Primary Life Memberships were presented to Beverley Bell, Judy Brander and Karen Eustace for outstanding service through the years and 50 year pins were awarded to Charter Member Virginnia Murray, Pat MacNeill, Eleanor Wright Joyce and Nancy Cripton. (shown left to right in picture)
IODE Blakeny President Shirley McEwen welcomed special guests Margaret MacKay, 1st. Vice President IODE New Brunswick; along with "The Queen" (Geraldine Dayton), who brought greetings along with her "RCMP Aide" (Margot Esterbrooks).
The "Flat Tones" performed a comical musical interlude ( 4 members) and the evening concluded with a power point video of IODE Blakeny's 50 years of success, which included members and projects undertaken over the years. Conveners for this special evening were Lorayne Thompson and Bev Bell.
Blakeny Chapter's motto "Willing to Serve" inspires members to undertake fundraising and service projects to help the less fortunate. IODE Blakeny's 9th Annual Ladies Shopping Trip to Maine takes place Oct. 24 to 27, 2013 and tickets are still available. This major fundraiser enables the chapter to continue giving scholarships, equipment to hospitals,
donations to libraries, food banks and wherever there is a need.
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