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Our Next Meeting ...

Meeting at Mary Winspear

2243 Beacon Ave
Sidney, BC V8L 1W9

September 07, 2022

Register @ 6:00 pm for social time

Meeting is 7:00 -8:00 pm

This meeting will be done at Mary Winspear

To ease the administrative burden on us Leading Ladies, for tax receipts, the charities will be issuing directly to members; therefore, please ensure your complete address is on your cheque or in the MEMO line. The tax receipt will be issued to the name on the cheque – the woman’s name if a joint account. If you are paying with a business account, please make a note of the member’s name. Please do not fill anything in the ‘Payee’ line of the cheque as the recipient will be decided upon at our meeting. If your donation is to be made in cash, please donate in an envelope with your name and address on the envelope.

Record of our organization

Meeting Archives

Our Last Meeting

June 01, 2022

The three charities drawn were:

Balfour Friends Foundation-Lucinda Flood

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Health Care Foundation- Gloria MacLucas

HeroWork -Lauren Weigel

 Balfour Friends Foundation received 


Balfour Friends Foundation- Lucinda Flood

Parkinson Wellness Project – Jillian Carson

Shoreline Medical Society – Lillian Vincent

Shoreline Medical Society is to receive $15,800

Previous Meetings​

Last Meeting March 09, 2022

 

 The three charities that we selected for this meeting were:

 

 

The three charities that were selected for this meeting were:

The Boys and Girls Club-Kathy Johnson

Mary Winspear Centre-Sheila Fea

Resthaven Lodge -Linda Pendray 

 

Resthaven Lodge will receive our donation of 

 

 The three charites chosen at this meeting are:

Shoreline Medical Society – Lillian Vincent https://shorelinemedical.ca/society

Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank-   http://splfoodbank
Paula Young

Victoria Hospice Society –  https://victoriahospice.org/how-we…/bereavement 
Rosemary Walker

Our recipient tonight for our $16,800 is Victoria Hospice Society!

Wednesday, December 9th 2020 our 22nd meeting via Zoom. We heard from 3 fabulous well deserving charities:

  1. Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation – Gloria MacLucas https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/saanich-peninsula-hospital-foundation/campaign/emergency-response-for-covid-19/
  2. Help Fill A Dream – Sue Hodgson https://www.helpfilladream.com/about-us/
  3. New Roads Therapeutic Community – Penny Coulson https://www.ourplacesociety.com/new-roads
Our 21st meeting via ZOOM Sept 23rd, 2020

Greater Victoria Citizens Councelling Centre- Sandy Lundmark/Barb McBride

Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation- Viola Van De Ruyt

West Coast REACH! Association- Janice O’Keefe

Citizens Councelling Centre receives $19,700

New Roads Therapeutic Community was chosen to receive your $18,500!

At our 20th meeting on March 4th 2020 We heard from three amazing charities:

  1. Debbie Lawrence and Kathy Johnson for Need 2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support
  2. Paula Young for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank
  3. Debra Greenaway for Beacon Community Services Shoal Centre

Need 2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support received $20,400!

At our 19th meeting on December 4th 2019, we heard from 3 of our members about 3 very worthy charities:

  1. Janet O’Keeffe for Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation https://sp-cf.ca/
  2. Sheila Fea for Mary Winspear Society – which operates the Centre as well as maintaining the Memorial Park, Blue Heron park and school track with some funding from Sidney and North Saanich http://marywinspear.ca/get-involved
  3. Roberta Williston for Kamps For Kids (Victoria Foundation)

$19,100 donated to Kamps For Kids that will see underprivileged children experience the joy of summer camp!

Our 18th meeting was held Wednesday September 18, 2019

The three charities nominated were:

  1. Victoria Hospice Society nominated by Rosemary Walker
  2. Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation
  3. Cancer Driveline nominated by Gloria Maclucas

Cancer Driveline is receiving $17,700!

