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CFUW North Bay October 2016 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. 



CFUW NORTH BAY JANUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Presidents’ Message

In this wintry world of 2017, we may pause and take time for reflection.  Some may have thoughts of de-cluttering and organizing, or writing a resolution on something to change or begin a new endeavour.  Others may focus on gratitude, writing in their journal the daily things we appreciate.

However we start a new year, let us have a sense of hope and optimism for what the year may bring. The new year presents itself as an open book ready for each story to be written.  What new adventures await or challenges to meet?  The book is called opportunity.

How fortunate we are as educated women to have the capacity to support women and girls in their education. We have much to be proud of through our scholarship program for the assistance we can provide.  We expand that support on issues of concern with our advocacy efforts.  Our CFUW North Bay club is strong and healthy with an open door to welcome new members.  In return, we gain new friendships and a congenial, respectful group of colleagues to enjoy.  We have much for which to be grateful.

For the new year, 

May you have the opportunity

To realize your dreams,

To participate in a worthy cause,

To embrace friendships

And to the enjoy the present.

On behalf of Bonnie and me, we wish you a fulfilling, successful new year in all your endeavours.

Sincerely

Brenda Robertson and Bonnie Roynon


January Meeting

As stated in our brochure, our January 18 meeting will once again take place at Cementation.  However, the agenda was changed in response to the notification of the CFUW special meeting on the GWI issue scheduled for January 30.  The executive thought that the time left over for this issue at the general meeting would not be adequate to prepare for our club’s input; therefore the speaker, Rob Graham, has agreed to make his presentation entitled "Techno Resiliency" in September.  

Recent GWI developments have led the CFUW national board to cancel the special meeting on January 30.  As a result, the executive have revised the agenda for our January general meeting and look forward to your joining us for an engaging, informative, and celebratory "Happy New Year" general meeting on Wednesday, January 18.

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.

Your roster, brochure, and receipts can be picked up at this month's interest groups and general meeting.  The rest will be mailed after the general meeting.

Ontario Council Standing Committee Meeting January 21

This meeting’s topic is “Closing the Gender Wage Gap.”  The morning plenary will begin with Linda Davis (Gender Wage Gap Steering Committee), followed by either Janet Borowy or Jennifer Quito (Equal Pay Coalition).  Pre-registration is needed by January 16 for catering services.  Ontario Council provides travel subsidies for mileage.  Please see the registration form on website www.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 25.  You can walk, jog, or even sit out the event in the comfort of the Grande Event Centre.  Complete details will be available at our January meeting or from Kaarina (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 Diane Wallace on January 24 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Yann Martel’s The High Mountains of Portugal.

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

The next Gourmet Dinner will be the New Year’s Feast on January 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chicago Café.  All club members are invited.  Please get in touch with Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com or 705-752-2404 ) if you would like to join the dinner group for the feast.

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

The Issues and Advocacy group will meet again on Monday, January 9, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the home of Janet Poudrier.

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

  • January 7 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Nabucco.
  • January 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church: a Canadian Club presentation by Beth Gilhespy - “The Bruce Trail Conservancy: Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation.” 
  • January 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: CBC Radio’s This Is That with hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring.
  • January 21 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Romeo and Juliette.


The next Sunrise Breakfast is on January 27 at 9:00 a.m. as usual at Guido and Arlene’s. 


CFUW NORTH BAY DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

Christmas Social December 14

Our December meeting is a Christmas social, this year at Woodlands 2 Rec Centre, 161 Linsay Street.  It starts at 7:00 p.m.  Parking is limited, so please car pool if possible.

Please bring six cookies, squares, or candies in or on a disposable container and your own mug. Also bring a photo to share.  It can be a childhood photo, one from your own family when your children were young, or one of a particularly memorable Christmas.

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, a mud-thatched structure in rural Tanzania for Maasai children.  Since 2010 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. 

New rosters will be available at the social and at the January meeting.  Rosters not picked up in January will be mailed.

Donations to CFUW Charitable Trust

On December 4 at the Charitable Trust dinner, members donated $450 to the CFUW Charitable Trust.  If you were unable to attend the dinner and would like to donate, you can do so on line.  Go to cfuwcharitabletrust.ca.

November Auction

Thanks to everyone who helped make the “Count Down to Christmas” and silent auction evening such a success.  The auction raised over $1600, 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 one of our special guests, the students of the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre Traditional Fiddling Program.

Gift of Reading

Please consider buying and donating books suitable for kindergarten children for CFUW’s Gift of Reading.  Doris Toswell, as well as other members of the club, will be visiting a senior kindergarten class in the first week of March to distribute a book to each pupil through a program called the Gift of Reading.  Please bring your donations to the December, January or February 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.

Magazine and Video Fundraisers

The magazine fundraiser continues until May 2017.  You can place orders on line at www.QSP.ca or through Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com).  The fall campaign has raised over $100 for our club’s operating expenses. 

Sales of the 75th anniversary video now total $110, which will be donated to the scholarship fund.  You may still order a DVD for $10 by emailing Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com).

AIDS Awareness Day

 CFUW North Bay was well represented at the AIDS Awareness Day ceremony Thursday, December 1. Our knitters donated red scarves and joined the over 80 volunteers who donated over 400 scarves for the project. To view The Nugget photo of Catherine Whiting and the Bay Today photo of Kaarina Tulisalo, as well as Kaarina’s photos of other members who attended the ceremony at Whitewater, go to our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

Visit to MPP Vic Fedeli

On Friday, December 2, three members of the Issues and Advocacy group, Heli Vail, Nimmi Pitt, and Kaarina Tulisalo, had a successful meeting with MPP Vic Fedeli.  The agenda included a brief update on CFUW North Bay and discussions on the Resolution on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and our CFUW National initiative on early learning and child care.  

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 13, the Book Club has planned a potluck lunch.  Wynne Blair will host and lead the discussion of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee.

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

The next Gourmet Dinner will be on January 12 at 6:00 p.m. (restaurant TBA).  All club members are invited to join the group.

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

The Issues and Advocacy group will meet again on Monday, January 9, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the home of Janet Poudrier.

