Archive | January 2015

ANONYMOUS SPONSOR SURPRISE!!!!!

Feed 100 Women WOW!  IT’S SO WONDERFUL WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT!   This gift to sponsor one of the 100 Women Who Care events was dropped off anonymously!  We want to take this opportunity to thank the person or persons for their generosity and their belief in what we are doing for the Putnam County community!  What a great place to live and great way to serve!  It’s very humbling to know that someone wanted to give up $500 for the 100 Women group!  That’s what it’s about folks…………….paying it forward!  Have you ever paid for the person behind you in the drive up or have they paid for you?  Try it sometime, it’s a fun experience!  So, THANK YOU***** THANK YOU****** THANK YOU!

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Meet the 100 Women Who Care Steering committe 2015!

Hello all!  I’d like to take a moment and introduce our 2015 steering committee women!  If you are interested in sitting on the committee in the future, please contact us!  Thank you for all you!

Julie Thompson

Julie Thompson

Elaine Peck

Elaine Peck

Emily Knuth

Emily Knuth

Caitlyn Milliman

Caitlyn Milliman

Beva Miller

Beva Miller

Suzanne Masten

Suzanne Masten

Kelli Croan

Kelli Croan

Susan Price

Susan Price

Kate Knaul-New Committee Member

Kate Knaul

Cheryl Selvey

Cheryl Selvey

Getting Fired Up and Ready to Give in 2015! Let’s Go Ladies!!!

Good Evening!   We are so excited to see you all again next Wednesday night!  We’ll be holding our FIRST 2015 100 Women Who Care event on Feb. 4 (Backup date for bad weather is 2/11) at the Inn at DePauw!  Social time and Registration will begin at 5:00 and the meeting will start promptly at 6:00.  We’ll hear from 3 non-profit 501c3 organizations and vote on which will receive the giving of potentially $10,000!  After giving over $55,000 towards 4 non-profits and the 100 Women endowment, we’d love to do that again!  Here are a few announcements:

  1. This year you have two options to fulfill your 100 WWC commitment of $500.
    1. You may register with your $100 towards the endowment any time before or night of the first event in February. Then, you’ll continue to pay each winning nonprofit $100 over the course of the year’s events. (Example: $100 + $100 x 4 non-profits =$500 total.
    2. You may pay your endowment registration and the $400 towards the nonprofits all at one time before or night of the first event in February. (Example: Pay $500 total to the Putnam County Community Foundation, then Elaine Peck will cut a check to the nonprofit for the check presentation after the 100 WWC event each quarter.
  2. Reminder: Our 2014 Recipients will become eligible to be nominated and voted to receive the charitable gifts on the following dates:
    1. Beyond Homeless, Inc. is eligible beginning February 4, 2015.
    2. Gobin Summer Enrichment Program is eligible beginning May 6, 2015.
    3. Putnam County Humane Society is eligible beginning August 5, 2015.
    4. Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry is eligible beginning November 4, 2015.
  3. Proxy Nominating and Proxy Votes
    1. Proxy Nominations are not allowed. Member must be present to nominate a nonprofit 501c3.
    2. Proxy Voting is allowed. If you are voting for another member, that’s great! The absent member must pay her $100 for the winning organization prior to the event. She may leave a blank/signed check or cash with Elaine Peck at PCCF or she may send her blank/signed check or cash with another member to the event. With this done, the member doing the proxy vote will need to make that known at the registration area. Proxy votes will be on a colored card, so that if there is a tie breaker the proxy votes are pulled out before the revote. You may only proxy vote 1 time per event.
  4. Tie Breakers! Based on the surveys the 100 WWC completed at the November 2014 event, the majority requested a revote in the case of a tie! The proxy vote cards will be pulled out and then the women present will revote between the tied organizations.
  5. May Location and Sponsor!  We are going to take 100 Women Who Care to Area 30 for our May 6th event!  Jackie Eitel and Susan Price will be co-sponsoring with the help of Mary Ann Birt and her students!  We are excited to expose our group to other areas and people.  Thank you Jackie and Susan for co-sponsoring this event.  We look forward to what you have in store.
  6. Friend Reward! In May, the members that bring a friend to the 100 WWC event and her friend joins the group in giving back on May 6th will have her name put into the fish bowl for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Starbucks! The referring member is the name that will go into the fish bowl for the drawing of the gift card.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the steering committee women and they’ll be happy to help!

Who Will It Be?????

 

 

 

Greetings 100 Women Who Care Putnam County! 

We want to thank each of you for taking the time and making the commitment to renew for 2015!  We’re excited to come together again, 4 more times this year to GIVE to some great local non-profits! 