Our 17th meeting was held June 5th, 2019 at the Mary Winspear Centre

We had three fabulous charities nominated:

  1. 1000 X 5 Children’s Book Project nominated by Daphne MacNaughton
  2. Citizen’s Counselling Centre nominated by Sandy Lundmark
  3. Kamps for Kids nominated by Roberta Williston

$17,400 was awarded to 1000 X 5 Children’s Book Project

Our 16th meeting was held March 13th, 2019 at the Mary Winspear Centre.

We had three fabulous charities nominated:

The three charities were:

  1. First up was Judy Tsukijima who spoke about The Juan De Fuca Search and Rescue. They reach far in to the peninsula as they have equipment and services that no one else has in our area and provide an amazing volunteer service. Her account of real life scenarios was very moving.
  2. Secondly we heard from Stasia Hartley and her nominated charity was We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation. Her depiction of those with Alzheimer’s was heart felt as she works in the healthcare industry and told some beautiful and yet heartbreaking stories.
  3. Third up Ginny York and Lauren Wiegel who spoke on behalf of Hero Work Program Society together and gave a passionate overview of how many other non profit organizations that Hero Work steps in to help with volunteers. Over 8000 hours last year!

Hero Work was selected to receive $17,300

Our Fifteenth Meeting was December 5th 2018.

We heard from three amazing and will deserving charities.

  1. Spinal Cord Injury BC
  2. YMCA/YWCA of Vancouver Island Young Moms program
  3. Mount Newton Centre Society Respite Program

Mount Newton Centre Society was selected to receive $16,800

Our Fourteenth Meeting – September 12th 2018 – We heard from three amazing and will deserving charities. It was a tough decision!

The three charities were:

  1. Mary Winspear Centre
  2. Island Kids Cancer Association
  3. Cornerstone Youth Society

We voted for Cornerstone Youth Society and they received $16,600!

Our Thirteenth Meeting – May 30th 2018 – We heard from three amazing and will deserving charities. It was a tough decision!

The three charities were:

  1. YMCA-YWCA on Vancouver Island Young Mom Program
  2. Kamps for Kids
  3. InterCultural Association of Greater Victoria

We voted for InterCultural Association of Greater Victoria and they received $16,400!

Our Twelfth Meeting – March 7th 2018 at the Mary Winspear Centre we had the honour of hearing from three very deserving charities:

  1. Victoria womens transition housing society nominated by Penny Coulson
  2. Together we can nominated by Carol McLeod
  3. Beacon community services 1000×5 books nominated by Daphne Macnaughton

All 3 of these charities were very deserving and it was our closest 3 way vote to date.

Victoria Women’s Transition House Society was selected to receive $16,200!

Our Eleventh Meeting – November 22, 2017 at the Mary Winspear Centre

The chosen Charities were:

  1. Greater Victoria Citizens Counselling Centre
  2. Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation
  3. Ovarian Cancer Canada

Ovarian Cancer Canada will be receiving $16,100!

Our Tenth Meeting – September 06, 2017 at Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club

The chosen Charities were:

  1. We Rage, We Weep Alzheimer Foundation
  2. Threshold Housing Society
  3. Mount Newton Centre Society

The Threshold Housing Society will be receiving $15,000!

Our Ninth Meeting – June 07, 2017 at Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club

The chosen Charities were:

  1. Children’s Heart Network
  2. Threshold Housing Society
  3. Mary Winspear Centre

The Children’s Heart Network will be receiving $15,300!

Our Eighth meeting – March 1, 2017 at Glen Meadows Gold and Country Club

The chosen charites were:

  1. Beacon Community Services
  2. Anawim Companions Society
  3. Bridges For Women

The chosen charity tonight was the Bridges for Women and they will receive $15,300!

Our Seventh meeting – November 30, 2016 at Glen Meadows Gold and Country Club

The chosen charites were:

  1. The Children’s Heart Network
  2. Canadian Foundation of University Women
  3. The Sidney Lion’s Food Bank

The chosen charity tonight was the Sidney Lion’s Food Banks and they will receive $14,000!

