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Small Donations Committee Update


Members: Tressa Seydel, Rebecca Loman, Mary Lou Dean, Patty Gooderham

The Small Donations Committee normally has $650 each club year, with any amount over $250 needing a full club vote. We received a request in late summer to support the GRAY project at the Pioneer Park Softball/Baseball Fields and granted a $201 carryover from last year’s committee to match funds for a sink.

If members are aware of community groups or projects in need of small amounts of funds to benefit our community, they may facilitate letters of request to either President Di or committee chair Tressa for consideration.

Marketing Committee Update


Members: Tressa Seydel, Shayla Hewitt, Andrea Waldrop, Rebecca Loman, Peggy Anthony

The Marketing Committee supports the overall promotion of the club: brochure, application, website/blog, and Facebook. In honor of the new “Being a Soroptimist is as Easy as 1-2-3!” the brochure was turned into a half-sheet card (kind of like a recipe card) by Rebecca and Peggy and it looks great! The application was slightly revised and is now available for download and is fillable.

In order to support the change to the meeting structure, most posts and blog entries will highlight the 1-2-3- theme this year.  Marketing Committee members also divvied up blog topics for regular posting entries. If club committees need any additional support marketing events or activities, they can reach out to anyone on the committee.

Meetings Committee Update


Members: Tori Gandy, Shannon Wilmarth, Mary Horn, Patty Gooderham, Marilyn Fallow, Tressa Seydel

This new club year also brings a new meeting schedule – It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to be a Soroptimist!

We have had two meetings and you will find a complete schedule in your directory. The third meetings of the month are all designed to offer an opportunity to get to know one another better, and learn more about Soroptimists, a specific SI event or something happening in our community and give those who can’t make noon meetings an opportunity to get involved monthly.

Our first 3rd Thursday meeting is September 20th at 6pm at Grand Ronde Hospital. Patrick Flynn, the GR Hospital Foundation Manager will present information on the new 3D mammography machine and some details about the impact our donation has made.

Boots & Socks Committee Update


Meeting: 9/13/18

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: $147.99

(8) Boots @ JCP 95.24 (23) Gloves @ WM 11.50 (5) Boots @ Maurices 41.25

Remaining balance: $4852.01

Distribution Days: October 27 & Nov 3 8:30 to 12:30

270 pair distributed in 2017

97 pair left after distribution

146 pair on-hand now, due to after-season purchases and donations

Need to order:


Scholarships & Awards Committee update

As we kick-off our new Soroptimist club year, the Scholarships & Awards Committee had our first meeting on August 27th.  We discussed the Live Your Dream Award, as we are currently accepting applications and have a new online platform to use–please share the award info with anyone who needs it!  We also talked about streamlining the scholarship applications and divided duties amongst committee members for various club awards!  For more details on discussion, click here for our meeting notes 2018_08_27.  Contact Rebecca if you’d like to join the committee!

New SILG Application Available

The Marketing Committee is excited to announce some upcoming changes, and rolling out the first – a new, fillable application for SILG membership! If you know of someone interested in becoming a member of SILG, they can simply download our online application, fill it out, save it and email it back to us. BOOM! The application is available on our website here:



October District Conference

The Official Call to Conference – our 65th annual District meeting of Soroptimist International of the Americas – is out! District Conference is set for October 12-14 in Moses Lake, WA. Please review the packet and if you wish to attend the conference,  please let President Di know no later than September 1st.
The Conference Packet was emailed to all members by President Di; it can also be found in the Members Only section of our website, under Conference Packet. If you cannot remember the password for the Members Only section, check your Club Directory.

LIVE YOUR DREAM AWARD: Applications now being accepted!

Applications are currently being accepted for the Live Your Dream Award! This is a $2000 club-level award and recipients will also be considered for a Region-level award.

To qualify, the applicant must be a woman who has primary financial responsibility for herself and her dependents, has financial need, and is attending an undergraduate degree program or vocational skills training program. Funds can be used toward childcare, books, vehicle expenses, and does not have to be used directly on tuition costs.

There is a new SIA application platform, which makes it even easier to apply online at

Baker & Wallowa County SI clubs also have awards available, so please spread the word.

If you’d like to hang a poster in your business or have any questions, contact club member Rebecca Loman at


The SILG Year begins Thursday, September 6th – add that to your calendars now, and watch your email and our SILG Facebook page for meeting and special event details. The Meetings Committee hopes to have most of the year mapped out by September so you can lock in the important stuff (you know, all things SILG) and worry about holiday shopping and vacation planning later! 🙂