Dream It, Be It has been added to our website, to make it easier to let local women and girls know about the exciting program our committee has been planning for March and to help get the word out! Check out “DIBI” on the top right and let key folks know! http://lagrandesoroptimist.org/
February At A Glance: 1-2-3!
February 7 – Board Meeting at Dennys (12noon) All Members Welcome!
February 14 – Business Meeting at Dennys (12noon) All Members Attend!
February 21 – Special Grant Awards Luncheon, Island City Hall, 12noon, All Members – watch your email for details about RSVPing. DON’T MISS!
As Soroptimists we are considered leaders in our community, and very often asked to take on leadership roles within our club. Many of our members are leaders at work, either formally or informally. “Best for women” in many cases leads to advocacy and support of causes, encouragement and articulation of values – traits of many a great leader!
In December 2018, a Forbes article indicated: The percentage of women holding leadership positions in government, education and business has grown steadily in the past couple of decades, but still lags far behind the percentage of such roles held by men. Many women still face a difficult climb to reach leadership status in their companies, and once there, some may struggle to overcome the preconceptions of colleagues and staff or a desire to prove themselves through perfection.
To be effective as leaders, women must embrace their unique capabilities and strengths, as well as be willing to draw on the tools and resources that any leader needs from time to time.
To read the full article and see the 15 tips (worth it!), go here:
Our Congrats to Susan Lewis, SILG member since 1981, on her upcoming retirement from Grande Ronde Hospital. For the full story: https://www.lagrandeobserver.com/home/6811091-151/a-four-decade-hospital-career-nears-conclusion
This week and next for SILG…
January 10th, 12noon, Business Meeting at Dennys, All Members
January 17th, 6pm, SILG Social, All Members – Check your email for all the details on Fam’s Special Event!
December 6 – Board Meeting at Dennys (12noon) All Members Welcome!
December 13 – Business Meeting at Dennys (12noon) All Members Attend!
December 20 – Special Holiday Event (6pm) All Members – watch your email for location/event details!
November 1 – Board Meeting at Dennys (12noon) All Members Welcome!
November 8 – Business Meeting at Dennys (12noon) All Members Attend!
November 15 – Special Event at SILGer Andrea W.’s Home (6pm) All Members – watch your email for location/event details!
The Marketing Committee would like to remind all members that if you are attending an SILG event, feel free to take pictures of members and activities and send them on to a committee member for inclusion on our FB page later. Or, if you see something awesome and noteworthy in the local paper (etc.) about one of our members! You can text or email pictures to Tressa, Rebecca, Shayla H., Andrea or Peggy.
Members are reminded that if they know of worthy community projects in need of small amounts of funding over the course of the year, they can contact the Small Grants Committee Chair Tressa. The total annual budget for this committee is $600.
BOOTS & SOCKS
Committee: Pat Wood, Brenda Bell, Maria Moulton, Fam Moulton, Shayla Rollins, Rebecca Loman, Susan Lemon, Angie Neill, Jessica Cromer
Lion’s Club contact: Larry Glaze
Budget: $5000.00 Purchases to Date $2361.90: (8) Boots @ JCP 95.24 (23) Gloves @ WM 11.50 (5) Boots @ Maurice’s 41.25 (103) Boots @ Walmart 1769.91 ( 30+) Boots from R&C for $444.00 plus many more at no charge. Remaining balance is $2638.10. (Approximately 50 more pair still coming from Walmart).
Flyers are available for members to have collection boxes at work, church etc. There is a work party this Saturday, Oct 13th @ Riviera School starting at 9:00. Everyone is welcome! (Coats) Boots & Socks Distribution Days: October 27 & Nov 3, 8:30am to 12:30pm. Please sign up!