Shenanigans Promised

Feb 23, 2017

 

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The regular meeting of the Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter was held at Salon de Zed. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted. The Convenor of Medicine Bags and Body Language presented her regular report Shamanic Healing Practices: Perspectives From a Front Line Homeopath. Topics covered included direct accounts of current dementia care practices, vaccinations and the current backlash of the Anti Vaccination Movement. A demonstration on the essential Homeopathic First Aid Kit for the home was then provided. Aconite and Arnica were distributed to all members. During the discussion period, member’s asked questions about influenza, measles, shingles and the origin of mumps. A motion to accept a larger inquiry into the origin of the word “mumps” was unanimously supported. A second motion to have an in-depth demonstration of a trituration was made and tabled.

The Convenor of Books and Blogs provided a vivid description of late night spot check surveillance practices for worms during childhood. Flashlights and night terrors were highlighted. The Death Café movement and sacred dreams and hallucinations were discussed. An overview of our fight, flight or freeze response was then provided.

The Convenor of Animals and Travel and the Convenor of Books and Blogs introduced the evening’s guest speaker. Guest speaker Gweenie Hounds of Love, formerly know as Havana, eloquently took the floor and provided an overview of her life as a racing hound. While graciously snacking on chicken tenders, she summarized her racing life by sharing one thing every woman should know about life – be prepared to work like a dog. The membership was so impressed with her message she was instantaneously gifted the Convenorship of Couch Potatoes (CoCP). Gweenie has committed to providing regular updates to the membership on life after racing.

The Convenor of Hair and Fiber modeled a hand knit sweater and it was approved for overseas mailing. Members then discussed fathers and stories of scoundrels who ruled the roost were rigorously exchanged. Compelling stories of mothers were exchanged. A motion to form a Daughters of Depressed Mother’s (DoDM) sub group was made and accepted.

A commitment to the new membership drive was renewed. The next meeting will include a guest speaker who can play music with her teeth. The Convenor of Pedagogy and Paranormal promised a pompom making demonstration and the Convenor of Minutes and Musings committed to a report on the role of Fool in contemporary culture. Shenanigans have been promised.

Soul of an Octopus was recommended reading and the Convenor of Charm, Poise, Handicraft and Occasional Badness shared her latest musical adventure.

 

 

The next meeting will be April 1st at 7:00 PM in Mallardville. Pizza, car tossed salad and cake was served during recess.

 

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Fondue Pot Under Fire

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January 28, 2017

Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter

 The Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter held its Annual Festival of Cheese at Miss Charmian’s House of Accordions. Before the minutes from the previous meeting could be read, a fondue pot malfunction, resulting in a small table fire, brought the meeting to an abrupt end. A full inquiry into fondue pot safety has been called for and a moratorium on fondue use has resulted. Endorsement of fondue pots at future meetings awaits the results of the investigation.

The next meeting will be at Salon de Zed.

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In Camera Nomadic Meeting

 

November 26 and 27, 2016

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The regular meeting of the Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter was held at Nootka Holler. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted. The Nomadic themed meeting was held in camera throughout the evening in a bedouin like environment. In accordance with oral traditions, minutes were not taken.

The following day, Guest Speaker Jeffrey Hatcher, sang the complete high lonesome life of Pretty Boy Floyd. After this outstanding performance, the membership unanimously agreed to make him an honorary member of the Unauthorized Women’s Institute. Brother Frodo, we absolutely adore you and The Big Beat!

 

The next meeting will be the Annual General Festival of Cheese and will be held at Miss. Charmian’s House of Accordions. Lentils and rice were served during recess.

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Beachside Meeting Held

 

October 23, 2016

 

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The regular meeting of the Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter was held on a late fall day beachside. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted. The Convener of Medicine Bags and Body Language presented an overview of her work with Dying With Dignity. All members were recruited for future work in this area. Collective Evolution, Elon Musk and our local Housing Network were then discussed.

The next meeting will be at Nootka Holler. A motion to accept the theme of Nomads to be explored at the next meeting was accepted. Moustaches will be optional.

Perogies were served during recess.

 

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Cards Against Humanity Played

 

April 2, 2016

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The regular meeting of the Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter was held at Salon de Zed. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted. Convener of Medicine Bags and Body Language provided an overview of the sciatic nerve and particular issues that emerge with it through aging. Proper stretching of the sciatic nerve was emphasized and a short demonstration of the Brill Chicken was provided. The Convenor of Books and Blogs recommended reading the following: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Beyond Civilization.

The Convenor of Animals and Travel presented the documentary Pets, Vets and Debits. Surgery for Hedgehogs was of particular interest to members. Camels and bunnycamels were discussed. The Convenor of Hair and Fibre noted that sheep only have teeth on the bottom jaw.

