Woodmore Women's Institute News
(Submitted by Deb Melosky - Woodmore WI Secretary)
On Thursday, June 6 the Woodmore W.I. held their monthly meeting with 14 members in attendance. Our roll call for the day was "My dream vacation". 

Woodmore W.I. will be hosting a Regional W.I. picnic, with members from other branches in the area invited. This will be June 12 at Roseau River Park.

For our 2024 fundraising we are selling raffle tickets, these are currently for sale if anyone is interested. We will also be hosting a soup and pie supper in the fall.

Our Food Security program for 2024 has received a grant for the Sturgeon Community Foundation. We will be holding a hands-on workshop on fermentation (sauerkraut making) on August 14 at the Dominion City Hall, a seed saving workshop on September 11 at the Ridgeville Hall and a hands-on sour dough workshop in October. More details will be available as we get closer to the workshop dates.

We are again hosting our Children's Gardening Project. The kick-off was held on May 29 with 16 children registered (from ages 2 - 11).

The WI membership will be going on an outing on August 21, we will be having lunch at the Ridgeville Club and then on to "The Keep", near Woodmore for a tour.

We are hosting a Nature and Neighbors program sponsored by Southern Health's Health Together Now grant. The first "wellness walk" included part of the Crow Wing Trail and the Senkiw Bridge, there were 28 in attendance despite the wet weather. The next walk is the Prairie Shore Trail near Tolstoi with Laura Reeves as the guide. This walk will be June 27 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, contact wellnesswalks@gmail.com if you are interested.

In April 2025 Woodmore WI will be hosting the Manitoba Women's Institute AGM. Initial discussions have started on this event, which will bring women from across Manitoba into the community for the day.

Years of membership certificates were presented to 4 members. Liz Griffin received a "Lifetime Membership" for 25 years.  Deb Melosky has 15 years, Joanne Graydon 10 years and Linda Hildebrandt 40 years.

Our lunch group will be going to Chino's at the Sunshine Greenhouse in Steinbach for our monthly outing in July.

Our next meeting will be July 4 guests are always welcome. If you are interested in attending this meeting or any of our other activities, please contact meloskydebbie@gmail.com.