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

  • December 10 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents L’Amour de loin.
  • December 10 at 3:00 p.m. in front of MP Anthony Rota’s North Bay office: Stop Energy East Rally.
  • December 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: The North Bay Symphony’s “Christmas Dreams.”
  • December 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church: J.O.Y. Band and J.O.Y. Band Too present “The Sweet Sounds of Christmas.”  

There will be no Sunrise Breakfast in December.



CFUW North Bay November 2016 Newsletter

November 16 Silent Auction: Count Down to Christmas

The silent auction, our main fundraiser, starts at 6:30 p.m. on November 16 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 2016 Alert document sent to you by Bonnie Roynon on November 1.

As well as the auction, there will be entertainment by the Traditional Fiddling Program from the Indian Friendship Centre.

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

The Charitable Trust Dinner December 5

On Tuesday, December 5, 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 Brenda Quenneville from Amelia Rising.  The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.

There will be a sign-up sheet for the dinner at the auction.  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.

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.

Projects Initiated by ACNBA

CFUW North Bay has decided once again to support three projects initiated by the AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area (ACNBA).  The Bathtub Project’s goal is to once again fill a bathtub with items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, razors, hotel shampoo, soap, toilet paper, and other hygiene supplies.  These items will be packaged by the staff at the ACNBA and will be distributed to their clients through the outreach program.  Please bring items to meetings and add them to the club’s collection bag.  Sock It to Us! is another year-long project to provide warm socks to those in need.  Please consider donating gently used or new socks and bringing them to meetings to place in the collection bag.  The third is The Red Scarf Project, but the deadline for it is fast approaching.  ACNBA needs the scarves by November 25 and will use them to raise public awareness on World AIDS Day on December 1.  If you can knit a scarf in time, please contact Catherine Whiting (cathy.saari49@gmail.com).  ACNBA has made cards to go on each scarf that say “Handmade By:…. “ with a  space for a name and below this "from CFUW North Bay.”  So if you wish to have your name written in, please put a note on your scarf.

Membership Committee Report

We now have fifty-six paid-up members, twelve fewer than we had last year.   Six of those are new.  The membership chairs are still busy getting in touch with 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 14.  Any not picked up then will be mailed.

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.

75th Anniversary DVD for Sale

To raise money for scholarships, Caroline Haist is offering to make copies of the 40-minute DVD shown at the anniversary dinner.  The DVD now includes photos and videos of the dinner as well as all photos found in the archives and of course those taken in recent years.

The price is $10, and she will donate the full amount, recovering the cost of production from her tax deduction.  Please email her (carlilh43@gmail.com) if you would like a DVD.  Those who place orders will be able to pick them up at the auction.

Webinars on Boosting Membership and on Election Reform

Please consider registering for the following webinars:

Tuesday, November 8:  GWI Webinar “Boost Membership and Inspire Advocacy “ using the MsGinko platform.  GWI partner Amy Balderson, founder of MsGinko, is the speaker and will introduce the story-sharing platform MsGinko and its many useful applications for our members.  Registration is done online and is free.  Check the Club Action Newsletter of October 27 sent by Bonnie Roynon October 28 for complete details.  Contact Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com) if you need assistance. 

Tuesday, November 15, at 4:00 p.m.:  CFUW  Webinar  “Electoral Reform” presented by Holly Ann Garnett, a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at McGill University and interim research coordinator of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship.  Holly, a graduate of Nipissing University, is a former member of CFUW North Bay.  

Register with Maddie West at cfuwadvocacy@ rogers.com.  Complete details can be found in the Club Action Newsletters of October 17 and 27.

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 (www.cfuwnorthbay.ca).

At the next meeting of the Book Club will be hosted by Helen Manning.  Caroline Haist will lead a discussion of A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

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

On Thursday, November 24, at 6:00 p.m., you are invited to join the Gourmet Dinner group for dinner at Casey’s to welcome new members.  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.

The Gourmet Lunch group is not meeting in December or in January.  The next meeting is on February 7 at 12:30 p.m.

The next Issues and Advocacy meeting is on Monday, January 9, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the home of Janet Poudrier.  Check the website for minutes and agendas of future meetings.

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

  • November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Room A226 at Nipissing University: the Nipissing University Branch of CIC hosts Major Tony Matheson of 22 Wing North Bay.  His topic is “Life in the Royal Canadian Air Force: Reflections by Major Tony Matheson.”
  • November 18 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.: Downtown Gallery Hop.  For map, go to downtownnorthbay.ca.
  • November 25 at 7:30 p.m.: 22 Wing Concert Band presents a concert at the Capitol Centre in support of the Capitol Centre’s Annual Children’s Festival.
  • November 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Walk.


The next Sunrise Breakfast will take place at Guido and Arlene’s on November 25 at 9:00 a.m. 


CFUW North Bay October 2016 Newsletter

Greetings from Co-presidents Bonnie Roynon and Brenda Robertson

It is a pleasure to bring greetings to our new, current, and future members. Brenda and I warmly invite those who are joining our club to explore the many facets of our website which includes links to the provincial, national, and international levels of CFUW.  We hope you consider participating in one or more of the many interest groups described on the website. 

Our program committee took the input of members last spring, and over the summer developed an engaging, stimulating program of events and speakers for our monthly meetings.  Our volunteers have been working hard to ensure our branding represents the goals and purposes of CFUW.  

We hope you are planning to join us in celebrating CFUW North Bay's 75th anniversary dinner on October 19.  See you there!  Bonnie

75th Anniversary Dinner 

It is not too late for you and your guests to sign up for our 75th anniversary buffet dinner on Wednesday, October 19, at the North Bay Golf and Country Club.  If you have lost track of your invitation, you will find it on the welcome page of our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  

If you have not yet paid your $50, please write a cheque to CFUW North Bay or place cash in an envelope and slip it through the mail slot of 385 Harvey Street, the home of our treasurer, Marianne Rogers, no later than October 11.  If you have not yet paid your registration fees, you may write one cheque for $140 for the fees and the dinner.

