Gowanstown-Peace Women’s Institute (Guelph Area) held a ROSE Session in October with a guest speaker from CNIB. She spoke about the work done by the organization, common vision problems and how they can help clients. She also demonstrated many aids that are available. A time for questions and interaction with the guest speaker followed.
Kim Lowry of Listowel entertained the Branch, singing two songs accompanied on her autoharp. Kim, who is blind, was thanked by Ruth Nuhn and was presented with a gift.
Diane Bender recognized International Day of Rural Women. Since the “World Conference on Women” in Beijing, China in 1995, every October 15th the Branch recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural and indigenous women in enhancing agriculture and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.
There were 9 Women’s Institute Members and 11 non-Members present at this ROSE Session, with 30 volunteer hours devoted.