100 Women Who Care North Grenville leading ladies, presenting a cheque to Deborah Thomson, director of Naomi’s House. They were the charity voted to receive the donations from the 4th quarter of 2021. Pictured: Tracy MacDonald, Anne Kotlarchuk, Samantha Rivet-Stevenson, Deborah Thomson and Cyndy Batchelor.

by Anne Kotlarchuk

The 100 Women Who Care North Grenville hosted it’s first quarterly meeting for 2022 on Thursday, February 24. This was in-person at Catered Affairs on the Kemptville Campus. Thank you so much to Natalie Castellas, owner, and staff for the wonderful evening and donation of the beautiful venue for our meeting. There was a delicious chilli (Veg & Non Veg options) and salad served, to help warm souls on a cold winter’s night. The three nominated charities that presented this quarter were: The United Church Kemptville, A Chance Animal Rescue, and the KDH Auxillary.

The presentations were informative, and it was inspiring to learn about what many volunteers in our community do to help others, both humans and animals! The members in attendance voted on the charity to receive our donations this quarter. There were also proxy votes that had been made by members not able to attend. The votes were tabulated and we ended with a tie (for only the second time ever in 5 years). Our donations will be equally split between the United Church Kemptville, and the KDH Auxiliary. A $250 donation will also be given to A Chance Animal Rescue, to thank them for their participation.

100 Women Who Care NG has partnered with the Ottawa Community Foundation to streamline the donation process. Members can log on to the Foundation’s central website and enter “100 Women Who Care North Grenville” as the fund to receive their donation. This system automatically generates a tax receipt, making the whole operation that much easier. Please do not choose the anonymous option. The deadline for donations this quarter is March 15.

We don’t stop at 100 women: in fact, the more the merrier! We are looking to make the biggest local and immediate charitable impact we can. 100% of the proceeds go towards the chosen charities. Join us for the North Grenville Chapter of this amazing charity and help bring positive change to our community.

For more information on 100 Women Who Care North Grenville, visit:
www.facebook.com/100womenwhocareng, and our website: https://100womenwhocareng.com.



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