Presented at the Annual General Meeting on April 12, 2022
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Canadian Federation of University Women
Kanata Scholarship Trust
CFUW/Kanata Scholarship Trust
2021 ANNUAL REPORT
CFUW/Kanata Scholarship Trust
2021 ANNUAL REPORT
Charitable Registration # 80922 2276 RR0001
The objective of the Trust is to assist women in meeting their educational pursuits by granting scholarships and awards from this charitable Trust dedicated to that purpose
Chair Patricia Carran
Secretary Carole Baker
Treasurer Sandra St. Germain
Treasurer-in-Waiting Betty Bertrand
CFUW/Kanata Scholarship Trust Awards Committee
Chair Sandy Burger
Members Wende Collins (retiring),
Lynn Payton, Hazel Pompey
Trustee Tricia Carran
2021 taught us that the extraordinary events of 2020 were continuing, and we are going to have to live with this new reality. We are making use of technology to connect with family and friends when we need to. We are making the most of face-to-face visits when we can. The advances in technology are great for living in Ottawa, we have a new way of being together whatever the weather brings. Our Spring Summer and Fall meetings may be in person, but in the winter, we can stay home in the warmth and still enjoy the comradeship of CFUW.
One major milestone of 2021 was the acceptance of our declaration of trust by the Charities Directorate in June. It allows us to move forward in confidence that we are a registered charity with much better understanding of what that means and that we can continue to provide charitable donation receipts and meet CRA guidelines. Only one of our current members was part of the team that completed all the hard work and effort to achieve this goal. Congratulations must go to her and the previous members of the trust who did all the work.
The electronics award process established in 2020 continued to work well for 2021. The awards committee did excellent work to choose nine deserving recipients of our $1000 scholarships. We also heard from Carleton University about the first recipient of the Anne-Marie Dallaire-Sarazan Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies: It was awarded to Noah Rodomar.
Yet again our CFUW Kanata membership met the challenge of novel ways to raise money in these challenging times. As a result, the money received by the Trust was almost $9000 which came from members’ donations of $1499.50, the VP challenge which brought in $5115, the garage sale which raised $2170.00. We also received $1720 in 2021 for the author event which occurred in January 2022.
We are so grateful to everybody in CFUW Kanata for recognizing the importance of our scholarships and supporting all the efforts in fund-raising as well as thinking of fund-raising ideas, no matter how small; you never know how it will grow. Large fund-raising events generate teams of volunteers to work together learn new skills make us successful.
The challenges for 2022 include upgrading the website to advertise the work we do both within the club and to the wider community, as well as generate interest and ideas in fund-raising. We also plan to develop a fund-raising guide using the knowledge we have within the club to help new fund raisers know how to manage an event either virtually or in person, dealing with sponsors, the city, how to manage the income and expenses. We may be approaching you for your advice and expertise, so be ready!
Finally, thank you to Sandi St. Germain who finishes her term of office on March 17th 2022, and welcome to Anne Brackstone who joins us at the same time. The continuing members are Tricia Carran, Carole Baker and Betty Bertrand.
Anne-Marie Dallaire-Sarazan 1943 – 2016
FIRST RECIPIENT NOAH RODOMAR, 2019
The Awards Committee welcomed Hazel Pompey and Tricia Carran (the new Trust Liaison member) to the 2021-2022 Awards Committee and said goodbye to Loraine Drewell as she retired after serving so well for many years on the Scholarship Trust. Wende Collins also retired in December because of other pressing commitments. We thank them for their valuable contributions of experience and wisdom to our committee and are pleased to work with Hazel and Tricia: Continuing with the Committee are Lynn Payton, our computer guru, and myself as Chair.
Because of COVID, the Committee has been meeting via Zoom. Students sent their applications to the Club’s gmail site in PDF format. This requirement ensures that we have access to their forms as sometimes we are not allowed into the Boards’ internal systems. The Committee decided, for privacy reasons, to ask for pictures only from final recipients.
We received one application from A.Y. Jackson High School, 6 from Earl of March High School, 0 from Ecole Secondaire Maurice-Lapointe, 3 from South Carleton High School,1 from West Carleton High School (requiring an extension as the applications had not been sent out by that guidance department on time), 2 applications from All Saints Catholic High School, 2 from Holy Trinity High School, one from Ecole Secondaire Paul-Desmarais, one from Sacred Heart Catholic High School and 2 applications from Frederick Banting Alternate School.
The Committee used the scoring grid that was developed last year and made the final selections at a Zoom meeting. The recipients were: Hanan Kandar from A.Y.Jackson High School who would be attending the University of Ottawa; Anosha Waqar from the Earl of March High School, who would be attending the University of Ottawa; Amal Abed from South Carleton High School, who would be attending the University of Ottawa; Autumn McKlusky from West Carleton Secondary School, who would be attending Queen’s University, Sarah DiCresce from Sacred Heart High School, who would be attending the University of Ottawa, Ghassad Al-Salah from Holy Trinity attending the University of Ottawa, Emili Osver from Paul-Desmarais attending the University of Ottawa and Amani Mambou from All Saints Catholic High School who would be attending the University of Toronto.
Once again, the CFUW/Kanata Scholarship Trust will be offering $1000 scholarships to each school in our catchment area for a total of 10 scholarships. In preparation for the 2022 scholarship awards, the committee met in the Fall of 2021. As last year, the committee agreed to limit the number of applications we process from each school to 10. Once again students would be required to submit all documents to the Club’s g-mail account in PDF format. This would ensure our easy access to their applications and preclude students making any changes after first submitting their application. One change this year is to require two letters of reference: one from a teacher and the other from a non-related community leader. To that end, the application form was revised, and instructions sent to the guidance departments of the ten high schools. The gmail account will be monitored on a weekly basis.