The Festival of Trees Debrief originally scheduled for Monday the 6th has been cancelled. Chair-Sharers Shannon and Ashley will organize a debrief opportunity in the future, stay tuned!
The June Breakfast Committee will hold its first meeting on Monday, February 6th at Local Harvest. This is the 75th Anniversary of the June Breakfast so there will be some special features. All SILG members are welcome to participate in this committee – just show up for the meeting on Monday!
The Community Grant Recipient Lunch will be held Thursday, February 23, 12noon at Island City Hall. This is the day SILG distributes the Festival funds to grant recipients and it is the culmination of all our hard work! Lunch is provided, we just need club members to RSVP to Jacque at email@example.com to make sure there are enough chairs and food for everyone. Come to mingle with our recipients and learn about the programs that support our community! If you would like to bring a VIP guest, please note that in your RSVP.
Community Grant Applications for 2017 will be accepted from the public from February 23 – March 31, 2017. These grants are funded through the annual Festival of Trees event, which will be held December 1-2, 2017 (fund distribution to follow 2/2018). Details may be found on the SILG website at lagrandesoroptimist.org in the Application tab under Community Grants.
The 2016 Festival of Trees was so successful that after fulfilling the grant allocations, there is a balance of approximately $4000 to be put back into our community via SILG Club Member Only applications. If you know of a community project or organization that could use a boost, here is your opportunity to advocate on their behalf – talk about grassroots! These applications from club members must be turned in to Jacque no later than March 15th – the application is available on our website in the Members Only section, under “Forms.”
Long story short, SILG now has both an official Soroptimist email address as well as a new Gmail address. President Ashley is monitoring both accounts, but most information club members receive will originate from the Gmail address. If you have marketing materials or scholarship applications, etc. that need a club address, please use the Gmail address. It is firstname.lastname@example.org Easy-peasy!
SILG would like to WELCOME two new members this month! Sara Waliser, who works for Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care in La Grande. And, Sandra Ghormley, who is employed by OTECC and works out of the Baker City office, but is active in La Grande Rotary as well as now SILG! Welcome to both Sara and Sandra!