The Kin Club of Woolwich 2011 Executive Announced

We held our final KIN meeting for the current year last night. There were lots of special guests including many from other KIN clubs, there were many awards given out, a cheque presentation to Anselma house for over 22,000, inducted new members and the 2011/2012 executive was installed. We have a new president!! Congratuations to Tina Littler!! She is our new president for 2011/2012. The new year starts in September  and it looks like she has an exciting year ahead of her.

We would like to give special thanks to Chris Kekes (Zone A Deputy Governer) for installing our new executive and Colleen Wake (District 1 Governer) for inducting four new members.


Here is a list of the rest of the executive:

2011 Executive

President – Tina Littler

Vice President & Registrar – Melanie McNeil

Membership Director – Tanya Demas

Secretary,Risk ManagerCarolynne Champagne

Service Director – Brandy Zilney

Awards Chairperson – Beth Hannah

Past President – Bill McBay

Webmaster – Warren McNeil

Treasurer – Dorothy Reed 

Bulletin Editor – Cassie Wallace

Support The Troops Elmira Sugar Kings Game

Here are some photos from today’s Elmira Sugar Kings Game. Woolwich Kin were there to support of Portraits of Honour.

The Sugar Kings played against the Cambridge Winter Hawks. The score was 4-1 Elmira. Way to go Sugar Kings!!

Todd Cowan Election Night After Winning Mayor’s Seat in Woolwich

Kin Club of Woolwich Meets the new Mayor

Here is a photo from election night shortly after it was made official that Todd Cowan had won the Mayor’s seat in Woolwich. Bill McBay was asked to MC the night for Todd. Tina came by to show her support for our new Mayor as well.

Local Women’s Crisis Services receives funding for new women’s shelter

 Healing and new beginnings for 45 women and children in the Waterloo Region 

WATERLOO, ON (November 25, 2010) – Many more local women and children will be given the opportunity to heal and start a new life through the Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region’s most recent expansion project, construction of the new Anselma House.

The current Anselma House was built in 1989 as a 20 bed shelter, but now regularly houses 30-32 women and children, a clear indication that the Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WCSWR) needs more space.

Construction of the new Anselma House is well underway on a 1.7 acre property at 700 Heritage Drive in Kitchener, and will house 45 women and children. Thanks to the generosity of this community, the “Rebuild Anselma House…Rebuild Lives” campaign has raised over $7.2 million. Donations from individuals and corporations alike are driving the campaign closer to the goal of $8.4 million to complete Anselma House.

“Donations from local organizations, such as Sun Life Financial, play a huge part in our ability to provide effective programs and initiatives to abused women and children in the Waterloo Region, including this year’s Anselma House campaign,” said Mary Zilney, Executive Director of Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. “These programs and initiatives are essential for helping individuals move beyond violence.”

Sun Life Financial is giving a donation of $10,000 to enhance the Food & Nutrition program at the new shelter, including the creation of an herb garden and the production of educational materials. “At Sun Life Financial, we believe that giving back to the community is a very important part of being a good corporate neighbour,” said Vice-President of Human Resources for Sun Life Financial Canada, Sandy Delamere. “Our dedication to health and wellness revolves around both our employees and the greater community, and we are proud to be able to contribute to the Food & Nutrition program at the new Anselma House.”

Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region is a charitable organization that operates two emergency shelters for abused women and their children: Anselma House in Kitchener and Haven House in Cambridge, plus a regional Outreach program. It is the only agency in Waterloo Region that provides these services. WCSWR also offers education programs on abuse and life skills development for both individuals and groups.

Welcome to KIN Club of Woolwich

Welcome to the home of the Kin Club of Woolwich. We are a very dedicated group of individuals who strive to make our community a better place through fund raising projects, community service and giving back to our members through friendship, fellowship, personal & professional growth and sharing many, many laughs. As a new club, (chartered October 2, 2010) we are still in the building stages. Our club is a blank canvas that, along with those members that join in the next few months, will further shape the goals and vision needed to accomplish all that we set out to do, which includes not only fund raising and community service, but also having a LOT of fun!

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