This month’s letter from the President
of the Board of Directors
On April 27th, I had the pleasure (along with Sylvia Prince and Grace Woodman) of meeting with the Professional’s Women’s Group planning committee. This is a dynamic group of members. Part of our discussion concerned ways and means to integrate PWG in the activities of WCCR including scholarships and fundraising.
I would like to thank Natalie Vargas, PWG Chair, for her enthusiasm and leadership skills and look forward to working with her in the coming months.
In April, we had two date changes of WCCR events.
The first was the May 8th General Meeting scheduled to be at the Canadian Ambassador’s residence with Michale Gabriel, “The Healing Power of Story”, as our speaker. The meeting has been rescheduled for June 12th; the venue and program will be announced in the near future in Connection, on WCCR’s website and the Facebook page.
The second change was the date for the August 17th annual fundraiser, “Dancing in the Rain! (Bailando Bajo La Lluvia!)”.
After several months of work and only 3½ months to the event, the Steering Committee comprised of 3 members (Chair, Sylvia Prince, Michele Côté and Grace Woodman) recommended to the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee on April 29th that the event be rescheduled. The main reason – the need for much more volunteer and membership support. A few people cannot plan and execute an event of this size.
The event will be rescheduled for early 2014.
The Committee is continuing to work with the 20 artists who have agreed to paint umbrellas for auction and the 100 umbrellas with WCCR‘s logo are currently in production.
Mini-fundraisers will be planned to raise funds for WCCR’s programs during 2013. Please, if you have any ideas for a min-fundraiser or would like to volunteer to assist, contact me at email@example.com. I would like to point out that assistance can be for a few hours, to coordinate a mini-fundraiser or to donate skills such as media relations. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
There are still several volunteer positions vacant on the Advisory Committee – Program Chair, Communications/Media Relations Chair, Database Manager and others.
The Event Steering Committee is looking for ladies to coordinate publicity, the silent auction, ticket sales, and the volunteers working at the event.
Again, if you are interested, please contact either myself or any member of the Board and Advisory Committee
I would like to wish “Happy Mother’s Day” (May 12th) to all our members from North America.
Michele Côté, President