HATS OFF TO DEANNA & JUDY!!!!
THANKS and THANKS AGAIN!!
The 2011 Celebrity Chef Event on Sunday, January 16, 2011 was so spectacular that saying thanks to Judy Waitkus and Deanna Stuart-Sonefeld with the help of their great committee seems so small. They brought new and innovative ideas for this event to make it bigger and better! The participation from the Chefs during the live auction was so exciting and the money raised was just unbelievable, a check for$112,481 was presented to SafeHaven. I really hope this committee will return for the 2012 Event! We have the Chefs already talking about Bigger and Better things. We should get them committed while the excitement still fills the air!
The Membership Luncheon at Cacharel’s was a great kick off for the New Year, with over 60 in attendance. We had to skip February with the bad weather, so getting out and being at one of our devoted Chef’s, to Chef Hans Bergmann for our first luncheon of the year was really a nice touch. Presenting the check to SafeHaven with so many of their personnel there was great! Thanks to Patty Shaw, Peggy Hoelscher and Kathy Lincoln for a great day.
The Tennis Benefit will be May 17, 18, 19, 2011.
Elaine Terry and Mia Poorman have returned to co-chair this 20th Year of Fun. There is going to be some really exciting things happening to make this event even better this year, so be a volunteer to help make this an over the top event. The sheets were passed at the March Luncheon with little success to help. Please ladies volunteer to work, make baskets, bring food or play tennis, you are needed.
Remember our mission to help adult and child victims of domestic abuse in Tarrant County. Through fund-raising, publicity and volunteerism. SOS helps to provide emergency shelter, outreach services, clinical counseling, legal advocacy and support groups to families who are experiencing violence in their homes.
My challenge to each of the members for 2011 is to Volunteer!
We need your help in the following areas so that we can better serve the needs of SafeHaven by donating our time. We are good at raising money, so now let’s raise the level of giving our time:
Meals for Moms needs to have an SOS Contact and we need to plan to do lunch for one or both Shelters soon on the week-end. Get a small group of your friends and do lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. This is really rewarding and the clients that are there are so appreciative.
Resource Fairs – Contact me and go to one of the learning sessions for the speaking events. We have a request from SafeHaven for volunteers to man the gates at the “Art in the Square” in Southlake on Saturday April 16, 2011. I sent out an email request for four volunteers and have not received a reply from anyone. I will volunteer, so why don’t a few more ladies join me?
Court Accompaniment for shelter clients – Dana McCarty and Leah Shaver will lead this group.
There is also Hotline/Crisis Support that is needed – requires training and this training can be given with just our members in attendance at a specified location….just need you to sign-up.
Berry Good Buys Volunteer Day Contact Anna Saunders or Martha Blue about donating your time to work at Berry Good Buys, even once a month or when they need extra help filling the racks or rearranging.
The following are the donations/collections that are coming up and we will be adding them to our luncheon invitations each month to remind us of the needs for the Shelters.
April- April Showers- white linens
Summer- Summer Wish List
August- Back to School
November/December- Christmas Donations for Moms
But the best donation is your time.