May 2019 – 2nd Quarter Meeting

Charity of Choice May 2019

Humane Society of Durham Region (HSDR)
Charity of Choice May 2019
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2019 Annual Sponsors

Chapter Sponsor: Revera Westney Gardens
Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions
Marketing and Design Sponsor: Jennifer Dempsey - Owner CHUCK-IT Removal Services

Venue Sponsor

On Wednesday, May 9th we held our second meeting of 2019 at the beautiful and spacious Tosca Banquet Hall.

The evening was kicked off with a greeting from our newest member and generous Annual Platinum Sponsorship – Kelly Jones from Revera Westney Gardens and one of the original residents Grace. View presentation

Claudia Gutierrez – Director, Events, and Operations at Their Opportunity, our February Charity of Choice, shared how our donation is being used to help sustain the roar and build a legacy. They are working on a curriculum-based program that will be into schools this September. Intermural children can compete and have the support of the schools, with an end of season festival that will bring all the schools together. They are also setting up a para-athletes fund, where athletes can access money for equipment and fees to eliminate the barriers.  View presentation

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We heard from two new charities! Always excited to learn more about programs that serve our communities and how we can give back:

  1.  Susan Remmer – Director of Development Ontario Shores Foundation for Mental Health View Presentation
  2.  Nova’s Ark – Mary-An Nova – Director of Nova’s Ark View Presentation
  3.  Durham Human Society – Volunteer Vera View Presentation

And the WINNING charity is …. Humane Society of Durham
The third time was a charm for this organization, Vera shared a heartfelt presentation, her dedication, and love for the animals sealed the vote!

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We had three NEW members join us at the meeting, bringing our total to:
63 individuals
19 teams
82 members!! We are getting there!

Our goal for 2019 is to reach 100+ women, and together we can achieve it:

100+ members x $100 donation each = a 10,000+ donation to the Charity of Choice!

The more members we have, the more significant the impact we can make in the community. #LocalWomenLocalImpact

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We can’t forget his evening’s event sponsors; they ensure 100% of all donations go directly to the charity of choice.

2019 Chapter Sponsor Kelly Jones Revera Westney Gardens.

2019 Beverage Sponsor and Committee Member, Jacquelynn Tanner.

2019 Communication Sponsor and Committee Member, Melanie Martin of Webrite Design Solutions.

2018 Marketing Sponsor and Committee Member, Jennifer Dempsey of CHUCK-IT Removal Services.

We wouldn’t look so good without the support of our Print Sponsor Heather Hebert, Owner of The UPS Store #349

 

Thanks to our Event Showcases exhibits:

Chef Jeanne Therriault – I Love 2 Cook

Madeleine Colantonio – 5th Ave Collection

Mitu Verpal – Sweet Legs (Leggings)

Kellie Doiron – VoxxLife

Helen Miklaszewski – Epicure

If you haven’t yet had a chance to meet these ladies and learn what they are up to, please take a few minutes to reach out, like their pages. If you can support these local business owners through purchasing or referral, please do.

Gather up your friends and colleges, let them know about our next meeting.

Wednesday, August 21st
7 to 9 pm
Westney Gardens
Ajax, ON

Let’s break that 100 member mark and help make a profound difference in our communities.

charity presentations

New Chapter Sponsor Revera Westney Gardens !

Please help us welcome and thank our new Chapter Sponsor – Revera Westney Gardens. Revera will be sponsoring our quarterly meetings, ensuring 100% of the money collected will go to the Charity of Choice and now possibly even more!

Along with the Annual Chapter Sponsorship – Revera is also a member and will be hosting our August event.

We would like to thank Kelly Jones for coming on board with this partnership, and helping us make an impact in our community!

Photo by snapd Ajax

Charity of Choice Feb 2019 Check

February 2019 – Celebrating Five Years of Giving!

Charity of Choice February 2019

Charity of Choice Feb 2019 Check
Charity of Choice for February 2019 - Their Opportunity
Charity of Choice Feb 2019
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Sponsors

Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions
Marketing and Design Sponsor: Jennifer Dempsey - Owner CHUCK-IT Removal Services

Venue

Kicking off five years of giving!

