Window Dressing in Simcoe

Laurie, Renee and Pauline had a blast dressing one of the windows at the former Budd’s Store at the corner of Norfolk and Argyle in Simcoe to advertise the upcoming Dream It *Be It for Secondary School Girls happening April 16th at Salvation Army, 33 Diana Ave., Brantford



This will be the 2nd last week for our online auction and the items up for bid are awesome. Check them out at
Bidding ends Friday, April 1 at 6 pm and this is no joke.

Item 1:
Origami Owl – “Spring is in the air” Wrap Bracelet
Donated by:
Candice Hutter
This stunning package includes a crystal face, Hummingbird, Daisy, Crystal flower by swarovski, fuschia stardust & cream leather wrap bracelet
Item 2:
Pampered Chef Baker
Donated by: Grand Erie Soroptimist Club Member
The Pampered Chef New Traditions Mini-Baker. 4 cup capacity/8 inch diameter. Made with natural lead-free clay and glaze, nylon pan scraper included for cleaning/use.
Item 3:

Sunbeam Professional Popcorn Maker
Donated by: Grand Erie Soroptimist Club Member
A fun addition to a kid’s birthday party, scary-movie night with friends, and other social gatherings, this traditional hot-oil popcorn maker produces theater-style popcorn from the comfort of home. Use it to pop up to 8 cups of hot delicious popcorn at a time. The Sunbeam unit features a double-hung stainless-steel pivoting kettle with a hinged lid and a motorized stirring mechanism – which mea
ns less oil required, more thoroughly coated kernels, and less un-popped kernels at the end of the cycle. Reminiscent of old-fashioned theatre-style popcorn makers, but in a size that can fit on a countertop or table. Enjoy the popcorn plain or with salt and melted butter – or get creative by sprinkling it with brewer’s yeast, parmesan cheese, or Italian seasoning. A measuring cup comes included.

Item 4:

Wrap Bracelet
Donated and designed by:
Renee VanderHarst
This gold, silver and copper wrap bracelet is stunning! Dress up your everyday outfit.

Item 5:

Gift Certificates for Reba’s Artsy Edibles
Donated by: Reba’s Artsy edibles…/…
Offers custom made cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more!
2 – $20 gift certificates

Item 6:
Warm Beverage Delight Package
Donated by: Grand Erie Soroptimist Club Members & Rhonda Arnott – Ty Kobee Tea & Coffee
Rhonda Arnott – Ty Kobee Tea & Coffee 416 main St. Port Dover 226-567-0789 Rhonda@ty-kobee.com
The delightful package includes: 4 Laura Secord coffee blends, 2 mugs, measuring spoon, wafer cookies, truffles, biscuits, ceramic holder, green tea, French vanilla hot chocolate, mini grinder and cinnamon sticks. (All donated by GE SI Club Members) + $25 gift certificate to Ty Kobee Tea & Coffee.
Item 7:

Wallet and Pendant
Donated by:
Wendy Herbert and Cathy Canton
Joan Rivers Wallet + a Swarovski pink crystal & pearl pendant

Item 8:

Frame Your Life
Donated by: Grand Erie Soroptimist Club Members
This package includes: 3 plated silver frames (1-5×5, 2-5×7), Travel the world frame and 2 – 4×6 frames

Item 9:
8×10 Framed Customized Print
Donated by: Kelli Deconinck – Trifecta Design
Always customizable to each person’s unique family!!
Item 10:
Donated by:
Elaine Deroo 519-583-0453
Dislike harsh chemicals to clean your home? Check out these awesome chemical free cleaning products.
This package includes: the “Enviro” cloth, the “window” cloth & dusting mitt

Items 11:

¾ Sleeve shirt and 2 clutches
Donated by:
Wendy Herbert and Cathy Canton
Black patent snake skin clutch, Cream Patent snake skin clutch bag & ¾ length stripped shirt –size XL

Item 12:

Superb Avon Basket
Donated by:
Carrie Duesling
This amazing package includes: Vanilla Cream bubble bath, Pomegranate & Mango moisturizing hand & body lotion, (2) Orange Blossom & Verbena Body Spray, Pomegranate & Mango nurturing conditioner for curly or wavy hair, Pomegranate & Mango nurturing shampoo for curly or wavy hair, Vanilla antibacterial hand gel, Vanilla antibacterial hand soap, pump and leopard print carry case.

