IODE members gathered for annual conference

Jocelyn Turner
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Guest speaker Emily Pipes of Double ‘D’ 4-H club presented her winning speech to the IODE members during the annual conference Saturday morning at the Springhill Parish Hall.

SPRINGHILL – The ladies of the IODE held their annual conference on Saturday at the Springhill Parish Hall. Members from Pictou, Colchester and Cumberland gathered to discuss their workshops and ways to increase membership.

“There were 70 ladies here today, all with the common goal and purpose of IODE,” said area vice president Sheila Pipes. “We’re also happy to have Jackie Guyette with us, who is our area president.”

The ladies discussed membership and were also treated to a speech by Emily Pipes, a Double ‘D’ 4-H club member who read her winning speech about driving while distracted and under the influence. Springhill mayor Allen Dill was also invited to the conference.

“We’re going on this afternoon with Victorian quilts,” said Pipes. “Later, we’re going to be celebrating the Jubilee of our Queen of 60 years.”

Pipes also said they had a greeter earlier in the day who handed out flags and little crowns in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Through the annual conferences, the members hope to increase their numbers and educate their membership officers from other chapters to take the learned information to increase the numbers in their groups. 

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