Sixth Meeting – September 7, 2016 2016 at Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club

Our three charities nominated:

  1. Boys and Girls Club Victoria Warrior Women’s Program
  2. Beacon Community Services 1000 X 5 Children’s Book Recycling Project
  3. Victoria Women’s Transition House Society

The winner tonight was Boys and Girls Club Victoria Warrior Women’s Program nominated by Kathy Johnson!
Boys and Girls Club Victoria Warrior Women’s Program recieved $13, 400!

Fifth Meeting – June 8th, 2016 at Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club

Our three charities chosen:

  1. Children’s Heart Network
  2. Victoria Hospice Society
  3. Canadian Federation of University Women Saanich Peninsula

The winner tonight was Victoria Hospice Society chosen by Rosemary Walker. Victoria Hospice Society recieved $13,300!

Fourth Meeting – March 2nd, 2016 at Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club

The chosen charities were:

  1. Jump Start
  2. ParkinGo Wellness Society
  3. Bridges for Women Society

Our winner was ParkinGo Wellness Society nominated by Jillian Carson! Congratulations Jillian!

ParkinGo Wellness received $12,900!

Third Meeting – December 9th, 2015 at The Mary Winspear Centre

The three chosen charities were:

  1. Parkin-Go Wellness
  2. Artemis Place
  3. Parkin-Go Wellness

The winner of our third meeting (after being drawn at all three meetings!) was Artemis Place and they received $12,400!

Second Meeting September 16, 2015 at Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club

The three chosen charities were:

  1. Artemis Place
  2. Victoria Hospice
  3. The Victoria Brain Injury Society

The winner of our second meeting was The Victoria Brain Injury Society and the received $10, 700!

First Meeting – May 6, 2015 at Glen Meadows Gold and Country Club

The three chosen charities were:

  1. The Cridge Centre for the Family
  2. Artemis Place
  3. JumpStart

The winner of our inaugural meeting was The Cridge Centre for the Family and we donated $8400 towards their respite program

Our 24th meeting was held

Balfour Friends Foundation- Lucinda Flood

Parkinson Wellness Project – Jillian Carson

Shoreline Medical Society – Lillian Vincent

Shoreline Medical Society is to receive $15,800O

Total raised so far 

Our 23rd Meeting was held 

The three charities that were selected for this meeting were:

The Boys and Girls Club- Kathy Johnson  https://bgcsvi.org

Mary Winspear Centre- Sheila Fea Mary Winspear |

Resthaven Lodge- Linda Pendray Rest Haven Lodge – Broadmead Care

Resthaven Lodge was selected and received $

Our 22nd Meeting was held March 10th, 2021

Shoreline Medical Society – Lillian Vincent https://shorelinemedical.ca/society

Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank-   http://splfoodbank
Paula Young

Victoria Hospice Society –  https://victoriahospice.org/how-we…/bereavement 
Rosemary Walker

Our recipient tonight for our $16,800 is Victoria Hospice Society!

Total raised so far $322,7000

 

Wednesday, December 9th ,2020 our 21st meeting via Zoom. We heard from 3 fabulous well deserving charities:

  1. Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation – Gloria MacLucas https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/saanich-peninsula-hospital-foundation/campaign/emergency-response-for-covid-19/
  2. Help Fill A Dream – Sue Hodgson https://www.helpfilladream.com/about-us/
  3. New Roads Therapeutic Community – Penny Coulson https://www.ourplacesociety.com/new-roads

New Roads Therapeutic Community was chosen to receive your $18,500!

Total raised so far $305,900

At our 20th meeting on March 4th 2020 We heard from three amazing charities:

  1. Debbie Lawrence and Kathy Johnson for Need 2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support
  2. Paula Young for the Saanich Peninsula Lions Food Bank
  3. Debra Greenaway for Beacon Community Services Shoal Centre

Need 2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support received $20,400!

