The Board of Directors of the PEI Women's Institute cordially invite you to participate in our 'Stay at Home' Fundraising Event. In lieu of an in-person dinner this year, the Board of Directors has decided on a non in-person event where you can stay home yet still be a part of this year's fundraiser! See poster for details
The Board is encouraging financial collections for a group donation to support Prince County Hospital this year. 100% of the proceeds will go direct to hospital equipment. Full tax receipt will be received. PEIWI can accept cash or cheques, with cheques made payable to PEI Women's Institute.
A cheque with all donations will be announced during the WI provincial convention.
Please provide name and mailing address with your donation to receive a tax receipt!
Deadline for donations is April 30.
WI Woman in Agriculture Recognition Award - Nominations deadline extended to April 30!
This award is recognition for an Island woman making a major contribution to the PEI agriculture sector and is presented bi-annually by the PEI Women’s Institute. This award will be presented in 2021 at the provincial convention on May 29. Branches can submit nominations using details available online or contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Due to the circuit breaker and preventing some branches from meeting, April 30 is the new deadline for nominations.
Other scholarships and awards are available
! Check out the Resource page
at PEIWI.ca for a complete listing - please note the deadlines for the Adelaide Hoodless Award (non-board member year), Golden Book of Recognition (now awarded annually), and Friend of WI Award is now April 30.
Heard it through the Grapevine - WI Spotlight on Agriculture! This month's feature is the Dixon family from North Tryon!
PEIWI is pleased to showcase WI members or their neighbors in agriculture! The following is WI's third spotlight! This month features the Dixon family from North Tryon!
Eric and Heather Dixon (left), along with their son Tim and daughter-in-law Sarah Jane (right) of Dixon Farms in North Tryon, raise Angus cattle under the herd name Worth-a-Bit Angus. Established in 1916, this fourth generation farm consists of a feedlot and cow/calf operation. The Dixons sell both purebred and commercial cattle, and offer a selection of Angus bulls in the spring. They also grow corn, barley, oats, and forages for the cow herd and feedlot. Last year was a busy and exciting calving season on the farm with five sets of twins born!
PEIWI wants to spotlight interesting facts or fun about agriculture on PEI through the eyes of WI members in newsletters and on Facebook.
Heather has been a PEIWI member for 45 years, joining the North Tryon branch when she married and moved to the community. She is a current member of Augustine Cove WI and has served on the Board of Directors.
It’s also a “Did you know?” piece where we can list a variety of tidbits. It could be on century farms, from growing up in a farm, how many varieties of crops on PEI, or to the latest technology used in farming - It can be about anything, fun to fact! Send us pictures and a few lines to email@example.com or call 902-368-4860. Include your name or branch with your submissions.
Anti-Oppression Online Workshop
An Anti-Oppression workshop will take place on April 10 from 2pm to 5pm
. Learn more on how WI can assist in our communities.
Are you familiar with BIPOC? Did you know it stands for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour?
It is more important than ever to understand racism and its effects in our communities, province and beyond.
The PEI Women's Institute invites you to an interactive workshop entailing exercises, visual presentations and scenarios to better understand and welcome our differences in organizations and communities. Presenters include: Dante Bazard, MSc, founding member of BIPOC USHR\ and Dr. Sobia Ali-Faisalm, PhD, BIPOC USHR President. Dante Bazard is the first black person to serve on the PEI's Human Rights Commission.
Registration for this online event can be done online at peiwi.ca, by contacting the PEI Women's Institute Office at 902-368-4860 or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org Feel free to share the workshop poster!
PEI Provincial Convention on Online
Due to the going uncertainty of the pandemic during planning time, PEIWI will be hosting the provincial convention online, Saturday, May 29 from 9:30am to 11:30am.
Please register via:
- website: peiwi.ca
- email: email@example.com
- phone: 902-368-4860
Please note bylaw changes and mail in ballots were sent in February in keeping with bylaws to send information out three months prior.
WI Social Zoom Party
The WI Board of Directors would like to take the opportunity to assist those interested in learning how to meet on Zoom! The board of directors are planning for the provincial convention which will be held online only, as a result, the PEIWI board wants to assist and to educate our members through an online party in advance to make it easy for you or your branch to try connecting using web based meeting platforms if you haven't already!
PEIWI will be using a web based platform called Zoom, and there are three ways to connect online in the same meeting:
1) With Video
– where we can see each other.
2) Without Video
– where just your name or branch name is listed.
3) By Phone
– where you simply call into the meeting using your phone.
What can branches do?
Branches can provide gathering spots for members, or simply have a representative join in from home or potentially local community hubs/library.
What do you need?
To participate all you need is: computer, laptop, tablet, or Smart Phone, and an internet connection. Some computers will have video capability, others will not, and that’s ok! It is recommended to download the Zoom App in advance.
What if I don’t have a computer?
– if any of your members do not have a computer or internet access you can simply just use your cell or house phone(much like a conference call/partyline)! This will allow you to dial into the meeting/zoom party using a number we supply. Please note, long distance charges may apply.
Are there any useful links I/we can look at in advance?
Download Zoom using this link: https://zoom.us/download
(Pick the free version)
YouTube shows just how easy it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E
Zoom beginners video: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360029527911
WI Zoom PARTY DETAILS!
Friday, May 14,
To register, so we can send you the link, please send your name/branch/email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or sign up at peiwi.ca.
Once you register with WI for the Zoom meeting, we will send out the link via email to join in.
Members of the Convention Committee will be standing by on May 14 to trouble shoot any questions you may have during this session:
902-368-5089 (WI Office)
On behalf of the Mitts for Kits committee, thank you so much for the donated mittens. Over 500 pairs were received and placed in children's backpacks to those who need them.
Founder's Day Card Making Contest - Deadline Extended to April 30
Thank you to all who were able to match the deadline of March 31. As some branches were unable to meet during the "circuit breaker", requests were received to extend the deadline to April 30. Cards can still be made for any occasion, any mixed media and any size or design.
Cards will be sent to senior's homes and long-term care centers across the Island. Cards can still be submitted to the PEIWI Office by April 30, 2021. See poster for more details
Its that time of year to apply for scholarships! Click for details:
Health and Agriculture Scholarships will be announced soon!