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Picturesque Camrose, AB in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies is the setting of the 2014 Provincial Annual Meeting for IODE Alberta.
Special thanks to the Camrose Booster for publishing the story about the achievements of IODE Alberta this past year. Click on the Camrose Booster icon here to read the article on page 33.
Camrose Booster – April 22nd, 2014
By Dan Jensen
A member of the community will be recognized when the Provincial Chapter of the IODE holds its 94th Annual meeting at the Best Western Plus Camrose Resort and Casino April 25-27.
“Our meeting theme this year Roses of Alberta – recognizing the City of Camrose, the Rose City” said IODE Alberta Communications Officer Judy Loewen.
IODE is a National Women’s charitable organization. Women of all ages, from all walks of life and educational backgrounds, meet in local chapters for fun, friendship and community volunteerism
Members volunteer with and for people focusing on children, education and community services.
Each IODE Chapter has the independence to choose and support projects in its own neighbourhood.
“IODE is proud of its heritage and traditions” said Loewen.
In 1900, Margaret Polson Murray of Montreal encouraged the formation of a federation of women to promote patriotism, loyalty and services to others.
IODE has supported the University of Alberta Augustana campus with an Educational award for several years.
In 2013, a total of $34,000 was awarded in bursaries and scholarships to students across Alberta.
The 19 Chapters in IODE Alberta are extremely active with many local projects on the go at any given time.
“One program we are very proud of is our Child Abuse Prevention Program which provides an average of $70,000 to be distributed to programs supporting Child Abuse Prevention throughout the Province” said Loewen.
The Annual meeting opening ceremonies and dinner will be held on Friday April 25.