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Founders Day

During Founder's Day Celebrations on February 13, 2018, The Honourable Elizabeth Hubley awarded medals to twelve recipients of the PEI Women's Institute commemorating the 150th seating of the Senate. These members represented the entire WI membership across Prince Edward Island for their "enthusiasm, commitment and sheer hard work for making a real difference in the day-to-day lives of Islanders across the Province". Recipients included: Helen Nicholson, Joan Dawson, Betty Millar, Reta MacDonald, Iva Mutch, Margie Stewart, Marie Kenny, Carol MacLellan, Doreen Cole, Cynthia Mitchell, Jacquie Laird and Doreen Wall.

This year’s event featured Alice Taylor with a presentation on Health & Wellness, Marie Kenny with an Interactive Abstract Art activity, Bethany Vessey, RD with a presentation on “Fad Diets/Lifestyle - Find Out How to Choose the Right Path for Optimal Health”, and Jana Shaw with a Chocolate Making Demonstration.

A reception took place at 5:00 pm with light refreshments, and final results of the Island Product Youth Cooking Contest were were announced at 5:30 pm.



Founder's Day was celebrated on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Farm Centre, Charlottetown.
 
1:15-1:30pm    Registration
1:30-1:40pm    Opening Remarks
1:40-1:55pm    Fun with Candy Mixer
1:55-2:15pm    Peace Garden Scholarship Winner Presentation – Julia MacDonald
2:15-2:35pm    Litter Reduction Discussion – Chris Ortenburger
2:35-2:50pm    Break
2:50-3:10pm    Elderdog – Katie Beck Bowser
3:10-3:30pm    Be Aware Get Your Share - Olive Crane
3:30-4:30pm    150th Celebration of Canada Art Tree Craft and National Flag Day
4:30-4:45pm    Closing Remarks
5pm                Open House Reception
5:30pm            Results of WI Cooking Contest   
 




Founder's Day 2016  

Founder's Day was celebrated on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Farm Centre starting at 1pm.  Final details will be in February's Notes and News. Highlights include: · Short Presentations were by:

· Canadian Mental Health Association
· Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR)
· Canadian Legal Information Association (CLIA)
· Active Break with go!PEI
· 4-H Interaction Ideas Session
· Card Making with Helen Nicholson

 
A Reception open to all will follow at 4:30pm open to all, with winners from the WI Student Cooking Contest being announced approximately 5:30pm.   To register please contact the WI Office at wi@gov.pe.ca or 902-368-4860 by Wednesday, February 10.
 

 

WI Day Sessions Thursday, March 26, 2015, Brackley Commons (New Location)
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   1:00 pm  - Registration (Pre-registered is required)
  1:30 pm  - Birds of a Feather Opener

1:45 pm - Membership Recruitment & Rention
  2:40 pm  - Tea with Bridget   3:15 pm  - Creativity Session with Susan Dunphy   WI Day Reception

4:30 pm  WI Day Reception highlights

  • Greetings from Minister George Webster and President Cynthia Mitchell
  • The Women of Confederation Video
  • Launch of WI Island Product Cooking Contest for  Students Cookbook
  • Potato Martini Bar
  Please re-register with the WI Office before March 20. Sales table included. 

 


WI Month Contest
 
Entries are  to be submitted in a folder with a maximum of 6 pages - summarizing the purpose of the event and the event itself (maximum 250 words). These 6 pages are to include 2 - 6 photos. Entries will be judged according to the creativity of the event & folder presentation. The dead-line to submit your entry to the WI Office is March 27, 2014.
 
Remember to shine a white light for WI in your window during WI Week.
Carol Connick, Chair, Leadership and Development



Founder’s Week Celebration - February 17 - 23, 2014
Register by phone: 368-4860 or email: wi@gov.pe.ca

WI Day Sessions
  9:30am-12 noon (9:00am Registration, 9:30am Opening remarks)


Branch members are invited to the following 20 Minute Sessions:
9:40am   - Georgetown Conference - Katie Beck and Barb Dunphy
10:00am - 2014 Quilt Project
10:20am - Try Yoga - Michelle Burns (followed by Break at 10:40am)
11:00am - Public Relations - For Print, Radio & TV - Ellen MacPhail
11:20am - Creativity Session
11:40am - Brainstorming Session
Free admission and lunch will be provided. Sales table included.


