Myrtle has been a member and involved with all these organizations. Please visit the respective sites for additional information.
Founded with 6 member Clubs in 1919, CFUW has grown to nearly 10,000 women working together in local Clubs across Canada. CFUW is a non-profit, non-governmental, organization advocating for equality and post-secondary education for women.
Founded in 1908, CFUW Victoria was one of the 6 first member Clubs of CFUW in 1919. That same year CFUW became one of the original members of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW), now GWI.
CFUW Saanich Peninsula received its charter from CFUW in 1994 with a goal of fellowship and lifelong learning for its members. The Club continues with strong financial support for women pursuing post-secondary education giving multiple annual awards to local student's education.
Through those years of volunteering, Myrtle served in most executive positions of the CFUW clubs where she lived.
Both of the above Clubs are strong members of the National body, CFUW, and members also of the Graduate Women International.
Graduate Women International (GWI): empowering girls and women through lifelong, quality education and training up to the highest levels. GWI, previously known as IFUW, is in special consultative status with ECOSOC and is an NGO maintaining official relations with UNESCO. CFUW is the largest of the 61 affiliates of GWI and one of the founding members.
The Canadian Authors Association helps writers — aspiring, emerging and professional — develop their skills in both the craft and the business of writing, enhance their ability to earn a living as a writer, and have access to a Canada-wide network of writers and publishing industry professionals.
BC Federation of Writers promotes excellence and professionalism in the literary arts in British Columbia by encouraging publication; providing information on markets and workshops; sponsoring readings, workshops and seminars; and establishing communication between writers and interested agents and markets.
Nonfiction Authors Association is a vibrant community for authors to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about book publishing and promotion. Our primary focus is to provide our members with educational resources and community support for nonfiction books including business, self-development, health and fitness, memoir, history, how-to, creative nonfiction and reference books.
POWERtalk International clubs provide coaching in presentation skills. Victoria #90 Communicators was the first to be formed outside of U.S. as Toastmistresses — women were not allowed to join Toastmasters. POWERtalk International is the recognized brand of ITC.
Siebert has recently earned Level 4 designation in POWERtalk (of 5) on the accreditation program. It gives her use of the title Accomplished Communicator (AC).
Canadian Women In Timber, formed 1998, is a non-profit society that encourages wise use of Canadian forest resources for the benefit of all focussing on public education and working to enhance and foster public understanding of forest resources and their sustainable forest management.
Sons of Norway is a fraternal organization representing people of Norwegian heritage in the United States and Canada with the goal of preserving and promoting their traditions and culture. With assistance of SOFN members Siebert was able to begin researching her Norwegian family.
Updated: August 21, 2016