100 Women Who Care Norfolk Celebrated 10th Anniversary!  More than $635,000 has been raised for 40 Norfolk charities since 0ur first meeting in May 2014!  What an accomplishment!  How did we do it?  One hundred dollars ($100) four times per year times 170+ members (Membership fluctuates).  10 Years ago this month (May 2014) we hosted our first meeting at the Army, Navy, Airforce Building.  There were 118 women who became members that evening and today, 55 of the original 118 members remain members.  Over the past 10 years we have supported 40 different Norfolk charities and have donated a total of $635,100 (as of May 2024).  Ten years later, we are so pleased to say that our membership has grown to 178.  Sue Goble, founding co-member comments, “It is so gratifying to look around the room and see women diverse in age, from all walks of life and careers with the same goal….come together to improve the lives and support programs in Norfolk County.  May our next ten years be as fruitful.”

The successful recipient of $17,900* at the May 2024 meeting was the Norfolk General Hospital – presented by Jean Lentz (Member).  The other two charities selected to present were:  Norview Lodge – nominated by Michelle Grummett, presented by Nichole Tweedie and Young Care Givers – nominated by Janice Warrell, presented by Alicia Blake.  (*This total includes $100 from Execulink)

The Norfolk General Hospital requires a new mammogram as the current piece of equipment is coming to the end of its useful life.  The new mammogram will cost $500,000 and all funds must be raised by the local community.  There are many fundraisers planned by NGH this year to drive donations to its goal.  This new state-of-the-art mammogram brings the latest technology (3D) and efficiency to Norfolk County ensuring women have access to the most accurate diagnostic equipment.  Effective this fall, all women 40 years and older are being encouraged to get a mammogram.


November 2, 2023100 Women Who Care Norfolk receive the Simcoe & District Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community Service Award sponsored by Good Redden Klosler.   

December 2023 – Execulink Telecom acknowledged 100 Women Who Care Norfolk as a recipient of their Gifts of Christmas Holiday Donation Program. This program expresses their gratitude and appreciation for the incredible work non-profit organizations do in the local community.  100 Women Who Care Norfolk received a $500 cheque.  This money will be distributed to each of the 2024 charities and $100 will be donated to the Army, Navy, Air Force in recognition for their kindness in allowing us to use their facilities for our meetings since 2014 at no charge.

 

To learn more details about this charity as well all previous successful charities, go to the “Charities” tab on this web site. 

Are you someone who is interested in helping others but is stretched for time?

Do you want to be a part of an empowered group of women who want to make a direct, positive and immediate effect on the lives of others – right here in Norfolk County?

Would you like to network with other like-minded women in Norfolk County?

The May 15, 2024 Meeting will be held at the Army, Navy, Airforce building in Simcoe. The meeting will begin at 7 pm sharp.

On a meeting-by-meeting basis, it will be decided whether we have “in person” or “email” meetings.  Our members will be notified approximately one month in advance.  It is our goal to meet safely & responsibly.

Army, Navy & Air Force Bldg., 53 Water Street, Simcoe Corner of Culver & Water, Simcoe – enter off Culver Street.

2024 Meeting dates:
February 14, May 15, August 14, November 13.   If you have questions, PLEASE CONTACT info@100womenwhocarenorfolk.ca for details.  

 

What is this Organization? What is expected of me?

  • There are four one hour meetings each year
  • To become a member you are required to sign a Commitment Form agreeing to donate $100 per meeting, 4 times a year whether or not in attendance
  • At each meeting, 3 representatives will make a 5 minute presentation on their charity
  • After the presentation, the members will vote by secret ballot. The charity receiving the most votes will receive all the donations E.g. 100 members x $100 = $10,000
  • The charity agrees that the funds will remain in Norfolk, will be used to benefit programs locally and will not be used for administrative costs
  • Income tax receipts will be distributed once per year (February)