An overview on best before dates on food products was provided by the Convenor of Technology and Fancy Underthings. One member shared that her grandmother had a salad dressing that was over 20 years old. Another member shared finding cans of tomatoes the size of footballs in her mother’s pantry. Cancer as metaphor and materialism and perfectionism were then discussed.

Epic journeys were highlighted. The Convenor of Animals and Travel motioned that the Trans Canada Trail be brought forward as a potential summer ramble. The Convenor of Charm, Poise and Handicraft and Occasional Badness presented her latest fling with Django Reinhardt’s Minor Swing.

 

All institute members enjoyed a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity. Spanakopita was served during recess. The next meeting will be held at Salon de Zed.

 

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Behemoth Dosa Served

 

 

 January 30, 2016

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The regular meeting of the Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter was held at House of Dosa. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted. A motion to move meetings to the last Saturday of every month was made and accepted. Recommendations for summer ramble trips included a boating trip up the inlet. The Convener of Maps will report back on boating rentals and tides at the next meeting.

The Convener of Maps also produced for Show and Tell a small hand knitted mouse complete with a frock, fancy undergarments and red shoes. She also shared a picture of her grandmother and her aunt who taught her dance the Twist. Convenor of Minutes and Musings shared that her parents went on their first date to the Cubby Checker concert at Maple Leaf Gardens.

The Convener of Technology and Fancy Underthings reported on new technology for heart surgery. The virtues of ice skating, hula hoop, biryani paste and Persian plum were extolled. A reminder of the letter writing campaign to support our member currently serving in Mexico; reports from Mexico included updates on pedicure industry and the size of avocados. Recommended reading included: The Wind in the Willows, The Orenda, Tale for a Time Being, My Year of Meats and The Owl and the Pussy Cat. Recommended viewing included Heart of a Dog.

The Convener of Charm, Poise, Handicraft and Occasional Badness shared the latest Nohearums video!

 

The world’s largest Dosa was served during recess. The next meeting will be held at Salon De Zed.

 

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Fondue Pot Opens Portal to Aphrodite’s Lair & Virgin Mary Gives Birth to Baby Cheesus

December 12, 2015

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The Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter held its Annual Festival of Cheese at Miss Charmian’s House of Accordions. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted.

All recovered Sapphic poetry fragments were read aloud and it was unanimously agreed that fragment 44, “wealth unchapporoned doesn’t make a good neighbor,” will be spray painted on the bathroom wall at Nordstrom’s. A subcommittee was created to organize this action.

Last year’s Solstice Bell Performance was discussed by members. It was agreed that the Solstice Bell rehearsals were so transcendental that the actual performance was not required. All agreed there was no future in the past. The Convener of Pedagogy and Paranormal discussed her past life in the Mew Squeak Bell Choir and the Convener of Maps shared her experience of participating in a Bell Performance in a church overlooking the North Sea. Unusual experiences with the local Nurse’s Hot line were shared.

Housing, Alzheimer’s care and the wages of paramedics were debated. A report on the recovery of Convener of Books and Blog’s slow recovery from a concussion was outlined. Forgetting a cup of coffee in the microwave was provided as evidence that she had not yet fully recovered from her concussion. Local air quality, Branston Pickles and animals escaping the slaughter house were then discussed. It was unanimously agreed that chia is best characterized as an intestinal broom.

Members unanimously agreed to commit to organizing guest speakers over the next year and a motion was passed to undertake a letter writing campaign to support the moral of a member currently working in Mexico. Cheese was served throughout the meeting. It should be noted that several member’s reported experiencing hallucinations due to the inhalation of vapors from the fondue pot. Hallucinations reported included glimpsing the Hunchback of Notre Dame and a member’s lover shape shifting into the room as a cat and gently rubbing against her. Another member saw the Virgin Mary giving birth to Baby Cheesus while another claimed achieving a deep trance state by repeating “how are you fonduing?” Other members claimed they saw a portal to Aphrodite’s lair opening, while another dreamed of Swan Lake as Cheese Lake and the Nutcracker as the Cheese and Cracker. Another member envisioned long knitted strands of wool transforming into the Milky Whey and stated that cheese was mother’s milk approaching immortality. Festival of Cheese T-Shirts were made in honour of this night. To order contact http://www.chrisblades.com. The next meeting will be held at the House of Dosa.

 

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Addendum: while under the influence of the fondue pot all members selected a cheese pseudonym in a humble attempt to embody their own immortality.

 

I’m still feeling cheesy weeps.  What a great night of friends, food and fun.  You all make my face hurt.  What a group of cheese balls! Charm, you worked your hostess magic and blessed us all with that fab fondouche.  I love yor beautiful home full of art, music and feline felicity.  Thank you.

