Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament
On Saturday June 9, 2012, we held our fourth successful Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Even though the weather didn’t co-operate again this year – everyone enjoyed golfing, food and prizes and are planning to join us again next year.
Here are some pictures of the day – some of our members and guests starting out as intrepid golfers in the rain!
Autumn Tea & Fashion Show
Our 7th Annual Autumn Tea and Fashion show on Saturday October 20th, 2012, was a sold out event this year!! All funds raised from this exciting event go to Regional organizations that benefit women and girls in crisis in our community. A traditional tea was served by volunteer high school students from Grimsby Secondary School, which provided them with some of their community volunteer hours as part of the requirement to obtain their Secondary School Diploma. The sandwiches and desserts were freshly prepared by our own Soroptimist members. Fashions were provided by The Dresser Drawer, a unique boutique that specializes in dressing generations of women from size 0 to 20. The Musical interlude was by Crushed Veneer, an amazingly talented trio of young female vocalists. Door prizes were donated by local businesses, individuals or members.
Volunteer Students from Grimsby Secondary School
Vounteer Models with ‘Fashionista’ Laura (centre) of The Dresser Drawer
Hammer City Roller Girls
In 2011, we were once again invited to help out the Hammer City Roller Girls as they hosted several matches with teams from Canada and the U.S. We volunteered at the door selling tickets and handing out brochures. And to say thanks, the Hammer City Roller Girls generously donated one dollar to our Club for every ticket sold. The season ran from May to mid August and we helped out at 4 of their games. They are great girls (tattoos, piercings, multi-coloured hair and all). They also help the community by doing food drives and marshalling at the Take Back the Night Event and donating to Inasmuch House (an abuse shelter) and HIFY (Health Initiatives For Youth).
Special Donation by TD/Canada Trust
In July 2009, TD/Canada Trust donated $1,500 to SI Stoney Creek-Niagara as a one-time donation from the 2009 TD Charitable Budget. These funds will go a long way to assist our club in our fundraising efforts. Each year requests may be submitted for review and consideration. Pictured here are Director Billie Yakiwchuk receiving the cheque from bank employee Lisa Henriques.
Book Bank Donation
Joan Sturch and Linda Campagnolo are pictured delivering children's books to the Stoney Creek News for children in the Stoney Creek Riverdale and Quigley Road communities. The News holds book banks a few times a year to allow children to take home free books and therefore help to increase children's literacy.
Sam Goehner is pictured at the depot in Ottawa where we dropped off the shoes for the campaign we did, called Soles4Souls. They will be sent to countries in need.