The dinner starts at 6:00 p.m., but consider arriving by 5:30 to enjoy the fellowship and many displays prior to the call for dinner.


Registration Forms

If you have not registered yet, please bring your completed form and cheque to any October interest group meeting or to the October dinner, or mail them to Lise King, 188 Voyer Road, Corbeil, ON P0H 1K0.  

November Silent Auction

Once again November is silent auction month, and we’re asking you to prepare for this fundraiser on November 16 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.  It is a short-term commitment from October 21 to November 19.  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.

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 2016 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. She will also be available at the October 19 dinner with catalogues, information, and assistance with completing order forms.

Gift of Reading

Just for this year Doris Toswell has agreed to be the convener for the Gift of Reading.  Doris, as well as other members of the club, will be visiting a senior kindergarten class in the first week of March to distribute a book to each pupil through a program called the Gift of Reading.  Doris would appreciate donations of new books suitable for kindergarten children.  Please bring your donations to the January or the February 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 19 dinner and the November 16 auction. 

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

Publications on the CFUW and Ontario Council Websites

Our CFUW national website cfuw.org and our provincial website cfuwontcouncil.ca provide important information for our members.  

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 (www.cfuwnorthbay.ca).

At the next meeting of the Book Club at Marion Wheeler’s on October 25, Anne Petruzella will lead a discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

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 Gourmet Dinner will meet on Thursday, October 13, at Average Joe's at 6:00 p.m.  Any member who would like to join the group is invited. Please email Kaarina at ekt_86@hotmail.com or call 705-752-2404.

The next Gourmet Lunch is on Tuesday, November 1, at 12:30 p.m.

The Heritage Gardeners will finish gardening for the season on October 12 with the planting of 100 daffodils.

The first Issues and Advocacy meeting will be held on Monday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m.. at Heli Vail’s.  Check the website for minutes and agendas.

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

  • October 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kennedy Gallery: opening of Lynn Johnston’s For Better or Worse exhibition.
  • October 8 at 12:00 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde.  Join Kaarina for brunch at 11:45 a.m. at A & W.
  • October 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Davedi Club: Rotary Polio Plus buffet luncheon to raise money for Rotary International’s project to eliminate polio.  Tickets are $30 and are available at the door.  Let Catherine Whiting (cathy.saari49@gmail.com) know if you plan to attend so that she can reserve a spot for you at the CFUW table.
  • October 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: The North Bay Symphony presents “Basso Cantabile.”
  • October 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Big Reel Show presents The Dressmaker starring Kate Winslet.

The next Sunrise Breakfast will take place at Guido and Arlene’s on Friday, October 28, at 9:00 a.m. 


CFUW North Bay September 2016 Newsletter

Message from Co-presidents Brenda Robertson and Bonnie Roynon

Bonnie and I would like to warmly welcome each of you as we begin a new year of membership in CFUW North Bay.  Why Join CFUW?  One of the compelling reasons that stands out for me is the difference we can make in the lives of women and girls.  Your involvement contributes numerous scholarships and lends your voice in advocacy from issues on FASD and human trafficking to pay equity and child care.

Reconnecting and making new friends are also open to you at our monthly meetings by joining the interest groups, participating in the special events, attending the Ontario Council Standing Committee meetings, Regional Fall Gatherings and the provincial/national AGMs.

This year CFUW North Bay is undertaking a pilot initiative in the planning of the general meetings with volunteer teams to take a lead in the proceedings.  As with anything new, this will be a work in progress.  Starting on the ground floor may be a learning curve, but through mentorship and collaboration CFUW North Bay can develop a structure that works for the club. Your past presidents and executives are there to support and work with the new executive and host meeting teams.  Club members bring their experiences and knowledge to the table during discussions and decision making time.  Throughout the year, communication will be the key.

As one of the few women’s organizations left, we need to work together, support, encourage and strengthen our membership, provide opportunities for leadership, and extend our efforts in the local communities where we reside.

The 75th anniversary dinner is another opportunity to celebrate from where we have come and consider the legacy we wish to leave to those who come after.  Imagine having 100 per cent of our membership join in this momentous occasion.  Please come together in solidarity to honour our 75th anniversary on October 19 at the North Bay Golf and Country Club.

Thank you to all of the committees in their preparation for the coming year.  Appreciation is especially extended to the program committee and the membership committee who have worked very diligently, giving of their time generously to ensure members have a stimulating, exciting program each month and eye-catching, artistic professional marketing materials in the brochure and posters.  

I would like to thank Bonnie Roynon for her leadership in the club as we move forward.  Bonnie has many talents and skills to share.  Thank you to the new executive members for your commitment to CFUW North Bay and willingness to give of your time and creativity.

September General Meeting

Our first meeting of 2015-16 on Wednesday, September 21, will provide you with an opportunity to socialize, register for the coming year, 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 theme is “You, Me, and CFUW.”  Our guest is Terryl Ryan, who will be demonstrating the many ways scarves can be worn, so bring a scarf for the demonstration.  If you have scarves you do not use, please bring them so you can participate in a scarf exchange.

Brochures, Registration Forms, Membership Fees, and Donations to the Scholarship Fund

The brochure you received with this newsletter and registration form is for your information only.  Printed copies of the brochure will be handed out at the September meeting.  The program can also be found on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

But please print and complete the registration form and bring it to the meeting.

Membership fees of $90 are due in September.  In addition, many of our members at this time make a tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund.

Please write one cheque for your membership fee to CFUW North Bay and another for your donation to the scholarship fund to CFUW North Bay Scholarship Fund.

75th Anniversary Dinner

Our club started celebrating its 75th anniversary in January of 2016.  On October 19 the festivities continue with a buffet dinner featuring roast beef and salmon at North Bay Golf and Country Club.  The cost, including taxes and gratuities, is $50 per person.  Guests are welcome, especially former members.  There will be a sign-up sheet for the dinner at the September meeting, and you will receive an invitation by email with complete details about the menu and the entertainment shortly. 

Brenda Robertson’s Report on the GWI Triennial Conference

Our own co-president, Brenda Robertson, represented CFUW at the GWI Triennial Conference and AGM in Cape Town in August.  Please read her report available from a link on the left side of the home page of our website.  Also available on the website now is a brief history of GWI.

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 27, at 7 p.m.  Joan Barner will be presenting Bill Browder’s Red Notice at the home of Sheila Taylor. 

The first meeting of the Gourmet Lunch group will probably take place on Tuesday, October 6, at a restaurant.  At the moment this group needs a convener.

The first meeting of the Gourmet Dinner group will take place on, also at a restaurant.  This group also needs a convener.

Then Issues and Advocacy group will meet again on Thursday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Heli Vail.

Our first Sunrise Breakfast falls on Friday, September 30, at 9 a.m. and will take place at Guido and Arlene’s on Trout Lake Road.  This group also needs a convener to book the restaurant.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events will be 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.

Ontario Council Standing Committee Meeting

The first Ontario Council standing committee meeting will take place in Toronto on September 24.  There are funds available if you wish to attend.  For a brochure go to the Ontario Council website (cfuwontcouncil.ca).

Regional Fall Gatherings

For information on and registration forms for four regional fall gatherings taking place in October in Ontario, go to cfuwontcouncil.ca.


CFUW NORTH BAY MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER

AGM May 18

Our May 18 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.

Our speaker, Nipissing University Professor Katrina Srigley, is the author of Breadwinning Daughter: Young Women Working in a Depression-Era City 1929-39.

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 2016-17.  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, a week before the meeting.  Please read them before the meeting.

There are two proposed amendments to the CFUW Article and Bylaws to vote on at the AGM.  Motion 1 is to add Governance as a Standing Committee.  Motion 2 is the withdrawal from Graduate Women International (GWI) formerly International Federation of University Women (IFUW). Due to the importance of the motion, an absentee ballot is being offered to anyone who will be unable to attend the AGM.  Please contact Heather Chambers 705 474- 0531 or hmchambers@cogeco.ca by Monday, May 16, to get your ballot.

Round Table Discussion Session May 11

Due to the importance of the vote that will take place at our AGM on May 18, we are holding a round table discussion session on Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Cementation.  This vote will determine how our club directs our delegate to vote at the CFUW AGM in June regarding the amendment to the CFUW constitution to withdraw from GWI. 

Heather Chambers has just sent everyone an email with the documents you will need to participate in the discussion.  Please let her know if you plan to attend (hmchambers@cogeco.ca).

Quilt Raffle

There is still time to buy your raffle tickets for $1.00 each for the quilt donated by Doris Toswell.  The winning ticket will be drawn at our June supper.

June Supper Meeting

Please note that our end-of-year buffet supper at Osprey Links Golf Course is not on a Wednesday: it’s on Monday, June 13.  You will receive an email about the supper as soon as details are available.

Resignation

The executive accepted the resignation of Sharon Walker as vice-president and from all her executive activities of our club.  She has indicated that she will not be moving forward as president next year. The executive wishes to thank her for all her hard work and dedication to CFUW North Bay at the executive level in so many ways.  They are all aware of her tireless dedication to our club and are sorry that she has chosen this path.

Christmas Brunch in July

Please plan to attend a Christmas brunch on Friday, July 22, at 11 a.m. at Heli Vail’s home on Trout Lake, 442 Lakeside Drive.  The cost is $10.00 and the proceeds will go to the 75th anniversary celebrations.  The theme is red and white, so dress accordingly and bring a “recycled ugly gift.”  If you have friends visiting they are welcome to join us.

Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Helen Manning to discuss The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

The Bridge Group plays Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is a potluck Tuesday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m.

Gourmet Dinner members will meet on May 17.

Heritage Gardeners started working on their beds at the waterfront on Wednesday, May 4.  If you would like to help,  please email Diane Steward, the team leader of the Voyageurs (fredifred@gmail.com).

Issues and Advocacy

The meeting scheduled for the morning of May 11 is cancelled.  Instead members are encouraged to join in the round table discussion at 6:30 p.m. at Cementation.

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

  • May 3 to 7 and 10 to 12 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at White Water Gallery: Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre presents “Shedding the Light on the Darkness: A Celebration of Survival.”
  • May 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Powassan United Church: Sacred Circle Dance facilitated by Kelly Van Raalte and Kay Heuer.
  • May 25 at 7:00 at St.Andrew’s: Fabulous Fashions by Zak’s, a spring fashion show to raise funds for Grandmothers for Africa.  See poster on our website for details. See Bunty Swanson or Caroline Haist for tickets ($20).


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


CFUW NORTH BAY APRIL 2016 NEWSLETTER

April 20 Lunch and Learn Meeting

Our April 20 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 75th anniversary cake will be provided. 

Our topic is “Building Dignity: A Compassionate Home for the End-of-Life Journey.” Our speaker is Matilde Bazinet, chair of Nipissing Serenity Hospice. 

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 May 1

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 May 1.  All members will receive the annual reports by email before the May 25 AGM.

Nominating Committee

If you are willing to be part of this year’s nominating committee for our 2016-17 executive, please contact Terry Martinelli (705-495-3526 or terryannmart@gmail.com). 

Ontario Council and National AGM’s

Ontario Council will hold its AGM on May 25 at Hockley Valley Resort in Orangeville.  Please inform Kaarina Tulisalo (705-752-2404) 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 22 to 25 in St. Catharines.  Please inform Kaarina if you are interested in attending.

Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Heli Veil to discuss Wild by Cheryl Strayed.  If you wish to see the movie Wild before the discussion of the book, please arrive at Heli’s at 5:30 p.m.

Contact Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com or 705-494-7870) if you wish to join the Bridge Group Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. on May 3.

Gourmet Dinner members will meet on Tuesday, April 19, at 6:00 p.m. for a dinner hosted by Mary Chandler and Chris Todd.

The next meeting of the Issues and Advocacy Committee is on Wednesday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Bunty Swanson.

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

  • April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s:  Near North Voices Choir concert “Sharing Our Choral Art.”  Tickets are $20.
  • April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laurentian University Fraser Auditorium: CFUW Sudbury hosts their 21st  “Celebrate Women” event.   The speaker is Carmen Aguirre, author of  Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution.  Tickets are $10. 
  • April 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Bay Public Library Auditorium: Strategic Planning Open House for the Library.  Go to our website to view the poster. 
  • April 16 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents the opera Roberto Devereux.
  • April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: North Bay Symphony presents “Last Night of the Proms.”
  • April 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the Best Western: Canadian Club dinner meeting and AGM.  Speaker is Martin Magne.  His topic is “The Search for Franklin’s Lost Ships and the Discovery of HMS Erebus.”
  • April 29 at 7:00 p.m. and May 1 at 2:00 p.m. at Widdifield Secondary School: North Bay Choral Society presents ‘Steppin’ into Country.”  Tickets are $25.
  • April 30 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met presents the opera Elektra.
  • May 1 at 10:00 a.m. (for registration) in Laurier Woods: a walkathon to raise money for Nipissing Serenity Hospice.  Contact Diane Wallace (705-476-1730 or dinewallace@gmail.com) if you are interested in walking as part of the CFUW team.  See poster on website for more information.


Sunrise Breakfast: Friday, April 29, at 9 a.m. at Guido and Arlene’s Restaurant on Trout Lake Road.


CFUW NORTH BAY MARCH 2016 NEWSLETTER

March 16 Potluck and Resolutions Meeting

Please note that our March 16 pot luck and resolutions meeting will be held at Cementation.  Please arrive at 5:15 p.m.  Access to the building is via the rear door.  A greeter will be at the door until the meeting starts at 6:00, 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 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 six resolutions (five from CFUW and one from Ontario Council) that will be emailed to you on Friday, March 4.  They are also available on the CFUW North Bay website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Early next week you will receive by email one-page summaries of the CFUW resolutions.  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, for the first time this year you will be able to vote on the resolutions by email.  

Loonie/Toonie Collection

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

International Women’s Day Event 

CFUW North Bay is partnering with the North East Women’s Health Alliance (NEWHA) to host a gala evening to celebrate women on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Pentecostal Temple.  Lisa Long and her committee have planned an evening of fellowship, fun, and treats.  The keynote speaker is Cheryl Weber, a journalist, adventurer, and social justice advocate.  Let Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com) know if you are coming so she can save you a ticket (no charge but bring a feminine hygiene product).  And let her know to if you can come at 1:00 p.m. on March 7 to help set up for the event.

To read more details and to view the poster, go to our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  There is a link in the right panel of the welcome page.

Nominating Committee

If you are willing to be part of this year’s nominating committee for our 2016-17 executive, please contact Terry Martinelli (705-495-3526 or terryannmart@gmail.com).

Ontario Council Standing Committee Meeting and AGM

The Ontario Council Standing Committee will meet again on March 12 in Toronto.  If you are interested in attending, please inform Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com).  A travel grant of is available from Ontario Council, and our club will pay the $35 registration fee.

The AGM is on May 14 at Hockley Valley Resort in Orangeville.  Please inform Kaarina if you are interested in attending.  Information about the Standing Committee meeting and the brochure for the AGM are on the Ontario Council website (cfuwontcouncil.ca). 

National AGM

CFUW’s National AGM will be held from June 22 to 25 in St. Catharines.  Please inform Kaarina if you are interested in attending.

Interest Groups

The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Marion Wheeler’s home to discuss The Pearl That Lost Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi.  

Call Helen Manning (705-495-4271) if you wish to join the Bridge Group Thursday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.

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

Gourmet Dinner members will attend the Full Moon Feast at the Artisan Café in Callander on March 22 or 24. 

The next meeting of the Issues and Advocacy Committee is on Wednesday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Bunty Swanson.

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

  • March 5 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy:  Live at the Met presents Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. Tickets are $28.00.  
  • March 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: “Celtic Nights, The Spirit of Freedom.”  Tickets are $50.00.
  • March 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Empire: “My Grampa’s Fiddling …and Yours…and Mine.”  Cost is $15 for those not members of the Canadian Club.
  • April 2 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy:  Live at the Met presents Puccini’s Madame ButterflyTickets are $28.00.


Sunrise Breakfast:  Because the last Friday in March is Good Friday, the date has been changed to Friday, April 1, at 9 a.m. at Guido and Arlene’s Restaurant on Trout Lake Road.   


CFUW NORTH BAY FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER 

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February Meeting

Our February 17 meeting will once again take place at Cementation.  Our speaker is Ron Witmer, chair of the Gateway Hub.  He will explain how “health professionals; educators; police officers; and social, probation and justice workers are working together to achieve community safety and well-being” (quote taken from The Hub’s website).

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. 

Changes in the Trust Agreement

The scholarship committee has suggested changes to the trust agreement governing our scholarships, and the executive has just approved these changes.  You will receive a copy of the agreement by email next week so that you can look it over before it is discussed at the February meeting.  You will be asked to vote on these changes in May at the AGM.

International Women’s Day 

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

  • Friday, March 4, at 11:30 a.m.: “Join Us on the Bridge” (North Bay overpass), a rally in support of women’s issues.
  • Tuesday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Pentecostal Temple: a gala evening to celebrate women.  Lisa Long and her committee have planned an evening of fellowship, fun, and treats.

More details and posters will be posted on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) when they are available.

Gift of Reading

Joellen Brown will be visiting the senior kindergarten class at M. T. Davidson Public School, 249 Lansdowne St., Callander, at 11:00 a.m. on March 8 to distribute a book to each pupil.  Members are welcome to join her.  Please phone her if you plan to go (705-752-3392 or 705-477-4347) or have books to contribute.  Please arrive at 10:45.  This is the club’s 16th year for the Gift of Reading, our own IWD event.

Loonie/Toonie Collection

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

Standing Committee Meeting

The Ontario Council Standing Committee will meet again on March 12 in Toronto. Information about this meeting is on the Ontario Council website (cfuwontcouncil.ca).   If you are interested in attending, please inform Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com).  A travel grant of is available from Ontario Council, and our club will pay the $35 registration fee.

