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 Public Library – Georgetown Branch,  9 Church St.,  Georgetown.

Schedule 2018/19

September 4:   Opening Meet and Mingle Meeting.

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

Time:  7:15 pm to renew membership, meet new people and welcome new members or just check it out.
7:45 pm Meeting starts

October 2:  The Realities of Human Trafficking in Halton

Please join us for a presentation on Human Trafficking  by SAVIS (Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton)  and the Halton Regional Police.

In this general awareness presentation, SAVIS and the Police will explain the realities of human trafficking in our Halton communities. Attendees can expect to learn about why sex trafficking happens in Halton, the intricacies of the luring and grooming process and what our community response to this deplorable crime looks like.

SAVIS of Halton offers non-judgmental trauma informed support and counselling for survivors of sexual violence and trauma. The 24/7 crisis line is 905 875 1555, and the office can be reached at 905 825 3622.

November 6: The Purpose and Mission of a Community Foundation

A presentation by Sue Lawrenson Community Foundation North Halton. A charitable Foundation that connects people who care with causes that matter.  Sue will discuss how the Foundation grows endowments that contribute to the quality of life in Halton Hills and Milton, and how Community Foundations provide a vehicle for donors to leave a legacy while financially supporting their community.

December 4:  Holiday Social.

Caitlin Claessens, Vocalist & Musician

January 8 (this is the second Tuesday of Jan):  We are not Racist, We are Canadian:An Exploration of the Theme of Race and Racism in the Canadian Story

This highly engaging presentation by Dr. Wendy Fletcher will consider legalized, systemic, and personal racism in relation to various racialized groups, in hope of broadening our capacity for living well into our national vision of genuine multi-culturalism.

Dr. Wendy Fletcher is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Renison University College, having served in this role since August 2014, and is also Professor of Religious Studies and Social Work. She has recently co-authored a book with Dr. Kathy Hogarth, entitled A Space For Race: Decoding Racism, Multiculturalism, And Post-Colonialism In The Quest For Belonging In Canada And Beyond.

NOTE:  This particular presentation is part of the Halton Hills Public Library Lecture Series in conjunction with CFUW.  You will need a FREE ticket to enter the John Elliott Theatre.  Pick up your FREE tickets at the John Elliott Theatre box office.  They are open when the Library is open.

February 5: Age Friendly Communities – A Culture of Caring Through Enabling Environments

Heather Thompson will speak about Age-Friendly Communities in Halton. The Presentation will provide an overview of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) framework of Age-Friendly communities with a particular focus on the eight domains of Age-Friendly Communities which include:  Outdoor spaces & buildings, housing, transportation, social participation, respect & social inclusion, civic engagement and employment, communication & information, community support and health services.  An overview of the Age-Friendly initiatives that are currently taking place throughout the region of Halton will be presented.

Heather has been actively steering the activities and projects of the Burlington Age-Friendly Council since 2013, and more recently, the emerging work of the Halton Age-Friendly Network.  Heather recently completed graduate studies in Aging and Health at Queen’s University.  She is a strong advocate for inclusive communities where all people can fully participate without barriers.

March 5: The Art of Creative Downsizing

A presentation by Emma Doorish Founder of the Unique Chair Company. Living in a vintage home, combined with her love of interior design became a natural fit and influenced Emma to start a business of buying vintage chairs and transforming them into showpieces.  This background has lead Emma to create her new interior design business. One of aspect of the business focuses on people considering downsizing by selecting their loved and cherished pieces of furnishings and restoring them to fit into their new location.  Emma believes that our home should be our sanctuary and downsizing should be a joy.

April 2: Eyes Focused on your Overall Health

Dr. Caroline Teske, Optometrist presents.

Learn  how our eyes are in fact a window to the health of our bodies and can actually work as an early warning system for a number of  health problems. Grave’s disease, for example, impacts the thyroid gland and can cause the eyes to protrude forward or become very dry.  Blurred vision can indicate a number of serious health problems, including diabetes. Liver problems can cause the whites of the eyes to turn yellow, and high cholesterol can create a cloudy white ring around the iris. These are just a few of the many health problems that can impact various parts of our bodies, but reveal themselves in our eyes.

Dr. Teske will also highlight how a  lifestyle with proper nutrition and exercise and an early diagnosis of potential illness, will allow us to be more proactive in maintaining our overall  health and well-being.

May 7:  CFUW Georgetown Annual Spring Dinner

Voices of the First Day – Paul Morin, Artist and Illustrator

June 4:  CFUW Georgetown Annual General Meeting