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Women's Institute
Fenelon Falls Gazette, 28 Aug 1914, p. 4, column 4
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The Fenelon Falls branch of the Women's Institute held their regular meeting on Friday afternoon, August 21st, at the summer home of Miss K. Dickson at Rosedale. There was a good attendance of members, and several visitors were welcomed. The rooms were prettily decorated with asters, golden glow and maple leaves. Miss B. Abbott, President, conducted the meeting, which was opened by singing "The Maple Leaf." The minutes of the last meeting were read and adopted, after which the Secretary read a communication from the District Secretary regarding a joint picnic, and a donation to the Rest Room in Lindsay. It was decided that the members were in favor of holding a joint picnic with West Victoria, and also of donating the sum of $3.00 to the Rest Room. A circular from the Superintendent of Institutes, Mr. Putnam, was read by the President regarding the question of Women's Institutes in relation to the war. Mr. Putnam urges contributions to the Canadian Red Cross fund, and suggests sending the following articles:--Pillows and pillow slips, flannel shirts, handkerchiefs, cholera belts, socks and mending kits. It was decided that an entertainment be held on August 27th in Dickson's Hall, the proceeds to be in aid of the Red Cross Society of Canada. A good musical programme was given, chiefly by guests, Mr. Kenneth Newell giving a selection on the mandolin, which was much enjoyed. Vocal solos were given by Mr. Lumsden and Master Taylor, both of which were highly appreciated. Excellent papers were given by Miss Abbott and Mrs. James Lamb on the subject, "The Influence of Environment", followed by a discussion. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. A. Minthorne, a committee being appointed, consisting of Mrs. W. H. Welch, Mrs. James Lamb, Mrs. L. Townley and Mrs. Carrie Welch. The subject chosen for next meeting was the timely one of "How to Save Expenses." Refreshments were served aster the meeting, which was brought to a close by singing the National Anthem.

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A summary of the Fenelon Falls branch of the Women's Institute meeting on August 21, 1914.
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28 Aug 1914
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Dickson, K., Miss ; Abbott, B., Miss ; Putnam, Mr. ; Newell, Kenneth ; Lumsden, Mr. ; Taylor, Master ; Lamb, James, Mrs ; Minthorne, A., Miss ; Welch, W. H., Mrs ; Townley, L., Mrs ; Welch, Carrie, Mrs.
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Women's Institute

A summary of the Fenelon Falls branch of the Women's Institute meeting on August 21, 1914.