This was our first meeting at the new time for dinner, 6pm. Some club news: We made the list for the Annual Club Campaign – Bronze ($500). For the SIA Club Award – we accomplished all the requirements – congratulations ladies! Thank you ladies for all your work 🙂
We welcomed guest speaker, Cathy Watts from Baby Showers: they believe in Awareness, Advocacy and Action. We are pleased that our partnership with them has aligned goals and they are very grateful for our donation of $1,200. This volunteer only organization has <20 people; the Social Planning Research Committee officially signed to recognize them as partners; they also received funding for the lease on a new space. Most families they serve are immigrants, refugees and those who experience a sudden change in finances. Very few are single, white –teenage moms. Baby Showers serves approximately 20 families a week, based on donations. Our club donation will be used for car seats, cribs and plastic tubs, highchairs, playpens and formula/diapers. These items are not frequently donated. The next project (inspired by a tv interview on 100 Huntley Street) is to work women in York Region to duplicate the model
After volunteering to help many times and attending our events, Kim Gordon (Brooke’s Mom), was welcomed as our newest member. We’re very happy to have her join us, especially Brooke.
After the last meeting, Shirley E and Barb dropped off the clothes collected for Friends for Success. Thank you to our friends, neighbours and co-workers who contributed towards our clothing drive.