The club provides opportunities for members to put their education at the service of the community, advocate for women, children and families, complete worthwhile projects, and gather to pursue common interests.
Our members are active in the community locally and globally. We participate in community outreach initiatives and many of our interest groups consider community issues. Each year we suggest and/or review resolutions which will be put forward to appropriate government and/or international organizations.
CFUW North Vancouver, collecting good used household goods and furniture, is a community outreach participant in the Highlands United Church Shelter to Home Outreach rehousing the homeless program which always needs more help from the community.
2nd Thursday of the month from September to May
Prospective members and guests welcome.
Coffee and tea served at 7:00 PM, meeting begins at 7:30 PM
At the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th Street, North Vancouver
The membership fee is $140 per year for a full membership. Dual and Student Memberships also available.
We welcome new members. Those eligible to join include all women with a degree, diploma, or the equivalent qualification from an institution of higher education; female students attending post-secondary institutions; and women within the community who support the objectives and purposes of the CFUW. To receive club newsletters by post rather than email is an additional $12 per year.
PRESIDENT – Wendy Affleck
PAST PRESIDENT – Barbara McLellan
TREASURER – Leanne Roy
SECRETARY – Linda Lehr
MEMBERSHIP – Catherine Kierans contact: 604-984-9556
SUPPORTING POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
Through our Educational Trust Fund we fund bursaries to women graduates of the six North Vancouver School District 44 secondary schools, plus its Learning Together Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens, as well as to undergraduate women students at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, having established permanent foundations in the name of CFUW North Vancouver at the latter three. A student should apply for an award through her academic institution’s Student Services Offices or School Offices.
Jane Thornthwaite, MLA North Vancouver-Seymour, presents CFUW North Vancouver Table Officers with a BC Gaming Commission cheque for $12,000 at our general meeting. All the grant money will be used to fund post-secondary scholarships for a female graduate at each of the North Vancouver secondary schools this year, chosen by the school counselors based on club-specific criteria. Since 2003 when the current BC Gaming rules were enacted, CFUW North Vancouver has received a grant almost annually. The grants have enabled the club to increase dramatically the size of its scholarships to between totals of $7,000 in the early years to $12,000 most recently. The club’s cumulative awards to North Vancouver secondary schools since the club’s inception in 1980 exceed $130,000. The gaming grants are based partly on the annual amounts raised by the club independently which fund additional annual scholarships of about $1,000 each at BCIT, CAP U, SFU and UBC.
Our most recent fundraisers were a Shredding Event at Westover School in North Vancouver on September 22, 2018 and a Theatre Night Fundraiser featuring the play “Shirley Valentine” at Deep Cove Theater, May 16, 2018.
Upcoming Fundraiser: Theatre Night at Deep Cove Theatre featuring the play “Duets” on May 8, 2019. Tickets will be available soon.