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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Impact 100, the philanthropic women's group, is hosting several small get-togethers for members and prospective members.
These get-togethers will be held during January and February in members' homes in various neighborhoods and communities.
"We've found that our members enjoy an opportunity to meet one another and socialize in small groups," said Jane Coyle, president of Impact 100. "We invite them to bring a friend along, as well and introduce her to Impact 100."
These small gatherings will include a brief program and discussion of how effective women can be working together for the betterment of the community. A video will be shown, refreshments will be served and guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of Impact board members.
Impact 100 is a group of philanthropic women who individually donate $1,000 annually, which, in turn, is pooled into $100,000 grants. In the past four years since its inception, the organization has donated more than $1.2 million to Indian River County nonprofits.
In addition to the home visits, a gathering will take place at Sebastian Charter Jr. High School, 782 Wave St., Sebastian, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. Members and prospective members will have an opportunity to view the new building under construction, as well as learn of the new furniture and sound system equipment purchased with Impact 100 grant money.
The Education Foundation at Vero Beach Elementary School, 1770 12th St., Vero Beach, will open from 11 a.m. to noon. There will be two separate groups touring in different areas.
ORCA spell out will be at Indian River Charter High School, 6055 College Lane, Vero Beach, from 1-1:30 p.m. and from 1:30-2 p.m. Students involved in the program will show and tell how samples are collected and information recorded.
CASTLE, 148 Vista Royal Square, Vero Beach, will be open from 2-4 p.m. Members will witness a training session for volunteers who make home visits to assist parents with parenting skills.
All tours, except for CASTLE, require advanced sign in. The tours promise to give members and prospective members the opportunity to view these facilities and meet with program managers.
The tours conclude with a wine and cheese reception from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Quail Valley River Club, 2345 A1A in Vero Beach. Advance reservations must be made for the reception also.
Deadline for registering is Jan. 26. There are no charges for the tours or the reception.
For dates of the tours and for more information, call (772) 234-5877 or (772) 559-2544. For directions, visit www.impact100ir.com