West Lorne WI 100th Anniversary

Pictured (L-R): Olive Chambers, Theresa St. Pierre, Frances Graham, Twila McWilliam, Barbara Popham, Donna Driver, Gwen McLain, Bonita Berge, Mary Liepann, Doris Sweitzer, Nancy Lashbrook, Leola Lawrence, Dorothy Japec and Shirley Walker. Photo courtesy of Patrick Brennan, West Elgin Chronicle.

On January 29, 2013, West Lorne WI (London Area) celebrated its 100th Anniversary with an afternoon of fellowship, entertainment and refreshments.  Seventeen current Members and invited guests heard greetings from local dignitaries. Included were Bernie Wiehle (Mayor of West Elgin), Mary Ann Caughell (President of Elgin District), Jeff Yurck (MPP), Karen Vecchio (representing MP Joe Preston) and Cameron McWilliam (Elgin County Warden). The history of the West Lorne WI was provided by Leola Lawrence. Bill Graham, a local musician, entertained the group. On display were WI memorabilia, Tweedsmuir History Books and 100th Anniversary plaques and certificates. The Branch would like to thank all for making this such a special occasion.