PROGRAMME

The Georgetown University Women’s Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the Halton Hills Library – Georgetown Branch at 9 Church St.,  Georgetown.

Schedule 2018/19

September 4:   Opening Meet and Mingle Meeting.

Please join us.  Make new friends.  Bring a friend.

Check back in late August to find out about the 2018/19 Programme

Last Year’s Programme:

October 3: Truth, Reconciliation, and the 150th: Perspectives on the Sesquicentennial

Join us as Henriette Thompson presents a lecture that examines the meaning of the anniversary of Confederation and its potential to lead to reconciliation. Indigenous peoples in Canada experienced broken treaties, loss of land, residential schools, and social dislocation after Confederation.  Henriette Thompson worked alongside Canadian churches and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. She has a background in international development and social justice work.

November 7: Gender Identity Issues

Through education, visibility, awareness and supportive programming, the Positive Space Network envisions a future in which diverse LGBTQ+ youth, individuals, and families live in a welcoming and supportive community.

During this presentation, Jess Kiley, the PSN Program Coordinator, will discuss current issues facing trans and gender non-conforming children, youth and their families. This will include gaps in service, the intersection of mental health issues, as well as the supports that PSN is attempting to provide in the Halton Region and the resources that are available from other agencies.

December 5: Holiday Social – Music by Jake Chisholm

January 9 (second Tuesday): Frauds, Scams and How to Protect Your Identity

Members of Halton Regional Police will be delivering a presentation to the general public on  what is a concern for many.

Please attend to learn how not to fall victim or be taken advantage of by those who commit fraud and theft.

February 6: Creative Travel Photography

Photographs are an important memento of any trip. Join us as Gary Crallé, an award-winning travel photographer, takes us behind the lens into the world of travel photography. His tips and tricks will help you capture your own travels in more stunning and imaginative ways.

March 6: Taboos & Traditions, Female Genital Mutilation

Presentation by Dilshad Tavawalla a Canadian family and child protection lawyer who will share her story, insights and her work in fighting to ban and eradicate female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

April 3: The World of Bees

Presentation by Debbie Gray, Heritage Bees

Ever wonder what goes on inside a honey bee hive?  We will host an evening of everything you need to know about honeybees.  Learn about the structure of the colony; what’s going on with the bees today and what you need to know before going into beekeeping.

May 1:  Annual Spring Dinner -At the Hornby Golf Club – What’s Not to Hike: Halton Loops and Lattes – Nicola Ross

If you could fold three of your loves into one special career, you would probably do it, right? But what if you didn’t know beforehand that it would turn into a successful career? What if it could have been a financial and personal disaster? What then? Would you have leap off that cliff? Join Nicola Ross as she tells her story of launching her Loops & Lattes Hiking Guides. Describing her adventure in words and photographs, Nicola will bring alive the rich beauty of the hiking available in our backyards that have become her career and vocation.

June 5:  Annual General Meeting (AGM)