In honour of this month, here’s a photograph from the Second World War of the Newark chapter of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE). These hard-working women held weekly salvage drives to raise funds for the Navy League, milk for the British children’s fund and parcels for local servicemen. The women also maintained a white elephant shop and helped with the canteen at the local training camp. Pictured here at the salvage barn, from left, are Mrs. Mae Librock, Mrs. June Bishop, Mrs. Edith Currie, Mrs. Daisy Gordon, Mrs. C.H.E. Smith, regent, Mrs. L. Hardison, Mrs. Margaret Morgan and Mrs. Gertrude Gordon. These women took it upon themselves to “do their bit” to help others. What an inspiration for all the women here in Niagara-on-the-Lake.