fund, a Canadian organization based in Ottawa. The goal is to expand support for grassroots women’s organizations and groups in the global South. Our collection of loonies and toonies will begin at our February general meeting. Visit the Match International Women’s Fund website for more information at matchinternational.org.

Interest Groups

General information about each group and the names of the conveners to contact to join a particular group are listed on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

The Book Club will meet on February 28 at the home of Marianne Rogers to discuss by The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.  Bonnie Cappadocia will lead the discussion.

Bridge players meet every Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Gourmet Dinner members will dine at 100 Elements at Canadore College on Thursday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m.  All CFUW North Bay members are invited. The cost is $48.00, tax and gratuity included.  Please get in touch with Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com or 705-752-2404 ) by February 16 to reserve a seat or for more information.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7.

The next Issues and Advocacy meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22, at the home of Bunty Swanson to discuss this year’s resolutions, which will be available on February 15.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events will be available on our website as soon as it is available.

  • February 5 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church: North Bay Choral Society presents “Love Is in the Air.”
  • February 5 at 2:00 p.m. at The Capitol Centre: the film 20th Century Woman.
  • February 14 at  7:00 p.m. at the Empire Living Centre: The Canadian Club presents “The Music City Ukulele Club.”  Cost is $15.00 for non members.
  • February 14 from 7 to 9:00 p.m. in A224 at Nipissing University: a presentation by Warrant Officer Sheldon Quinn “Aboriginal and Military Traditions Intertwined.” Register online before the presentation at http://thecic.org/sheldonquinn.
  • February 24 at 8:00 p.m. at the Voyageur Inn: the AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area hosts “Lads and Lashes.”  Tickets are $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door. 
  • February 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre:  The North Bay Symphony presents a matinée performance “Symphony Storyteller.” 
  • March 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre:  Menopause the Musical. 
  • March 11 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents La Traviata.


The next Sunrise Breakfast is on February 25 at 9:00 a.m. as usual at Guido and Arlene’s.