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Holy Family CWL holds final meeting before summer

The June meeting of Holy Family CWL was held on Wednesday, June 13.

President Francine Robichaud called the meeting to order. Deacon Howard Gotell led us in the league prayer. President Francine Robichaud led us in the singing of O Canada. The minutes of the May meeting were read by secretary Dianne Gillis and approved as corrected. Maria Kirkpatrick presented the treasurer’s report.

Debbie Frenette read the correspondence: - a request from the Knights of Columbus to cater a provincial bowling banquet; thank you letters from the Kidney Foundation, Father Craig Christianson and from Kay Pugsley; letters from our sponsored family in India, from Equip the Saints, and a letter regarding the passing of Anna Bradbury.

Special Reports

Confirmation & First Eucharist: Pauline Kelligrew reported that we hosted a Confirmation reception on May 20 for three young people and their families.On May 27, we hosted the first Eucharist reception for eight children and their families.

Service Pins Presentation: Pauline Pettigrew presented the following members with their Service Pins. 5 years: Louise Lorette; 10 years: Glenna O’Quinn; 15 years: Joyce Comeau and Marie Marshall; 20 years: Cathy St. Peter; 35 years: Lillian Bray Francine Robichauld and Yvonne Stewart; 40 years: Dorilla Dunlop, Sharon Gould and Kay Pugsley; 50 years: Bernadette Brown and Shirley Troop; 60 years: Pauline Griffiths and Marguerite McKenzie; 65 years: Isabel Jackson and Eva O’Byrne

Maple Leaf Pin Presentation: The Maple Leaf service pin was introduced in 1971 for members who have served the CWL in an exceptional or commendable manner. Recipients have to have performed specific, outstanding League service and have been a member for at least seven to 10 years.  Margaret Harrison present a Maple Leaf Pin to Brenda Burbine. Mary Lynn Chapman and Isabel Jackson presented a Maple Leaf pin to Dianne Gillis and Linda Harrsion presented a Maple Leaf pin to Marie Marshall.

Acknowledgements: Congratulations to Geri Smith on the birth of her grandson; Nathaniel Orphir and to Pat Frenette who is Nathaniel’s great grandmother. Special wishes to Kay Pugsley who will soon move to Ontario. We are asked to keep Gerry Dolan in our prayers as she recovers from a fall and recent surgery.

Quick Updates:

Fall Fair – Turkey Dinner: Francine reported that she attended a Fall Fair Committee meeting on June 5. The price of the dinner will remain the same. Take-outs will be available as well as free delivery to seniors. Dorilla will continue to be the contact name on posters. The starting time this year will be changed to 8 a.m.

Christmas Tea & Sale Raffle: Mary Lynn showed us the wreath that will be drawn for. Tickets will be available at our September meeting.

New Business

1. Vacation Bible Camp: A list was passed around for members to sign up for sandwiches or sweets to be brought in on Monday, July 2 by 10 .m. Thank you!

2. Request form Liturgy Committee: We have been asked to pray the Rosary on Friday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

3. Knights of Columbus Provincial Bowling Banquet: We have been asked by the Knights to cater to their Provincial Bowling Banquet in April 2019.

4. Motion to Empower Executive: A motion was made by Palm Cormier and seconded by Marcella Landry to empower the Executive to make decisions over the summer months.

5. Fall Meeting: A ‘Bring & Buy’ will follow our next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.

6. Card Tables: Marg McDonald will investigate the prices for purchasing card tables for our hall.

Deacon Howard Gotell’s Comments: Howard commented on our CWL members who received their service pins and their devotion and hard work. He recognized the combined years of service being a tremendous amount of work and effort. Deacon Howard read the Beatitudes from Matthew. Jesus spoke of not changing the covenant but in fulfilling it. The Beatitudes speak to the spirit of the law. He remarked that the service we give to our parish and to others are the attributes of the Beatitudes and made reference to Father Christianson’s remarks in his letter of appreciation to the League. He closed by thanking the membership and the executive for their work.

The winners of the 50/50 draw were Lonie Gilroy and Marion Chisholm.

Winner of the picnic basket was Louise Belliveau. A member from each table won a pinwheel centrepiece.

- Submitted by Pat Weatherbee

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