The Constitution

The business of IODE Laurentian Chapter is governed by a constitution and Primary Chapter Regulations (2016), and every member, when installed, makes the following promise. "I will support the mission of IODE and be governed by the Constitution of IODE." Meetings are conducted in an orderly way as regards the proposal, seconding and voting on motions (especially those concerning expenditures). Minutes are recorded and distributed to the membership and annually to the national organization. Chapter accounts are annually audited by a professional and reviewed by the membership.


The Chapter is headed by a president, with the support of a vice-president and treasurer and a slate of officers who take responsibility for various aspects of the chapter's life and work. The membership meets monthly over a ten-month period (September to June) so that officers can report to the membership and decisions be taken collectively.

Officers, 2017

President Janet Stratton
Past President Jose Hamilton
Vice-President Marion Craig
Treasurer Barbara Potts
   Assistant Treasurer Evelyn Hustwit
Recording Secretary Valerie Blais
   Assistant Recording Secretary Marion Craig
Services Officer Janet Kiff-Macaluso
Citizenship Officer Nancy Hooper
   Assistant Citizenship Officer Cheryl Dudley
   Standard Bearer Jo Brodie
Communications Officer Elanor Brodie
Education Officer Lorna King
Adopted Schools Officer Liz Roberts
Membership Officer Marion Craig
Archives Elizabeth Dale-Harris
Corresponding Secretary Evelyn Hustwit

Events Committees

Gananoque Bus Tour Susan Sibbit (Convener)
New Edinburgh Garage Sale Elanor Brodie (Convener), Jeanette Maule, Jo Brodie
House & Garden Tour Janet Stratton (Convenor) and Committee
Linden House Theatre Benefit Night Sharen Findlay (Convenor), Jeanette Maule (tickets), Barbara Potts (food), Ann Collett (wine)