Monthly Archives: October 2017

October 19 Meeting Highlights

Tori and Di stepped up and lead club yesterday in a thoughtful, valuable activity and discussion yesterday, when our guest speaker had an emergency and could not join us. This is the strength of our club – together, making it happen! We learned about Conference highlights, met a potential new member, and did an activity around respect and inclusion in the SIA club setting. It was a great activity and subsequent conversation – thank you to all who participated and shared, including Marilyn, Melinda, Brittany, Shayla R., Rebecca, Vicky, Tressa and Jacque.

Tori and Di also shared some highlights from conference last weekend (Kristi and Shannon also attended, but couldn’t get to club). In a related topic, President Tori’s installation theme was “How Does Our SILG Garden Grow?” President Tori is doing an awesome job at nurturing our club along this year (aided by her trusty board, committee chairs, and all of the SILG membership). Conference attendees noted that once again, they were proud of our club’s accomplishments and inclusiveness when they represented SILG at conference last weekend. Remember to share your own sunshine and connect with club members on a regular basis – it’s healthy for you, AND for our club!

SILG Today

SILG Today: Guest Speaker Cami Miller with the Charm Collaborative, a new recipient of FOT funds through Community Grants. Cami will discuss how her program supports women and girls in our community. Please plan to attend and bring a friend to help spread the good word!

SILG Boots & Socks prep

Crisp fall mornings and the changing of the leaves signal that it’s time for SILG members to round up donations of new or gently used boots, socks, hats, and gloves for our Boots & Socks distribution! Those of us with kids or grandkids can clean out those sizes that no longer fit our kiddos and watch the smiles on the faces of the children who walk away with them at distribution time. It’s a favorite event for many of our members to know these children can cope with the winter weather thanks to our efforts, in conjunction with the local Lions Club giving Coats for Kids. Having a scarce supply of boots after what was given out last year, we have collection boxes at local banks for the public to make donations and we have over 200 pair on order from Wal-Mart (who gives us a great discount in support of our program). Keep an eye out for great deals during shopping ventures!

A work party will be scheduled soon to move shelves and inventory back into our room at Riveria School and sort inventory by size.  Distribution dates are typically the last Saturday in October and first Saturday in November. Our committee chair will confirm these dates soon and there will be an opportunity for all members to sign-up to help.  Stay tuned!

SILG October Meetings


October 12 – Monthly Business Meeting. President Tori will lead us through a full agenda and rumor has it there will be birthday treats…friends welcome.

October 19 – Guest Speaker Cami Miller, with NEON’s Charm Collaborative. This is a first time recipient of the Festival funding, so lots to learn about how this group will use the funds to support women and girls in Union County. The Community Grants Committee is very careful about where those grants go, so you know this will be inspiring. Bring a friend!

October 26 – The second most often reason cited for club membership after “doing good for my community” is “networking with other women in my community.” This meeting features a panel discussion as three members present their experience as women in business in our community over the years. Mary Lou, President Tori, and Mary will share how their businesses have supported our community, and how our community has shaped their business outlook. Bring a friend – and YOUR perspective – to this fascinating opportunity for networking and support!

SILG Announcements October 4

Happy Anniversary to Vicky Brogoitti, celebrating 5 years with SILG! Happy Anniversary to Brittany Pryce and Sara Waliser, both celebrating their first full year with SILG!

Fall Social is coming right up, only 5 more days until you can chill, network and spend some time with the fabulous women of SILG!  October 9, 5-7pm, at Wine Down, at The Landing. A great chance to check out a new local business, plus get to know your fellow SILGers a little better!

October 5, SILG Board Meeting at Dennys, 12noon. All club members are welcome to attend and learn more about the inner-workings of SILG.

October 12, SILG Business Meeting at Island City Hall, 12noon. Please plan to attend if possible – President Tori will lead club members through a full agenda of club business and important committee updates related to current activities.

October 13-15, District Meeting in Yakima for those attending and representing our club

October 19 & 26 – SILG Meetings at Island City Hall include guest speakers, special topics and opportunities to network and learn more about our community. Details to come.