Welcome to CHW Toronto
Our long anticipated “I Love Israel” Gala was a huge success. On Saturday, November 7, 2015, CHW members, family and friends gathered at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel for an evening of inspiration and fun. After a delicious dinner, we heard from our two keynote speakers. Colonel (ret.) Natan Barak spoke in depth about the Iron Dome Command and Control System and showed us how the development of this system has been able to save the lives of hundreds of Israeli citizens. Next, the Honourable John Baird spoke passionately about his deep regard and admiration for the State of Israel. He assured everyone in the room that he continues to be a friend of Israel. The evening concluded with a musical performance by Community Soul Project and dancing.
My sincere thanks to all who supported the “I Love Israel” Gala – CHW members, Sponsors and Major Donors and companies and individuals who generously donated their time or merchandise to ensure the success of this fundraising event. Special thanks to National Gala Chair, Elayna Latsky, Toronto Gala Chair, Shelley Fine and the Gala Committee for all their time and effort in helping to organize this wonderful evening.
The CHW Annual General Meeting (AGM) convened on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel. The meeting agenda included a snapshot of CHW financial activities, an amendment to be voted on concerning a Special Resolution of the Members of Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada, and reports from the National Executive Director and National President. After lunch, minutes from the last meeting were approved and old business was taken care of. The committees of the National Leaders Forum then met separately to discuss new business. There was then a short Q&A with the NLF before adjourning for the day.
Toronto Centre has a variety of fall events. I encourage all our members to support our many interesting chapter fundraisers by either attending with your friends and family or with a donation.
Mazel tov to the following chapters for their successful fundraisers already held this month:
• Chaverot Chapter – 4th Annual Mahjong Madness, November 1
• Machar/Lev Zahav/Rachel/Gila/Hatikvah Chapters – Uncovered: Simon & Garfunkel at Koerner Hall, November 4
• Yasmin Chapter – Girls Gone Glam, November 8
• L’Netzach Chapter – Chanukah Cookie Sale
You still have time to register for the following chapter events:
• Atzmaut Chapter – Trivia, November 21
• Shoshana Chapter – Mahj Magic: Play or Learn, November 29
• B’Yachad Chapter – Paint Night, November 29
You are invited to our next Board Meeting/Chanukah Party on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Living Life on the Avenue, 1066 Avenue Rd. (near Eglinton Ave.) Thank you to Tali Baum, Vice President for organizing this special meeting. Latkes and other refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to the office.
Fall is the perfect time to think about programming for your chapter meetings. Members of our Executive Committee would be happy to visit your chapter and bring you up to date on the latest news from our projects in Israel. Please give us a call.