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A new women’s group has formed in Bloomingdale and Roselle. Acceptance into the group requires dedication to the community and the ability to “put your money where your mouth is.”

100+ Women Who Care is a national movement. It started when three women in Detroit wanted to help their city. Since then, the idea has spread.

Locally, Sue Ellen Eichholz, Dr. Aimee Harris-Newon, Jane Hove, Diane Kowalski, Kathy Maykut, Pat Olinger, and Branka Poplonski formed the 100+ Women Who Care West Suburban chapter last year. Their first meeting was held in Sept. 2013.

“This is an opportunity to work together with women from all stages and walks of life to strengthen the community,” said Barb Rendall. “All contributions are tax deductible.”

The combined funds from the group ($100 per person is suggested but not required) are donated to a local charity suggested by a member.

Thus far, the group has donated funds to Stepping Stones ($3550), Youth Outlook, and Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (amount to be determined).

“The goal is to achieve membership of 100+ women who can help make a difference in the community,” said club president Sue Ellen R Eichholz. At last count, the club had 60 members.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. on July 15 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club.

“Our group is comprised of some truly empowering and wonderful women with such huge hearts,” said Eichholz. The familiar faces appear on the group’s Facebook page.

New members are welcome to join the club. Eichholz can be reached via: