University Women group meets monthly

The Abbotsford chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) holds its next monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 3

The Abbotsford chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) holds its next monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 3.

The group meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m., usually at the University House at University of the Fraser Valley, but the next meeting is at Gladwin United Church.

The program is titled “Singing Their Way to Freedom” and presented by Carolyn Abramson and a choir of 12 male singers.

The Abbotsford CFUW chapter was founded in 1953 and offers a forum for educated women of all ages to meet for fellowship, networking and involvement in the community.

The local chapter offers several interest groups, including bridge, theatre, book clubs, lunch groups and outdoor activities such as golf, cycling and walking.

The chapter gives an annual bursary to a mature female student returning to university or continuing her education.

The national CFUW, founded in 1919, has 10,000 members in 122 clubs.

It is a volunteer, non-profit organization affiliated with the International Federation of University Women, which has special consultative status at the United Nations.

It provides leadership and support to women around the world through advocacy, awards and bursaries.

Anyone wanting to attend the local chapter as a guest should email  margopayne@outlook.com. For more information, visit cfuwabbotsford.org.