The Victoria Council of Women meets the 2nd Monday of every month at
noon. Meetings consist of a speaker, followed by a business program.
Bring a brown
bag lunch. Tea and coffee are provided. Guests welcome.
Location First Baptist Church, 877 North Park (corner of Quadra and
North Park). Info: Denelda Peterson, 385-0238
How the Council FunctionsThe Local Council is composed of organizations within its community in
federation, and is responsible for action with respect to the welfare
and progress in its area.
The Provincial Council is composed of local councils in its area, and
provincially organized societies in federation. It taks action on
National Council of Women Of
Canada The National Council is made up of national
provincial councils and local councils, in federation. Its function is to
take action on national matters, and to inform and serve its members.
The International Council of Women is
representatives of National Councils in many countries around the world.
Projects may be initiated and resolutions introduced by any Federated
Association, Special or Standing Committees, by Committee of Officers or
by Executive Committee, but NOT by individuals.
After study and a majority vote by Council, action may be taken on a
resolution. If action by Government is required for implementation,
Parliamentary Committee are interviewed. Local Councils meet with the
Mayor or the City or Municipal Councillors.
The National Council of Women was founded in 1893, and locally, by
Lady Aberdeen on a visit here in 1894. The Council consists of individual
members and representatives of women's organizations and is affiliated
with the U. N. Nationally it presents briefs and resolutions to the
The National Council of Women assisted in the formation of the
Victoria Order of Nurses, Children's Aid Society, and the Consumer
Association of Canada. Locally there are monthly lunchtime programs with
speakers on the second Monday of every month.