Please join us at our next meeting October 10th at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort. Mix and Mingle 6pm meeting 6.30 to 7.30 If you cannot attend please ensure your donation is delivered to Trudy Glasgow or Mairi Low or go on-line and deposit directly. Information for on-line donations at the bottom of this page.
Are you a Woman Who Cares?
How often do we hear people say, "I'd love to do something to help others but what can I do. I am just one person and i don't know where to start." Well here is that opportunity to help those in need in St Lucia.
100 Women Who Care is a group of women who care deeply about the St Lucia community. The group gathers four times a year for a one-hour meeting, and each member donates $100EC to a charity that the group selects. This combined donation of $10,000EC, once there are 100 members, makes a real impact, without time-consuming fundraising events and planning. Our mission and our hope is to provide for those in greatest need in St Lucia. We hope you will join us at our next meeting to see how easy and fun it is! There are over 170 Chapters in North America and Mexico with more being added everyday.
100 Women Who Care is for you if:
You don’t have time in your busy life to volunteer but have been wanting to help those in need, and you can commit to one hour every three months;
You are committed to helping others in the community;
Want to be a part of a powerful group of local women making an immediate, direct, and positive effect on the lives of our neighbours;
You are involved with other groups but are interested in meeting other women philanthropists in St Lucia;
Want to learn more about the many worthy community service programs and organizations serving St Lucia;
You want your $100 donation to become a part of a larger amount of money by joining together with other women—creating a powerful impact in our local area.
You wish for 100% of your contribution to go directly to local charities.
If one, or all, of the above applies then complete a commitment form to become one of 100 Women Who Care, St Lucia!
------------------- To join 100 Women Who Care St Lucia, complete a Membership Formand return it via email to Valerie Jenkinson, or bring it to the next meeting. To nominate a charity for consideration, complete a Nomination Form and return it via mail, or email at least two days before the next meeting. You must be at the meeting, and be a member, to put a name in the hat and speak about the organization.
Upcoming Meetings: We will meet: Tue April 11th, 2017 • Tue, July 11th, 2017• Tue, October 10th, 2017, Tue January 16th, 2018
Want to mail a cheque? If you missed the meeting, didn’t send anyone in with your cheque, or just forgot to bring your cheque, please mail your $100 cheque made out to Mairi Low and Valerie Jenkinson :
Mairi Low, Treasurer C/o J.E. Bergasse & Company Ltd JEB Bldg, Vide Bouteille PO Box 102, Castries, St Lucia
Donation options: 1. Cash at meetings. 2. Cheques at meetings or can be emailed to address above. Please write cheques to: Valerie Jenkinson and Mairi Low 3. Dropped of at JE Bergasse or at the Office of Trudy Glasgow in Rodney Bay or at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort. Please ensurte you mark the envelope clearly to 100 Women St Lucia. 4. E-transfer option : Bank of St Lucia Acct 51183 913 E-Transfers can be made to Account Name Mairi Low & Valerie Jenkinson Address Rodney Bay, Gros Islet Bank Bank of St Lucia Bank Address Castries-Gros Islet Hwy, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia Account Number 511183913 Swift BSLULCLC
Our books are always open and transparent and can demonstrate that 100% of all your donations has gone to the winning charity, none to administration. Thank you. at firstname.lastname@example.org
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July 11TH Meeting Thank you to all the ladies who turned up for the July meeting. Between vacation time and Carnival there is historically low attendance at the July meeting but this July the numbers were very good and we thank you for your commitment. The winning charity was the Sir John Compton Educational Foundation. Lady Janice Compton in a very gracious gesture offered 50% of the funds to be split between the two other charities that presented that evening, Grow Well and World Pardiatric Project. If we reach $10,000 in donations each of the other two charities would each receive $2,500.00. Unfortunately at this time we are almost $3,000 short of our goal. If you have not made you donation yet please get it to Trudy Glasgow or Mairi Low as quickly as you are able so we can help all three charities as much as possible. One woman alone with $100 does not go far but 100 of us working together can make a huge difference.
I look forward to seeing you all again on October 10th.
Cheque Presentation to Dunnottar School
January 2017 Meeting
Dunnottar School has been providing special education services in St Lucia for over 40 years. However, access for children with physical disabilities has always been difficult. in September 2015 a new programme was started in the old Child Development & Guidance Centre building (next door to Dunnottar) to cater specifically for children with multiple disabilities including physical difficulties. Ramps and bathroom adaptations were funded by Digicel and the Dunnottar Multi Disabled Centre (DMDC) opened! There are now 17 children registered but they attend on a shift system due to limited staff and space constraints. Children who attend range from age 5 to 12 years and come from Babonneau, Grand Riviere, Millet, Anse la Ray and other areas in the Castries basin. One of the biggest barriers to attendance is transportation for the students. Getting on public transport with a wheelchair is extremely difficult and most of the parents do not have their own transport. The Ministry of Health bus is available 2 days per week and a parent assists with picking up students on the other 3 days for which he charges a small fee. Currently a young deaf adult is also assisting with transporting the children. Another difficulty is the need for a high staff to student ratio for children with multiple disabilities. Currently the centre has 2 teachers and 1 teachers aid along with 2 volunteers who help 3 days a week. There is a desperate need for another teachers aid. The $10,000 from 100+ Women who care is enough to pay for another teachers aid and transportation costs for a year. This will enable children to attend the DMDC more frequently and more regularly. Words to be put here
Our next meeting: Tuesday April 11th 2017 @ 6.00 pm at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort, Conference Centre RSVP email@example.com