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Monthly Meetings

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2023-24
Speaker Program

CFUW Perth & District meets the 3rd Monday of the month, from September to June. These meetings include guest speakers, covering topics that are diverse, current, educational and thought-provoking — plus they are open to the public!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a meet and greet social, with the program to start at 6:45 p.m (new this year). In person meetings are held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith Street East, Perth. Meetings are also provided via ZOOM.

ZOOM meetings require pre-registration. Make sure you know what exciting speakers are coming up by signing up for our BLOG

See 2022-23 speakers here

See 2021-22 speakers here

September 18, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

Open House/Welcome Back

New to the area and looking for a group of women to connect with for fellowship, fun and community involvement? Visit us at our Open House and learn more about CFUW Perth & District. With more than 35 interest groups, ranging from book clubs, hiking, biking and bridge to golf, Spanish and gourmet dinners, there is bound to be one for you. Learn about how we work to improve the status of women through education, advocate for social justice, volunteer in elementary schools with one-on-one tutoring, promote human rights and environmental initiatives.

Join us to enrich your life and the lives of other women and share your skills. Bring a friend! Finger foods and desserts available. More info here

October 16, 2023 at 6:30 to 8p.m.

Heart Disease and You

Did you know more women die of heart disease than cancer? If you want to know more, don’t miss our Heart Health speaker, Risa Mallory. She is a heart disease survivor and experienced speaker and educator on women’s heart health. Don’t miss out on this potentially life-saving presentation brought to you in cooperation with the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre. 

Everyone welcome! 

 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting will start at 6:45 p.m.

This is a hybrid meeting; if you wish to attend via ZOOM, pre-registration is required. Please email us for a link.

 

If you’re a member of CFUW Perth & District, please join us for our General Meeting after Risa speaks. It takes everyone’s input to run our great club!

More info here

November 20, 2023 at 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Lanark County Poverty Report

Did you know that one in seven people in Lanark lives in poverty? Join us to learn more about food insecurity, average incomes, food bank use and affordable housing in Perth and Lanark.


The presentation from our Social Justice Committee follows a year of research and writing of an in-depth report on poverty in our area. The results of this report may surprise you. We are all aware of the impact the increasing costs of food, goods and services, combined with the lack of affordable housing, is having on our communities. Many government reports acknowledge that poverty is one of the biggest burdens on the economic, healthcare, and criminal justice system, creating a cascading effect on the liveability of many of our neighbourhoods; a difficult situation to overcome.
 

We hope that by sharing our report we can both raise awareness and contribute to the discussion on developing strategies to overcome local poverty and its effects on all our lives.

 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting will start at 6:45 p.m.

This is a hybrid meeting; if you wish to attend via ZOOM, pre-registration is required. Please email us for a link.

Learn more here

January 15, 2024 at 6:30 to 8p.m.

A Conversation with Canadian Murder-Mystery Writer Maureen Jennings

Do you love murder mysteries? Do you love the CBC television series Murdoch? Don’t miss out on an opportunity to hear Canadian murder-mystery writer Maureen Jennings speak about being an award-winning author!  

 

Virtual Doors open at 6:30 p.m., our meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. 

This meeting is via ZOOM only.  If you wish to attend, pre-registration is required. Please email us for the link. This talk is free and open to all members of the public. 

February 19, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn About Fraud Prevention from Kim Carroll, CPA

An Ipsos poll published in February, 2023, found that 43 per cent of Canadians have been the victim of a fraud or scam in their lifetime, and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre reported 92,078 fraud incidents in 2022. (Globe and Mail, January 18, 2024)

Chances are that you’re noticing more and more sophisticated scams! They arrive daily by phone, through email, and on social media. In this presentation by Kim Carroll from Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, you will learn about fraud and how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim.

Virtual Doors open at 6:30 p.m., our meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. 

This meeting is via ZOOM only.  If you wish to attend, pre-registration is required. Please email us for the link. This talk is free and open to all members of the public. 

March 18, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

BIRDS, BEES & BUTTERFLIES Creating Habitat with Native Plants!

Join your Environment Committee for an evening of inspiration and learning from three local speakers who will share their knowledge, experience and passion about using native plants for gardening and habitat restoration. This is a hybrid meeting, free and open to the public.

If you wish to attend via ZOOM, please email us for the link. In person at the Royal Canadian Legion, Perth.

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