 If anyone has any suggestions for books to read in Mexico please let me know! Blessings of the season to you all.  Happy Solstice.  Merry Christmas and a Radical New Year!

 Love,

Cambazola

 

Me too!  Thank you Charm for your amazing hosting and please hug Chris for us for the fabulous T-shirt suggestion.  More WI treasures!  And thanks for the replacement soap dish.

Cheese Fest rules.  Thanks everyone for being who you are.
Love to all and Happy Holidays.  Until House of Dosa…

Havarti

 

Thank you all for coming; it was so much fun…and a great excuse to make a start at least on cleaning my house. So many great laughs, sooooo much good food and lovely gifts. You are all amazing! Unfortunately today, Mr. I’msoadorablepleaseworshipme (aka Raff), having been in a fight yesterday, has developed an abscess today and is not feeling very well at all. I’ll have him to the vet first thing in the morning, poor expensive baby! Puts a bit of a damper on the afterglow, but am still feeling the wonderful vibe. Have a great time in Mexico Ellen and we must keep in touch to know how it’s going.

Mary Lou and Lisa, I ended up with your cake knife and server and one non-alcoholic beer. Chris and I will probably be going for a walk in the next few days and can drop them off to you or leave them on your back porch.

Thanks again to all for the wonderful night, and happy day after your birthday Zed!

Happiest of holidays!

Love you all,

Blue

 

Glorious Ladies Of The W.I. (Radical Chapter),

Thank you all for your birthday feting yesterday! I felt loved and full of cheese, and who could ask for more on one’s birthday? But wait! There was more as I unpacked my beautiful, thoughtful gifts from all of you and then ate cheesecake for breakfast. Then I watched the video of the presentation of the previously mentioned cheesecake! I mean, come on! Charm’s skills and the singing?! Amazeballs!

And cheese fest was the best yet! 

Fondouche! Gah!

Thank you all so much for being so great.

Ox

Feta

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Perogies Cause to Assemble

November 7, 2015

Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter

 The meeting of the Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter was held at Salon De Zed. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted. Guest speaker, Kate, from Wigan, where nobody wants to be from but everyone wants to go, reported on her recent travels and research on Back Strap weaving. She also outlined the deep textile history of Lancashire. A brief mistaken discussion of swords was quickly downgraded to table knives after a member confused knife production in Sheffield with the textile productions in Lancashire. Guest speaker, Kate, also highlighted her community engagement plans with Cedar Farm and generously invited UWI members for a tour. A field trip to Cedar Farms http://www.cedarfarm.net/ was entertained and it was recommended that if undertaken a stop over in Manchester to tour the Pankhurst Centre Museum http://www.thepankhurstcentre.org.uk/museum-2 occur. It was ambitiously agreed that if this field trip were organized, lunch at Spudsulike http://www.spudulike.com/ would be arranged ahead of time. Potential toppings for bake potatoes were then discussed and the virtues of the baked potatoe were extoled.

The Convenor of Minutes and Musings and Pedagogy and Paranormal reported on their recent trip to Nordstrom’s. The wool stockings from a historic textile mill in Lancashire were the highlight. Plans to have the next meeting in the bathroom at Nordstrom’s were briefly discussed. It was agreed that members should bring their wet and dirty dogs and try on all the gowns in an act of sabotage toward the wild capitalism this new landmark represents in our community. Stories of dog’s vomiting in public spaces were also exchanged.

The Convenor of Animals and Travel described her new Female Aviator Card Series. Arrangements were made to present these cards for a preview to members after printing. The antics of Amelia Earhart were discussed and directions to a Chilean Bakery were shared. Engagement with community and neighbours was discussed. UWI members attempted to describe the television series the Beverly Hillbillies to the guest speaker from the United Kingdom. This explanation made member’s heads hurt. The Convenor of Books and Blogs reported on her recovery from a concussion.

The next meeting will be the Festival of Cheese at Miss. Charmian’s Room and Boarding House. Perogies were served during recess.

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Toques, Truggs and Shamanic Spoons Distributed

December 28, 2014

Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter

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 The Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter held its Annual Festival of Cheese in Deep Cove. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted. Hand embroidered toques, sheet metal truggs and shamanic animal spoons were shared among members. A ginger beer toast was offered to the Tree of Life. Members unanimously agreed to deepen their philanthropic focus in the New Year. Nut loaf and lemon cracker pie were served at recess. The next meeting will be held at Miss Charmian’s Room and Boarding House.

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May Day Celebration

May 1, 2014

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 The meeting of the Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter was held at Strathcona Park. The minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted. Croquette was played until all the mallets were broke as members attempted several difficult plays around the cottonwood trees.

The next meeting will be at the Sylvia Hotel to celebrate Fall Equinox. Lemonade was served during recess.

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