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Queen's University

Our Members

Our mission has always been to welcome newcomers into the Queen`s family. Originally, membership was open to `woman administrative officers holding the post of Dean of Women, Registrar, or Librarian and women teachers of the rank of Instructor or higher. Also wives of widows of University Administrative Officers, Trustees and teachers of the rank of Instructor or Clinical Assistant or higher could become members. Considering the lack of facilities available during the war years and the numbers who were interested in joining, this membership definition made sense at the time.

Membership has ranged from an initial 125, to a high of 267 (Tercentenary Year) and currently stands at 220 (2012). Our members are affiliated with every Faculty and School, with the Office of the Principal, and with the Board of Trustees.

Faculty and Staff Positions Held by Members

Members have personally held Queen's positions as Faculty and Staff in the following departments, centres, and schools:
Industrial Relations
Math and Science
Medicine (various)
University Registrar

Members' Involvement with University Bodies

Association with the University is highly valued, resulting in a commitment to promote, enhance and support initiatives and projects at Queen's and in the wider community. Members serve or have served on such University bodies as:

Agnes Etherington Gallery Association
Association of Women Teaching at Queen’s
Ban Righ Centre and Board of Directors
Ban Righ Residence Board
Kingston Seniors Alumni Association
Queen’s Board of Trustees
Queen’s Senate and Senate Committees
Queen's Faculty Association
Queen's Staff Association
Queen's United Way
Retirees at Queen’s (RAQ)
University Council
University Council on Athletics

Members' University Awards

Several of our members are recipients of Queen's awards:
                  John Orr Award
                  Padre Laverty Award
                  Distinguished Service Award
                  Alumni Herbie Award
                  Queen's Staff Award

Members' Involvement in the Community

Many of our members are or have been involved in a wide array of local organizations, generating a spirit of good will and pride in 'town-gown' relationships and enhancing the image of Queen's. It is clearly evident that a tremendous spirit of volunteerism permeates the FWC/QWA. It manifests itself in the countless hours devoted to committee work and projects associated both with Queen's and the Greater Kingston Community.

Alzheimer Society Board
Andy Fund Board
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingston
Canadian United Kingdom Dance Club
Cantabile Choir, Founding Chair
Child and Youth Worker Council, St. Lawrence College
COGECO, Interviewer
Community Foundation of Greater Kingston
Domino Theatre
Elizabeth Cottage Board
Elizabeth Fry Society
Friends of the Library Board
Frontenac County Children's Aid Society
Girl Guides Association
Helen Tufts Nursery Board and Tutorial Program
H'art School of Smiles
Hospice Kingston Board
KFL&A Health Unit Board
Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners Guild
Kingston Historical Society
Kingston Horticultural Society
Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary
Kingston Naval Veterans Association
Kingston Opera Guild
Kingston Rideau Trail Association
Kingston Symphony Association
Kingston Symphony Book Fair
Meals on Wheels
Social Planning Council of Kingston
Sunnyside Children's Centre Board
University Women's Club

 Membership Fees

Fees originally were $1 per year, then raised to $4, then $8, then $30 in 1999, $50 in 2000 and $60 in 2013.

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