JAY – The Daughters of Isabella met Feb. 8 with opening prayers said by Chancellor Laurianne Castonguay.

Regent Jackie Castonguay read notes of resignations from Bernice Desoto and Jackie Fortain, which brings the membership to 167.

The regent also had four letters requesting contributions: Magen Sweeny for $100 for an item for a special needs child; Louise Castonguay, $50 for a child she cares for to go to camp; John O’Shay, $50 for support for a trip to Mexico to volunteer to help with the building of a school; and Kim Couture, $150 for a five-mile walkathon in Lewiston. All requests were granted.

Proceeds of $821.18 from the Super Bowl of caring was sent to the local food bank as well as a donation from the Daughters of Isabella totaling $1,000. Thank-you notes were read from the family of Ceclie Poisson and the Barbara Bush Hospital.

The stations of the cross will be said at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at St. Rose of Lima Church. The Daughters of Isabella will take part in the ceremony. A baked bean supper is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, with all proceeds going to help the needy.

Betty Gendreau will be the guest speaker at the April social and will talk on health screening.

At the January meeting, Regent Castonguay discussed some of the new rules that will go into effect when the new book of bylaws arrives. Eight new committees will be formed, including chancellor, social affairs, fundraising, visitation of sick, telephone, membership, nominating and election committees.

Thank-you notes were read from Father Chabot, Lorette Chabot and Cynthia Hebert. Four members sent letters of resignations: Anne Nemi, Bertha Flagg, Bernice Allen and Pauline Boivin.

The Daughters of Isabella were unable to attend the Hands around the Capitol event in Augusta Jan. 14 due to Youth Ministry Winter Carnival, which took place at the Livermore Falls High School. A contribution was sent to the carnival to help with food and supplies.

Rose Mary Poulson told the group that a new tabernacle has been installed in the chapel at Franklin Memorial Hospital in memory of Alice Castonguay. Seven members of the Daughters of Isabella attended the occasion. Chaplain Chabot attended the opening ceremony to bless the tabernacle, which is open to the public.


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