CFUW begins another year
by Sandy Lindsay
September 16, 2016
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CFUW New Executive
2016 - 2017
(Seated L-R) Sylvia Sheard (Treasurer), Pat McCutcheon (past-President), Heather Conlin (President) and Pat Sanagan (Secretary) (Standing L-R) Healther Mulchey (Membership), Carolyn Day (Newsletter), Colleen Morgenroth (Archives), Susan Macdonald (Web site), Pat Dobec (Care Committee), Cheryl Grace (Ad Hoc), Christy Kelly (Web site), Cheryl Kryzaniwsky and Lorraine Boucher (Programing), Sandie Primeau (Scholarships)
Following its 25th anniversary year in 2015, the Canadian Federation of University Women Southport celebrated the beginning of another year with a wine and cheese reception held at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre (Southampton).
The evening was not only a welcome for new members but also saw the installation of a new Executive for 2016-2017 and awarding of two mature women scholarships who each received $1,000.
(L-R) ncoming President, Heather Conlin, scholarship recipient Chunhwa Park and out-going President, Pat McCutcheon
Scholarship recipient, Chunhwa Park, who lives in Port Elgin with her daughter, will be returning to school at Georgian College where she will be studying Pre-Health Sciences. Chunhwa grew up in Korea where girls are not encouraged to attend school and emigrated to Canada 13 years ago.
(L-R) Heather Conlin, scholarship recipient Jean Higgison and Pat McCutcheon
Jean Higgison, who lives in Kincardine, is studying for her Personal Support Worker (PSW) certification through Fanshawe College's satellite facility in Kincardine.
Outgoing officers cut the cake
The CFUW Southport
is a local group within a network of
provincial, national and international councils who address women's
education and quality of life and advocate for women's issues at a
The vision of the CFUW is of a strong national organization working
to ensure that all girls and women have equal opportunities and
equal access to quality education within a peaceful and secure
environment where their human rights are respected.
While CFUW gives women an opportunity to socialize, it also features monthly speakers, many of which are open to the public, and has a variety of interest groups that include a Book Club, Gourmet (cooking) and the scholarship program.
CFUW is always looking for new members and, contrary to its name, a university degree is not required.
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