 

Total raised so far $287,400

At our 19th meeting on December 4th 2019, we heard from 3 of our members about 3 very worthy charities:

  1. Janet O’Keeffe for Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation https://sp-cf.ca/
  2. Sheila Fea for Mary Winspear Society – which operates the Centre as well as maintaining the Memorial Park, Blue Heron park and school track with some funding from Sidney and North Saanich http://marywinspear.ca/get-involved
  3. Roberta Williston for Kamps For Kids (Victoria Foundation)

Last night we helped to make some spirits bright! $19,100 donated to Kamps For Kids that will see underprivileged children experience the joy of summer camp!

Total raised so far $267,000

Our 18th meeting was held Wednesday September 18, 2019

The three charities nominated were:

  1. Victoria Hospice Society nominated by Rosemary Walker
  2. Saanich Peninsula Community Foundation
  3. Cancer Driveline nominated by Gloria Maclucas

Cancer Driveline is receiving $17,700!

Total raised so far $ 247,900

Our 17th meeting was held June 5th, 2019 at the Mary Winspear Centre

We had three fabulous charities nominated:

  1. 1000 X 5 Children’s Book Project nominated by Daphne MacNaughton
  2. Citizen’s Counselling Centre nominated by Sandy Lundmark
  3. Kamps for Kids nominated by Roberta Williston

$17,400 was awarded to 1000 X 5 Children’s Book Project

Total raised so far $230,200

Our 16th meeting was held March 13th, 2019 at the Mary Winspear Centre.

We had three fabulous charities nominated:

The three charities were:

  1. First up was Judy Tsukijima who spoke about The Juan De Fuca Search and Rescue. They reach far in to the peninsula as they have equipment and services that no one else has in our area and provide an amazing volunteer service. Her account of real life scenarios was very moving.
  2. Secondly we heard from Stasia Hartley and her nominated charity was We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation. Her depiction of those with Alzheimer’s was heart felt as she works in the healthcare industry and told some beautiful and yet heartbreaking stories.
  3. Third up Ginny York and Lauren Wiegel who spoke on behalf of Hero Work Program Society together and gave a passionate overview of how many other non profit organizations that Hero Work steps in to help with volunteers. Over 8000 hours last year!

Hero Work was selected to receive $17,300

Total raised so far $$212,800

Our Fifteenth Meeting was December 5th 2018.

We heard from three amazing and will deserving charities.

  1. Spinal Cord Injury BC
  2. YMCA/YWCA of Vancouver Island Young Moms program
  3. Mount Newton Centre Society Respite Program

Mount Newton Centre Society was selected to receive $16,800

Total raised so far $212,800

Our Fourteenth Meeting – September 12th 2018 – We heard from three amazing and will deserving charities. It was a tough decision!

The three charities were:

  1. Mary Winspear Centre
  2. Island Kids Cancer Association
  3. Cornerstone Youth Society

We voted for Cornerstone Youth Society and they received $16,600!

Total raised so far $196,000

Our Thirteenth Meeting – May 30th 2018 – We heard from three amazing and will deserving charities. It was a tough decision!

The three charities were:

  1. YMCA-YWCA on Vancouver Island Young Mom Program
  2. Kamps for Kids
  3. InterCultural Association of Greater Victoria

We voted for InterCultural Association of Greater Victoria and they received $16,400!

 

Total raised so far $17,400

Our Twelfth Meeting – March 7th 2018 at the Mary Winspear Centre we had the honour of hearing from three very deserving charities:

  1. Victoria womens transition housing society nominated by Penny Coulson
  2. Together we can nominated by Carol McLeod
  3. Beacon community services 1000×5 books nominated by Daphne Macnaughton

All 3 of these charities were very deserving and it was our closest 3 way vote to date.

Victoria Women’s Transition House Society was selected to receive $16,200!

