On December 5, 1960, a group of women on the outskirts of Perth got together and decided to create an organization called the Second Line Women's Institute (SLDWI). It is with great pride that the SLDWI is celebrating its Golden Anniversary (50th) this year. It is an exciting time. After all, how many organizations can boast that they are as active and progressive, are as old as
we are, and are still going strong?
Since that time, they have met the first Wednesday of every month, alternating at each other's home. The Second Line of Drummond Women's Institute currently has 22 Members. All of the women have resided on the Second Line of Drummond just east of Perth, Ontario. Acting in silence, yet with much dedication, hard work and commitment, the Second Line of Drummond W.I. Members have helped many people, and the community as a whole has benefited from their work.
Over the 50 years since its inception, the Institute has donated substantial funds to numerous charities. Locally, the SLDWI hassupported families in need, libraries, community halls, museums, recreation and playground areas, fire-fighters, schools, 4-H Clubs, agricultural fairs, hospitals, ambulance services and nursing homes, offered scholarships for continuing education, provided local members with leadership training opportunities, fostered children overseas and served lunches at funerals and community events. The SLDWI has compiled a thorough account of its' area (The Tweedsmuir History) and will continue to do so.
If you would like to embrace the chance to do more for yourself and your community, improve the quality of life for your family, friends, community and the world, advocate more effectively on a broad spectrum of issues, discover your talents and hone your public speaking and leadership skills, interpret and record local history in Tweedsmuir History Books, share fun and fellowship, make your home and country a better place to live, the SLDWI welcomes you.
Contact secretary Judy Hands at 613-267-6027