Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Dust off your aloha shirts and hula skirts, and join us for a virtual Luau at 5:30 PM on Tuesday June 23 to celebrate the annual joint 100 Women Who Care and 100 Men Who Give a Damn anniversary party to benefit NEWS-Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services! While we can't be together in person, we can do our best to bring the festivities to you in your home. Watch for an email on Monday June 22 for your ZOOM link!
Join us for a Zoom Luau on Tuesday June 23 from 5:30-6pm to say “hello” and celebrate your impact on the NEWS mission! Learn which NEWS programs will benefit from your donations and hear how we have adjusted services under shelter-in-place to support those most in need during this crisis. This party will kickoff an online voting period where you’ll get to choose from different initiatives to support within NEWS!
Leading up to the event, we’ve specially curated some cocktails and playlists for you to enjoy ahead of this year’s event!
What is a party without some festive drinks!
Below are three of our favorites. Substitute prepared black tea in equal proportion for rum to make these drinks a mocktail.
Classic Daiquiri (beginner)
2oz silver rum (Bacardi or Don Q)
1oz fresh lime juice
½ oz simple syrup
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker saving ice for last. Shake until the shaker frosts (about 15 seconds), strain into a coupe glass. No garnish needed.
Mai Tai (intermediate)
1oz fresh lime juice
½ oz dry orange curacao
¼ oz orgeat syrup
¼ oz simple syrup
1 oz dark Jamaican rum
1 oz aged Martinique rum
Garnish: mint sprig, spent lime shell.
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker saving ice for last. Shake until the shaker frosts (about 15 seconds), pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass. Add more ice to fill glass if necessary. Garnish with half of the spent lime shell and fresh mint.
Planter’s Punch (advanced)
½ oz fresh lime juice
½ oz simple syrup
½ oz gold Jamaican rum
½ oz dark Jamaican rum
1 oz gold virgin islands rum
½ tsp grenadine
½ tsp Falernum
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 mint sprig
6 oz crushed ice
Garnish: fresh mint sprig
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker saving the ice for last. Shake until the shaker frosts (about 15 seconds) and pour unstrained into a tall glass. Add more ice to fill glass if necessary. Garnish with fresh mint sprig.
Check out these Spotify playlists and radios to get in the mood!
Kick back with a drink and enjoy classic sounds of tropicalia, surf rock, and exotica with The Hawaiian Party Playlist (link to Playlist here).
Check out Los Straightjackets (link to Spotify Radio here) for a modern twist on surf rock!
For the best of the mid-century modern and space age pop, check out Esquivel! Radio (link to Spotify Radio here)!
Or, for that classic dinner show vibe, The Don Ho Show Live (link to Album here) is for you!
Our First meeting was on April 3, 2014
Silo's and Napa River Inn
An amazing 180 women attended the first 100 Women Who Care About Napa County meeting at Silo's and Napa River Inn Hatt Hall. The energy and atmosphere was truly inspirational. We heard about three programs of NEWS-Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse Services (the non-profit that administrates 100WWC Napa County and is the beneficiary once per year). The women voted to help NEWS hire an on-call Domestic Violence Response Team Advocate, which will help relieve the NEWS staffers from being on call weekends after they have worked a full week. $18,000 was collected, which will make a huge impact in helping the organization. It was an amazing experience and everyone is excited for the next meeting when one of three lucky non-profits will be chosen. 3 more non-profits benefited that first year from 100WWC-Napa County - Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Northbay, If Given a Chance Foundation and Family Service Napa Valley.... totaling more that $80,000 in donations to our community in one year!
"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."