CFUW National Webinars

You are invited to participate in two more one-hour webinars in February: Tuesday, February 9, at 3:30 on the 60th Commission of the Status of Women and Monday, February 29, at 3:30 p.m. on an introduction for Graduate Women International (GWI).  For information on how to register, please contact Kaarina .

New Interest Group for Knitters

Laura Rainer would like to start a group for both experienced and beginner knitters.  Right now the focus will be knitting red scarves for the AIDS Committee.  If you are interested, please email (rainerl@live.ca) or phone Laura (705-493-1818).

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 24 to discuss TransAtlantic by Colum McCann.

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

Gourmet Dinner members will dine at Canadore College on February 25.  There are 10 spots available, and if they are not all taken by members of the group, there will be room for others.  If you would like to put your name on a waiting list, please call Sheila Flannery (705-474-3678).

The next Gourmet Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

The Issues and Advocacy group will meet on February 10 at 11:00 a.m. at the home of Catherine Whiting.  The group will continue to discuss this year’s resolutions now available from a link on the home page of our website and on the CFUW National website (cfuw.org).

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

  • February 17, at noon: Canadian Club luncheon at the Clarion Pinewood.  Speaker Carol Gilmour’s topic is “Protecting Oneself from Fraud.”  
  • February 19, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church: Red Hot Chili Night Cook Off.  
  • February 21, at  2:30 p.mat the Capitol Centre: the North Bay Symphony Orchestra presents “Inspirations.”  Tickets are $40.00.
  • February 26 at 9:00 p.m. at The Voyager: “Lads N’Lashes.” Tickets $30 in advance at the AIDS Committee office and at the Voyager and $35 at the door.
  • February 28 at 2:30 p.m. at Gateway Pentecostal Church, 147 Marshall Ave. E.: “A Gleeful Mashup,” an afternoon of music from shows.  Tickets are $15. 


The next Sunrise Breakfast is on February 26 at 9:00 a.m. as usual at Guido and Arlene’s. 



CFUW NORTH BAY JANUARY NEWSLETTER

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January Anniversary Celebrations 

Don’t forget to show your support for CFUW North Bay by attending the North Bay City Council meeting on Monday, January 11, at 6:30 p.m. as we begin our 75th anniversary celebrations. Then watch our flag being raised at City Hall on Thursday, January 14, at 10:30 a.m. and come to the North Bay Public Library for coffee and cake.  For more information check the email you received last week or the website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).

January Meeting

Our January 20 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.

Our speaker is a representative of the North Bay Warming Centre, which on cold nights provides over-night shelter at St. John’s Church to those in need.  The Warming Centre would appreciate donations of bedding, sleeping bags, board games, cards, and non-perishable items of food in portable containers (e.g. pudding cups, individual tins of apple sauce).  If you have items to donate, please bring them to the meeting or, if you are unable to attend the meeting, contact Sharon Walker (pwalker9@cogeco.ca or 705-497-3368).

If you did not pick up your roster at the Christmas social, you will be able to do so at this meeting.  Rosters not picked up will be mailed.

Gift of Reading

Joellen Brown, as well as other members of the club, will be visiting a senior kindergarten class in the first week of March to distribute a book to each pupil through a program called the Gift of Reading.  Joellen would appreciate donations of children’s books.  Please bring your donations to the January or the February 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.

International Women’s Day Loonie/Toonie Collections

In January we begin three months of collecting contributions for an International Women’s Day project. The 2016 donations will help fund Inter Pares, a Canadian social justice organization working in Canada and around the world to support people’s struggles for peace, justice, and equality.  The specific Inter Pares project CFUW is supporting is the Salvadorian Feminist Collective for Local Development to reinforce and build on previous successful efforts in the struggle to end violence against women in El Salvador.  For more information about Inter Pares, go to interpares.ca. 

CFUW Webinar on the GWI Proposals

CFUW’s second webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 12, at 4:30 p.m.  The topic is the proposals for the consitution for Graduate Women International (formerly IFUW).  If you wish to participate you need to register by Friday, January 8, with Elizabeth Whyte of CFUW Member Services.

Standing Committee Meeting

The Ontario Council Standing Committee will meet again on January 23 in Toronto. Information about this meeting is on the Ontario Council website (cfuwontcouncil.ca) and in the last Dates and Data that Heather Chambers emailed to you.  If you are interested in attending, please inform Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com).  A travel grant of is available from Ontario Council, and our club will pay the $35 registration fee.  The next Standing Committee Meeting is on March 12.

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 Marianne Rogers to discuss Michele Landsberg’s book Writing the Revolution.  Diane Wallace will lead the discussion.

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

Gourmet Dinner members will dine at Canadore College on Thursday, January 21.

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

The Issues and Advocacy group will meet on January 13 at Heli Vail’s at 1:30 p.m.

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

  • January 16 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met - Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers.
  • January 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel United Church: a Canadian Club presentation by George Couchie - “Countering Residential Schools.” 
  • January 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: Dreamcoat’s James and the Giant Peach.
  • January 30 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy: Live at the Met - Puccini’s Turandot.
  • January 30 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s: The Near North Voices presents “Journeys.”


The next Sunrise Breakfast is on January 29 at 9:00 a.m. as usual at Guido and Arlene’s. 



CFUW NORTH BAY DECEMBER NEWSLETTER

Christmas Social December 9

Our December meeting is once again a Christmas social at Gail Thomsen’s beautifully decorated home (4 Briarwood Court) and starts at 7:00 p.m.  Please bring six cookies, squares, or candies in or on a diposable container. 

Once again John Balfe will be our special guest, leading us in the singing of Christmas carols and entertaining us with a presentation on children’s Christmas literature.

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, a mud-thatched structure in rural Tanzania for Maasai children.  Since 2010 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 now on our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca).  Go to Community Service/International Connections. 

New rosters will be available at the social and at the January meeting.  Rosters not picked up in January will be mailed.

Donations to CFUW Charitable Trust

Many members made donations to the CFUW Charitable Trust at the December 1 dinner, which totalled $620.  If you were unable to attend the dinner and would like to donate to the trust or, if you did not have a cheque with you on the night of the dinner, you can give your cheque to Diane Wallace the night of the Christmas social.  Kaarina will have forms available.  The forms will accompany your cheques when they are mailed to CFUW so that you will receive an income tax receipt.  The forms will also explain how you can make a donation on line using a credit card.

