Club Year 2017-18

CFUW-Ottawa Pink Rose Award

In a volunteer run club like CFUW-Ottawa, it takes a lot of people to make it flourish.  Some take on leadership roles and we see them front and centre at events.  But all of us in one way or another support the club.  Many members contribute behind the scenes with no thought of reward.  And in order in some small way to recognize a deserving member, last year our club decided to institute the Pink Rose Award.

The inaugural award in 2017 was given to Elaine Copeland, who for many years manned the book table at our General Meetings.  And it has taken a group to replace her.

At the CFUW-Ottawa Annual General Meeting this year, we honoured another member – Lynne Bond.  Lynne is often the first to greet people at events.  She welcomes new members and encourages us to become engaged. She is a bridge player, a crime fiction and Literature III book reader, a Dining Out companion, and an enthusiastic volunteer at special events.  At the International Women’s Day tea and drama event, she baked 257 brownies – and very good they were too.  She is passionate about policy and serves as chair of the Legislation Committee.


Club President Heather Lewis and Lynne Bond

CFUW Special Project Award

CFUW Ottawa, CFUW Nepean and CFUW Kanata 

Title of Project: International Women’s Day 2018 Dessert and Drama

The CFUW Clubs of Ottawa, Nepean and Kanata presented a highly successful afternoon of drama and Victorian tea on March 10. Enthusiastic actors gave us a fresh look at how Canada was formed from the point of view of the women in the lives of the Fathers of Confederation in Joan Conrod’s play Women Vote Indirect.  The actors were either members of the clubs or their relatives. The tea was delicious and the drama great fun.
The profits from the event have been divided equally among the three clubs which in turn are giving them to women’s charities of their choice.
The event was a networking opportunity, but it also involved lifelong learning, the advancement of women and fundraising. We were also able to highlight some women in Canadian history.



CFUW New Members Award

CFUW-Ottawa is one of the CFUW clubs that have had at least 10% new members and therefore qualify for the New Members Award. 

Check out other CFUW 2018 Award winners, click here. and open file that appears in lower left corner of your screen.

Club Year 2016-17

CFUW-Ottawa Pink Rose Award

At our AGM on May 9 we introduced the new annual CFUW-Ottawa Pink Rose Award, to recognize and honour members who’ve contributed greatly to the club.  Our first Pink Rose winner is Elaine Copland, who enriched our General Meetings with tables selling pre-loved books. The book table has been a magnet for members to meet and chat – about books and many other things, and the book sales (at a loonie each) raised more than $275 last year to support our CFUW-Ottawa Scholarship Fund.  Thank you, Elaine! 

Congratulations to CFUW-Ottawa's Notable Women

We pay tribute to our nine nominees for the CFUW Centennial Notable Woman Award. These nine women illustrate the diverse talents of our membership. Their stories show us how Ottawa-CFUW members contribute to our organization and to the wider world in so many different ways. Working together, all of us make a difference. We thank our nominees for their tireless efforts. Let us be inspired by them! Let us celebrate them! Click here.

Club Year 2011-12
Presented by CFUW (Ontario Council) 

Award was presented to CFUW-Ottawa at the Ontario Council AGM held May 12th in Oakville:


Presented by CFUW (National) 

Presented to CFUW-Ottawa at the National AGM on June 21, 2012 in Victoria, BC

"For its work with HIPPY (Home Instruction for Pre-School Youngsters), its continuing work to raise awareness about women and Afghanistan, the 2010 National CFUW AGM, its annual International Women's Day conferences with other CFUW clubs and the Ottawa Council of Women, its Environmental Toxins and Health Study Group that publishes a monthly column for the newsletter, its resolutions (3 national and 1 proposed for 2013), its newsletter with monthly articles on issues." 

                                Club Year 2010-11


                            Presented by CFUW (National)


Awards to Clubs were presented at the Federation Banquet of the 2011 CFUW AGM in St. John's N.L. on Saturday, August 6, 2011. CFUW-Ottawa received the following three awards: 
  1. Special Projects Award for our Membership Marketing Video  (See Video);
  1. Membership Award for Increasing New Members by 17% (Honourable Mention for Increasing Total Membership by 1%); and,
  2. Certificate of Recognition for Work on Education for Afghan Women and Girls.


                        Presented by CFUW Ontario Council

  1. Advocacy Award for Continuing Work to Raise Awareness about Women and Afghanistan.




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