In 1984 a group of women who had comprised a fund raising committee for a local theatre company found themselves out of a job due to circumstances beyond their control. Instead of disbanding, this vibrant creative group decided to continue working together, but to focus their energies on the ”Environment", with Fundraising a major activity.
The "Senior League Endowment Society of Collingwood Inc.” was born. Greta McGillivray became its first President. Other early players were Molly Bartram, Barbara Penny, Katherine Huycke, ]ean Finlay, Joie Brunning, Marion Sandell, Suzie Newton, Nancy Hall and Sylvia Wiggins.