There was a great turnout at the Stormont-Dundas District Women’s Institute annual meeting held on Wed., May 24 at the Nelson Laprade Centre in Chesterville. The Women’s Institute (W.I.) has a history dating back to Feb. 19, 1897, when the first W.I. Branch was formed in Stoney Creek, and continues to work together for home and country. Front row: Wendy Hoople, Maryke DeJong, Dianne Moffat, Betty Wheeler, Lynne Gilmour and Doreen Henderson. Back row: SDSG MP Eric Duncan, North Stormont Mayor François Landry, United Counties SDG Warden and North Dundas Mayor Tony Fraser and SDSG MPP Nolan Quinn. Thompson Goddard Photo
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.