What a momentous evening! Together we gathered on February 20th to celebrate kicking off our 5th year of giving and raising $100,000+ for our community! Everything from the venue to the food was simply perfection!

We returned to the venue where it all started, the Abilities Centre, a gorgeous facility, bright, spacious and filled with positive energy! Let’s not forget that the Abilities Centre is also a charitable organization offering programming opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.  There are many ways to help support them: you can become a member, donate or volunteer. 

We started off the evening with a toast to our success by Shaun Collier, Mayor of Town of Ajax and Maurice Brenner, Acting Mayor of City of Pickering. Mayor Collier is an active member of 100 Men Who Care Ajax and both Mayors expressed the value in grassroots movements supporting the smaller on the ground charities, which sometimes go unnoticed.  We are honoured that they could join us, along with Councillor JoAnne Alexander, Centre Ward Whitby . A special thank you to Councillor Deidre Newman, West Ward Whitby, for stopping by to give us a one-time $100.00 donation on this special evening!

The toast and fabulous spread were thanks to Jacquelynn Tanner, our annual Hospitality Sponsor, who went over and above her quarterly donation to graciously sponsor My Shopping Diva – Donna Hartrick to cater the appetizers and Prosecco for our special celebration. Just divine!

Ladies who missed the meeting ( and there are a bunch of you!!), please honour your commitment and send your donation in today!

E-transfer – [email protected]

Answer: 100women

We had six NEW members join us, bringing our total to:

64 individuals

18 teams

Our goal for this year is BIG, but together we can achieve it:

100+ members  (we aren’t far off with a current total of 82!)

The more members, the more significant the impact in the community, we have the potential to raise and donate over $40,000+ annually all while meeting new people, learning and connecting with charities that serve Durham Region.#LocalWomenLocalImpact

Call a friend today and let them know about our next meeting.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
7pm to 9 pm
Tosca Banquet Hall
800 Champlain Avenue
Oshawa, ON

Our Charity of Choice for November 2018 was University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) – Women in STEM program. Jodi Cowan joined us to share how our $6,670 donation impacted their program. This non-profit program launched the night of our meeting, we were the very first contributors! The Board of Governors Matching Fund matched our donation, which means at least two scholarships will come out of our contribution and we are short just $1,000 dollars of having a third in 100WomenAPW scholarship!! Anyone with employee matching programs can look into boosting this donation.

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We heard from three wonderful charities, two of which were new! Keep those nominations coming ladies, use #ThePowerof100 to nominate a charity today!

Nominate a Charity

We are always excited to learn more about programs that serve our communities and how we can give back:

  1. Girls Inc nominated by Pam

View Presentation

  1. Their Opportunity nominated by Kate

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  1. Team Dog Rescue, nominated by Lisa

View Presentation

And the WINNING charity is …. Their Opportunity.

Their Opportunity exists to support under-serviced families with the means to enroll their children into local sports and recreation programs. They set out to eliminate the financial barriers so children can develop essential life skills such as confidence and sportsmanship, as well as develop a healthy lifestyle. Their Opportunity hosts a unique Giveback Program where children receiving funding are required to “pay it forward” within their community.

Visit their Facebook page, give them a “LIKE” and help spread the word about the wonderful work they do.

We can’t forget this evening’s event sponsors – their generosity helps ensure 100% of all donations go directly to the Charity of Choice.

2019 Beverage Sponsor and Committee Member, Jacquelynn Tanner.

2019 Communication Sponsor and Committee Member, Melanie Martin of Webrite Design Solutions.

We wouldn’t look so good without the support of our Print Sponsor Heather Hebert, Owner of The UPS Store #349

2019 Marketing & Design Sponsor and Committee Member, Jennifer Dempsey of CHUCK-IT Removal Services

Gather up your friends and colleges, let’s break that 100 member mark and help make a profound difference in our community!

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November 2018 Meeting

Charity of Choice november 2018

UOIT Women in STEM
Visit their website & pages. Like & Share, Help Spread the Word!

2018 Sponsors

Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions

Venue Sponsor

What a great way to close off another year of giving! Our Charity of Choice for November 2018 is University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) – Women in STEM program. The Board of Governors Matching Fund will match our donation, which means at least two scholarships will come out of our contribution and this happened the day they launched their program!

