Feb 23, 2017
Unauthorized Women’s Institute – Radical Chapter
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.
Convener of Minutes and Musings