WI Day Reception and Open House
Tuesday, February 19, 2014 (1-3 pm) - (Storm date Feb. 20) - Farm Centre
Join us to meet old and new friends. Provincial Conveners will have displays and be available to
“chat”. We will also be showing the Adelaide Hoodless Video. Light refreshments will be served.
 
WI Month Contest
 
In 2014 PEI is celebrating 150 years since the Charlottetown Conference and we encourage all branches to do something special to commemorate 2014. This is a great opportunity to involve the community. Any event that promotes WI and 2014 Birthplace theme qualifies, as long as the event is held in February. Prizes of $50, $30, and $20 will be awarded at the Annual Convention in May. Entries are  to be submitted in a folder with a maximum of 6 pages - summarizing the purpose of the event and the event itself (maximum 250 words). These 6 pages are to include 2 - 6 photos. Entries will be judged according to the creativity of the event & folder presentation. The dead-line to submit your entry to the WI Office is March 28, 2014.
 
Remember to shine a white light for WI in your window during WI Week.
Carol Connick, Chair, Leadership and Development

 

Last year's details:

Effective Meetings - Branch and District Areas
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 (9-noon) - Farm Centre (Storm date Feb. 21).
Topics include:
  • How to effectively run a meeting at Branch and District Area levels.
  • "Marketing A Non-Profit Organization" with John Barrett Director of Sales, Marketing & Development,
      Veseys Seeds Ltd (and Rotary Club member of Charlottetown Royalty). Lunch provided.  


These sessions are open to branch and district area executive members or a Branch representative. Admission is free and lunch is provided.  Please register with the WI Office staff before Feb. 15, 2013.

Founder’s Day Reception and Open House
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 (1-3 pm) - Farm Centre (Storm date Feb. 21).
Join in celebrating 100 years of PEIWI by meeting old and new friends and viewing commemorative displays.  From 1:30 to 2 pm we will have a demonstration of how to negotiate the new PEIWI website.  Light refreshments will be served.

Founder’s Month Contest

This can be a strictly WI branch or a community involved event. Any event that promotes Founder’s Day qualifies, as long as it is held in February. Prizes of $50, $30, and $20 will be awarded at the Annual Convention in May. Entries are to be  submitted in a folder with a maximum of 6 pages - summarizing the purpose of the event and the event itself (maximum 250 words). These 6 pages are to include 2 - 6 photos. Entries will be judged according to the creativity of the event & presentations in the folder.

We encourage all branches to do something special to commemorate 2013 being the Centennial year for PEIWI. The deadline to submit your entry to the WI Office is March 28, 2013.

Remember to shine a white light for WI in your window during Founder’s Week.

-Cynthia Mitchell, Chair, Leadership and Development




February 2012 Events


During the 2012 Founder's Day event, Susan Doiron (pictured below) was announced the winner of most steps during the Heart Health campaign. Runner's up were Lorna MacPhail Tierney of the Meadowbank Branch and Frances Coles of the Dunstaffnage Branch.

Conveners Motivational Session was an opportunitty to discuss the responsibilities of conveners at the Branch, District Area and Provincial convention levels. The session covered reports: what to include, how to present, whom to send to, and due dates.  Also on hand was motivational session with new WI Executive Director, Ellen MacPhail who spoke on Passion, and Sailing.  Free admission and lunch.


Founder’s Day Reception and Open House
was held at the WI Office, Royalty Centre on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 1 to 3 pm. Members of the puplic were invited to join in on the celebration of the founding of WI while meeting old and new friends.

Founder’s Month Contest: WI Branches were invited to take part in the Founder’s Month activities by hosting a WI member based or a community involved event. Any event that promoted Founder’s Day qualified, as long as the event was held in February. Cash Prizes of $50, $30 and $20 wwere awarded at the County Conventions in May. To facilitate judging, entries were to be submitted in a folder with a maximum of 6 pages - summarizing the purpose of the event and the event itself (maximum 250 words). These 6 pages are to include 2 - 6 photos. Entries will be judged according to the creativity of the event and the presentation in the folder.  The deadline to submit entries was is March 30, 2012. Remember to shine a white light for WI in your window during Founder’s Week

~ Cynthia Mitchell, Chair, Leadership and Development



2011 Founder's Day Events

President's Workshop Committee

Founder's Day President's Workshop Questions & Answers

 

 

 

   
   
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