Shining Stars Luncheon, October 22, 2010 recognized Peggy Hoelscher as the 2010 Mid-Cities SOS Shining Star and Jodie and Mark Sanders accepted the Orion Award on behalf of Hardy and Betty Sanders of Bates Container. There is not enough praise to be said for this family and other members of the Bates Container for all they donate to the charities of Tarrant County.
Thanks to the great work of Anna Sanders and Martha Blue with the help of Linda Eilenfeldt…they have collected and made numerous donations to the SafeHaven Shelters. They outfitted every bed in one of the shelters with new sheets and pillows and or working on providing the same for the other shelter….another challenge for the ladies of Mid-Cities SOS to meet. I love the way they work behind the scenes securing great donations from books to flip flops, swim suits, pool floats, bug spray…watch out these talented ladies could secure a donate the pool!
Legacy of Women Luncheon, October 29, 2010 saw several members of Mid-Cities SOS receiving the award of outstanding women in Tarrant County:
- Susan Clark…Sweet Memories Cakes & Catering..Business
- Janice Kane…Executive Director of the Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Education Foundation….Education
- Vicki Truitt….State of Texas District 98 Representative….Health & Human Services
- Shirley Schollmeyer….Volunteerism
The Guest Speaker, Darren McGrady, former chef to Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth was entertaining and worthy of a standing ovation for his support and fund raising for SafeHaven. Great Preview for Celebrity Chef event.
In line with the “Meet the Challenge”…. Hats off to Dan Henry, the FOX 4 Meteorologist, for his donation of $20,000 to SafeHaven after he won the Jason Whitten SCORES Foundation football skills competition. This lets us know that the word to fight domestic violence is reaching other areas and succeeding.
The 2011 Celebrity Chef date to Sunday, January 16, 2011 Judy Waitkus and Deanna Stuart-Sonefeld with the help of their great committee are bring new and innovative ideas for this event to make it bigger and better……Review the articles in Panache and get into the spirit of the great upcoming event to provide record donations for Celebrity Chef 2011.
We are almost through the year and we are on track with record donations in all areas from new fund raising ideas to new critical needs collections from hotels and department stores thanks to Anna Saunders and Martha Blue.
As we complete the rest of the year, look for new and exciting things from the all time high 105 members of Mid-Cities SOS
Thanks to our outgoing Treasurer, Linda Eilenfeldt, who shared with the club that the balance donated to SafeHaven by Mid-Cities SOS through Dec 31,2010 is $1,063,846.40. Is this not wonderful – way to go!!