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Walnut Cove Members Association (WCMA)

The Walnut Cove Members Association (WCMA) consists of The Cliffs at Walnut Cove property owners who are interested in supporting local nonprofit charities through annual tax-deductible memberships. The WCMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises money through annual dues, donations, and our annual “Weekend of Giving” which includes both golf and tennis tournaments. At the end of each year, these funds are distributed to a variety of local charitable organizations based on the recommendation the Grants Committee submits to the Board of Directors. Any member actively involved in a charity that meets our stated guidelines is encouraged to submit a grant request up to $5000. The WCMA is made up entirely of volunteers committed to making sure all the funds go directly to reputable organizations while incurring minimal administrative expenses; 98% of all the revenue we raise goes directly to charity.

Membership in the WCMA serves a dual purpose. Not only is the organization helping those in need within our community, but we are also supporting friends and neighbors who are committed to volunteering for worthwhile causes.

Since its 2007 inception, the WCMA has awarded 238 grants, totaling over $764,000, to a diverse range of nonprofits in western North Carolina. We began with just 56 members, but over the past 10 years have grown to over 300 members, many of whom volunteer as officers and committee members. Our service to the community, along with our generous donations, has made Walnut Cove a valued and respected part of the greater Asheville area.

The WCMA applied and received 501(c)(3) incorporation status in 2012. We then established a Board of Directors and Executive Committee, as required. Volunteering for the WCMA has become a terrific way to reinforce the friendships we enjoy here at Walnut Cove, as we work together toward one common goal.

 

We are proud and excited about our continued accomplishments and look forward to another fun and successful year.

Board of Directors & Executive Committee
Board of Directors:

Robin Sipos – Chair

Nancy Norton – Secretary

Bruce Baker – Outgoing President

Ed Eudy – Treasurer

Donna Bailey

Mike Haislip

Karen Spacek

Executive Committee:

John Maxwell – President

Bob Irelan – Vice President

Melba Tracy– Secretary

Ed Eudy – Treasurer

Committees:

Communications – Becky Lehman

Events – Sunny Mathews, Michele Stahl

Golf Tournament – Mike Haislip, Bob Irelan

Grants – Karen Spacek

Membership – Nancy Norton

Raffle – Mary Carmichael

Social – Carole Hodges

Sponsors – Sandi Heckman, Valerie Singer

Tennis Tournament – Sierra Paturalski

Volunteers – Cathy Snyder

 

 

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