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Chapter observes literacy week

 The regular monthly meeting of Teazer Chapter IODE was well-attended in spite of unpleasant weather. It took place at 78 Pleasant Street, Mahone Bay, and all but one convener were present, and all reports were positive and encouraging.

 Our funding for the annual bursary to a community college student had been raised, and at the Christmas meeting the cheque for $500 will be presented to the student selected.

 Annually, it has been the practice that Teazer Chapter's December meeting hosts both the bursary winner and a member of the community college staff. Members provide an opportunity for the student to enjoy a variety of desserts and tea, and to receive congratulations from each member. Barbara Feeney has been invited to introduce the student at the party. This annual presentation has been a highlight of the year, most rewarding and enjoyable.

 Services convener reported that money had been sent to help sustain an orphanage in Sri Lanka damaged by tsunami floods.

 Barbara Morse read the report of the IODE area conference, and thanks expressed to Brenda Franklin for the highly successful meeting. This conference was daylong and brought many members together from widely separated areas of the province.

 Many useful suggestions for activities and fundraising projects were shared, and suggestions were given as to methods for members to make IODE attract larger numbers of new supporters to chapters.

 The president, Barbara Hine, reminded members of Boscawen Chapter IODE of Lunenburg that this group will present a morning coffee party in Lunenburg as a major fundraising project which Teazer's members can support.

 The Literacy Week Awareness Project of the IODE nationally was reported upon. It had been agreed that the communications convener would support this effort.

 The plan agreed upon was that a member would contact a Mahone Bay day-care centre and offer to read selected children's stories to the children. This had been done and a selection of books donated with a presentation written in each book, and with an IODE seal on each cover. The time spent with nine children was most delightful, both for reader and listeners. The effort was greatly appreciated by the teacher of the centre.

 The education convener, Jane Selig, reported that the Christmas box, annually sent to the Innu school at Scheshatsui in Labrador, had been sent, and that it contained stickers, school supplies and treats. A thank-you letter and picture of the Grade 2 class were received, with much thanks from the teacher of the class. Sheilah Findlay reported that she had attended three chapters of IODE in different parts of the province.

 Jean Murchie reported that her project of bulb sales had raised $170 for the chapter's funds.

 Nominations convener Rubye Brett, past president, reported that the new slate will be presented at the February meeting and asked for volunteers.

 Fundraising suggestions were discussed for 2006, after which a delicious tea was enjoyed as members caught up on fall activities in the county. Next meeting will be at Jane Selig's home, 273 Lake-view Circle, Conquerall Mills, December 8, 1 p.m., including the dessert party and presentation.

Unity Lodge No. 4 honours its senior members

  On September 24, Unity Lodge No. 4 of Lunenburg held a Testimonial Dinner in honour of three of its most senior members.

 Matthew Mitchell, who joined the order of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons on April 4, 1945, received recognition for 60 years in the fraternity.

 J. James Kinley, who joined the fraternity on December 29, 1948, and Russell Orchard, who joined the fraternity on April 15, 1949, were each recognized for having 55 years in Masonry.

 The event was held at the Lunenburg and district fire hall, and the sit-down dinner was catered by the fire department ladies' auxiliary. The evening consisted of music, storytelling, congratulatory remarks and presentations. There were 100 people in attendance, including the honourees and their families, other Masons and their families, friends and dignitaries.

 Unity Lodge wishes to thank The Grand Master of Masons of Nova Scotia, other Grand Lodge officers and visiting members of other Masonic Lodges for attending and enhancing the presentations to our special Masons. We were very pleased that so many family members and friends from near and far were in attendance to offer their congratulations and to help make this a very memorable event for the recipients.

 Unfortunately, Waldo Haines, who joined the fraternity on April 12, 1944, and was also recognized at the event, was unable to attend due to ill health. However, on October 27, with the co-operation of the management and staff of Harbour View Haven, Lunenburg, Waldo was presented with his 60-year award. There were 12 members of Unity Lodge No. 4 in attendance.

 The members of Unity Lodge extend their sincere appreciation to the Lunenburg and district fire department, the fire department ladies' auxiliary, and Harbour View Haven for enabling us to honour our long-standing members in a very special way.

Cookbook still selling well

 The Fishermen's Memorial Hospital (FMH) auxiliary held a November meeting.

 Thirty members were welcomed by president Heather Eisenhauer, who also introduced our guest speaker, Denise Green, interim managing director of the SSH Foundation, who spoke on the upcoming foundation campaign. At this time, Shirley Powers and the advisory committee for funding requests recommended that we donate $5,000 to the OR table - all members supported this donation. Heather reported that 208 copies of the "Dutch Oven" were sold and after 50 years it is still very popular.

