Welcome to CHW Ottawa
There is so much to Kvell about! What an incredible evening it was. Very meaningful, with great attendance, a fabulous program and our ‘Memories Project’, recognizing 8 outstanding women. It was all quite impressive and the very special ‘Memories’ film developed for this occasion was indeed a conversation piece that we can all be proud of. Of course, we served an array of delicious desserts at our reception that followed. Everything was yummy. Well done!!!
Esther welcomed very special guests: Marla Dan, CHW National President, Marion Mayman, Past CHW National President, and Steve Cotsman, husband of the late and dear Terry Schwarzfeld, Past CHW National President.
Toby Yan was our gracious MC and our wonderful program included Marla Dan, who joined us from Toronto, spoke passionately about our collaborative support for numerous projects in Israel such as CHW Hadassim Children and Youth Village. Marla recognized the following women whose financial contribution goes a long way in helping ensure these projects continue to thrive: Ruth Aaron (Woman of Valour), Gina Grant (Legacy Circle), Esther Kulik and Patsy Royer (Sustainers).
Esther Kulik acknowledged the dedication and hard work of the Ottawa Centre council members, who we are incredibly grateful to as their collective and individual efforts result in repeated successes on a yearly basis: Marilyn Schwartz (1st Vice-President and Annual Campaign Chairperson), Lynn Gillman (2nd Vice-President), Debbie Goldstein (Treasurer), Linda Senzilet (Corresponding Secretary and Newsletter), Debbie Baylin (Financial Secretary), Robin Chernick (Recording Secretary), Gina Grant (CHW National Director), Debbie Goldstein (Donation Cards).
The Terry Schwarzfeld Award which was established in 2009 honours the name and memory of Terry Schwarzfeld z’l, is presented biennially, in the alternate years to the Lena Coplan Cup, to the member of CHW Ottawa Centre who best exemplifies the ideals of CHW. This year’s award was presented by Toby Yan and Steve Cotsman to Esther Kulik, CHW Ottawa President.
The CHW Ottawa Esther Awards were presented by Lynn Gillman and Esther Kulik to Linda Bondar (Amit Chapter), Sophie Frenkel (Amit), and Beryl Ben Reuven (Negev Chapter). These awards are presented annually to an outstanding member of each chapter.
A great start to the year ahead!