She said "I had no idea what IODE was but I decided to go. I liked what I heard and decided to be part of the group. As they say, the rest is history."
Kay is a charter member of theIODE Mary Lawson Chapter in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia that was formed as a result of the meeting that day. She is now a National Life Member, the highest level of recognition bestowed upon an IODE member.
Here is just a small part of Kay's IODE membership story:
Which IODE badges have you received?
Primary Life Membership
Provincial Life Membership
Past Provincial President
Past Primary President (but wearing Past Regent).
25 year Membership Badge
50 year Membership Badge
National Life Membership
Queen Eizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Officer Positions Held
Provincial Standard Bearer
Provincial Treasurer (10 years)
Provincial 1st & 2nd Vice President
Provincial President, (3 years)
What are some of the best memories you have as a Member of IODE?
Our bestowal ceremony. Meeting members of the royal family. Provincial and National annual meetings. Making and enjoying time with great friends. Crazy fundraisers and serious presentations. Having my mother join my chapter and my sister join two new chapters in Calgary.
"Joining IODE was the best decision I made when I decided to be part of the new chapter in Dartmouth in 1962. We chose our name and haven't looked back since. We are still a very active chapter that has lots of fun." - Kay Inkpen