 A thank-you was extended to our gift shop knitters Judy Rockwell, Jean Crouse and Margie Conrad. FMH auxilians voted in favour of sending the western chairperson as a delegate to the national convention.

 Shirley Powers reported the total proceeds from the golf tournament were $17,545.78 - a six-year high!

 Sue Kelly is asking for magazines for the hospital waiting area, year 2000 and up. Gwen Crouse has 65 paid-up members to date. A very successful Well Women's Clinic was reported by Judy Rockwell. Approximately 150 were registered. The foot clinic was especially popular this year. Judy thanked those auxilians who provided cookies for the clinic. There was a large attendance and interest shown at the clinic. One will again be held at FMH October 2006.

  Our next meeting will be January 2006 at the FMH Assembly Room, 9:30 a.m. New members are welcome.

Your Friends and Neighbours

Middlewood
Mrs. L. Wamboldt

 On November 19, Jean and May Naugler accompanied Rex Naugler on a shopping trip to Halifax.

 Faye Robar, Meisners Section, spent the day visiting with Jean and May Naugler.

 Belated birthday wishes to James Rhyno on his 10th birthday, November 24, and Sonny Nauss, November 25.

 Jean and May Naugler visited with Helen and Henry McCarthy, November 26.

 A baby shower for Magan Slauenwhite was held at the home of Grace Slauenwhite, November 26. Baby Hunter was able to attend the shower in person. Friends and family attended the shower.

 Sympathy to the families of Stanley Slauenwhite, Dayspring, and Clayton Fancy, Hebbville.

 On November 27, Jean and May Naugler spent the afternoon visiting with Jim and Edith Clattenburg, Crooked Lake.

 Belated anniversary greetings to Murray and Dot Legge, Rhodes Corner.

 On November 26, a hymn sing was held at Calvary Lutheran Church. Fellowship followed with light refreshments.

 Kyle and Samantha Corkum, West Clifford, were weekend guests with grandparents Susan and Dave Hamm, November 25 to 26.

 Nathan Oickle was an overnight guest with his grandparents, Marie and Harold Rafuse, Camperdown, and attended the children's Christmas party at the Italy Cross-Middlewood and district fire hall, November 27.

 Bonnie Whynot visited Troy and Jason Meisner, Sandy Cove, November 26.

 Arnie and Sandra Johnson, Coldbrook, and son Blaine were lunch guests with Julia and Maynard Johnson, November 27.

 Austin Grear, Charleston, spent the afternoon with his nannie and grandpa Whynot and also visited with Santa at the children's Christmas party at Italy Cross-Middlewood and district fire department, November 27.

East Dalhousie
Janice Wilson

 The results of the card party held on November 24 are as follows: men's high, Wayne Connors; second, Foster Hiltz; ladies' high, Ruby Bezanson; second, Sheila MacDougall; door prize, Morley Bezanson; traveller, Shirley Weightman; half-take, Grover Fancy. The draws for the gift baskets were also made that evening with the leisure time basket being won by Bernadette MacDougall and the gourmet basket won by Laurice Mitton. Thanks to everyone who supported this fundraiser. Proceeds will go to Christmas Daddies.

 Get-well wishes to Viola Jodrey, who has returned home after having surgery at the Valley Regional Hospital. Marion Wilson and Rhena Joudrey called on Viola while she was a patient.

 Recent visitors with Rhena Joudrey were Priscilla Baker and Shirley Boutilier, Kingston.

 Rhena Joudrey called on Aunt Frances Keddy, Forties, Monday afternoon.

Blandford
Marion Zinck

 Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hebb, Halifax, visited Mamie Young, Monday.

 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Young, Hebbs Cross, visited at the same home.

 Mrs. Michael Clayton visited Mamie, Saturday.

 Dorothy Levy and Mamie Young attended the breakfast at the community centre recently.

 Mamie spent two days in Halifax with her daughter, Mary, and husband, Gerald.

 Robert DeMarco, Toronto, spent Wednesday afternoon with his great-grandmother, Mamie.

 Minette Dymchuck and Beverley Levy visited Mamie, Wednesday.

 Mrs. Lydia Publicover visited Mamie, Thursday.

 Amy Zinck and Jean Gray were weekend guests of Marion and Terry Zinck.

 Sympathy to the families of the late George Meisner, Eileen Harnish, Beulah Neily, Buddy Young and Paul Houghton.

 Belated birthday wishes to Amy Zinck, November 12.

  December 7, 2005  
 
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