Item 13:

Let’s Get in Shape!!!
Summer Outdoor Boot Camp with Deidre Sittler
Donated by:
Deidre Sittler
6 week Bootcamp Session Location and time TBD
Deidre is an amazing instructor. She is a Certified CanFitPro Fitness Instructor Specialist, Certified IDEA Boot Camp Instructor, Certified Tabata Boot Camp Instructor, Certified TRX Personal and Group Instructor, Certified Zumba Fitness Instructor

Item 14:
Colour Wheel Flower Painting on Canvas 8 x 10
Donated & hand Painted by local artist:
Michelle Snively-Jefferies, 519-771-0143
Studio: C & M Designs Studio, 423 Woodley Rd. Waterford
Michelle paints in acrylics and mixed mediums while capturing the beauty in the ordinary with her special attention to colour. As a self-taught artist, Michelle continues to grow, renewing familiar composition by reactive efforts with colour, paint and texture. She is grateful for the opportunity to have experienced many group and solo exhibitions, from 2003 to present. Her paintings now hang in the homes of private collectors across Canada and abroad. Michelle also enjoys being an active instructor of art and a home décor consultant. She continues her journey of self-discovery and invites you along this expedition. She offers private lessons, group painting classes in her studio or in the community.
Item 15:
3 Hour Painting Session with Local Artist Laurie Cappe
Donated by: Laurie Cappe
In this 3 hour session you will be taught the basics and techniques. All Supplies included. But if you prefer to bring your own brushes please do!
Item 16:
Teddy Bear, Purse and Walmart Gift Card
Donated by: Heather Lynn
This Package includes: This Sweet little “Eddie the Teddy”, a mini purse/camera case (comes with a wrist strap or long strap) and a $25 gift card to Walmart

Item 17:
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fibre Lashes
Donated by:
Patricia Barager
Increase your average lash volume by 400%.
Listen up, fiber lash lovers. We have improved our wildly popular 3D Fiber lash enhancer to make it better than before. With a new brush and a fresh look, our proprietary, hypoallergenic formula brings life to tired lashes. It’s two international patents pending leaves little wonder about why women are talking about which lash enhancer they use.
Item 18:
Epicure Fun
Donated by
Sarah Bertling
This tasty bundle includes: El Greco Seasoning, 3 Onion, Lemon Dilly, Cheese, Chives and Bacon, Carrot Cake + Silicone Square Steamer
Item 19:

Flip Flop/Pedicure Socks
Donated by:
Jenna Sherman
These awesome socks are the perfect socks to wear on the day of your pedicure. They are also great for those who feel the need to wear their flip flops all year long.

Item 20:
Regal Gifts – Gift Certificate
Donated by:
Samantha Miller
If you would like a catalogue please contact Samantha Miller.
Something Special for Everyone
Item 21:

Donated and made by: Tiffany Eisthen
Your choice of one of the 4 cheesecakes. Made to order

Item 22:

Crafty Creations
Donated by:
Christine Marshall…
Includes: choice of either 2 pairs of children’s pajama pants customized size, or one adult pair custom size or a throw sized rag quilt. Multiple prints to choose from.

