ELK POINT AND DISTRICT FURTHER EDUCATION LOCAL COUNCIL
by Margaret Modin
The year 1977 saw the council in its fourth year of operation.
Members of the council were as follows:
S. A. Holthe, Chairman
AnnaBelle Cameron, Vice-Chairman
Margaret Modin, Secretary-Coordinator
Gwen Nelson, Incoming Coordinator
Laverne Wilson, Heinsburg School
George Sanders, Heinsburg
Zonia Onishenko, Assistant to Coordinator, Heinsburg
Bob Hendriks, Heinsburg
Bob Smith, Heinsburg, School Committee, County of St. Paul
Dave Beckman, Director Further Education, Edmonton
Bill Shields, Assistant Director, Emonton
Irene Miller, Elk Point
Irene Magnusson, Elk Point
lrene Melin, Elk Point Elementary School
Velma Andrishak, Elk Point
Terry Holmgren, District Agriculturalist, St. Paul
Sharon O'Reilly, District Home Economist, St. Paul
Faye Smith, Women of Unifarm, Elk Point
Bea Sumpton, U. C. W., Elk Point
Lawrence Modin, Lions Club, Elk Point
Anne Kates, Senior Citizens, Elk Point
Sherry Pelech, Windsor Club, Lindbergh
Paul Stepa, Town Rep. to County Council, Elk Point
Don Robertson, P.5.5. Director, Elk Point
Al Machinski, Ass't Supt. County of St. Paul, St. Paul
Wayne Shillingron, Coordinator, Lakeland College, St. Paul
Ronald Flanders, Unifarm, Elk Point
Bertha Christenson, Fishing Lake Colony, Sputinow
Phil Matveyenko, Principal, F. G. Miller High School, Elk Point
Mr. Matveyenko joined the staff of F. G. Miller for the term 1977-78 and at that time was invited to become a member of the council.
Quilt made by Further Education Class under the instruction of Mrs. Violet McFadyen
The quilt won first prize at the Elk Point Fair.
The council met as a total body on several occasions to discuss plans for the new courses and improvement of the old ones. It is the desire of the council that each member representing a group has contact with the membership of the group and is thus in a position to speak for a number of people.
Among the courses offered in the sessions during the winter of 1977 were Bishop Method of Sewing, Basic Sewing, Ukrainian Cooking, Crochet I and II, Art of Easter Egg Decorating, Beadwork (Heinsburg), Cross-Country Skiing I, II, III, Let's Make Music, and Cree. In addition to these, Lakeland College sponsored some with which we helped in the coordination.
During the course of the winter and spring, Sid and I were able to take advantage of several workshops on adult education. We both attended one in Vermilion and I attended one in Edmonton. After four years with the council I felt the need to give up the coordinator's job since I was not able to do justice to it and my job at the school as well; thus in June of 1977 Gwen Nelson was hired to take over the job in November when the annual meeting was held. Little did she know that she would become full time coordinator with just a very little help from me in September; however, she became active then and the fall courses which she was responsible for setting up included Needlepoint, Elk Point; Basic Car Care, Heinsburg; Physical Fitness, Heinsburg; Hair Care, Elk Point; Sewing with Denim I and II, Elk Point; Crochet and Cake Decorating.