President Suzanne McKane introduced the head table guests: Karen Barker IODE Ontario president; Nancy Hughes, mid central area vice president; north central area vice-president Patricia Fabian; and Roslyn Campbell of Maple Leaf Chapter in Goderich. Karen Barker gave an inspiring talk, and said she liked our motto "deeds not words". She spoke of happenings at the Provincial level, and encouraged us in our endeavours. The reason for them being there was four of our members have belonged to IODE for Sixty years and more!
In 1952, Irene Gildner, Eva Nickel and Mary Whicher were founding members of White Cloud, and in 1953, Eleanor Davis joined a chapter in Toronto, and transferred membership when the family moved here. Mary Whicher moved West the week before our meeting, so she missed the celebration. Shirley Leeder gave a fun talk with anecdotes of Irene, Eva and Eleanor. She told of little incidences about each one that were news to most of us. Eleanor, Eva and Irene then introduced their guests: their daughters and relatives. Karen Barker and Suzanne McKane made the presentation of sixty year pins.
President Suzanne McKane stated they are an inspiration to all of us for their steadfast loyalty to IODE and their community.
IODE ... women dedicated to a better Canada
Submitted by Carol Smith
IODE White Cloud Chapter, Wiarton ON