We had a great first quarter meeting for 100+ Women Who Care! A BIG thank you to the Country Club of Terre Haute for hosting us this year, we had a fantastic turnout for our first meeting and we even had two guests sign up on the spot!
If you were unable to make it, here is a recap of the evening:
We had three great presentations to kick off the year!
- First, Eleanor Ramseier spoke on behalf of Camp Navigate, a program that started out as a summer camp and has now evolved into an after-school program that helps teach Vigo County youth skills that will assist them when they enter the work force later in life. These funds would go towards Camp Navigate scholarships for students in West Terre Haute and would help allow “Teen Navigators” or local 16-18 year olds to be employed with the camp.
- Second, Lynn Hughes spoke for the Terre Haute Children’s Museum for their upcoming indoor ropes course and zipline that is targeted more towards the whole family. The total budget for this project is $550,000, and thus far the museum has raised $450,000. The new installment will incorporate science and health into the course along with physical activity.
- Last, we heard from Dona Griffin who spoke for the Griffin Bike Park. Dona spoke about her son Dale Griffin who gave his life serving in the US Army in Afghanistan in 2009. In honor of her son, a mountain bike enthusiast, the Griffin family along with the Vigo County Parks Department started the Griffin Bike Park Project that has now grown into the Griffin Bike Park and resulted in national awards and 40,000 visitors over the past 12 months from the United States and Canada. With these funds, Griffin Bike Park would further develop youth programs and to build restrooms and showers.