Ladies who missed the meeting, please honour your commitment and send your donation in today!

E-transfer – [email protected]

Answer: 100women

Our goal for our February meeting is BIG but together we can achieve it:

100+ members  + a 10,000+ donation

=$100,000 raised since the beginning  ( a great way to kick off 2019!)

The more members we have, the more significant the impact we can make in the community. 

Call a friend today and let them know about our next meeting.

Wednesday February 6th
7 to 9pm 
The Abilities Centre Whitby, ON

Jane Carter Board Member of Bereaved Families of Durham Region joined us to share how our donation of $6,100 has helped make their new offices accessible to all family members by installing automatic door openers on the two front doors.  The other half of our donation is going towards the development of a new sibling support program, a program that is greatly needed. View presentation

Thank you to all members who contributed to their food bank drive which will wrap up at:

Angels’ Tree of Light Ceremony

Durham District School Board Whitby

Thursday November 22nd at 7:30

Visit their webpage for more information

We heard from three new charities!  We are always excited to learn more about programs that serve our communities and how we can giveback:

  1. Durham Regional Crime Stoppers nominated by Kay Ahn:
    Jim Mudge, Board Member & Dana Edwards, Police Coordinator
    View Presentation 
  1. UOIT Women in STEM nominated by Lynn Murrell:
    Judi Cowan, Community Engagement Coordinator & Natalie second year Mechanical Engineering Student View Presentation 
  1. La Leche League Canada – Durham Region group nominated by Jennifer Iwata:
    Jennifer Iwata, Director
    View Presentation 

And the WINNING charity is …. UOIT Women in STEM.

In addition to the funds raised that evening,  Desiree Neville at Your Eye on Photo set-up and offered Head Shoots at October Heart of Networking event donating $5.00 from each to the charity of choice, adding an extra  $70.00 to our total donation!

We can’t forget his evening’s event sponsors; they ensure 100% of all donations go directly to the charity of choice.

2018 Beverage Sponsor and Committee Member, Jacquelynn Tanner.

2018 Communication Sponsor and Committee Member, Melanie Martin of Webrite Design Solutions.

We wouldn’t look so good without the support of our Print Sponsor Heather Hebert, Owner of The UPS Store #349

Gather up your friends and colleges, let’s break that 100 member mark and help make a profound difference in our communities.

#LocalWomenLocalImpact

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August 2018 meeting

Charity of Choice August 2018

Bereaved Families of Durham
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Event Sponsor

2018 Sponsors

Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions

Venue Sponsor

Hard to believe but we just had our 3rd meeting of 2018!  Time flies when you’re having fun!

GCentre was kind enough to host us for our August meeting, such a bright and open event space! GCentre offers a dynamic, collaborative work environment at an affordable price for new entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profit organizations.

See presentation 

We know summer is a busy time and anticipated lower numbers and yet we had new members join! Inviting a guest is the best way to attract new members, let them witness first-hand #ThePowerof100.

Call a friend today and let them know about our next meeting.

Wednesday, November 7th
7 to 9 pm
Rum Diaries
Ajax ON L1S 2H6

The more members we have, the more significant the impact we can make in the community. #LocalWomenLocalImpact

A big thank you to chef Jeanne Theriault of I Love to Cook for supplying us with a tasty table of fresh salads, scones, and refreshments. It was delicious!

Charity of Choice from May 8th Simcoe Hall Settlement House Dianne Zarobiak, Board Member joined us to share how our donation of $7,100 has helped to support their Sun Fun Camp program. Our contribution helped children experience the joys of summer camp, exploring and learning in our community with days trips across the region. View presentation 

Thank you to all the members who brought in donations for the Backpack Program, Simcoehall is in desperate need of school supplies for the program.

If you or your business can help in any way, please contact [email protected]

A record number of charities were nominated -22! Ladies remember to use your power as a member to nominated charities within our community; there are 100’s serving our region.

http://durhamcharities.com/

We heard from two very deserving charities:

(the third nominee Bethesda House, couldn’t make it due to a scheduling error)

  • The Kidney Foundation of Canada-Durham Chapter- nominated by Marlene, speaker Hannah Stojanovski

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  • Bereaved Families of Ontario, Durham Region – Kelly Fitzpatrick, Racquel’s Mom & Founder

View Presentation 

The presentations were very emotional, hitting home how many of our neighbours are dealing with life-changing issues and need support.

