Officers for 2023 are: Pictured (l-r) Assistant Treasurer Marybelle MacFarlane; Assistant Education Pat Traichevich; Past President and Secretary Kathryn Weston; Treasurer Joanne Brand; Membership Barb Stewart, Citizenship Angela Sheppard; Post war Jean Windover; Adopted School Suzanne Sutherland, Education Helen Danby; Services 2 Janet Hext; 1st Vice President Dawn McNally; President Wendy Loosley; Missing services 1 Gloria Saunders
Our Chapter has many committees that are responsible for various activities.
Most members belong to at least one committee. We believe that each member only participates
in whichever way she is able and to the degree to which she feels comfortable.
Adopted School – sends parcels 4 times a year to our school in Black Tickle, Labrador.
C.A.C. - shares interesting consumer news
Citizenship– Supports local events such as Terry Fox Run, attends citizenship court and promotes good citizenship.
All members report volunteer hours devoted to IODE.
Communications– send chapter's news to the media, advertises events and promotes membership.
Education– Selects recipients and distributes bursaries and awards to local elementary and secondary students.
Flower Fund– sends flowers and our thoughts to members and thanks to others.
Hospitality– coordinates our meeting snack, the June Potluck, and the Christmas meal.
Membership– promotes our club within the community. Assists with local conferences.
Post War– visits our local veterans and provides small gifts of appreciation.
Services - visits our local nursing homes for monthly birthday parties, organizes the special goodies bags and back packs for the Women’s Interval Home, assists with elementary school snack program and knits hundreds of articles for shipments to Northern Ontario and distribution to local agencies.
Standard Bearer– brings our flags to meetings and special functions.
Special Committees are formed for our fundraising events in which most members help.
* At year’s end, the chair of the committee submits a summary annual report to our municipal chapter, the Sarnia-Lambton Chapter. This report is then included with the other primary chapter reports and sent to the provincial level.
Our Past Presidents/Regents
IODE Margaret Stokes Chapter, Regents
Charter March 1949
1949-51 Mary Atkey (Mrs. O.L.G.) January 31, 1949
1952-53 Mary Atkey
1953-56 Jean Fairbank, (Mrs. C.)
1957-59 R. Cunningham
1960-61 Dorothy Stevenson
1962-63 Dorothy Sawyer
1964-65 Marjorie Bain
1966-67 Margaret Gregory
1968-70 Arlene Hastings
1970-71 Dora MacFarlane
1972-75 Mildred Howlett
1975-76 Florence Brohman
1976-77 Phyllis Ramsay
1978-79 Jean Fairbank
1979-80 Dorothy Stevenson
1980-81 Eula Evans
1982 Eula Evans, Pat Gallivan
1983-84 Pat Gallivan
1985-86 Dorothea Vokes
1987-88 Jean Windover
1989 Pat Moloney
1990-91 Faye Towle
1992-93 Jane Stevenson-Lennon
1994-95 Mary Heron
1996-97 Wendy Loosley
1998-2001 Helen Danby
2002-03 Patricia Baines
2004 Rotating- Faye Towle, Helen Danby, Jean Windover,
Eula Evans, Jane Lennon
2005-06 Pat Mailloux
2006-08 Pat Trachevich
2009-10 Shirley Banks
2010-12 Jean Windover
2012-14 Gloria Saunders
2015-16 Kathryn Weston
2017-22 Wendy Loosley
IODE Margaret Stokes Chapter
25 year pin and/or Life Memberships
Shirley Banks 1981-2010 25 yr. pin 2006
Vera Blackwell 1970-1992 honorary member 1992
Marjorie Butler, 1986-present, life membership 2018
Florence Brohman 1963-1986, 25 yr pin 1986
Marjorie Butler 1986-present, 25 year pin in 2011, life membership 2017
Jean Clark 1971-1992, honorary member 1992
Helen Danby 1993, 25 year pin 2018, life member 2015
Eula Evans 1973- present, 25 yr pin 1998, 50 year pin 2023
Jean Fairbank 1949-1998, Charter Member, Life membership
Mary Font 1973- 2015, 25 yr pin 1998
Marg Green 1972-1998, 25 yr pin 1987
Margaret Gregory 1952-1978, 25 yr pin 1977
Arlene Hastings 1954-1988, 25 yr pin 1979
Mildred Howlett 1966-1996, 25 yr pin 1991
Nancy Jacques 1964-present, 25 yr pin 1989, 50 year pin 2015
Joyce Kelly, 1958- 25 yr pin 1983, 50 yr. pin 2008, life member 2001
Edith Landon 1954-1987, 25 yr pin 1979
Wendy Loosley 1986- present, 25 year pin in 2011,life member 2014
Pearl Lovegrove 1985-present, 25 yr pin 2010
Dora MacFarlane, 1962-present, 25 yr pin, 50 year pin in 2012
Carol McDonald, life membership 2022
Betty Menzies 1965-2000, 25 yr pin 1990 , life member
Pat Moloney 1986-2012, 25 year pin in 2011
Louise Polley 1949-1994 25 yr pin 1974, life member
Phyllis Ramsey 1959-1994, 25 yr pin 1984, honorary member to 1994
Dorothy Sawyer 1952-1989, 25 yr pin 1977
Gloria Saunders, life membership 2019
Linda Shannon, life membership 2020
Barb Stewart, life membership 2020
Donna Steane 1998-2018, life membership 2016
Betty Snyder 1958- 2009, 25 yr pin 1983, 50 yr pin 2009, life member 2001
Dorothy Stevenson 1953-2010, 25 yr pin 1978, 50 yr pin, life member 2001
Jane Stevenson 1982-present, 25 year pin in 2011, life member 2013
Eva Storey 1949-1983, 25 yr pin, Charter Member
Suzanne Sutherland, life membership 2020
Lyla Thompson 1961-1987, 25 yr pin 1986
Faye Towle 1970-present, 25 yr pin 1995, life member 2001
Pat Traichevich, life membership 2019
Kathryn Weston, life membership 2019
Jean Windover, 1981- present, 25 yr pin 2006, life member 2001