A few announcements for you:

1.  We’re welcoming Kate Knaul and Cheryl Selvey to the Steering Committee!  They will be great additions to leading this organization!  As always, if you’re interested in being on this committee contact Julie Thompson at 765-739-8148 or gjtsthomp@gmail.com

2.  You may renew your membership or join 100 Women Who Care for the first time by going to http://www.pcfoundation.org and printing off a form!  You may send the form and a $100 check made payable to PCCF (in memo line put 100 Women), which will go towards the 100 Women Who Care endowment!  Then, remember to come on February 4, 2015 to socialize with other women of our community, nominate an organization that’s important to you, possibly speak on behalf of your organization, and then Who Will It Be?  Vote and make out your check or pay cash of $100 to the winning organization!  Your $100 added to hers added to mine…………….adds up to a HUGE impact for a Putnam County 501c3 non-profit organizations!  The bonus of this, we get to give to 4 different groups over the course of the year, creating a lasting impact!   

3. Details…Detail….Details!  For our Kick off event on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, we will meet once again at The Inn at DePauw!  Registration begins at 5:00, in which you may register, socialize, enjoy some appetizers and really get to know the women of the group!  The meeting portion of the event will begin at 6:00pm and last 1 hour until 7:00pm!  We do have a back up date of February 11th in case of questionable weather on the 4th! 

4.  If you are unable to attend the event, please send a proxy vote along with your blank check with another member!  Your proxy vote will NOT be counted if your $100 is not attached.  You may also, drop off your blank check and proxy at the Putnam County Community Foundation prior to Feb. 4th. 

Can’t wait to see everyone back on February 4th!

 

 

Welcome to 100 Women Who Care – Putnam County

100 Women Who Care – Putnam County

 

100 Women Who Care – Putnam County is a group of women who share a common desire to give back to the local community.  The group is open to all women – the more women who become involved, the greater our impact will be!  As membership grows to 100+ women, four Putnam County nonprofits will each receive $10,000+ during the year.  We’re excited for the Putnam County group to exceed 100 women once again in 2015!

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Members join the organization annually and sign a commitment to donate $500 during the year.  The first $100 commitment supports an endowment fund for the 100 Women Who Care – Putnam County organization to use to address future needs of our community.  In addition, every member pledges to donate $100 at each of four meetings (whether they attend or not) to be given to an eligible Putnam County non-profit organization selected at the meeting.  If our membership grows to 100 members, the non-profit organization selected will receive $10, 000 at each meeting!  By pooling their donations, female philanthropists are able to make a huge impact on our community.  Think about the difference $10,000 will make to a local non-profit organization!  Think about the impact of $40,000 total given to Putnam County non-profits in one year’s time.

Here is how it works.

The group meets four times a year for a thirty-minute social hour, followed by a one hour business meeting.  At each meeting, each woman may put her name and the name of an eligible non-profit organization she would like to be included in a drawing during the meeting.  During the same meeting, two or three member’s names will be drawn, and each of the three members will be given five minutes to describe and sell her non-profit and its services to meeting attendees. Five minutes will also be provided for question if needed.  At the end of the presentations, the attendees vote, ballots are counted, and a non-profit winner is announced.  The women then make their checks or pay $100 in cash to the selected non-profit.  If membership grows to 100 members, the non-profit organization selected will receive $10,000!  So, if the group grows to over 100 members, that’s even a greater impact for our Putnam County community.

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Eligible non-profits.

To be eligible for consideration, the Putnam County non-profits must be a 501c3 charitable organization or a governmental entity.  Programs operated by religious organizations are also eligible as long as the program addresses a societal need and is not restricted based upon religious affiliation.  Only Putnam County based organizations are eligible.  Controversial and political non-profits will not be considered.  A non-profit may win no more than once each year.

Get Inspired and be Intentional!!

What’s your way of Giving Back?  Giving back can mean so many different things.  It might be a helpful hand on a community service project.  It could be giving to someone unexpectedly.  Maybe it’s listening to your family members and focusing on their needs instead of your own.

In the spirit of philanthropy, 100 Women Who Care, is giving back to our local non-profit organizations!  We currently have 156 eligible non-profits to receive the charitable gifts from 100 Women Who Care-Putnam County!!!  We were blessed in 2014 with the ability to give over  $10,000 to each of the following organizations:

Beyond Homeless Inc. — Gobin Summer Enrichment Program — Putnam County Humane Society — Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry

These are very worthy causes and we are excited to hear back on the happenings for these organizations.  If working with any of the above organizations is something you’d be interested in, call them and see how you can donate your time, talents and efforts in helping them out.

Generosity doesn’t have to be hard!!  It simply means to quickly give freely!  Don’t think too long or too hard about being generous.  You’ll never regret this act of kindness, no matter how it’s given!

Get Inspired, Be Intentional, Be Generous!  Have a wonderful week!!