On Sept. 3, Trinity-St. Stephen’s UCW President Jean Smith welcomed members to the first meeting of the new season.
On Sept. 3, Trinity-St. Stephen’s UCW President Jean Smith welcomed members to the first meeting of the new season. Unit 3 opened the meeting with a brief worship led by Diane Chitty and Shirley Young. Their topic “Taking the Plunge” indicated one needs to be prudent and ready to accept what life offers.
The UCW Purpose was repeated, minutes of the May and June meetings were read by secretary Jean Thompson, and approved. Joys and concerns for several members were shared.
Correspondence included a report on the work at Brunswick Street Mission in Halifax and an acknowledgement from Autumn House for UCW support.
Treasurer Kathy Curtis presented the financial report.
Reports at the meeting included the following events and issues. Sandy Burke reported that the conveners for the annual turkey dinner have met and discussed arrangements for the event in November.
Grace Scott’s report on Letter Writing indicated that six members of the UCW faithfully write letters of concern and support for people in numerous trouble spots around the globe. It is to be hoped that the letters will prevail, and prove that the pen is mightier than the sword.
For Archives, Marina Russell advised that a form will be available for members to complete by introducing themselves and writing of their work in the UCW - the object being to document information about the current members as well as their contribution to the organization.
Carol Bennett reported for Supply regarding glasses, pop tabs, postage stamps, soup labels, fronts of greeting cards and six preemie hats that have been donated since May.
Mary Dickeson advised that subscriptions for Mandate are due this month.
Unit reports indicated that members ended the past season of meetings and commitments by treating themselves and several guests to a relaxing “dinner out” in May!!
The annual UCW Retreat at Camp Ta-Wa-Si will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21. The Rev. Catherine Smith of Sackville will be the facilitator. All planning to attend are to contact Jean Smith re transportation.
A report on her days at Berwick Camp was given by President Jean, who also indicated that the book “Gift of the Hit” by Peter Davidson will be available this fall.
The Maritime Conference UCW Executive will be holding its fall meeting at Trinity-St. Stephen’s on Oct. 9.
Also, the “Online Retreat” with Laura Hunter, which started Sept. 7, will continue until the end of October.
The UCW meeting wound up with reports by members of their summer vacation highlights. Unit 3 members provided refreshments. The next meeting of UCW General at Trinity-St. Stephen’s will be on Oct. 1, with Unit 4 responsible for hosting. Guests are always welcome to attend!
– Submitted by Marina Russell