Celebrating 74 Years of Community Service...
The following members of IODE Margaret Stokes Chapter, Petrolia received pins of service: Laura Black, Joanne Brand, Connie Moore, Annette Parker, Ginny Williams, and Janet Hext for 5 years; Barb Stewart, Linda Shannon, Pat Traichevich, Phyllis Sutherland, and Suzanne Sutherland for 20 years; Helen Danby, Jane Stevenson and Wendy Loosley for 30 years and Jean Windover for 40 years. Pictured below with Membership Officer, Barb Stewart and Assistant, Monica Deighton.
It was a great honour to give Dora MacFarlane, one of our members, her 50 year pin. Dora joined IODE Margaret Stokes in 1962 and was the Chapter's President in 1970-71. Congratulations!
The Petrolia Rotary Club honoured our own Jean Windover with a Paul Harris Fellowship award in recognition of her many years of community service and involvement. The Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellowship is a prestigious award established by Rotary International as a means of giving recognition and showing appreciation for the activity of individuals who exemplify the Rotary motto, "Serve above Self." Well deserved, Jean!
Celebrating Our 65th Anniversary...
Recent Life Memberships
Congratulations to Wendy Loosley who received her Primary Life Membership Pin at our 65th Anniversary celebrations this past June. Wendy joined IODE in 1986 and has held the offices of Regent (President), Secretary 1990-96, and Standard Bearer for four years.
Although working full-time while being a contributing member, Wendy found time to shop for supplies at tart-making and pie times.
At the Municipal level, Wendy was secretary for two years and communications officer in the following years. Congratulations, Wendy!
IODE Margaret Stokes Chapter member, Jane Stevenson was honoured with the presentation of a primary life-membership. Jane is currently the club treasurer and has held the offices of regent (president), vice-regent, secretary, education officer and assistant education officer. She has been a member of IODE over 25 years and can be counted upon to assist in all the organization's projects.. from setting up during pie and butter tart productions to ordering supplies and clean-up. Her honest opinion and humour are an asset to our club. Jane has also been President of the Sarnia-Lambton Municipal IODE as well as Education officer at this level. Congratulations, Jane.
Congratulations to Helen Danby, our Education Officer, who received her Primary Life Membership. Helen joined IODE in 1993, and has held the offices of President 1998-2001; Adopted School convenor 1994-97; and Education officer since 2006. At the Municipal level, Helen is President, Education Officer and past Christmas Home Tour Co-chair.