Bielish, Hon. Martha Palamarek - 1980 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Martha Palamarek Bielish, a dedicated humanitarian, had continuously worked to improve the quality of life, especially for those in rural areas. Active on a variety of committees and councils, she had made a special contribution to Women's Institutes. She served four years as provincial president, three years as national president, and had represented the organization at several international gatherings. In 1975, she was presented with the Woman of the Year award by the Alberta Women's Institute. Two years later she received the Queen's Jubilee Medal. As recognition for her work at the community, provincial and national level, she was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1979.

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