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Notice of Annual Meeting

July 31ST
2:30 Check-In     3:00-4:30 Meeting
The Valley Club Clubhouse

WRWF Annual Meeting Agenda

Janet DeBard – President     
Highlight accomplishments

Dede Huish – Membership Chair
Overview of New Member Events
Mentoring Program

Janet DeBard
Thank outgoing Board Members
Announce Incoming Board Members

Gail Wilkie – Executive Grants Committee-Impact Chair
Highlight our new Impact program
Introduce nonprofit speakers from the 2013 Grant year:
Planned Parenthood

Peggy Goldwyn/Charlotte Unger – Executive Grants Committee-
                                                                         Grant-Co- Chairs
Summary of Grants process
Introduce 2014 Grantees

Janet DeBard – Adjournment of 2014 Annual Meeting

*You will receive before the Annual Meeting, under separate cover:

  • Minutes
  • Financial Report
  • Bios/voting for new Board Members

‘tini’ Party a Great Success

More than 70 new members, guests and their hosts attended the Membership gathering at Nancie Tatum’s lovely garden.

Barbara Thrasher, co-founder of WRWF, described our beginnings and growth, emphasizing the power of pooled giving.

Betsy Castle of Bellevue Library spoke of the impact of our Grant to the growth of the Bellevue Library as they embark on an expansion project to better serve their community.

Dede Huish, Membership Chair, asked guests to contribute $5 and vote for 1 of 3 nonprofits.  This was a way for the group to experience the power of collective giving.

Enjoying Ruthie Lieder’s reminiscence of the growth of SV nonprofits

Member Ruth Lieder described SV when she arrived 43 years ago.  There were 2 nonprofits – the Hospital Auxiliary and the Community Library Gold Mine Thrift Shop.  How times have changed!  She is an advocate of the pooled giving concept – where her contribution is multiplied to have an impact on our community.  Ruthie concluded with, ‘I’m in for the long haul because WRWF has enriched my life’.

Impact Reports for 2013 Grants
The Impact Teams have completed their collaboration with the 2013 Grantees.  The purpose is to learn more about the activities of these nonprofits and how together we impact our community.  The teams were able to meet with them and discuss their objectives.  Please read these summaries for a better understanding of the nonprofits we supported.  They will be emailed to you at the end of July.

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program has been active for more than six months.  At present we have 15 mentors and 17 mentees (some mentors have more than one mentee).  The contact between mentors and mentees has varied according to the wishes of the participants. Several have developed social relationships and others interact as the need arises.  Mentors are encouraged to contact their mentees prior to our functions and to make them welcome at each event.

All of the participants have expressed positive thoughts about the program.  Sign-up sheets will be available at the Summer Social on July 15 and the Annual Meeting on July 31. Being a mentor can be another rewarding experience for WRWF members.  For information, contact:
Sheila Mells (
Leslie Silva (

Be sure to vote when you receive the ballot materials (under separate email).

Janet DeBard

      Janet DeBard

Our Mission Statement

The WRWF inspires and educates women to become leaders in philanthropy and brings significant, positive change to the community by pooling and distributing its members’ resources.

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PO Box 3686
Ketchum, ID 83340
Please Welcome New Members:
Jennifer Badish
Marty Carnevale
Anita Green
Brenda Hackel
Ali Long
Ruth Pierce
Sue Phillips
Trudy Schneider

Summer Social July 15th

Please join us for our Annual Summer Social. Guests are always welcome!

Directory Update

We are updating our WRWF directory at this time.  Please check your contact information.  If a change is necessary, please email the corrected contact information to: Dede by Thursday, July 17th.

Mark Your Calendar:

Summer Social
Lesley Andrus host
35 Greenhorn Gulch Road
Tuesday, July 15
5:30 – 7:00 PM

WRWF Annual Meeting
Valley Club Clubhouse
85 Club View Drive
Thursday, July 31
2:30 Check-in
3:00 – 4:30 PM Annual Meeting