About $500K ways 100-Plus Women show they care

Guest editorial

One hour. Four times a year. A room full of generous, dedicated women. Since December 2012.

On Monday, 100-Plus Women Who Care in Dickinson County will surpass more than a half a million dollars raised for local 501(c)(3) charities and organizations in Dickinson County and surrounding Wisconsin communities when they make their selection that evening.

Recipients so far have included: The Salvation Army (twice), First Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen, Northwoods AirLifeline, Friends of the Braumart, Family Ties Adult Day Care, Dickinson County Hospital Foundation, Menominee Range Historical Foundation, Trinity Methodist Meal Program, Almost Home Animal Shelter (twice), St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, Heart and Soles of 906, Habitat for Humanity, Trico, Badwater Ski-ters, Friends of the Florence County Library, Grace United Methodist Missions, Walk of Life, Mountain View Ice Arena, Kiwanis Ski Club, Niles Hiltunen Benefit Fund and Northern Lights YMCA.

To date, the money raised for these organizations amount to $490,000.

The third quarterly meeting will be Monday at Pine Grove Country Club, with registration from 5 to 6 p.m. and the meeting at 6. A pizza buffet will be available afterwards for $8 a person.

Following the group’s guidelines, three local 501(c)(3) charities will be selected for presentations after which the membership will vote for one of those charities to receive each individual member’s or team member’s donation of $100.

Also, a representative from the YMCA’s third-grade swim program will discuss how the approximately $23,000 donation after the 100-Plus Women’s meeting in May affected that organization.

Members are encouraged to nominate a worthy 501(c)(3) organizatio. If four meetings have passed since a group was selected for the donation, it is eligible to be nominated again.

For more information about 100-Plus Women or for a form to join, email dc100women@gmail.com. Membership forms will also be available at the door. All interested women are invited to participate.