Ok, this is not really an article, but more of a book intro (less than 10 minute read). That being said, the first part talks about women in different stages of life and how they all contribute to the women tribe. I found it pretty fitting for our SILG tribe. –-SILGer Amy
P.S. Jen Hatmaker is also fabulous to follow on Facebook if so inclined. –SILGer Tressa
The deadline is getting closer: The 2016 Festival of Trees was so successful that there is a little more to be put back into our community via CLUB MEMBER ONLY project applications.T he deadline is March 15 – application available on our website in the Members Only section, under “Forms.”
Thursday is the SILG Recipient’s Luncheon, where we get to hand out funds to the new grant recipients. These are the proceeds from Festival of Trees 2016, and both our community and our club members put a lot of energy, effort and enthusiasm into achieving (and surpassing) our club goals for community grants. Lunch is provided for recipients and club members – provided you RSVPd to Jacque. If you did not RSVP but find yourself able to attend, please come anyway. It’s a great way to learn about the wonderful programs in our community that support women, children and families. And that, is what SILG is all about!
SILG meets again on Thursday, February 16th, 12noon-1pm at Island City Hall. This week’s guest speaker is Judge Russ West, who will share information with us about Union County Drug Court. Please plan to attend and feel free to bring a friend!
Save the Date – The Oregon Trail Area Meeting will be held in Baker City on Saturday, April 15th. This area meeting pulls together the Baker City, Wallowa County and La Grande clubs for a day of sharing, learning and socializing. Sometimes shopping, too!
Information on our April NW Region Conference…a great way to learn about Soroptimists AND have fun! More discussion at Club next week about how we do this…
Nominations being accepted for the 2017 Peggi Timm Civic Leadership Award
It’s time to bring your dedicated female volunteers into the Eastern Oregon limelight and send in your nominations for the 2017 Peggi Timm Civic Leadership Award.
The 2017 Peggi Timm Civic Leadership Award will be awarded to a woman residing in OTEC’s service territory who most exemplifies Peggi’s ceaseless spirit of volunteerism. Emphasis will be placed upon recognizing individuals who have led in the creation, revitalization, and success of local organizations and institutions.
OTEC will contribute $25,000 to a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chosen by the recipient. The beneficiary must be based within the four counties of OTEC’s service territory (Baker, Grant, Harney and Union).
Nomination forms are available online at www.otecc.com under the “Community” tab and should be submitted to OTEC’s Manager of Communications and Government Affairs Lara Petitclerc-Stokes by 5 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017. Nominations may be made by an individual or group who wishes to acknowledge the work of the nominee or by the nominee themselves. Past applicants who have not received the award are encouraged to resubmit their nominations. Selection of the recipient will be made by the OTEC Board of Directors at the April Board Meeting.
This year’s award winner will be announced at the OTEC 2017 Annual Meeting, taking place on Saturday, April 29 at the Blue Mountain Conference Center.
“…we won’t truly progress as individuals until we make an honest effort to understand those that are not like us.”
Take a few minutes to read this humorous but thought-provoking piece submitted by a club member, especially relevant in today’s complex world of social media!
In December, Elkhorn Media Group partnered with La Grande Les Schwab, Ed Staub and Sons and Carpet One to collect toys for kids in Union County. With the help of Soroptimist International of La Grande, CHD and the Presbyterian Friendship Center we were able to get Christmas gifts to over 150 kids in Union County!
Lots of Soroptimists jumped in to help make give away day smooth. Di Lynn, Pat, Bree, Shayla and others. We helped people shop, checked them out, arranged toys. All in all this is has become a highlight of the holiday season knowing we are able to assist in making Christmas special for so many of our local kids and their families. Thank you for your support! – Tori
The SILG Board meeting is this Thursday, February 2nd. The next regular meeting of the full club will be our monthly Business Meeting on February 9th, 12noon at Island City Hall.