Welcome to CHW Calgary
Almost one year ago a group of involved members of Calgary CHW stepped forward to provide ongoing leadership until emerging leaders felt ready to take the reins. As we take on our term for February to April, it gives us great pleasure to thank Genya Knopov for her leadership of Calgary CHW over the past three months and to again offer thanks to Reesa Girvitz, Gail Ksienski and Lily Fixler for leading our Calgary Center activities in 2014-2015. We also thank Sharon Sattin who has served as liaison to the CHW office so capably over the past months of transition.
What is next? We are excited to announce that Aviva Cheuk will be our incoming President and Cheryl Cameron our incoming Vice-President as of May 1st. We look forward to their fresh new ideas and energy!
One of the projects that brings great joy to all our members is the annual Chanukah Toy Drive. A huge thanks goes out to Jeanie Groberman, Jackie Hamborger and Arliss Levine for their capable and caring leadership of this year’s Drive. As you will read in the report to follow, Calgary CHW once again met and exceeded our goals. Thanks to everyone who donated for your generous support.
Now we turn our attention to the major fundraising activity of our calendar year, the Annual Campaign. The slogan of this year’s campaign, which officially begins in March, is “Big Needs-Caring Hearts”, words which truly capture our mission. We thank Jackie Halpern for once again taking on the leadership of this vital campaign.
How can you help? Of course, please give as generously as you are able. As an incentive, the name of every donor who raises their gift by $50 or more will be entered into a draw for a fabulous stay at Hotel Arts. Also, please consider becoming a canvasser, either from your home or at one of our Telethons. Our campaign depends on this outreach and this year, to thank our volunteers, each canvasser will have her or his name entered into a draw for a chance to win a $200 gift certificate, generously donated by Mimi Breitman and Debbie Krygier of Bgifted.
We look forward to an exciting few months and invite you to contact us with any ideas or thoughts you may have.