All are worthwhile charities, and we would love to give the money to everyone that joins us, however, the members voted, and the WINNING charity is Bereaved Families of Ontario, Durham Region

 Let’s get this donation to this group as soon as possible; it’s the small local charities supporting our community that need it the most!

All outstanding member contributions, kindly forward your donation today:

E-transfer – email: [email protected] password: 100women 

We can’t forget his evening’s event sponsors; they ensure 100% of all donations go directly to the charity of choice.

Karen Robertson, Wealth Advisor of RBC Dominion Securities Inc., our Event Sponsor

Our 2018 Beverage Sponsor and dedicated Committee Member Jacquelynn Tanner.

Melanie Martin owner of Webrite Web Design and our local Constant Contact Expert our Communications Sponsor for 2018. 

Since the beginning, Heather from The UPS Store #349 has generously donated all our printing needs. From business cards, table clothes, flyers and a beautiful new pop-up banner, Heather has helped us build our brand.

#ThePowerof100 #LocalWomenLocalImpact

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May 2018 Meeting

Charity of Choice May 2018

Visit their website & pages. Like & Share, Help Spread the Word!

2018 Sponsors

Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions

Event Sponsor

That’s a wrap ladies, our 2nd meeting of 2018 is in the books and what a memorable evening it was!
 
Such a beautiful and bright venue, thank you to Liverpool John’s and Angie Poucher, for hosting our members.
 
The new member and guest line was very busy! We had three teams, and five individuals join! Inviting a guest is the best way to attract new members, let them witness first-hand #ThePowerof100.
 
The more members we have, the more significant the impact we can make in the community. #LocalWomenLocalImpact
 
Carol Dahlquist of Windreach Farms joined us to share how our donation of $5,750 has helped to support their ever-expanding Beyond the Farm Gate Program, an innovative program that incorporates all that the Farm has to offer into a mobile service which visits users out in the community. View presentation
 
Don’t forget WindReach Farms upcoming event:

The RCMP Musical Ride
June 19th
http://windreachfarm.org/events/rcmp-musical-ride/
 
Visit their webpage for more information on all the programs and volunteer opportunities available.
http://windreachfarm.org/
 
We heard from three very deserving charities:
 
· The Kidney Foundation of Canada-Durham Chapter- nominated by Marlene, speaker Hannah Stojanovski view presentation
 
· Simcoe Hall Settlement House – nominated by Lisa, speaker- Elizabeth view presentation
 
– Art With A Heart Inc. – nominated by Sheri, speaker Sheri Gundry view presentation
 
The presentations were insightful and moving, hitting home how great the need is in our community. Even though we can only pick one charity of choice, we have the honor of learning about so many different programs that serve in our neighbourhoods.
 
All are worthwhile charities, and we would love to give the money to all. However, the members voted, and the WINNING charity is Simcoe Hall Settlement House.

In addition to the funds raised that evening, fellow 100WomenAPW members Sue and Christine are also members of Pickering Racquetball Club held a fundraiser and added $1,1100 to our total donation for Simcoe Hall! Now that is the #ThePowerof100 in action!
 
We can’t forget his evening’s event sponsors, they ensure 100% of all donations go directly to the charity of choice.
 
Arbonne International, Serena Shah& Judy Mitchell
 
Chef Jeanne Theriault, I Love to Cook
 
Madeleine Colantonio, 5th Ave Collection
 
Dr Nicole Sandilands and Dr Natalie McCulloch, Durham Natural Health Center
 
#ThePowerof100 #LocalWomenLocalImpact

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February 2018 Meeting

Charity of Choice February 2018

WindReach Farm
Charity of Choice ​
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Sponsors

Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions

Event Sponsor

We are off to a wonderful start!  Our 1st meeting of 2018 100 Women Who Care Ajax | Pickering | Whitby was as success!

A big 100 Women thank you to our venue sponsor Mount Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery, always going above and beyond to host our members!

