Welcome to CFUW Orillia
In an effort to protect the health and welfare of our members and the public, adjustments are being made to CFUW Orillia Meetings and Interest Groups in compliance with the protocols in place to contain the COVID-19 virus.
- The June Living Room Social will be held at 7pm June 16th on Zoom
- Many of our Interest Groups will continue to meet and be active on Zoom
eg Evening Book Club (monthly)
Golf Group practising Physical Distancing "plus" on the Golf Course (weekly)
- Virtual General Meetings with Guest Speakers will resume in September on Zoom
Who we are:
Established in 1955 as a non-profit organization consisting of thirty-seven charter members, CFUW Orillia has grown to one hundred and nine members. The yearly program provides guest speakers, information on local advocacy issues, and opportunities to develop new friendships.We are a voluntary, non-profit, self-funded organization, active in public affairs, working to raise the social, economic and legal status of women as well as to improve education, the environment, peace, justice and human rights.
Originally CFUW (Canadian Federation of University Women) membership required a university degree or equivalent. Membership is now offered to all women, regardless of educational background, who believe in our goals and value lifelong learning.
What we do:
Guest speakers at our monthly meetings provide knowledge on local, regional, and/or national issues. These speakers may inspire the club to advocate for change. By hosting an annual Homes Tour, funds are raised for the Scholarship Fund. All female graduates of Orillia High Schools, including the Learning Centre, are eligible to apply. Members join Interest Groups to fit their passion and make new friends. The annual Holiday Dinner and Silent Auction raises money for the club’s operations. We have a banquet in the spring with a guest speaker and then we end the year with an informal pot luck dinner in June.
When and Where we meet:
Generally we meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month from September through April at 7pm at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South, Orillia. New members and potential new members are always welcome to attend. If you would like to join us for dinner prior to the meeting, please contact us .
CFUW Orillia Publications (Members only):
♦ our Constitution and By-Laws were revised in April 2013
♦ a Club Directory is published each November. For a nominal fee, members' business cards are also included.
♦ a CFUW Orillia Newsletter is produced throughout the year. The current issue is dated January 2020.
Please email us if you would like a copy of any of the above publications.
Education ♦ Networking ♦ Interest Groups ♦ Fun and Support