November 2021 UPDATE: Once again, more than 160 women in Norfolk County came together virtually in November and selected the Lynn Valley Trail Association as the recipient of $16,700. This money is a significant contribution for the Lynn Valley Trail Association and will be used towards the refurbishment of the Rotary Bridge.
Following an engineering study, it was discovered that significant work needs to be completed on the bridges columns and supports. Without this work, the bridge would continue to deteriorate and would ultimately need to be taken out of use. In addition, the current access ramps need to be replaced. This will provide a safer transition from trail to bridge for all users.
The Lynn Valley trail was established in 1993, is currently supported by more than 500 members and many volunteers. Since COVID, the trails use has increased significantly to more than 10,000 people monthly. A PSW in Port Dover says, “Spending time on the trail, surrounded by nature has provided a quiet refuge. Walking in town is overwhelming but the peace and tranquility allows my clients to decompress and relax. The trail offers this community a much-needed emotional relief.”
The presentation was submitted by members Diane Luke, Karen Davis and Helen Wagenaar. The other two presentations submitted were Delhi Public School (Kirby Steinhoff) and Friends of the Library (Nancy Sherwin).
Since 2014, 100 Women Who Care Norfolk has raised more than $464,000 for 30 charities.
To learn more details about this charity as well all previous successful charities, go to the “Charities” tab on this web site.
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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 at the next meeting directly from the charity