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April 4th, 2017

100 Men Who Give a Damn! in the Annapolis Valley met on April 4th 2017 @ the Port Williams Community Hall.

The recipient of that night’s donations of over $10,000 was:

Canadian Cancer Society – Nova Scotia Division

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer.  We lead cancer research across Canada, influence public policy to improve the health of Canadians and provide support programs for patients and caregivers such as The Lodge That Gives and Camp Goodtime.

K-Rock 89.3 has generously donated $1,000 in airtime to the other two presenters.  They were:

  • Clean Annapolis River Project
  • Berwick and District Community Association

Dr Butler and Katie MacArthur from the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation, the recipient at our last meeting, told us the equipment to improve prostate surgery is now in operation.  It is the first equipment of this type in use in Nova Scotia.  The equipment allows surgery without an overnight stay.  This benefits the patient receiving the surgery and also frees up bed space for surgeries in other specialties.  100 Men Annapolis Valley are proud of our part in supporting this project.

100 Men Who Give a Damn! is a group of men who meet quarterly to hear a presentation from three local charities.  After the presentations, the men vote on which charity will be the recipient for that meeting.  Each member contributes $100 directly to the charity.  We have over 100 participation members, so the charity receives over $10,000.

In one hour, we contribute over $10,000 to a worthy local charity.


September 14, 2016

100 Men Who Give a Damn! in the Annapolis Valley held their third meeting Sept 13th @ the Port Williams Community Hall.

The recipient of last night’s donations of over $10,000 was:

Adrian Campbell Scholarship Fund Association

The Adrian Campbell Scholarship Fund was established as a tribute to Adrian’s many accomplishments in his too brief life. The Fund supports young athletes in individualized endurance sports who are also beginning their post- secondary education.  Adrian was a great proponent of fitness and encouraged and helped many others to follow his path. He would be honoured to know that he was helping young athletes with the additional financial costs associated with simultaneously pursuing their sport and education.

The Red Letter Philanthropy Counsel Letter is supporting ‘100 Men’ by offering our fundraising services to the organization selected to by the group to receive funding to the recipient.

K-Rock 89.3 has generously donated $2,000 in airtime to the other two presenters.  They were:

  • Valley Care Pregnancy Centre
  • Deep Roots Music Co-operative

100 Men Who Give a Damn! is a group of men who meet quarterly to hear a presentation from three local charities.  After the presentations, the men vote on which charity will be the recipient for that meeting.  Each member contributes $100 directly to the charity.  We have over 100 participation members, so the charity receives over $10,000.

In one hour, we contribute over $10,000 to a worthy local charity.


September 5, 2016

After a wonderful summer, there’s some more business to take care of (such as donating more than $10,000 to charity). This is your friendly reminder that our third meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 13th at the Port Williams Community Centre.

A few new important notes this time around:
1.We’ll have food this time: Joey Murphy (fellow member) has kindly agreed to provide finger foods for all! Food will be served beginning at 5:30pm, with the meeting itself starting at 6:30pm. In order to ensure the meeting is started and finished on time, the food will vanish at 6:15pm so be sure to arrive early if you’re hungry. The whole meeting will wrap by 7:30pm. A cash bar will be available beginning at 5:30pm as well.
2.We have two special new charity prize sponsorships (89.3 K-Rock and Red Letter Philanthropy Counsel), which will benefit not only the recipient charity but the two non-recipient charities as well. We are blown away by the generosity of our business community.
3.Please bring a blank cheque for $100, which you will fill in later in the evening (writing it directly to the recipient charity). If you do not have cheques, cash is also good. Unfortunately, credit cards can’t be accepted at this time.
4.If you cannot attend on the 13th, please make arrangements to send your cheque with another member so that he can bring it and complete it on your behalf (and give it to the recipient charity).
5.Our three presenting charities have been randomly selected and notified from those nominated by our members. They will remain a mystery to members until the night of the event (to keep it suspenseful mostly, but also to prevent any member lobbying in advance). Overall, there are now more than 70 registered local charities nominated by our members.
6.Please continue spreading the word! We will never stop accepting new members – the more the merrier.

Thanks everyone, and if you have any questions whatsoever please just ask – we are happy to answer them. See you on the 13th.