Myrtle has been a long-time member involved with all these organizations. Please visit the respective sites for additional information.
The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is a non-profit, non-governmental, organization advocating for equality and post-secondary education for women.
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 some of their members also belong to the Graduate Women International.
Graduate Women International (GWI): empowering girls and women in groups around the world through lifelong, quality education and training up to the highest levels. CFUW has been the largest of the 61 affiliates of GWI and one of the founding members.
The Canadian Authors Association helps aspiring, emerging and professional writers to develop their skills in both the craft and the business of writing. Members have access to a Canada-wide network of writers and publishing industry professionals. Myrtle recently helped form Canadian Authors BC Branch.
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 online community for authors to connect, exchange ideas, and learn about book publishing and promotion. Their primary focus is to provide members with educational resources and community support for nonfiction books.
POWERtalk International clubs provided coaching in presentation skills.
For 15 years Myrtle was an active member of PowerTalk International where she earned Level 4 designation (of 5) on the accreditation program. It gives her use of the title Accomplished Communicator (AC).
Originally based in the United States, POWERtalk has ceased operations.
Canadian Women In Timber, formed 1998 with Myrtle as their first vice president and newsletter editor, is a non-profit society that encouraged wise use of Canadian forest resources for the benefit of all. Focusing on public education and working to foster public understanding of forest resources and their sustainable forest management, the group disbanded in autumn 2022.
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 two SOFN members, Siebert began researching her Norwegian family.
Updated: November 13, 2022