The North West Museum Association fall meeting was held at Wilkie on Saturday, Oct. 5. We met at the Catholic Church Hall and coffee and muffins were enjoyed by those who travelled long distances. Wilkie’s museum president Nicole Kobelsky welcomed everyone and introduced Mary Ellen Herzog who brought greetings from the town council.
Laura Heilman chaired the meeting and had everyone introduce themselves. Museums represented were Goodsoil, Spiritwood, Glaslyn, Loon Lake, St. Walburg, Meadow Lake, Bresaylor, Maidstone, Lashburn, Unity, Wilkie and two guests from the Museum Association of Saskatchewan. Missing was Frenchmen Butte, Turtleford, Edam, Rabbit Lake, Cut Knife and Neilburg. Visitors then proceeded to the museum for a tour.
On return, they were welcomed by music provided by the Copper Creek musicians. Two guitar players and vocalist, Al Gill, Jon Sloan and Mary Ellen Stabler.
A delicious lasagna and salad luncheon was catered by member Mary Ellen Herzog assisted by her granddaughter Kaitlyn.
The regular business meeting followed. Museum Association of Saskatchewan representatives from Regina spoke – Merissa Scarlett, board coordinator, and Michelle Brownridge, community engagement coordinator.
Regular reports and business were taken care of. Financial reports from the Women of Influence booth and Woodland Historical account were presented by Gwen Zeifel and approved. On behalf of the NWMA, Helena Caplatte presented longtime member Velma Foster with a small gift of appreciation for her years of dedication to the NWM and her local museum at Bresaylor.
The date for the spring meeting will be May 2, 2020, at Loon Lake Museum. See you there.