Women’s Institutes are changing with the times.
Surveys have shown that women now are preferring shorter business meetings followed by a time of sharing. Subjects for sharing could be a craft, a recipe, a good book, a health concern, a legislative concern, education in any form, any other area of interest in the community. This format allows members to visit while sharing.
At our February meeting, one member brought the materials needed to make to make playing card holders . Members then each chose to donate their holder to the Manor in Dawson Creek, as they think it more beneficial to make things that can be used by charities in the Dawson Creek area.
Landry WI are planning their annual community picnic, probably in June, at the old Landry School site. This has proved to be a popular event with neighbors getting to know each other and having pot luck dinner and old fashioned games for young and older folks too. Lots of fun for everyone.
Landry WI support women’s issues, children’s health, the economy and other local concerns. Members will attend the AGM for the Peace River District WI in April and plan to compete in the competitions. This year the meeting will be held in Cecil Lake north of the Peace River.
We can compete in 1. A fancy hat, 2. A fairy garden, 3. jewelry made from recycled material and up to 39 beads.
Roll call will be a purse or bag with personal items for men or women to be donated to a local charity. Landry members feel that competitions should be items suitable for donations to local charities. They should be creative and fun to do and useful for the community needs.
If you are interested in joining a group of women who like to get together and share ideas, while doing something useful in the community, find a Women’s Institute in your area.
For a list of branches in the Peace, phone Ruth Veiner at 250 782-5041 or Patsy Nagel at 250 784-0050.