May 25, 2024
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.  Ten years later, we are so pleased to say that our membership has grown to 178.  As Sue Goble said in her opening remarks this evening, “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.