Unfortunately Victoria Kehoe from Destress Centre Durham our Charity of Choice for Nov 2017, was unable to join us due to illness. She sent a message to share with the members. “Pass our thanks to group and let them know the donation has been used to help us recruit and train 10 more online responder volunteers who will answer text and chat requests from youth who are struggling with suicidal thoughts. We believe this will ultimately help save lives! We couldn’t be more appreciative.’ Victoria

We heard from three very deserving charities:
· Kate Bird who spoke on behalf of WindReach Farm –nominated by Marlene
· Lisa Chaplin spoke on behalf of Grandview Childrens Centre nominated by Cannell
· Tracy McCannell represented Girls Inc Durham

As always the presentations were insightful and moving, hitting home how great the need is in our community.

All are worthwhile charities, and we would love to give the money to all. However, the members voted, and the WINNING charity is WindReach Farms!

​#ThePowerof100 #LocalWomenLocalImpact

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November 2017 Meeting

Charity of Choice November 2017

Visit their website & pages. Like & Share, Help Spread the Word!

2017 Sponsors

Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions

Event Sponsor

Oh what a night!  Our 4th and final meeting of 100 Women Who Care Ajax | Pickering | Whitby for 2017 was exciting!

A big 100 Women thank you to our venue sponsor Mackenzine Bar & Restuarant, especially for the surprise entertainment!
To start off the night we heard from Dianne Mackenzie from Epilepsy Durham our Charity of Choice for August about how our donation impacted their programs, specifically the “Why We Care Program”. View presentation.

We heard from three very deserving charities:
· Simcoe Hall Settlement House –nominated by Lisa – view presentation
· A new charity! Humane Society of Durham Region nominated by Vera – view presentation
· Distress Centre Durham – nominated by Victoria – view presentation

As always the presentations were insightful and moving, hitting home how great the need is in our community.

While the votes were being tabulated we were serenaded by Neil Diamond aka Andrew Night. Such an energizing and uplifting performance, thank you Andrew! A first for our ladies!

All are worthwhile charities, and we would love to give the money to all. However, the members voted, and the WINNING charity is Distress Centre Durham!

​#ThePowerof100 #LocalWomenLocalImpact 

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August 2017 Meeting

Charity of Choice August 2017

Charity of Choice August 2017
Visit their website & pages. Like & Share, Help Spread the Word!

2017 Sponsors

Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions

Event Sponsor

Herongate Barn Theatre Venue Sponsor 100WomenAPW

What a beautiful summer evening! 

Our 3rd quarterly meeting of 100 Women Who Care Ajax | Pickering | Whitby was a memorable giving event!

A big 100 Women thank you to our venue sponsor Herongate Barn Theater, the venue was gorgeous, and the service was fantastic.
Herongate surprised us by donating a Dinner and Show door prize!

Herongate Barn Theater has an excellent fundraising program, not to mention the dinner and show are a must see! Great local talent and entertainment.

We heard from three very deserving charities:
Distress Centre Durham – Stacey Leadbetter
nominated by Victoria
Simcoe Hall Settlement House – Elizabeth Fernandes nominated by Lisa
Epilepsy Durham Region – Chelsea Kerstens
nominated by Sandy

As always the presentations were insightful and moving, hitting home how great the need is in our community.

All are worthwhile charities, and we would love to give the money to all. However, the members voted, and the WINNING charity is Epilepsy Durham Region!

CHARITY PRESENTATIONS

May 2017 Meeting

Charity of Choice May 2017

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2017 Sponsors

Print Sponsor: Heather Hebert - Owner/Operator The UPS Store #349
Beverage Sponsor: Jacquelynn Tanner - Sales Representative, Sutton Group Heritage Realty Inc., Brokerage.
Communication Sponsor: Melanie Martin - Owner/Operator Webrite Design Solutions

Event Sponsor

Tuesday May 30th meeting was another positive night of giving!

We heard a heartfelt thanks from Denise House our February Charity of Choice about how our donation of $6,080 has helped their organization.

We then heard from the selected charities that were picked in the Facebook live draw; 

After 3 very touching speeches, all the members present voted and the charity awarded $6,618 was SafeHope Home. 

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