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Notes from Meeting 5 – October 5, 2015

We can’t believe it’s year two already!

After extending a warm welcome back to our members, a reminder of the $46,600 we contributed to Guelph last year, and a brief update on procedures, we launched right into picking our three charities up for contention.

We heard three very passionate speeches on behalf of the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington, The Children’s Foundation of Guelph Wellington, and our eventual winner (drum roll please) Dunara Homes For Recovery Inc., who received approximately $12,400 to aid their cause.

Dunara Homes for Recovery, our 5th winner! Michele Mactaggart (left), proud presenter on behalf of Dunara Homes, and Tannis Sprott of 100 WWCG (right) celebrate our newest winner.

Dunara Homes for Recovery, our 5th winner! Michele Mactaggart (left), proud presenter on behalf of Dunara Homes, and Tannis Sprott of 100 WWCG (right) celebrate our newest winner.

Many of our members were unfamiliar with Dunara Homes for Recovery. They have been quietly working away in our community since 1981, helping those suffering from mental illness as they transition from an institutional setting to a community setting, providing all the support they need on their road to recovery. They work towards autonomy, individual responsibility, engagement in the community, empowerment, hope, self determination, the elimination of stigma, and the opportunity for meaningful choice for their clients.

Our latest gift to Dunara Homes for Recovery was graciously accepted by Executive Director Yvonne Bowes (on right) and Yoland Webster, their Program Manager (on left), presented by 100 WWCG Organizing Member Tannis Sprott (centre).

Our latest gift to Dunara Homes for Recovery was graciously accepted by Executive Director Yvonne Bowes (on right) and Yoland Webster, their Program Manager (on left), presented by 100 WWCG Organizing Member Tannis Sprott (centre).

We were delighted to hear back from Sly Castaldi from Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, our winner from July. She was able to draw a parallel between the beginnings of GWWIC and 100 WWCG (other than the obvious alphabet soup of Gs, Ws and Cs), saying you never know when you start something how important and far reaching it can become, and she applauded 100 Women Who Care Guelph for making an incredible difference to all the charities here in Guelph.

We hope to have her comments posted here shortly so those of you who missed her wonderful thank you will have a chance to hear it, so check back soon!

You have until January 4th to get your charity nominations in before our next meeting on Monday, January 11th, 2016, from 7 – 8 pm (registration begins at 6:30) at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre, where we will choose our next member nominated charity! Help us to grow by inviting your friends to join you in this amazing venture. See you there!

Notes from Meeting 4 – July 13, 2015

David's Thank you

David Jackson – Rainbow Teen Camp Leader

100 Women Who Care Guelph concluded it’s first year of operation with the fourth meeting of the season.

Giulanna Giancotta & Diane Nelson

Giulianna Giancotta from Rainbow Day Camp selects this month’s nominees with Diane Nelson.

We opened with some updates and then  heard a heartfelt description of the results of last meeting’s donation to Rainbow Day Camp from the passionate and committed David Jackson – Teen Camp leader. We’re reaching out to David to get the text of his speech if we can. Stay tuned for that.

Following David’s talk we went through our usual selection process and…

July 13 winner

Nominating Member and Organizer Tannis Sprott (centre) receives the quarterly donation cheque on behalf of Guelph Wellington Women In Crisis From Sharon Lewis (left) and Diane Nelson (right) also organizers of 100 Women Who Care Guelph

Congratulations! The donation from this meeting goes to Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis’s Transitional Housing and Support Program. They have been chosen at our
fourth charity selection meeting to receive an award of approximately $12,500 from the membership of 100 Women Who Care Guelph. The Transitional Housing and Support program provides counselling and levels of services so desperately needed by women and their children who are experiencing or have experienced abuse, helping them to start over, with both practical and emotional support.

Group shot

Many of our current members joined us for this impromptu group shot – we hope you can join us next meeting!

Keep your eyes and ears open for other worthy charities, and get those nominations in by the deadline of September 29th for our next meeting set for Monday, October 5th, 2015, from 7 – 8 pm (registration begins at 6:30) at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre, where we will choose our next member nominated charity! See you there!

We celebrate all the members of 100 Women Who Care Guelph who have made such an amazing difference this year. Together we’ve raised $46,600 for area causes. And we’ve only just begun!

Previous charity nominations

July 13, 2015 1) Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis (winner) 2) Beginnings Family Services 3) Chalmers Community Services
Apr. 13, 2015: 1) Rainbow Day Camp (winner), 2) 2nd Chance Employment, 3) Focus On Nature
Jan. 12, 2015: 1) Michael House (winner), 2) Rainbow Chorus, 3) The Children’s Foundation
Oct. 28, 2014: 1) Rainbow Chorus, 2) Ed Video, 3) Hospice Wellington (winner)

Notes from Meeting Three April 13, 2015

Congratulations to Rainbow Day Camp, our most recent winning charity! Collectively we have pledged $12,700 to this worthy organization.

Start thinking of other worthy charities, and get those nominations in by the deadline of July 6th for our next meeting set for Monday, July 13, 2015, from 7 – 8 pm (registration begins at 6:30) at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre, where we will choose our next member nominated charity! See you there!Big Chq Rainbow Day Camp

Need some ideas?

If you are looking for a charity to champion, click here for a partial list of registered charities in Guelph, and then fill out a Charity Nomination Form. Remember, it must be a registered charity, and the funds must remain in Guelph.

Let’s put our passion to work for our friends, neighbours and community!

Previous charity nominations

Apr. 13, 2015: 1) Rainbow Day Camp (winner), 2) 2nd Chance Employment, 3) Focus On Nature
Jan. 12, 2015: 1) Michael House (winner), 2) Rainbow Chorus, 3) The Children’s Foundation
Oct. 28, 2014: 1) Rainbow Chorus, 2) Ed Video, 3) Hospice Wellington (winner)