A HUGE thank you to our Flea Market Volunteers! Especially Laura and John, who commanded the booth setup and organization. They must have been "Yard Sale" professionals in a previous life! Our Flea Market Mamas showed up to school us in street market sales as well. "Mai 1 Song 1!" (Buy one, Get one). We raised over NT$21000 from the event!
Be sure to have a look at our Spring Fling information page on our website http://www.iwat.org/2017-spring-fling. We will be having a silent auction at the event, and you may read in our Charity News below about our donation process. Please contact Morelia if you can help find donors for our Spring Fling Silent Auction!
Have you begun to consider a position on our Board of Directors or Supervisors for 2017-2018? Do you have ideas to keep us fresh, current, and continually improving? Help guide and direct our organization. All volunteer positions include training and support. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more details.
We also need a nominations committee for our September Luncheon to coordinate our election.
Possible opportunities on the board or for volunteering include the following:
Coffee Morning Coordinator
Book Club Coordinator
Secretary- (chosen by the board after election)
Treasurer- (chosen by the board after election)
Chairlady- (chosen by the board after election)
As we head into this lovely April, I remind you to "Bloom where you are planted."
With much love,
IWAT NEEDS YOU TO SHARE YOURSELF!
1. 2017-2018 Board Election Committee and nominations
Can be purchased in April at any IWAT event or by contacting email@example.com
Fundraising and Charity
By the numbers:
Morrison Flea Market--- NT$21,435
Yoga Donation--- February NT$5100
Our last fundraising event for the season is upon us!
We need you for the Spring Fling Charity Event on May 6th!
We need your help! We are working on recruiting a few companies and/or individuals to donate items for our “Silent Auction” during our Spring Fling Charity event. The items donated and money raised will go to local charities. If you or your spouse works for a company who might like to contribute a product, gift certificate, or money — please contact Morelia Humphreys directly through LINE. Individual people are welcome to donate items as well. In return, the companies or individuals will be announced as a sponsor and receive a tax deductible receipt for their donation. Thanks for your help! (IDEAS or past gifts have included: vouchers for restaurants, hotel vouchers, spa gift-certificates, electronics, wines, food items, fashion items, etc.) ***Please note that all donated items should be brand new, never used before and current (cutting edge). If you have any doubts, just let me know and I will help you decide.
We have a letter for sponsors in both English and Chinese, if you need one, please contact our Charity Coordinator Morelia! 我们备有给赞助者的信(中英文对照), 如果您有需要，请联系Morelia, 中文也可以联系Jing.
Thank you for your support, we hope to raise more money this year! Especially, now we after the hard work, finally we are registered and have our own tax ID, so we can issue tax deductible receipt for the sponsors! 感谢您的大力支持，希望我们今年可以募得更多款项。特别是，我们终于完成了注册，有统一编号了，可以给大家开收据供您退税了哦!
Let's imagine how we can create an even bigger impact in Taichung!
Did you know we have a budding playgroup in IWAT? Thanks to members Kate and Shauna for meeting this need in our community! Let us know if you'd like to help out or join in!
It's time to begin submitting books for next year's reading list! Simply complete the form below and submit it by May 1st! See below the for for our April and May books as well!
May Book Club Selection:
2017 May: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
by Lisa See
In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, “old same,” in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she’s painted a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men.
Did you know that Tuesdays and Thursdays are IWAT yoga days? Lisa teaches us new poses on a donation basis, and then she gives half to IWAT for charity! Let us know if you want to join!