For detailed information on the CFUW Charitable Trust, go to our website (cfuwnorthbay.ca) and click on the Community Service tab.  The section labelled CFUW Charitable Trust has a link to additional documents.

November Auction

Thank you to everyone who helped make the auction and “Deck the Halls” evening such a success: the planning committee, Gail Thomsen and Anna Petruzella (our “Deck the Halls” experts), the volunteers the night of the event, the social team, and all the members who donated items, canvassed businesses, brought guests and provided the treats. The auction raised $2279.50, 75 percent of which will go into the scholarship fund.  The rest will remain in the fundraising account.  For photos of those who participated in this event, in the Charitable Trust dinner, and in recent community events, check the website.

Preparations for January Meeting

January’s speaker is Dennis Chippa representing the North Bay Warming Centre, which on cold nights provides over-night shelter at St. John’s Church to those in need.  He would appreciate donations of bedding, sleeping bags, board games, cards, and non-perishable items of food in portable containers (e.g. pudding cups, individual tins of apple sauce).  If you have items to donate, please bring them to the January 20 meeting or, if you are unable to attend the meeting, contact Sharon Walker (pwalker9@cogeco.ca or 705-497-3368).

Results of Survey to Determine April’s Program

Of the 28 members who responded to President Terry Martinelli’s email survey, 20 opted for the lunch-and-learn format for our April meeting.  The topic most often suggested was the North Bay hospice.  The program committee will ask a representative of the hospice committee to speak to us at noon on April 20. 

Name Tags

Laura Rainer will be ordering name tags for new members and for members who need their name tags replaced.  If you need a name tag (and are not a new member), please contact Laura (rainerl@live.ca).

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 December meeting of the Book Club will take place on Tuesday, December 15, for brunch at 11:00 a.m. at Average Joe's.  Helen Somerville will lead the discussion of Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China by Leslie T. Chang.

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, February 2.

The Issues and Advocacy group will meet again on January 13 at 10:00 a.m.

There will be no Sunrise Breakfast in December.

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

  • December 2 to 5 at 7:30 p.m. and December 5 at 2:00 p.m., Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre presents Mary Poppins at the Capitol Centre.
  • December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Centre: The North Bay Symphony’s “A Sparklng Season”
  • December 13 at 2:00 p.m.at Trinity United Church, concert by the J.O.Y. Band. 


CFUW North Bay November Newsletter

November 18 Silent Auction: Deck the Halls

The silent auction, our main fundraiser, starts at 6:30 p.m. on November 18 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 the CFUW Auction 2015 Alert document Kaarina Tulisalo sent to you by email on November 2.

As well as the auction, there will be demonstrations by Gail Thomsen and Anna Petruzella on how to deck your halls for Christmas.

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

The Charitable Trust Dinner December 1

On Tuesday, December 1, we will again meet at Average Joe’s to remember the 14 women killed at École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989.  Police Chief Paul Cook will speak about domestic violence in North Bay.  The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.

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

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.  Donations can also be made at the auction, where information about the Charitable Trust will be available.

Projects Initiated by ACNBA

CFUW North Bay has decided to support three projects initiated by the AIDS Committee of North Bay and Area (ACNBA).  The Bathtub Project’s goal is to once again fill a bathtub with items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, razors, hotel shampoo, soap, toilet paper, and other hygiene supplies.  These items will be packaged by the staff at the ACNBA and will be distributed to their clients through the outreach program.  Sock It to Us! is another year-long project to provide warm socks to those in need.  Please consider donating gently used or new socks and bringing them to meetings to place in the collections bag.  The third is The Red Scarf Project, but the deadline for it is fast approaching.  ACNBA needs the scarves by November 25 and will use them to raise public awareness on World AIDS Day on December 1.  If you can knit a scarf in time, please contact Kaarina Tulisalo (ekt_86@hotmail.com).

Membership Committee Report

We now have 65 paid-up members, two fewer than we had last year.  Three of those are new.  The membership chairs are still busy getting in touch with last year’s members who have not yet renewed their memberships.  The new roster will be available for you to pick up at Gail Thomsen’s Christmas social on December 9.  Any not picked up then will be mailed.

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.

Banner Committee Report

The Banner Committee has decided to use the generic roll-up banner from CFUW National. They have adapted it for CFUW North Bay.  This decision will keep us within the budget that was approved by the membership. We hope to have it in time for the first 75th anniversary event in January. 

April Lunch and Learn

We need your help in deciding what type of program to have in April.  The program committee has scheduled a lunch and learn for April 20, and that is what we did last April.  However the executive would like to know whether or not you want a lunch and learn or a regular evening meeting.  If you want a lunch and learn, do you want to learn about a serious issue (perhaps a topic related to one of the resolutions for this year) or about something of more general interest (such as gardening, the topic a couple of years ago)?  Shortly President Terry Martinelli will send you an email so that you can express your views.

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 (www.cfuwnorthbay.ca).

At the next meeting of the Book Club Bonnie Roynon will lead a discussion of  The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen.

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

The Gourmet Dinner group will meet on Tuesday, November 17, at 6:00 p.m. for an authentic Mennonite feast.

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

The last Issues and Advocacy meeting was on Wednesday, October 28, at 10:00 a.m.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 13, at 10:00 a.m.  Check the website for minutes and agendas of future meetings.

