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Margaret Andrewes

(To view our September/October 2014 issue of ClubWEST online, click here.)

On opening doors and opportunities

Among Margaret Andrewes favourite quotes is one by Canadian poet, artist and historian Jon Whyte, “The ripples begin where I begin: they wash up on that larger circle, the world.”

It may well be that these words resonate with her because she herself has been known to cause and sustain a few ripples of her own. Through her leadership, she has helped others start ripples as well; each concentric circle marking another success achieved, another opportunity explored.

Andrewes served on Town of Lincoln Council for seven years from 2003-2010 but it is for her roles with the Lincoln libraries and her vast volunteer work for which she is better known – at least locally.

Her resume is extensive and impressive; her list of volunteer work and awards no less so.

Andrewes is the mother of two daughters and a son, and grandmother to twin boys, now age 3. She is married to Philip who served as an MPP from 1981-87.

Each of these roles has brought her much joy.

But if ever there was a watershed moment in her life it was when she became involved with libraries as a volunteer member of the Lincoln Library Board in 1980.

“I was blown away,” said Andrewes. “All of a sudden I was in a community of people passionate about libraries. These were some of the most dynamic and interesting people I would ever meet.”

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