Monthly Archives: October 2020

Festival of Trees Sponsorship Opportunity

The Festival of Trees Committee is excited to announce a virtual online auction for our Festival fundraising.

While we will miss holding our in-person event, we have the ability to share our event with a much broader audience.  Help us support our fundraising goals by getting the word out by sharing and posting this flyer:

Contact Shayla Rollins or any member of the FOT committee if you have questions about the event or if you would like to donate to our auction.

Meetings are happening this week!

The October Business Meeting will take place this Thursday, October 8th, at noon via Zoom!

Please watch your email for the invitation with a link to the meeting to be sent tomorrow from the Soroptimist La Grande email by President Andrea!

The District 3 Meeting will be held as a Virtual Event on Saturday, October 10th, also via Zoom.  This means any Soroptimist member can attend from the comfort of her own home!  Our very own Kristi Puckett is SI Region Governor, and our very own Di Lyn Larsen-Hill is District 3 Director.  They have been busy planning this event for several weeks.

Please see the instructions for accessing the meeting and review the conference schedule at this link: soroptimist-district-3-virtual-conference (1), then email Di Lyn at with your choice of breakout session to attend.  We are happy that members can still connect through this virtual conference!

Live Your Dream Awards are now available!

The Live Your Dream Award application portal is now open! Two awards will be offered by SILG this year for $1000 each.  There is also the opportunity to be awarded additional funds at the Region level.

To qualify, the applicant must be a woman who has primary financial responsibility for herself and her dependents, is attending an undergraduate degree program or vocational skills training program, and demonstrates financial need.

Start spreading the word about the availability of this award! Direct potential applicants to to learn more about this program, or to our website for the link to the application portal.  Here is the flier for advertising: LYDA flyer 2020

Please contact Scholarship & Awards Committee Chair, Rebecca Loman, with any questions.