CHAMPAGNE TOAST FOR EXCEEDING $100,000 IN TOTAL DONATIONS
MAY RECIPIENT "HOUSE OF PEACE" PUTS US OVER THIS MILESTONE
CHAMPAGNE TOAST FOR BREAKING $100,000 FROM
CONGRATULATIONS TO HOUSE OF PEACE
Our awarded charity for this milestone meeting was House Of Peace, presented by member Agnes Perozzi.
The House of Peace Domestic Violence Shelter is a haven of healing for the Latina community of Northern Lake County, Il.
The House of Peace Shelter provides a secure, temporary residence for women and children suffering from domestic violence. Compassionate, culturally-sensitive programs allow the victims to recover their dignity and independence. Their vision is to provide a haven for healing and build the foundation for successful independence for families.
The other two nominated charities were Cancer Wellness Center and Game On Sports (presented by Kate Arnold and Melissa Copeland, respectively).
PHOTOS FROM OUR MAY 12 MEETING
Additional photos can be found in the Meetings tab of this website, under Photo Gallery.
SPECIAL GIFTS THEATER AWARDED $13,100
On April 27th, 100 Women Who Care members presented Special Gifts Theater with a $13,100 donation.
SURVEY LEADS TO A BIG CHANGE
You spoke, we listened. When asked about obstacles to presenting, members said they were uncomfortable with their lack of preparation/knowledge about a charity, and they were stressed about the uncertainty of whether they would get picked. We are going to try the following change: the drawing of names will take place at the END of the meeting and the members picked will present at the FOLLOWING meeting. We will NOT announce the names that were picked, but will contact these members privately, keeping the element of surprise for the rest of the group.This will give presenters three months to pull together facts, figures and stories, and contact the Executive Director of their selected charity if they choose. Meetings will be run the same way except that names for the following meeting will be chosen at the end. We are a work in progress. Hopefully this will be an improvement and if not, we can always go back.
FIRST EVER NATIONAL CONFERENCE
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