The total raised so far $163,000

Our Eleventh Meeting – November 22, 2017 at the Mary Winspear Centre

The chosen Charities were:

  1. Greater Victoria Citizens Counselling Centre
  2. Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation
  3. Ovarian Cancer Canada

Ovarian Cancer Canada will be receiving $16,100!

The total raised so far is $146,800

Our Tenth Meeting – September 06, 2017 at Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club

The chosen Charities were:

  1. We Rage, We Weep Alzheimer Foundation
  2. Threshold Housing Society
  3. Mount Newton Centre Society

The Threshold Housing Society will be receiving $15,000!

The total raised so far is $$130,700

Our Ninth Meeting – June 07, 2017 at Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club

The chosen Charities were:

  1. Children’s Heart Network
  2. Threshold Housing Society
  3. Mary Winspear Centre

The Children’s Heart Network will be receiving $15,300!

The total raised so far $115,700

Our Eighth meeting – March 1, 2017 at Glen Meadows Gold and Country Club

The chosen charites were:

  1. Beacon Community Services
  2. Anawim Companions Society
  3. Bridges For Women

The chosen charity tonight was the Bridges for Women and they will receive $15,300!

The total raised so far $100,400

Our Seventh meeting – November 30, 2016 at Glen Meadows Gold and Country Club

The chosen charites were:

  1. The Children’s Heart Network
  2. Canadian Foundation of University Women
  3. The Sidney Lion’s Food Bank

The chosen charity tonight was the Sidney Lion’s Food Banks and they will receive $14,000!

Total raised so far $85,100

Sixth Meeting – September 7, 2016 2016 at Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club

Our three charities nominated:

  1. Boys and Girls Club Victoria Warrior Women’s Program
  2. Beacon Community Services 1000 X 5 Children’s Book Recycling Project
  3. Victoria Women’s Transition House Society

The winner tonight was Boys and Girls Club Victoria Warrior Women’s Program nominated by Kathy Johnson!
Boys and Girls Club Victoria Warrior Women’s Program received $13, 400!

Total raised so far $71,100

Fifth Meeting – June 8th, 2016 at Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club

Our three charities chosen:

  1. Children’s Heart Network
  2. Victoria Hospice Society
  3. Canadian Federation of University Women Saanich Peninsula

The winner tonight was Victoria Hospice Society chosen by Rosemary Walker. Victoria Hospice Society received $13,300!

 Total raised so far $57,700

Fourth Meeting – March 2nd, 2016 at Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club

The chosen charities were:

  1. Jump Start
  2. ParkinGo Wellness Society
  3. Bridges for Women Society

Our winner was ParkinGo Wellness Society nominated by Jillian Carson! Congratulations Jillian!

ParkinGo Wellness received $12,900!

 

Total raised so far $44,400

Third Meeting – December 9th, 2015 at The Mary Winspear Centre

The three chosen charities were:

  1. Parkin-Go Wellness
  2. Artemis Place
  3. Parkin-Go Wellness

The winner of our third meeting (after being drawn at all three meetings!) was Artemis Place and they received $12,400!

Total raised so far $31500

Second Meeting September 16, 2015 at Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club

The three chosen charities were:

  1. Artemis Place
  2. Victoria Hospice
  3. The Victoria Brain Injury Society

The winner of our second meeting was The Victoria Brain Injury Society and the received $10, 700! 

Total raised so far $19,100

First Meeting – May 6, 2015 at Glen Meadows Gold and Country Club

The three chosen charities were:

  1. The Cridge Centre for the Family
  2. Artemis Place
  3. JumpStart

The winner of our inaugural meeting was The Cridge Centre for the Family and we donated $8400 towards their respite program!20thOur

The three charities that were selected for this meeting were:

The Boys and Girls Club- Kathy Johnson  https://bgcsvi.org

Mary Winspear Centre- Sheila Fea Mary Winspear |

Resthaven Lodge- Linda Pendray Rest Haven Lodge – Broadmead Care