Florence Martin Graduate Student Research Grant


University Receives $10,000 Grant from Local Women’s Club

Hamilton ON … The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW-Hamilton) has pledged a $10,000.00 grant to McMaster University in memory of one of its long-time members. On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, CFUW-Hamilton presented the first $5,000.00 to the McMaster University Institute for Music and the Mind (MIMM; https://mimm.mcmaster.ca/) in support of a Florence Martin Graduate Student Research Grant.

This is the first donation of a two-year commitment to fund graduate student research at the LIVELab—a performance theatre and testing centre for the scientific study of music, sound and movement. CFUW-Hamilton President Myrtle Greve made the presentation in the LIVELab , after which representatives from the Club toured the facility.

This research grant was made possible through the generosity of CFUW-Hamilton member Florence Martin. Miss Martin always supported the organization’s Scholarship Fund over the years. When she died in 2015 in her 100th year, she left a bequest to the Club with the proviso that it be used for scholarships. The Institute for Music and the Mind was selected as the recipient of the research grant in acknowledgement of Miss Martin’s love of music.

Miss Martin was born in Grimsby, Ontario in 1915 and lived there all her life. An active volunteer in the community and at her church, she was Grimsby’s Citizen of the Year twice, in 1963 and 1983.

CFUW-Hamilton President Myrtle Greve noted that “Scholarships are an important part of what CFUW is all about. CFUW-Hamilton members are proud to be giving this gift to honour the memory of one of our outstanding members.”

CFUW-Hamilton was founded in 1925. Currently, in addition to the special Martin research grant, the Club gives $6,000.00 annually in scholarships to McMaster University, Brock University Hamilton Campus, and Mohawk College.

Out and About

The Out and About group will continue with their luncheon get-together the fourth Friday of the month. They have selected three places for the fall and invite others to join them. The group meets at noon on the fourth Friday of the month.

Sept. 22nd @ the Troy Cafe, a lovely fall drive and great food

Oct. 27th @ The French Restaurant , 37 King William St. Hamilton

Nov. 24th @ Mattson and Co, 225 Lock St South, Hamilton

Reader’ Circle

Reader’s Circle is made up of two groups; one meets on the second Tuesday evening of the month and the other on the second Wednesday afternoon.

Fall Schedule for the evening group : The Painter , by Peter Heller;  End of the Line, by Don Mclver  and The Essex Serpent , by Sarah Perry.

Fall Schedule for the afternoon group: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, by Jennifer Ryan; The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, by Catharina Ingelmarr Sandberg and The Story of a New Name, by Elena Ferrante

Modern Books Group

Members are encouraged to volunteer to choose a book they wish to review sometime during the year. This way one may decide to read a book or not after hearing the review. Twenty dollars ($20.00) is collected and used to purchase new books for our lending library and to pay an honorarium to the speaker for our June pot luck supper.

Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:45 in the homes of members.


HEAL- Healthy Eating and Living

A fun group to learn and practice ways to stay vibrant and healthy. We have discussions on various health related topics, participate in some healthy activities and share good food together with a good dose of lively conversation and humor. We meet in member’s homes and are a friendly, supportive group for one another. We welcome you to join us.

The group meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 pm