I am proud to be a Founder of 100+ Real Estate Agents Who Care Victoria. Inspired by the local 100+ Women Who Care Victoria and based on the North America-wide 100+ Women Who Care phenomenon initiated in November of 2006 by Karen Dunigan of Jackson, MI, Jane Johnston, Joanne Broderson and Neil Bosdet and I are garnering the support of our colleagues to make a BIG impact in our community by pooling resources to support HOMEfulness. We come together to donate to a charity or non-profit organization with emphasis on those that provide housing and shelter to those in need. All of our efforts are local and all recipient charities are in the Greater Victoria Area.Our group of Real Estate Agents meets four times a year, with each member donating $100 per quarter (totaling $400 per annum per member). Each meeting lasts one hour. All members can nominate one charity of their choice. At the meeting THREE nominations are randomly drawn and the nominating member gets 5 minutes to pitch why everyone should vote for that charity. All the members in attendance VOTE, and every member writes a $100 cheque to the charity with the most votes. With our current 60 members that means $6,000 for the selected charity.
Our first meeting was June 24th, 2015 hosted by Jawl Properties at the beautiful Atrium Building with Kerry Smith from InspecTech generously donating appetizers for our members. We were delighted to have 60 members and donate $6000 to the Laren Society, a non-profit charitable organization that works within the criminal justice system to support men transitioning to a responsible life in the community. This charity was nominated by Realtor and Laren Society Board Member Rosemarie Coulterman.
The second meeting was held September 23, 2015, generously hosted Max Furniture and Ruffell & Brown Interiors. Realtor Laurie Lidstone's nomination of Artemis Place won the vote of most members. Artemis Place supports young mothers to continue their education improving their economic outlook. This deserving charity will recieve approximately $6,000!
We are thankful for the generous support of Better Business Products for providing printing, DFH for providing graphic design services, and Re/MAX Camosun for our banners.
Our first two meetings we had about 60 members, our hope is to grow to 100 for our next event on December 7 hosted again by Max Furniture and Ruffell & Brown.
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