Bulletin Board for Members: November to December 2023

CFUW North Bay Directory

(Posted by Caroline Haist, Communications, November 3)

The following message in italics has been on the home page of the website for about a year and has elicited no further submissions.

 Please send Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com) your photos and bios for our club’s directory if you have not already done so.  The directory currently has seven entries.  When it has ten you will all receive a copy by email.  If you have concerns about personal information appearing on the website, remember that it will not be posted there.

If there is no interest in compiling a list of bios and photos for the club, it is time to remove this message.  And then I will send out the seven contributions I have now.  Do you have an option about whether or not this is a worthwhile project? To get it started I provided my own photo and bio in a newsletter and added in another newsletter those that new members provided.  If you are in favour of the project, can you suggest how we might inspire more members to contribute? 

Gift of Reading 

(Received from Nat Brunette, Past President, November 6)

Kristen Ferguson and Nat Brunette are very excited to announce that CFUW North Bay will be resuming the Gift of Reading project in early March 2024 after over three years of COVID restrictions.

This local project was started many years ago by Doris Toswell and provides a new reading book for each kindergarten student at our featured school annually. This year our program will take place at St. Alexander School on Bloem Street in North Bay.

Normally, the Gift of Reading takes place on International Women’s Day each year. Unfortunately, on Friday, March 8, 2024, the schools will be starting their first day of the March Break. As a result, our books will be distributed earlier in the week of March 4.

We are still finalizing with the school which date and time works best for them.

At the present time, we are seeking donations of new children’s books which would be appropriate to distribute to this year’s kindergarten class. If you would like to donate a book to help us fulfill our requirements, please bring it to any of the CFUW meetings or events starting on November 15, or contact Nat Brunette (natbrunette62@gmail.com) or Kristen Ferguson (kristenf@nipissingu.ca).

Thank you in advance for helping support this exciting event.

Nat and Kristen