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Writing Support For Local Politician #endvawp

Oakville North-Burlington MP Pam Damoff shone a light on the issue of threats and abuse in politics.  In May she announced she will not seek re-election and cited as factors the toxicity and incivility in politics.  CFUW Oakville advanced our policy intention last year, specifically addressing the need to advocate for ending violence against women in politics.  Pam had been a supportive resource as our advocacy team prepared that resolution. 

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Our May Dinner

A spring dinner is our tradition.  On May 6 CFUW Oakville members gathered to socialize and enjoy musical entertainment at one big meeting that heralds the spring and summer. As members ate dinner at the Oakville Conference Centre, musical entertainment was provided by Valentyn Zadoianov and Irina Samarin of the Two Families Band.

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May Dinner and AGM

For our May dinner, we are pleased to once again enjoy the music of Valentyn Zadoianov, and Irina Samarin. Valentyn and Irina are professional musicians, and part of the Two Families band who entertained us at Christmas displaying a unique flair of Rhythm and Blues, Classic Rock, Jazz, Folk music, and Soul. They are recently arrived from the Ukraine and now live in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

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April’s Guest Speaker

The University of Guelph apiculture research and education program was established in 1894. Their mandate is to help bees and the beekeeping community thrive. In this presentation, some of the fascinating aspects of honey bee biology will be described.

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March’s Speaker, Susan Williams

Susan Williams is the Founder of Booming Encore – a digital media hub dedicated to providing information and inspiration to help people create and live their best later life. Susan is also the co-author of the book, “Retirement Heaven or Hell: Which Will You Choose? “

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February’s Speaker, Maryam Mantieghi

Maryam Manteghi is an Oakville based family and immigration lawyer with over six years of experience working with the United Nations. She will speak about “Working in Bosnia” In addition to working with the United Nations,

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A Successful Holiday Dinner

Our December 4th Holiday Dinner included socializing, a wonderful meal, and successful fundraising for our Scholarship Fund. See the slideshow and video below. The music was provided by The Two Families Band who were recently from Ukraine. Their music inspired guests to leave their seats and join an impromptu dance floor.

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The Scholarship and Award application form is now available for download.

Please choose Scholarship/Award Application from the menu above.  Applications are to be submitted by  Monday, April 22, 2024.

 

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Anniversary Cookbook

The Anniversary cookbook from CFUW Oakville: *Make Bake Celebrate* is now in print, celebrating 75 years of advocacy,  encouragement, and support of education and lifelong learning for Oakville women. Profits go to building a strong, self-supporting scholarship endowment fund. See below to order.

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January 2024, our Speaker, from the Jane Goodall Institute

Bella Lam joined the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada in 2016 working with the Programs team in community-centred conservation through the lens of gender and climate justice. In June 2022, Bella was appointed as the CEO to lead the Institute in forging a strategic path to address the three crises we face in our world today: climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental inequity.

“Bella Lam has worked for over 20 years in sustainable development amplifying the voices of local partners across the diverse landscape of Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. Bella joined the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada in 2016, where she currently leads a dynamic team to address the convergence of three crises: climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental inequity. Her experience with community-centred conservation is grounded in the understanding that the health and wellbeing of people, wildlife and the environment are deeply interconnected”

(The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada)

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