Community service organization disbands

Summerland Women’s Opportunity Service Organization (WOSO) held its final meeting March 12 and officially disbanded as of this date.

Summerland Women’s Opportunity Service Organization (WOSO) held its final meeting March 12 and officially disbanded as of this date.

This local, registered,  non-profit organization began in January, 2002.

It was focused on making a difference in Summerland by concentrating on issues concerning health, education, environment, human rights, economic and social development.

Records of the organization’s meetings and photo albums of activities will be placed in the Summerland Museum.

Over the past 11 years, more than $40,000  was raised and donated back to the community.

The organization’s major fund raising effort was the preparation and serving of the Summerland Secondary School  graduation ceremony reception.

We offer special thanks to all who assisted with this 10-year tradition of Summerland hospitality.

Recipients of funds raised included Summerland Secondary School by means of bursaries, Shakespeare Festival, Summerland Food Bank by means of the Good News Bear campaign, South Okanagan Habitat for Humanity, Agur Lake Camp, Friends of the Gardens, Summerland Asset Development Initiative and most recently the Summerland Bully Free campaign.

The organization also awarded $1,000 each year to an individual who wanted to make their future better by increasing their expertise in a chosen field.

Following a selection process the recipient used the money as needed.

Organization members thank the community of Summerland for their support in the various fundraising initiatives.


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