We’ve (that’s the editorial “we”) been busy learning MailChimp. Thanks to a stormy day yesterday, Kate had the office to herself so she put together the first publication of Federation News that will be delivered electronically. To subscribe, click on the image below. There you will also find a link to 12/12/2014 – FWIC FED BULLETIN JAN 2015. You will want to set aside some time to update your calendar with all of the events this year, including the Triennial FWIC Convention in Fredericton, New Brunswick in June.
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Women’s Institute is a local, provincial, national and international organization that promotes women, families and communities. Our goal is to empower women to make a difference.
The idea to form a national group was first considered in 1912. In 1914, however, when the war began the idea was abandoned. At the war’s end, Miss Mary MacIsaac, Superintendent of Alberta Women’s Institute, revived the idea. She realized the importance of organizing the rural women of Canada so they might speak as one voice for needed reforms, and the value of co-ordinating provincial groups for a more consistent organization. In February 1919, representatives of the provinces met in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to form the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada.