Welcome to the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) North Bay website. By using the links at the top of the page, you can find information about and links to international, national and provincial organizations and publications (CFUW and lts Publications), as well as information about our North Bay club, its meetings and interest groups. Founded in 1941, our club celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2021.

As well as this website, we also have a Facebook page, managed for us by Kristen Ferguson, one of our program chairs.  Its URL is www.facebook.com/CFUWNorthBay.

 This website is still undergoing updating.  If you find errors or problems with navigating, please let Caroline Haist know by emailing her at carlilh43@gmail.com

Slides of Fall and Winter 2022-23 Events

September: North Bay Public Library Display

September Display at North Bay Public Library

Catherine Whiting and Kaarina Tulisalo

Catherine Whiting and Kaarina Tulisalo

Venue for September 20 Media 

Launch for Dr. Diana Walton 


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Bonnie Roynon, Nipissing President Dr .Walmsy, Mr. Bill Walton, and Nipissing Representatives

CFUW North Bay Members 

Bill Walton with Co-president Nat Brunette

Mr. Bill Walton

Co-President Bonnie Roynon

Co-president Bonnie Roynon , Recipient of a CFUW North Bay Scholarship and Nipissing Alumna


September 21 Meeting: Donna Spencer Registers with Sue Fisher, Membership Chair and Treasurer 

Members at Motherhouse for September Meeting 

Marg Mullen Joins on Zoom 

Guest Speaker Elysha Carriere from My Village Doula Collective

Nat Brunette Thanks Members of My Village Doula Collective 

Co-president Nat Brunette with Special Project Award Certificate for Museum Display

September 30: Sunrise Breakfast 

October 4: Lunch Bunch at Average Joe’s 

October 14: Wake-up Call 

October 19: Kristen Ferguson Introduces 

Guest Speaker Dr. Natalya Brown 


November 16 General Meeting: Zoom Participants

Guest Speaker Dr. Natalya Brown 

Janet Poudrier Thanking Dr. Natalya Brown 

October 25: 

Book Club

November 16: Susan Fisher, Guest Speaker 

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Hybrid Meeting: Members in Motherhouse 

Members on Zoom

November 24: Making Seasonal Urns at Burrows 

Kaarina Tulisalo with Her Urn 

December 6: Charitable Trust Walk at City Hall

December 14: Fun Night on Zoom 

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January 11: Walk with Members to Introduce New Member to Club

January 24: 

Book Club

January 27: Sunrise Breakfast

February 7: Lunch Bunch

February 15: Dr. Kurt Claussen, Guest Speaker

February 23: Dinner Group at Crown and Beaver

Winter Notes

IWD Event and Fundraiser March 9: Women2Women

We don’t know yet how successful a fundraiser it was for the CFUW scholarship fund and Amelia Rising, but the Women2Women event for International Women’s Day (IWD) at the Nipissing University Student Centre is expected to be an annual event. Kaarina Tulisalo set up the CFUW North Bay display and spent from 7 to 8:30 p.m. promoting our club.


Photos from the top: Kaarina with her display, NUSU venue, CFUW North Bay members Catherine Whiting, Nat Brunette, and new members Diana Herrington and Marilyn Brady examine silent auction items and the buffet (Marilyn).

Issues and Advocacy Committee 

Issues and Advocacy co-chairs are responsible for keeping the club informed about the research and communication of local, national and international issues relating to CFUW policy and concerns.  Members can check to see the work the committee is doing by checking the agendas and minutes of their meetings and the information the co-chairs want members to read.



March Resolutions Meeting Now on March 29

As you heard at the February 15 general meeting, the date of our annual resolutions meeting is two weeks later than usual because there has been a delay this year in getting resolutions out to CFUW clubs. Clubs won’t receive the final versions until March 10. The meeting on March 29 will be on Zoom as planned and organized by the members of the Issues and Advocacy Committee.

There are four resolutions to discuss, so members will be divided into four breakout rooms and assigned one of the resolutions.  Each group will include a volunteer to run the discussion and another to record the group’s reactions.  Then the recorder will report to all the members, and as usual we will vote on that resolution.  Another two resolutions from CFUW National will be presented by one of our Issues and Advocacy convenors.

You can read what CFUW calls “the resolutions intents” by clicking on the information bar in the Issues and Advocacy box on this page and as of March 1, the draft resolutions are also there.  Or go directly to our National website: https://cfuwadmin.org/take_action/proposed-resolutions/.  The final resolutions will be sent out on March 10.

Interest Groups

Go to the Interest Groups bar at the top of this page to find a link to a listing of what our various interest groups are doing for the month of March.  Please note that the dinner group is meeting on March 30 this month, not on March 23.

Who Are They? 

This photo was in February’s CFUW North Bay’s newsletter along with a challenge to current members to identify both the event and the members.  Heather Chambers thought the event might have been a Fall Gathering. Christine Truro, however, thinks she remembers attending the occasion:  possibly the 50th anniversary of CFUW North Bay, which she attended while president of the CFUW Sudbury with her aunt Lois Schmidt, a member of CFUW North Bay at that time. But this photo appeared in our 80th anniversary North Bay Museum Display labelled Hat Parade, 1981, the year we celebrated our 40th anniversary.

Heather’s guesses for the front row: Helen Somerville, Gail Thomsen, Carol Brozowski, Sheila Taylor, and Doris Toswell.  Back row: Margaret Clarkson on the far left and is that Marg Mullan on the far right?  Heather thinks Bunty Swanson is in the back row.  Do you?  Send you answers to Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com).

CFUW North Bay Directory

Please send Caroline Haist (carlilh43@gmail.com) your photos and bios for our club’s directory if you have not already done so.  The directory currently has seven entries.  When it has ten you will all receive a copy by email.  If you have concerns about personal information appearing on the website, remember that it will not be posted there.