Carol MacLellan and the planning committee are pleased to inform you that the FWIC Convention plans are taking shape nicely. The Convention Planning Committee in New Brunswick met with FWIC President Marie Kenny, Jan 23 and 24th to touch base regarding the planning and production.
The 2015 FWIC triennial convention is in Fredericton NB, June 9-13. The convention will include educational workshops, inspirational speakers and plenary sessions focusing on FWIC’s Triennial Theme Women’s Institute, Planting Seeds of Change.
FWIC President Marie Kenny said;
Conventions are a great opportunity for the membership and guests to come together, to be informed, to learn and to share ideas. Planting seeds of change is a beginning, deepening the roots of change takes working together, motivating and inspiring each other on journey.
Please share with your membership, the media, and your social media, the attached Convention 2015 update, and photograph from FWIC Publicity Chair Carol MacLellan and President Marie Kenny.
link to Convention update: FWIC Prepares for Upcoming Convention
Click on the poster image for your Convention Registration package.
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.