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SAWW is our February 2017 winner

From left: Paula Prong, Tana Nash (Exec. Director of WRSPC), Nancy Silcox (100 Women), and Franz Henke.

54 women - and two girls - from across Wilmot gathered at Puddicombe House on a cold February evening for our first meeting of 2017.

Three charities were profiled: Waterloo Wellington Science Fair, Suicide Action Wilmot Wellesley (SAWW), and the Wilmot Family Resource Centre. The winner, by vote of the members who were present, was SAWW, represented by the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council (WRSPC).

Tana Nash, Executive Director of WRSPC, and presenters Franz Henke and Paula Prong - who lost a son to suicide - received over $9,000 to continue their important work.

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100 Women Who Care: Wilmot gets together four times a year, and this is an excellent way to meet dynamic women and network in your community. The next gathering is Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Puddicombe House.

With more members in Wilmot and surrounding townships, more charities will benefit. Find out more about us here.

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Community Care Concepts is clear vote getter for November

100 Women Wilmot held its 6th meeting on November 19th at Puddicombe House Banquet Hall in New Hamburg. Members welcomed three charities to consider: Forest Glen Elementary School's "Greening the Glen" project which is building an outdoor learning centre for students; Community Care Concepts of Wilmot, Wellesley and Woolwich which provides home support for residents in need; and Nithview Community's art and music project for seniors.

It was a tough choice for members but after the vote, Community Care Concepts was the clear vote getter. They will receive just over (000 from 100 Women who Care Wilmot. This will assist in opening a "storefront" CCC office in New Hamburg. Executive Director Cathy Harrington was on hand to receive the symbolic "Big Cheque."

We look forward to our Feb 15, 2017 meeting when another 3 charities that support residents of Wilmot will be featured.

Our host, Puddicombe House brought a special treat to the meeting. A sampling of Puddicombe's Spa products were available to sample as well as a draw for a gift basket worth $200. The delighted winner of the basket was member Shirley Dunford.

Look for another surprise meeting-ending treat for our February 15, 2017 meeting.

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Thank you, Stonecroft Homes!

Thanks to Stonecroft Homes for paying for this giant 100 Women Who Care Wilmot cheque.

Which charity's name will be on it? Members will make their choice and vote after hearing 3 charities' presentations at our next meeting Wednesday, February 17.

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100 Women tour of Puddicombe House's new banquet hall

The 100 Women Who Care Wilmot steering committee with Puddicombe House's Nick Cressman.

Thanks to Nick Cressman for giving the 100 Women Who Care Wilmot steering committee a guided tour of Puddicombe House's stunning new banquet hall. They're putting the finishing touches to the interiors, and this is where we'll be holding the next 100 Women Wilmot members' meeting. This is going to be a great venue for our quarterly get togethers.

After the tour the steering committee discussed our next members' meeting, before selecting the 3 charities who will give a presentation February 17.

You can read news about our meetings here: www.100womenwilmot.ca/news.php.

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Congratulations to Hospice Waterloo Region

A full house at the Wilmot Recreation Centre on Wednesday, November 26 saw 3 area charitable organizations vying for the most votes of the 100 Women Who Care Wilmot organization.

They were:

  • The Sir Adam Beck School Orchestra
  • Strong Start for Reading, and
  • Hospice Waterloo Region.

When the votes were counted Hospice came out on top. They will receive over $9000 from 100 Women Wilmot.

With membership now over 100 women, the amount of our donations to worthy charities that serve Wilmot Township continues to increase.

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