Queen's Women's Association

Queen's

Women's

Association

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75 Years of History

1939 - 2013

1939 - 2000: Faculty Women's Club (FWC)

16 May 2001 - present: Queen's Women's Association (QWA)

Thanks go to Mary Balanchuk, FWC President 1998 to 2001 for researching and writing the Brief History of the Faculty Women's Club (FWC) in 2000. The document was presented to the University in 2000 when the Faculty Women's Club (FWC) changed its name to the Queen's Women's Association (QWA) in 2001. The major material for the website is based on Mary`s contribution.

Shirley Brooks-Purkis, who joined the FWC in 1941, left Kingston but returned to join in recent years, also added oral memories of her time with the FWC and QWA,

Material was arranged for this Website by Mary Zureik, President 2006-08

Past Presidents

  • 1939-43 Elizabeth Wallace
  • 1943-44 Wilhelmina Gordon
  • 1944-50 Elizabeth Wallace
  • 1950-52 Blossom McDougall
  • 1952-54 Marjorie Delahaye
  • 1954-56 Madeleine Watson
  • 1958-60 Elsie Curtis
  • 1960-62 Claire Leonard
  • 1962-63 Shirley Brooks (Purkis)
  • 1963-64 Laurel Kropp
  • 1964-66 Beverley Lazier
  • 1966-68 Mildred Ruggles
  • 1968-70 Molly Estall
  • 1970-71 Dorothy Brown
  • 1971-72 Joan Webster
  • 1972-74 Rita Kaufman
  • 1974-75 Pauline Schubert
  • 1975-76 Muriel Rush
  • 1976-77 Helen Fullerton
  • 1977-79 Joan Macintosh
  • 1979-80 Audrey Helmstaedt
  • 1980-82 Valerie Colgan
  • 1982-83 Eb Stott
  • 1983-85 Rosalie Wintle
  • 1985-87 Marie Canvin
  • 1987-90 Ann Levison
  • 1990-91 Margaret Page
  • 1991-92 Barbara Parrott
  • 1992-93 Helen McSherry
  • 1993-94 Val Hicks
  • 1994-96 Anna Northcott
  • 1996-98 Vicky Lopez
  • 1998-2001 Mary Balanchuk
  • 2001-03 Barbara Matthews
  • 2003-04 Doreen Morrison
  • 2004-06 Anna Northcott
  • 2006-08 Mary Zureik
  • 2008-10 Margie Courchene
  • 2010-12 Pat Collom
  • 2012-14 Carol Sirman

Honorary Presidents

  • Elizabeth Wallace, 1949-82
  • Jean Mackintosh, 1951-83
  • Alice Corry, 1961 - 2003
  • Stephanie Deutsch, 1968 -
  • Donna Watts, 1974 -
  • Mary Smith, 1984 -
  • Claire Leggett, 1994 -
  • Karen Hitchcock, 2004 -
  • Maureen Ball, 2008 -
  • Julie Gordon-Wolfe, 2009 -