Monthly Archives: May 2017

Scholarship Recipient Announcement

SILG scholarship recipients will be joining us for lunch at club tomorrow, Thursday, May 25 – please join us to congratulate these very worthy students!
La Grande Soroptimist Scholarship Committee announces the recipients for the 2017 Scholarships:

EOU Senior Scholarship, $5,000 (1 award):
– Madeline Martens, Union High School (2014)

EOU Continuation Scholarship, $3000 (1 award):
–  Jessica Carter, La Grande High School

Union County High School Scholarship, $2500 (3 awards):

– Hannah Wilhelm, Imbler High School (2017)

– Kachira Phillips, Powder Valley High School (2017)

– Kathryn Sheehy, Union High School (2017)

Pro-Tech Scholarship, $2,000 (2 awards)

– Curtis Little, Elgin High School (2014)

– Breanna Harvey, La Grande High School (2017)


Yard Sale Update

Pat has accessed extra (empty) units for the Yard Sale tomorrow, so even if it rains our items & people will stay dry! BTW, Pat is AWESOME! We do need more help (6am set-up, 8-12 sale) and members are NOT expected to stay for 4-6 hours – we’ll take whatever hour/s you can spare! Thank you!

75th Photo Opp

Attention Members – A photographer will be at our monthly Business meeting on May 11th to take a group photo with as many members as possible. This will be displayed at the 75th Annual June Breakfast. Apply some lipstick and rouge (as my Granny would say), and plan to put on your best smile, noon on the 11th. There is also a jam-packed agenda for that meeting, so a good one to make if you possibly can! CHEESE!

Nomination Time

The Jean McKenzie award was established in 1993 to honor Jean McKenzie, a Soroptimist Life Member and long-time community leader. Her Soroptimist pin was mounted on a plaque to be given each year to an outstanding Soroptimist. In 2001, Soroptimist of La Grande combined the Jean McKenzie Award with the Soroptimist Woman of the Year Award honoring one Soroptimist with the “Jean McKenzie Woman of the Year” traveling plaque. Please nominate an SILGer who is an outstanding volunteer in Union County, who cares about our area and tries to “Make a Difference” – a member who has demonstrated community involvement and helping others beyond the club requirement for members. The recipient’s name will be submitted for consideration for the Soroptimist International “Women of Distinction” and/or “Women Helping Women” award. Completed nomination forms go to Rebecca, no later than May 12th.

Jean McKenzie nomination form 2017

JM Biography info