Welcome to CHW Calgary
Whoosh and the summer has come and gone, arriving home at the end of August for the CHW Walk, getting back into routine, children into school and the holidays in September and then October was upon us in a flash and my daughter’s bat mitzvah and the CHW Tikvah Card Party. Wow…so much to do and so limited time?
I want to thank Marnie Bondar and Leanne Rzepa for organizing the second annual CHW Walk and thank all of the participants for coming out and being a part of the walk and for the fundraising you did in support of the French Na’aleh Program at Hadassim.
Mazel Tov to the Tikvah Chapter and especially the co-chairs – Carol Allan and Gail Ksienski – for all their work in a successful 2014 Luncheon and Card Party. Thank you also to all the ladies who assisted them in making this year’s event a success. WELL DONE ladies.
Todah Robah to Len and Faigel Shapiro for their wonderful donation in support of the French Na’aleh Program at Hadassim and to our Toy Drive. You are truly a leader in making a difference in the lives of children and families both in Israel and in Canada.
I am excited about November as it is packed with CHW events: the 13th Annual CHW Toy Drive, I Love Israel Gala November 7 in Toronto, National AGM and Leadership Forum meetings on November 8, Strategic Planning Presentation November 19, Council meeting November 25, Tikvah Chapter Fill Your Cart…View the Art November 26, November 29th and 30th Claudia Goldman, National President and Alina Ianson, National Executive Director visit to Calgary to meet with members at several events.
At the core of all of these activities, my thoughts reflect back on my presidency mission “to see us making an impact not only with families, but with our community, our city as well as with Israel. I want us to branch out from being just a women’s organization. I want us to be an inspiration.” Yes, we should be proud of all we are doing. Yet, I think we can do more. Over the next few months, I hope to connect with more of our local community with partnership events that are enriching and invigorating.