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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A 100+ Women Who Care chapter is officially starting in Fort St. John.

Karin Carlson who helped start the Fort St. John group says the idea came to her after Dawson Creek started a chapter.

“Dawson Creek started a club about a year ago and a friend of mine was on the steering committee down there and I happened to see something on her Facebook page one day and I went and looked online and they are all over place so I was like ‘We need one of these in Fort St. John'”.

Carlson said she attended the Spark Leadership conference in May of this year and was talking to someone from MNP. She mentioned the idea and there is a group of 5 or 6 on the Fort St. John steering committee.

“We’ve been meeting once a month to get things set up and figure out how we want to do it.”

The inaugural meeting will take place on September 26 at the Lido Theatre in Fort St. John. Women interested in attending are making the commitment to participate.

“That would mean you are going to be making a donation of $100 that evening and moving forward at all of our subsequent meetings so we’re planning on having two per year.”

Carlson said for the first meeting, they have identified three charities that will make a presentation to the group. Those in attendance will then cast a ballot for who they would like to see the money donated to.

In the future, they will accept nomination for a charity of choice from whoever participates.

“We do have a couple of ‘rules’. They have to be serving the Fort St. John area and the other is that they have to be able to issue a charitable receipt to all of the women who are making the donation.”

The meeting on September 26 will start at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to attend or need more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/117336315539571/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%224%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22370%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D.

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