The Events Committee plans four major events each year for the WRWF.
Our four events are:
- The Educational Event, which usually occurs in February,
- The Summer Social in July,
- The Annual Meeting in August,
- and the Holiday Social in December.
The Educational Event is planned in conjunction with the Educational Committee and the Annual Meeting is planned with the Grants Committee and the President of the WRWF. Two of our events are purely social to give our members a chance to get to know each other better, the Educational Event is planned to educate our members on philanthropy and the Annual Meeting is when we distribute our grant monies. Our committee meets on an as needed basis and often uses email to coordinate events rather than meet in person. This allows committee members who are in the Wood River valley on a part time basis to participate on the committee. To join our committee you can sign up at any event. We can always benefit from additional members on our committee. If you have interest in helping to plan, coordinate, and put on our member events please join the Events Committee! We welcome you and you may sign up for our committee at any event.
PUBLICITY AND NEWS BRIEF:
Women who love to write are wanted for this committee. If you like to write and send out interesting articles, the local newspapers and magazines would love to hear from you as a representative of WRWF’s publicity committee. Cover the social events of the Foundation, use your photography skills to document events, gather information from WRWF committees and from the President and publish these monthly in the News Brief. Committee meeting dates are flexible and on an as-needed basis each month. Information for publication is gathered throughout the month and edited via e-mail. Creativity is encouraged.
The Grants Committee is at the heart of the Wood River Women’s Foundation as it oversees and governs the process of vetting grant applications. This selection process culminates in the presentation of a slate of finalists on which the entire membership is eligible to vote. When the membership has voted, grants are awarded to the top vote recipients. The Grants Committee is lead by an Executive Grants Committee: Peggy Goldwyn and Lynne Heidel, co-chairs in charge of volunteers; Charlotte Unger, co-chair in charge of contact with the nonprofits; and Gail Wilkie, Co-chair in charge of Impact Teams. There are subcommittees which read and evaluate grant applications divided by the broad categories of Arts, Education, Environment, Health, Social Services, and Recreation. Each of these subcommittees is led by a team of two co-chairs. Each subcommittee is made up of 10 to 12 WRWCF members. We welcome the participation of any member who wishes to be involved in the grant selection process. Much of our work is done via email which allows members who travel to have a voice in committee work.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Website content management and design, what more could one ask for? On this committee Facebook and Twitter are constantly updated with interesting material relative to our Foundation, newsworthy articles are posted, pictures are taken at social events and posted… Website pictures and content are switched out periodically and new ideas for growing our “Friends” and “Followers” base are welcome. If you have experience, great! If not, but would like to learn, please join in. Meetings happen when needed, but a lot of work can be done via email, text or a call. Have a look at our social media sites to get an idea of what it’s all about.