Saturday, 06 June 2020

‘100+ Women Strong’ group launches in Lake County

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – On Feb. 9, 100+ Women Strong in Lake County had its first meeting at Rancho De La Fuente in Lakeport.

The group was formed as a community effort to fundraise for Lake County based nonprofit organizations. 

The group consists of women in Lake County who commit to donate $400 per year to different charities in our community.

The group meets once every three months and three local charitable organizations are invited to give brief presentations in hopes of being selected by 100+ Women Strong.

One of the three charities is selected by a majority vote of the group after the presentation and receives $100 from each and every member of 100+ Women Strong.

The goal of the group is to be able to raise $10,000 each quarter for local charities. 

This organization is part of a worldwide coalition of similar organizations which includes over 400 chapters worldwide. 

Crystal Martin, one of the group’s founders, explained, “100+ Women Strong in Lake County is a group of local women who are dedicated to supporting our community.  We come from all walks of life and different financial backgrounds. As individuals, we found that it is difficult to make a significant difference, but as a group we have the ability to contribute to the growth of our community and make an impact in ways that we never thought possible.”

The Feb. 9 event far exceeded the expectations of the 100+ Women Strong group. Rainy weather couldn’t keep more than 100 women from gathering at the Rancho De La Fuente event center, the use of which was donated by owners Frank Perez and Rosana Guillermo.

Three charities presented at the event and answered questions from the group.

The first charity was Orphan Dog. Orphan Dog’s mission is to spay and neuter animals in Lake County. 

The second charity was Lake Family Resource Center, which offers services for victims of domestic violence and other crimes as well as various family services in Lake County.

The third charity was Operation Tango Mike which purchases and ships care packages to armed service members serving our country overseas.

After hearing the presentations, the group selected Operation Tango Mike as its first recipient.

On Feb. 16 at the Operation Tango Mike packing party held at Umpqua Bank in Lakeport, 100+ Women Strong presented checks to Ginny Craven, the founder of Operation Tango Mike, totaling $14,600.

The group offered a special thank you to Frank Perez and Rosana Guillermo for donating the beautiful venue and to their son-in-law Randy Feliciano of Santini Fine Wines for the generous wine donation. 

This was the first of many 100+ Women Strong events to held throughout Lake County.

Women who are interested in joining this effort can find more information at www.100womenstronginlakecounty.com

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