WESTLOCK – After 24 meetings, the latest being held Nov. 16, Westlock 100 Women Who Care have now handed out $221,050 to a bevy of community groups and organizations.
The most recent group to get cash are the Friends of Westlock Elementary School Society who received $7,000 after society members Tiffany Schlachter and Tori Message said their group is looking to build a large outdoor classroom gazebo on the grounds of the school — the women indicate the project will cost around $50,000. That same night, the 100 WWC ladies also heard a presentation from the Barb Kostiw, executive director of the Westlock & District Tractor Museum, before voting.
While waiting for the vote count, the group heard from Perry Kulmatyski of the Alberta Trappers Association on their facility on a former trapline near Teen Time, north of Long Island Lake. His group was the recipient of the previous 100WWC funding in the early fall.
Organizers are hoping to rebuild their numbers and are still a few short of the goal of having 100 women provide $100 every quarter of the year — at one point, the group actually had over 100 women signed up. Women who want to participate in this unique and worthwhile community effort can request more information by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.