History of St. Saviour's, Orono, Ontario

1884-1984

Compiled by Grace Haldenby

1918

W.A. meetings were cancelled from October, 1918 to February, 1919 owing to the flu epidemic. This also disrupted the life of the whole church and community.

A typical W.A. meeting as reported in their minutes describes the women quilting whilst the men cut the grass or cut wood outside. The men would join the ladies for lunch and they would all work into the evening, sometimes until 8.30 p.m. Men mentioned by name in one place were Richard, Robert and Edward Morton, brothers who farmed on the sixth line.

An A.Y.P.A (Anglican Young People’s Association) is mentioned in March of 1922. In February of the next year they put on a supper and concert at Orono Town Hall. Newcastle furnished the music and a ventriloquist from Toronto was engaged for the occasion for which Mr. Fenning acted as chairman. The proceeds for the evening amounted to $200.

In the W.A. minutes of 1918 it had been noted that $60 be given toward a new floor in the school room, leaving the wardens to decide the kind of floor. It was not until 1923 that the new floor for the Sunday School room was mentioned at the Vestry Meeting and the women voted later that the balance of the floor bill be paid. In January of 1924 the women gave a voted of thanks to the men who had built the new kitchen. In February they decided to do W.A. (missions) work for the first part of the year so that they might disband and call themselves some other name for few months to work for the local church.

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