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Speaker Meetings


2023-2024 Speaker Program

Event  schedule:

September 19, 2023

AGM and Interest Group sign up at The Cedars, 543 Beechwood Dr., Waterloo.

Doors open at 7:00

AGM at 7:20 in the Sanctuary, business meeting to follow, then signup for interest groups & commi
ttee groups while having a hot beverage and getting acquainted with old friends in the Community Room.


October 17, 2023

Speaker: Alex Bielak

Topic: Being a Food Critic in the Region of Waterloo

November 21, 2023

Speaker: Dr. Kelly Laurila

Topic: Indigenous Singing and Drumming   


Kelly, from Renison University College, will lead a presentation and discussion on the value of singing and drumming in the lives of Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited people.  Kelly was Song Leader for the Region’s Good Hearted Women Singers.  She will bring herself, her voice, and her drum to us.

Time: Doors open at 7:00, Business meeting at 7:30, Speaker at 8:00.

December 5, 2023

An Acapella group will provide entertainment in The Cedars’ Sanctuary.

Holiday Social will follow in the Community Room.

TimeDoors open at 7:00, Business meeting at 7:30, Entertainment at 8:00 with a holiday social in the community room following.

January 16, 2024 Time TBD (late pm; in person/Zoom)

Topic: Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

We donated to this group following our spring fundraiser and will find out what they are doing to help educate the women in Afghanistan.

February 13, 2024

In-person lunch meeting (Charcoal Steakhouse, Estate Room).   

The speaker is to be confirmed.

March 21, 2024 Zoom meeting
Resolutions Meeting

April 16, 2024

May 21, 2024


Meetings are held monthly September to May, and include guest speaker presentations.


Topics are diverse, current, educational and thought-provoking.

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