A year ago, we posted an announcement on how WI members could support two ACWW projects. Today I have good news, and soon to be good news.
Sheila Needham, Canada’s ACWW representative just issued her Fall 2015 ACWW newsletter which includes an update from the ACWW office in London, England:
Dear Sheila I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your pretty card, showing autumnal colours, (Card was one of Linda Hoy’s) enclosing a cheque for £2,950.00, being donations from Canadian societies, following your very helpful spreadsheet. This is a very generous amount, and we confirm that these amounts have been allocated strictly in accordance with your instructions, with the following exception:- Project No. 0960 ‘Pickles’ With these donations, you have exceeded your pledge to this project. We have therefore allocated the amount of Can $ 150.83 out of the 466.20 to project 0960, and we have allocated the ‘surplus’ for this project to project no. 0961. I am delighted to attach a Certificate of Appreciation to this email, to mark the fact that you have fulfilled your pledge to project 0960. Project No. 0961 ‘Fish’ As mentioned above, the ‘surplus’ of donations to project 0960 has been allocated to project 0961. This means that your donations to this project now total £1,662.11 out of your pledge of £2,786.00, leaving the amount of £1,123.89 still to be raised. [$2,269.19 CAD] We are very grateful for the support of Canada Area for our projects and work. We understand that you have already thanked the various members and societies – thank you for thanking them! With best wishes from a rather autumnal-feeling London Juliet Childs, Projects Administrator
Please consider this post a reminder to include ACWW fundraising during your up-coming program year. Then I hope to post the good news that we have met (or exceeded!) the target!
For a .pdf copy of the project details or how to submit your donations, please click here.
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The idea to form a national group was first considered in 1912. In 1914, however, when the war began the idea was abandoned. At the war’s end, Miss Mary MacIsaac, Superintendent of Alberta Women’s Institute, revived the idea. She realized the importance of organizing the rural women of Canada so they might speak as one voice for needed reforms, and the value of co-ordinating provincial groups for a more consistent organization. In February 1919, representatives of the provinces met in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to form the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada.