Welcome to CHW Vancouver
CHW Vancouver President, Stephanie Rusen
The lazy days of summer are here, and now we have time to look back at the fun events in the spring.
Stepin Out was a fun shopping experience on April 13th. It was great to shop at a store that has the latest fashions and the best shoes! Having 20% of the sales donated to CHW was a bonus. Thank you, Lori and Toby!
Aviva Games Day
Over 100 women gathered at the Richmond Country Club for the annual Aviva Games Day on May 19th. The games of bridge, canasta, scrabble and mahjong plus the delicious luncheon followed by the fabulous homemade dessert table and the huge silent auction made for a terrific day. Hats off to Rochelle and all the ladies who made this happen!
Nordau Chapter held its annual luncheon at the Richmond Country Club on May 25th with 23 ladies attending. Helen Coleman, the chapter founder, read excerpts from her mother’s minutes of the Young Ladies Zionist and Literary Society of 1916-1920. It included such gems as deciding to knit socks for the soldiers of World War One and a visit from Henrietta Szold. I was there to bring greetings, adding that I was 2 months old when Nordau began. My thanks to Ruth and the ladies for such an interesting afternoon.
Walk In The Park
On a sunny June 5th, CHW friends and family gathered at Jerico Beach for the annual Walk In The Park. First they walked, then they enjoyed the lunch provided under a shady tree. Those of us not able to be there in person still raised money and walked wherever we were that morning. I was in Kamloops but I still walked. Once again we raised money for our projects just by having fun and a little exercise. Be sure to join us next year!
Aviva Closing Luncheon
On June 22nd Aviva Chapter held their closing luncheon in the private dining room at Denny’s. Our National President, Claudia Goldman, who just came back from Israel, took us on a tour of all our CHW projects. Rochelle Levinson gave the facts and figures of Aviva Games Day which was even more successful than last year. Dolly Jampolsky was an honoured guest to thank her for all her work on the silent auction, and l talked about the upcoming Tribute Gala and AGM. Thank you Rochelle and Ladies for a lovely afternoon.
Now we are looking forward to the fall, the High Holidays, and then the National Tribute Gala and AGM.
The National Tribute Gala in honour of Claudia Goldman, CHW National President will be held Saturday, November 5th at the Four Seasons Hotel here in Vancouver. Claudia has dedicated her life to CHW for years, recently as National 1st Vice President and now as CHW National President. She will be stepping down in November, and this will be our chance to honour her for all that she has done on our behalf.
The first Save The Date notices have already been sent out, so be sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, November 5th for the Tribute Gala with the Cocktail Reception starting at 6:30 PM. The special performing artists are two young men who were the runners up at The Voice Israel contest and are CHW Hadassim graduates. This promises to be an exciting evening.
Please call the office to speak to Mandy to book your tickets and donate in Claudia’s honour. Let’s show all of Canada how we do things in Vancouver!
Sunday, November 6th at the Four Seasons Hotel will be the AGM which is open to all CHW members to attend. There are many things to be done at an AGM: accountant’s report, installation of the new Board of Directors, report on the changes to the Governance Rules, and more. This is your chance to take part in how our organization goes forward. So come be a part of CHW as we count down to CHW’s 100th year Anniversary in 2017. Be sure to RSVP to get a seat.
Want an easier way to donate? Become a monthly donor for as little as $10 or $20 a month.
Mandy will be delighted to help you set this up.
Online Card Store
The CHW Online Card Store is now available! We all now have the ability to purchase cards online, customize the messages inside, and easily send them to multiple addresses. E-cards are available too. If you would like to try this new resource please visit www.chw.ca and select “send a card”.
As always, please call or email me with questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, or just to chat.
CHW Vancouver President
304B-950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver BC V5Z 2N7
Phone: (604) 257-5160
Fax: (604) 257-5164