A week ago Wednesday, the Club was happy to welcome Lynn Kelleher, a founder and active mamber of 100 Women Who Care in Bucks County.
Each member of 100 Women Who Care must commit to donating $100 per meeting ($400 per year). They must commit to a one year membership and are considered an active member until you notify us otherwise. The donations will be given to charitable, non-profit organizations serving the Bucks County area. No national charities will be considered. The purpose is for the contribution to stay 100% in the community.
Any member who is present at the meeting can nominate a charity for consideration. The names are put into a hat, and three are randomly pulled to present their case at the next quarterly meeting.
Each charitable, non-profit organization that is under consideration will be given five minutes to make a presentation at the meeting. Either the nominating member or a representative from the charity can present. The group will vote by ballot and majority rules. Although the charity you voted for may not win, you are still obligated to donate to the winning charity. Those charities who did not win can be re-nominated at subsequent meetings.
For tax purposes, all checks will be made out to the chosen organization. An email will go out to those members who are not in attendance so they can mail in their checks. The charitable, non-profit organization must agree to NOT use the donors' names for future solicitations or give the information out to the public. If the charitable, non-profit organization does not adhere to this condition, they will be removed from any future consideration.
When asked about her self, a realtor with Fox Roach, told us, "Ihelp people in central Bucks County buy or sell what is usually their largest single asset – their home. I am part marketing guru, negotiator, psychologist, stager, comedian, cajoler, advocate and general hand holder, and am a bit of a bear when it comes to protecting my clients best interests. I am also a snazzy dresser and have what some would say is an excessive fondness for costume jewelry and shoes. I've been helping people buy and sell homes for a long time – not only am I very good at it, I have a good time doing it, and so do my clients. I'm a straight talker who takes my position as advisor very seriously. If you’re looking for someone who will tell you what you want to hear, keep looking -I’m probably not your gal…. "
Lynn then joined in a dicussion of recruitment for non-profits, which describes both 100 Women an dour Rotary Club and offered to assist us in the future is asked.
President Bob Morris thanked her for her presentaiton and gracious offer to help our Club.