Item 23:
SweetLegs Simcoe with Shannon
Donated by:
Shannon Lee
Leggings are regular size and fit women size 0-12
These leggings are super soft and super comfortable!
Item 24:
6 Dozen Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Baked and Donated by: Daniel J. Davidson
Financial Advisor & Investment Representative Freedom 55 Financial 226-920-9090
These 6 dozen delicious homemade cookies are freshly baked.
And don’t forget the Scentsy fundraiser
I have been speaking with Mandie Marques and would like to offer a Scentsy fundraiser! I will donate my commission of any scentsy sales during this auction to the Grand Erie Soroptimist! Please shop at this link or message me directly. Please share this post with friends! Thanks for your help!

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Ok bidders….Let Week 6 of Soroptimist Grand Erie’s online auction begin! 16 items are up for bids this week. Happy Bidding! Just a reminder bidding ends at 6 p.m. on Friday March 25th at 6 p.m. (Good Friday)
All proceeds go to help women and girls in our community and around the world

Thank you to all the businesses and Soroptimist club members who donated to this week’s auction

 1)  Scentsy Easter Basket    Donated by: Krista Sowden   519-429-9759
Basket includes: Perfectly Pomegranate laundry soap, Perfectly Pomegranate washer whiffs, scent bars – luna, 2 sweat pea & vanilla, banana berry and pink tulips, honeymoon hideaway hand cream and winter cypress scent circle.
Retail Value: $95.00   
Starting Bid: $10.00
Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.    Bidding increments of $2.00
2)  African Statues donated by: A Grand Erie Soroptimist Club Member  “Great way to decorate that African theme/jungle room”
Starting Bid: $10.00   Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.   
Bidding increments of $2.00
3)  Norwex – Safe Haven Home Kit   Donated by: Sarah Crouch   519-909-8984
Dislike harsh chemicals to clean your home? Check out these awesome chemical free cleaning products.
This package includes: the “Enviro” cloth, the “Polishing” cloth, Optic Scarf and Blue Diamond all purpose bathroom cleaner (Best Seller)
Retail Value: $95.00    Starting Bid: $10.00
Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.   Bidding increments of $2.00
4)  Pure Romance Gift Certificate   Donated by: Leanne Dennis  
Pure Romance is the #1 in-home party company specializing in intimacy products
$50 gift certificate    Retail Value: $50.00    Starting Bid: $5.00
Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.   Bidding increments of $2.00
5)  Mary Kay Gift Basket    Donated by: Leanne Sandilands Dargie 519-427-3647
This basket contains a ton of awesome products: satin hands set (honeydew melon), set of 3 nail polish, 2 x $20 gift certificates (to be used with Leanne only), gardening gloves, MK mirror, emery board, invite to facial, look book, easter eggs (contain samples inside)
Retail Value: $120.00   Starting Bid: $10.00    Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.   Bidding increments of $5.00
6)  Group Planter Workshop for 4  Donated by: Ronda Nix & the Simcoe & District Horticultural Society…/
Each person in the group will create a planter to take home.  Also includes 4 memberships for the Simcoe and District Horticultural Society  What a great activity to do with your friends or family! With the great guidance of Ronda.    Value of Workshop: $200 Starting bid: $50.00  Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.  Bidding increments of $5.00
7)  Easter Basket  Donated by: Members of Grand Erie Soroptimist   This easter basket is jam packed with so many goodies. Includes: 6 bright coloured place mats, 2 chocolate bunnies, 3 decorative eggs, easter egg wreath, jelly eggs, chocolate eggs, kinder surprise eggs, stuffed chick, Lindor chocolate and juicy fruit gum.
Starting bid: $10.00  Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m. 
Bidding increments of $2.00
8)  Sunset Gourmet Package  Donated by: Melissa Seitz Marr 519-732-3256…/
Who doesn’t love this product? Package includes: caribbean mango tequila sauce, tropical pina colada frozen drink mix and passionfruit white balsamic vinegar
Retail value: $35.00   Starting bid: $5.00
Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.   Bidding increments of $2.00
9)  10 Piece Getaway Set + Slippers   Donated by: Heather Lynn
Includes: train case, organizer, medium purse kit, small purse kit, scarf, clear pouch, 2 travel bottles and shower puff + areosole slippers
Starting bid: $10.00  Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.  
Bidding increments of $2.00
10)  Party Grill – Stone & Grill   Donated by: Melissa Marques Wouters   Enjoy your outdoor party with the stone and grill! Great for BBQ season
Retail Value: $75.00  Starting bid: $10.00 
Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.  Bidding increments of $5.00
11)  16″ Silk Spring Wreath  Handcrafted and Donated by: Laurie Cappe  This beautiful floral wreath is here just in time for spring
12)  Set of 8 Accent Pillows   Donated by: A Grand Erie Soroptimist Member    This set of 8 accent pillows are a great way to jazz up a room!!
Starting bid: $20.00    Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.  
Bidding increments of $2.00
13)  Thirty One Large Utility Tote – daisy craze print  Donated by: Sherri Graham 226-567-0320
You’ll be amazed at how much this classic tote can hold. The structured metal frame keeps it open for bulky items and provides strength for durability. Use it to keep your closet in order, carry toys or groceries while you’re on the go, haul camping gear and so much more. It even collapses for easy storage!
Retail Value: $42.00  Starting Bid: $10.00  Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.  Bidding increments of $2.00
14)  SweetLegs Simcoe with Shannon   Donated by Shannon Lee
Leggings are plus size and fit women size 14-22  These leggings are super soft and super comfortable!  Retail Value: $25.00  Starting Bid: $5.00
Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.  Bidding increments of $2.00
15)  Original Acrylic on Canvas  Hand Painted and donated by Tash Grincevicius…/…
This one of a kind piece of art would be a great addition to any room in the home or office.
Retail Value: $150.00 
Starting Bid: $20.00  Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m. Bidding increments of $5.00
16)  Handmade Necklace  Donated by: Cathy Canton
This necklace is made from fresh water pearls with a copper closure and a Mucano Glass pendant
Retail value: $150.00  Starting Bid: $10.00