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

  • November 8 at 1:30 p.m., J.O.Y. Band presents “Musical Memories of the War Years,” at Trinity United Church.
  • November 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Davedi Club, the official launch of Dennis Chippa’s book Santa Lost His Suit, illustrated by Widdifield students. This is a fundraiser for Literacy Nipissing.  For tickets call 705-494-9416.
  • November 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and November 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Annual Open House at the Green Store.
  • November 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Best Western, Canadian Club dinner and speaker Jean-Pierre Kingsley.
  • November 20 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., Downtown Gallery Hop
  • November 21 at 12:55 p.m. at the Galaxy, Live at the Met presents Lulu. 
  • November 21 at 7:30 p.m., 22 Wing Concert Band presents “The Best of Broadway and the Movies” at the Capitol Centre.
  • November 27 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., lasagna dinner at Trinity United Church and Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Walk followed by a performance back at Trinity of the band Heavenly Hosts.
  • November 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., City Streets Christmas Artisan House Tour.
  • November 30 at noon at Gateway Arch in Lee Park, rally protesting cuts to hospital services.
  • December 2 to 5 at 7:30 p.m. and December 5 at 2:00 p.m., Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre presents Mary Poppins at the Capitol Centre.


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



CFUW North Bay October Newsletter

October General Meeting

Our October 21 meeting will again take place at 7 p.m. at Cementation, 590 Graham Drive. 

In recognition of International Day of the Girl (October 11), the topic of our meeting is “Teen Changing the World One Project at a Time.”  Such a teen is our guest speaker, 15-year-old Chippewa Secondary student Hannah Bywater, who started saving sea turtles and orangutans when she was six.  Hannah has travelled to Africa and Costa Rica to help build schools.  Next summer she plans to travel to India.

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 have 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.

Registration Forms

If you did not attend the September meeting, you may not know that we have added a third question to this year’s registration form:  "May we use your full name in our newsletter or on the website?”  If you mailed in your form and will not be attending our October meeting, you will receive an email or a phone call asking you to answer this question.  And if you have not registered yet, please bring your completed form and cheque to the October meeting.

November Silent Auction

Once again November is silent auction month, and we’re asking you to prepare for this fundraiser on November 18 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. 

The Fall Gathering 2015

Members from the six northern clubs will meet at Fern Resort on Lake Couchiching, Orillia, October 23 and 24 for our biennial Fall Gathering. This year’s theme is “Empowerment: Letting Your Power Out.”  More information is available on the CFUW Orillia website (cfuworillia.org) where you can register on-line.  Cost for registration is $60.  There is some money available from our club to help with this expense.  If you are interested in attending, call or email Kaarina.

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 2016 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. She will also be available at the October 21 general meeting with catalogues, information, and assistance with completing order forms.

Quilt Raffle

Once again Doris Toswell has generously donated a quilt for us to raffle to raise money for our scholarship fund - this time a queen-sized quilt. The quilt will be on display at the October meeting, and you will be able to buy tickets then and at any of our general meetings until the draw in June. 

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 Kaarina if you are willing to knit or crochet or donate red wool.  Sample scarves will be on display at the October meeting. 

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

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 (www.cfuwnorthbay.ca).

At the next meeting of the Book Club at Donna Spencer’s on October 27, Caroline Haist will lead a discussion of The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris.

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 Gourmet Dinner group is dining out in October, but the date and location is yet to be determined.

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

The Heritage Gardeners are now finished gardening for the season.

The first Issues and Advocacy meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28, at 10:00 a.m. at Jan Poudrier’s.  Check the website for minutes and agendas.

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

  • November 4 to 7: Gateway Theatre Guild play Curved at École publique secondaire l’Odyssée
  • November 7 at 5:30 p.m.: Grandmothers for Africa fund-raising dinner at the Empire.  Buy tickets ($35) from Creative Learning or Bunty Swanson.  


The next Sunrise Breakfast will take place at Guido and Arlene’s on Friday, October 30, at 9:00 a.m.


CFUW NORTH BAY SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

Welcome Back from Your Presidents

We hope that your summer has been one of relaxation, adventure and fun.

Thanks to all who have volunteered for executive positions and committee and interest group conveners for this year.  Our program committee has developed a great list of events lined up starting with an evening called “Women Welcoming Women,” a time to catch up with friends, socialize, and sign up for interest groups. 

Please come out to our first general meeting September 16 and consider bringing a friend.

Diane Wallace and Terry Martinelli, Co-Presidents

September General Meeting

Our first meeting of 2015-16 will be on Wednesday, September 16, 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 have a cell phone to call the phone number that will be posted on the door.  Please bring your own mug.

Membership Fees and Donations to the Scholarship Fund

Membership fees of $90 are due in September.  In addition, many of our members at this time make a tax-deductible donation to our scholarship fund.  Last year members donated $1800.

Please write one cheque for your membership fee and for your donation to the scholarship fund and make your cheque out to CFUW North Bay.

75th Anniversary Album

Our club will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2016.  In preparation for this event, we are putting together an commemorative album.  Please check to see if you have any photos, clippings, anecdotes, or anything else that would be of interest of members.  If you have something to share, please call of email Cheryl Nidd, who has volunteered to be in charge of working on the album (705-474-5473 or cnidd@cogeco.ca).

Interest Groups

Interest groups are listed on the back of your program.  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 22, at 7 p.m.  Anne Moffat will be presenting Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See at the home of Wynne Blair. 

The first meeting of the Gourmet Lunch group will take place on Tuesday, October 6, at a restaurant.

The first meeting of the Gourmet Dinner group will take place on Thursday, September 24, also at a restaurant.

Then Issues and Advocacy group met over the summer and will meet again on Thursday, October 28, at 10 a.m. at the home of Janet Poudrier.

Our first Sunrise Breakfast falls on Friday, September 25, at 9 a.m., at Guido and Arlene’s on Trout Lake Road.

Detailed information about upcoming Roamers events is 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.  Roamers are planning to  attend the following events:

  • September 12, at 7 p.m., on the Chief Commanda: Blues Cruise.  Tickets are $35 and available at the Capitol Centre.
  • September 18, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., downtown North Bay: Downtown Gallery Hop
  • September 25 at the Farmers’ Market: Cultural Roundtable
  • September 25 to 27 in North Bay and Corbeil: Culture Days


Ontario Council Standing Committee Meeting and Fall Gathering

The first Ontario Council standing committee meeting will take place in Toronto on September 27.  There are funds available if you wish to attend.  

The Fall Gathering this year will be in Orillia at the Fern Resort on October 23 and 24.  Please contact Kaarina if you are interested in attending the meeting and/or the gathering.