November 2018 Meeting

Charity of Choice november 2018

UOIT Women in STEM
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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

charity presentations

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

View Presentation 

  • 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

charity presentations

May 2018 Meeting

Charity of Choice May 2018

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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

charity presentations

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

charity presentations

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 

charity presentations

August 2017 Meeting

Charity of Choice August 2017

Charity of Choice August 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

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. 

charity presentations

February 2017 Meeting

Charity of Choice February 2017

Charity of Choice ​February 2017
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Event Sponsor

Wednesday night’s 1st meeting for 2017 was amazing!

We heard a heartfelt thanks from Marion Cozens for choosing Felicia Simard who shared her testimony about her life and how WINGS has impacted her.

Feb 15th meeting, the 3 randomly selected charities were;

After 3 amazing speeches, our members voted and the charity awarded $5,650 was Denise House.

charity presentations

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

November 2016 Meeting

Congratulations to WINGS Maternity Home on being our Charity of Choice for November 2016! Together we collected $6,100.

September 2016 Meeting

Oh what a NIGHT!  The 3rd quarterly meeting of 100 Women Who Care Ajax Whitby was a night to remember!

Firstly, huge thank you to our venue sponsor “Mount Lawn – Arbor Memorial Reception Centre“, the food and wine was flowing all evening long.  The staff and reception centre was amazing and Mount Lawn surprised us by donated an additional $500 to the winning charity!

Another huge thank you to Heather our Print Sponsor UPS Ajax located at 2-157 Harwood Ave N, Ajax.  We now have a great marketing banner to use at each of our events, plus to promote our cause at local networking meetings.  Be sure to connect with Heather if you have any printing needs [email protected]

There were a total of 12 charities nominated last night and the three randomly selected charities were:

– Distress Centre Durham – Nominated by Denyse Diaz
-Boys & Girls Club of Durham – Nominated by Pamela Deveaux
-Back Door Mission for the Relief of Poverty – Nominated by Cheryl Wallace

Each are all worthwhile charities and we would love to give the money to all, however the members voted and the WINNING charity is Back Door Mission for the Relief of Poverty.