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!
Through November 15th applications are being accepted for the Live Your Dream Award with a club award of $2000. We have received one application to date through the new SIA Application Portal.
We believe that education is the most powerful tool for women to transform their lives. Live Your Dream Awards recipients may use the cash award to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation.
Eligible applicants must provide the primary financial support for their families, be enrolled in or accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program, and must demonstrate financial need.
Our Live Your Dream Awards provide grants to women who have overcome obstacles and are trying to get their lives back on track, build a better life and lift themselves and their families out of poverty through education and skills training.
Please help spread the word by directing potential applicants to the application link at www.lagrandesoroptimist.org. Contact committee chair Rebecca for a poster advertising the award if you have a public place to hang one!
Dream It, Be It Committee Update – September 2018
Committee Members: Fam Moulton, Kristi Puckett, Maria Moulton, Jessica Cromer, Peggy Anthony, Angie Neill, Jessica Bingamon, Brittany Pryce
This committee focuses on a program targeting girls between the ages of 14-18 in secondary schools that face obstacles to their future success by providing access to professional role models, career education, and resources to be empowered to pursue their career goals and reach their full potential.
We’ve had 2 successful meetings so far. We will continue to have bi-wkly Wed. meetings at Denny’s at noon to ensure we are efficient in our planning process. We’re taking notes and saving any info we gather along the way from beginning to end so, this program can be repeated in many years to come.
We will host a One Day Conference in the Spring of 2019. Location, date and time will be determined soon. Date and time will be based around school schedules and sports activities. Location will be based upon our budget. We have discussed possibly EOU, LHS or LMS would allow space for this event. This One Day Conference will include professional role models who will speak and inspire, hands on activities, tools that will teach them how to work as a team, skills they’ll be able to use towards their future dreams, projects they can take back home to use as a reminder of their goals and resources to help balance stress.
We are currently seeking at least 8-12 girls that will participate in the planning process. This will allow us to engage better with these girls, get insight that we may miss otherwise and seek girls that we may miss out on. We are reaching out to local school districts for girls. We are in the process of creating gift baskets as a “thank you” for these girls who choose to help us with the planning process. Donations are welcome! Please let us know if you know of any girls that would be a good fit for this program. We are prepared with forms that the girls and their guardians will need to fill out before confirming participation.
We are working on raising money and applying for grants to help assist with the success of this program.
October 4 – Board Meeting at Dennys (12noon) All Members Welcome!
October 11 – Business Meeting at Dennys (12noon) All Members Attend!
October 18 – Special Event at SILGer Shayla H.’s Home (6pm) All Members – watch your email for location/event details!
Let’s get to know new member Jessica B!
My hometown is…. Imbler, Oregon (insert heart emoji)
What do you want other members to know MOST about who you are? I take a lot of pride in this little town and I am always willing to lend a hand!
#1 reason you joined Soroptimist? Growing up in this area, I saw firsthand how many young girls can really use the help that Soroptimist provides and I wanted to be a part of that!
Snack you always have in your desk or purse? Goldfish!
What did you want to be when you were growing up and why? Future life goals? A farmer! I am 6th generation farm kid and would still love to take over the family farm someday. I would also like to own my own insurance agency.
What makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning? Coffee!
Best vacation yet? Future dream vacation? Best vacation yet is Dallas, Texas. Future dream vacation is Nashville, Tennessee.
Anything else exciting, interesting, or unusual about you or your life? I recently moved home to Union County after two years in Montana. When I am not working, I am usually in the mountains with my two best friends; my 12-year old brother and my puppy, Macy.
We are excited to have you join our efforts. Thank you, Jessica!
SMALL DONATIONS COMMITTEE
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.
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.