submitted by 100 Women Who Care NG
At their November 15 meeting, 100 Women Who Care North Grenville chose the Kemptville Salvation Army as the latest fundraising recipient. Erin Wong presented on behalf of the Salvation Army to explain all the great programs that they offer in the community.
There were 54 women (plus one man, Billy Gutknecht, too), gathered in the main room at eQuinelle Golf Club, who is one of the many sponsors of the event. Door prizes were donated by Rachel and Carole Jansen of Jansen Law, Cyndy Batchelor of O’Farrell Financial Services and an Auriculotherapy session donated by Marie Russell. Natalie Castellas of Catered Affairs provided a wonderful hot meal for the group, by donation only. Over $300 was raised from the meal, to assist in covering the group’s administrative expenses. Natalie Castellas has been a proud community supporter for many years, and has joined the membership of the group.
Representatives from this quarter’s three nominated charities, provided an update on their initiatives so the members could make an informed vote. Brenda Burich of Neon Night Kemptville, also gave a report on how the funds received last quarter, were utilized for the Wheels of Hope volunteers, which drive cancer patients to and from their appointments. The room was filled with a sense of pride knowing the 100 Women Who Care North Grenville is making a difference in the community.
100 Women Who Care NG, announced two new leading ladies, Tracy McDonald of CSE Consulting and Samantha Rivet-Stevenson of RBC Financial. These ladies are pillars in the community and look forward to helping the 100 Women Who Care to grow and prosper. Thanks were extended to past executive members, Ashley Vincent and Diana Fisher. They were instrumental in getting the organization off the ground. Current leading ladies staying on are Dawn Rodger, Su Ouellette and Anne Kotlarchuk.
As of the last meeting, the 100 Women Who Care North Grenville was 110 ladies strong. With contributions from new and existing members, a total of over $4,500 was raised in the fourth quarter. Total raised in 2018 has reached over $18,000, up from the $12,000 raised in 2017.
The next meeting of 100 Women Who Care NG is scheduled for February 7, 2019, at eQuinelle. Please come as a guest to see what it’s all about. The warmth of the membership is contagious, and you will want to join in the amazing movement happening in North Grenville.
If you would like to learn more about this important organization and what it is doing for local charities headquartered in your community, visit them on Facebook or at www.100womenwhocareng.com.