I am in the process of visiting the various Associate groups and using the Directional Statement for the evening presentation. It has been a wonderful experience with the Glace Bay group and the Sydney group in the East and Martha Centre, St. Monica and Calgary in the West. St. Claire, Eskasoni, and Trenton Associates are scheduled. I hope to do a short write up of the sharing once I visit all the Associate groups.
While I was in Lethbridge, Harry Mueller and Irene Tosczak were received as Associates. Notice Harry’s attire. That was on a dare, so he arrived with a tux. I think he looks good in it.
While visiting the Calgary group I found out that Deborah Bennett’s job is taking her to Ottawa. All the best Deborah. For this gathering, Yvonne Donahue, took this opportunity to make Deborah’s favorite butterscotch pie as a treat for the lunch. Wow!
I’m happy to inform you that we have a number of Journeyers to be received this coming year. We have Myrna Horak, in Calgary; George and Niki Crisfield in Lethbridge; Harry and Norma Blinkhorn, and Jean Brennick in Sydney Mines; Sheila Morris and Elizabeth Stevens in Eskasoni; in Sydney we have Jean Peinsznaki. This speaks well for the individual groups for their welcoming spirit and Martha hospitality. As Marthas and Associates, we have something good here and want to share it.
There will be an Eastern Martha Associate Gathering on March 28 from 9-12. at the Bethel Presbyterian Church in Sydney off George Street. It’s not far from the Park. The topic is: The Shadow: The Other Me. Sheila O’Handley is the presenter.
When someone is unable to attend the Sydney group, Michael Finigan, has agreed to do a write up of the evening and send it to those absent. They checked ahead of time to see if the group was interested. What a wonderful idea. It is also a commitment for someone. Maybe other groups would like to do the same.
Sister Claudette Gallant