Auction Closes on Fri Mar 25 at 6 p.m.  Bidding increments of $2.00


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Cathy Birnie, Executive Director of the Pregnancy & Resource Centre- Brant was presented with a cheque at our March meeting after telling us about the Centre
A cheque was presented to Julie Wilson, supervisor of Six Nations Maternal and Child Centre at our February meeting


Up for bids this week at

1.  Scentsy Gift Package Donated by: Ria Mago

2.  Scarf and mitten set made from recycled sweaters donated by Lisa Fraser from At Tom & Ellie’s House

3.  COACH wristlet with duster bag donated by Chris Schott-Propper of Divine Designs…

4.  Essential Oils Package and Reflexology Session with Tanya at Charisma  donated by Tanya Borghese

5.  Sunset Gourmet – Scrumptious Basket donated by Olympia Oliveira

6.   Silpada Necklace and Earring set donated by Barbie Ernst

7.   Bath package — This relaxing package includes: 2 luxurious bath towels + Peony Bloom soap, body scrub, cream, body spray and bath gel                            donated by: Friends of Grand Erie Soroptimist

8.  Includes: 2 wholesome pickins mugs, $25 gift certificate to Wholeosme Pickins + a 10 piece set of Pyrex Glass storage containers                                         Donated by: Jenn VanDeVelde and Dave VanDeVelde of Wholesome Pickins in Delhi

9.  Trunk Organizer + Caramedic Silver Package Detail Includes: interior vac, dash & console detail, windows, exterior wash and chamois  Donated by Alison Muir

10.  Customer Order Design  Donated by Christa Shortt
Do you have a favourite quote or saying?? She will make this sign for you. Choose your saying and choose from canvas or barn board.  A design    can be created for you to meet your decor needs.

11.  For the Piano Lover    “The Duet” Framed Picture       Donated by: Friends of Grand Erie Soroptimist

Bidding will close on Friday, March 11 at 6 pm

Thank you to all who have participated in the previous 3 weeks.  All proceeds are used by our club to help women and girls in our community.