May 13 was the day: The day our membership voted to provide $105,505 in funding to nine programs that will impact the lives of families, women and young people in our county:
Photo: Green Summer Works Class of 2015
Running with Scissors Award
In honor of Laurie Sharp, AAWGT’s 2013 President and member from 2007 – 2014, the Laurie Sharp Running with Scissors Award was presented for the first time at the May 13, 2015, meeting.
Laurie saw no barriers to success; she always had an idea and a plan. Bronwyn Belling, Judy Coughlin, Barbara Haight, Sandy Sweeney had a vision to greatly improve our grant program.
After months of research and a successful quest for start up funding, they successfully launched our brand-new online grant process.
Like Laurie, they saw no barriers, executed a plan and delivered!
Photo: From left, Sandy Sweeney, Bronwyn Belling, Barbara Haight, Judy Coughlin
living on the ledge - The myths of poverty
We often hear or read in the media some statements about poverty that really are myths. On June 10, AAWGT sponsored a forum that brought together community leaders to address three myths head on, shedding light on the real nature of poverty in our community.
Photo: From left, Pamela Polgreen, Moderator, Rev Dr. Carletta Allen, Mario Berninzoni, Cathy Bird, Edith Harrison
A few snapshots from our grants in action. Enjoy!
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