100 Who Care charity presenters and co-chair Steph Sedgwick at March 9 meeting.

Mar 9 2023 Tie: Annapolis Pool Society and Middleton Railway Museum

100 Who Care tie result benefits two Valley charities

Submitted by Sara White.

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley met March 9, inviting all its members and newcomers to its first 2023 quarterly meeting at the Main Street Station dining room in Kentville. In an unusual development, members voted on a tie result, deciding by consensus – including presenters – to share their combined donation between two charities.

Members heard from the Fundy Interchurch Food Bank, the Middleton Railway Museum and the Friends of the Annapolis Pool Society. Normally the group’s donation benefits just one charity, but for this meeting, member donations will be shared between the Middleton museum and the Annapolis pool group. The food bank received promotional support from the 100 Who Care’s Gift Sponsor, Rewind 89.3.

Presenting Charities

Fundy Interchurch Food Bank

Dave Cameron described the Fundy Interchurch Food Bank’s role helping families from communities between Coldbrook and New Minas. In 2022, the food bank provided 100,000 kilograms of food to over 7,000 clients, with the support of 40 volunteers and a number of partner churches, service groups and local businesses. 100 Who Care funding support would be directed to a targeted program, such as healthy snacks for children.

Learn more here: https://mail4u4.wixsite.com/foodbank

Middleton Railway Museum

Middleton Railway Museum volunteers Larry Powell and Diane Hankinson Legard highlighted recent successes in their group’s effort to preserve the railroad heritage of Middleton and the Annapolis Valley, including industry, business and community interdependence on a once-vital link. Two steam locomotives are now located on sections of track, and there are plans to build a scale Dominion Atlantic Railway display and add educational displays to the former train station and yard.

Learn more here: https://middletonrailwaymuseum.ca/

Friends of Annapolis Pool Society

In 2022, the Friends of the Annapolis Pool Society, which operates the Annapolis Royal community pool, provided 195 sets of free swimming lessons to youth and adults, and offered lane swims, aquafit and drop-in swimming to town, county and tourist visitors. Aimee Daigle and Elsa Hafting described the group’s goal to expand its season in 2023 from two months to four, and become a hub for training essential lifeguards and instructors.

Learn more here: https://www.annapolispool.org/

Donate Now

Because our vote resulted in a tie, we have created two individual fundraising pages, one for each charity. Please donate online using the links here, and be sure to select “Display my name and donation amount”. This will show your first name and last initial, and allows us a way to track your commitment. It does NOT share any of your other personal information.

For members who prefer to donate by cheque, here are the mailing addresses:

  • Friends of Annapolis Pool Society, PO BOX 703, ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NS, B0S 1A0
  • Middleton Railway Museum, 652 Port Lorne Rd, RR 1, Paradise, NS, B0S 1R0

Then please send us a quick note that you’ve mailed your donation, so we can update our records!

Please be sure to write “100 Who Care” in the subject line of your cheque so that the charity knows your donation is part of our group. You can also include a self-addressed stamped envelope to help reduce their mailing costs.

Photo Gallery

Miss our meeting? Check out the photos here, submitted courtesy of our teen photographer, Dawson Sedgwick.

About 100 Who Care Giving Group

The 100 Who Care, currently 72 members strong, meets quarterly to hear from three member-nominated non-profit groups. After five-minute presentations from each organization, members vote on which group will be the recipient of each member’s $100 donation. Since 2017, the group has donated over $134,000 to local and regional projects. Visit our website for information on past non-profit Recipients, How to Join, and upcoming Events.

Next Meeting

The 100-Plus Who Care Giving Group Annapolis Valley will hold its next quarterly meeting on June 8 2023 in the dining room of Main Street Station, Kentville. New members are welcome.

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