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Oswego Fundraising Group Holding Quarterly Meeting

Feb 07, 2017 07:38PM ● Published by Steven Jack

100+ Women Who Care - Oswego Montgomery Yorkville will meet Monday, Feb. 13 at 5:30PM at La Cabana de Oswego on Route 71 in Oswego to choose the first recipient of their quarterly donation.

The group is looking to grow membership in 2017 and depends on new members attending the upcoming kick-off meeting to add to the chapter’s giving power. 

The Oswego Montgomery Yorkville (OMY) Chapter started in May 2015 as a new branch of the 100+ Who Care Alliance. Former Jackson, Michigan mayor Karen Dunigan, founded the first 100+ Women Who Care in 2006. There are now over 350 chapters worldwide.

The group operates on a simple and effective process for giving locally. Chapters consist of 100 or more people who gather four times a year to nominate, present, and vote for a charity in their community. Each member writes a check for $100 at every meeting that is then presented to the charity all together at a later date. Members can donate individually or as 2- or 4-person team.

The OMY Chapter is looking for new members with the goal of getting to one hundred members. The more members, the larger the impact this group can make. The Chapter is looking to grow rapidly and to include as many interested members as possible. 

Since the start of the OMY Chapter in 2015, members have attended 7 meetings and given over $18,000. The local charities and organizations the group have given to thus far include Blessings in a Backpack (Long Beach Elementary), CASA Kendall County, Mutual Ground, Elderday Senior Center, Young Life, Celebrate Differences, and the Kendall County Community Food Pantry.

Anyone interested in joining this group should plan to attend the next meeting on February 13th at La Cabana de Oswego. Contact Nettie Badgley at Nettie@100wwc-omy.org. Visit www.100WWC-OMY.org or find the group on Facebook for more information.
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