Saturday, July 27, 2013

July 26, 2013 Death of Charter Member Betty Tough

Elizabeth (Betty) Jean Tough Our amazing 91 year old matriarch Elizabeth Jean Tough (nee Perdue) left us suddenly on the afternoon of July 23, 2013. Although, it was discovered not before mastering her daily crossword and Sudoku. Great-Nana, Nana, Mom, Betty was truly a remarkable woman...... attractive, stylish, (photo is current!) an excellent educator, athlete, swimmer, bridge player, gardener, entertainer, traveller, knitter and as our dad said "the most intelligent woman he had ever met"! However, for us, her best accomplishment was the drawing together of our huge family. She lost our beloved "big Doug" six years ago but carried on and cemented us all. She will be sorely missed by her three children Jeanine (Don) Thompson, Douglas (Domenica) Tough and Graham (Rosemary) Tough plus her fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her Balsam Lake cottage was her special place and the family have many wonderful memories of our times together there. She wintered in Fort Myers Beach, Florida for many years and in her late 80s still ran aquabic classes and tai chi - what a role model she was for us all! She spent her last 7 years at The Kensington in Oakville where she enjoyed all the activities and the good friends she made there. A family memorial celebration will be held on her beloved Balsam Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations will be gratefully accepted to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Please visit the Book of Memories at


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CFUW - Email scam warning

Good afternoon ladies.

Earlier today Marion Schaffer's email account was hacked. She no longer has control over it. You may have received an email from her via her email.

The hackers sent an email asking for help -- Marion is stranded in Spain and needs money to get home.  Marion is home and safe and never went to Spain. If you reply to it, they assure you it is a real cry for help and ask for money to pay the hotel bill -- $2,850.


Do not reply to the message or send any money to anyone!

This is a good opportunity to remind people about what a scam looks like:

  • bad spelling and grammer
  • overuse of capitalization
  • no real email in the to or from fields
  • anything that seems too good to be true
  • offers of free things
  • anything asking for your password or for money

Please don't be fooled.  If you think something is a little fishy, check it out at

in this case if you search in google                 snopes  money hotel robbed    you get this:  which shows the same scam but using England instead of Spain.

Carolyne Darimont

CFUW Webmaster

Friday, July 6, 2012

News from CFUW - July 6, 2012





CFUW News:

Information for Clubs and Members 




July 6, 2012




AGM Highlights Newsletter 


 Doris Mae Oulton, VP Communications, has released a newsletter detailing the highlights from the recent AGM in Victoria, BC.  Click here to read the newsletter; you can also view it and other post-AGM materials on the CFUW AGM Page.



Susan Murphy's Address to the AGM


Click here to read incoming CFUW President Susan Murphy's speech given on the closing day of the AGM.  



AGM: Susan Russell's IFUW Speech 


Susan Russell spoke at the Town Hall Meeting in Victoria about IFUW and International Advocacy.  To read her address, click here.  



New Articles & Bylaws Available on


The post-AGM CFUW Articles and Bylaws are now available here.



CFUW Membership Dues Increase


The following motion regarding a membership dues increase was voted on and passed at the AGM:


MOTION:   that the voting body approve a national dues increase of $10.00 to be collected in 2013-14 and be payable to CFUW on or before April 30, 2014 



CFUW Executive Director's AGM Report


Robin Jackson spoke at the AGM about the activities and efforts of CFUW's National Office. Click here for a copy of her speech.



AGM 2013 will be held in Saskatoon, SK and will run from July 11-14th, 2013.'s AGM page will be updated as more information becomes available in the coming year. 





The CFUW Directory for 2012-2013 will be printed later this summer, so we are calling for Club Executives to log into the membership site and ensure that all of your club's information is updated as it should be printed in the Directory.  The deadline to update your information for the directory is July 27th.  If you have any questions or experience issues logging into the membership site, please contact 

Désirée Burns at






Friday, January 13, 2012

January General Meeting - Monday January 16

Monday, January 16 is the General Meeting for CFUW Oakville.  The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Laurel Trainor of McMaster University's Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour.  The topic is:  How Music Affect Brain Development. 

Teri Shaw has volunteered to have her name stand for nomination to the position of CFUW National Vice President, Advocacy for another term.  Presently, Teri is CFUW Ontario Council Advocacy Coordinator and CFUW National Vice President, Advocacy.  Teri was CFUW Oakville President in 2001. 
On Monday, members will be asked to vote on a motion to nominate Teri as Vice President, Advocacy on the CFUW National Board.  Below are highlights of Teri's Advocacy experience.

See you at the Operating Engineers Banquet Hall at 7:00 for the social hour.

Anne Douglas
CFUW Oakville, President



Teri Shaw CFUW Advocacy Highlights, 2010 – 2011
January 8, 2012
· Advocacy Strategic Plan, passed by Board, June 2011
· Policies including Partnerships, Advocacy guidelines
· Study on Board Committees, September 2011
· Established Advocacy Committee involving the Advocacy Standing Committees
· Analysis of Advocacy Communications tools
What happened at National:
· Resolutions – advocacy
o   Create the tool-kits for resolution advocacy
o   The highlight this year is Irwin Cotler's Private member's bill on Non-State Torture
· Working with parliament
o   Briefs to Finance on the Budget
o   Called to speak to the Committee on the Status of Women to speak on the long-form census;
o   Called to speak to the Liberal Women's Caucus
o   Major campaign on the Gun Registry over the past two years; won the battle, but ultimately lost the war
o   A number of one-on-one MP meetings, including the Minister of the Status of Women's office
o   National creates packages of template letters and information sheets for clubs on a number of topics
· Working with NGOs
o   Projects with a number of them, like Elizabeth Fry on the current Crime Omnibus Bill; on projects for International Women's Day; with the Grandmothers to Grandmothers concerning Canada's Access to Medicine Regime, for example
o   Working with the Ad Hoc Coalition for Women's Equality and Human Rights, a roundtable of national women's organization.  We are attempting to support it in some fashion as funding is being cut for most of the organizations
· Working with clubs & club members:
o   Campaigns – "Policy to Action" establish a new method to use policy rather than just create new resolutions every year
o   Study groups – Aboriginal Study Group, Afghan Focus Group and the Child Care Initiative
o   Issue Liaisons – reviving a project involving members monitoring issues for us.
· What do I do:
o   As mentioned earlier, the Strategic Plan and two studies; created and work with the Advocacy Committee; established policies and projects
o   Assist and work with the advocacy Standing Committees
o   Vet letters and activities
o   Assist with the new website

Friday, September 30, 2011

CFUW Burlington in conjunction with Share-IT

CFUW Burlington in conjunction with Share-IT is collecting used computers, peripherals and cell phones.

The electronics are refurbished by people gaining Canadian work experience and redistributed to underprivileged children and families.

No land filling, no cross border shipment! Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Mainway Recreation Centre, 4015 Mainway, Burlington.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Gentle Reminder - CFUW Oakville Membership 2011-12


Please note: 2011-12 CFUW Oakville Membership is due by the October general meeting for inclusion in the 2011-12 Directory. Membership badges are also available for $8.00 prepaid, cheques payable to CFUW Oakville.


Regards, Susan Walkinshaw

CFUW Oakville Membership Chair