Good morning, fellow SILG members!
Scholarship applications are being accepted for our $5000 EOU Senior award. Deadline is April 15th! Please help spread the word.
Application information and materials can be found on our website under the applications tab, or use this link: Scholarships & Awards | Soroptimist Int’l of La Grande (lagrandesoroptimist.org)
Registration is now open for the annual Soroptimist NW Region Conference, held virtually this year on April 23 & 24! This is a FREE event which is lead by our very own SILG Soroptimist member and Northwest Region Governor, Kristi Puckett.
If you have never attended a Soroptimist meeting at a district or region level, you can expect to learn many new things and gain a sense of connection with the organization as a whole, along with a broader sense of impact from your contribution locally. There will be elections for our Nominating Committee for future Region board positions, housekeeping Bylaw changes, and some fantastic speakers on Human Trafficking. Our District Directors, Region Board, and Region Planning Committee have put in an enormous amount of planning in order to bring everyone together for this fun and informative virtual event. Let’s support Kristi and her team by “showing up” (without ever having to leave the comforts of home)!
Click here to register: Region Conference Registration
To review the official call to conference and agenda, visit www.soroptimistnwr.org and log in to the members only section.
It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month, so that means it’s time to Zoom!
Today is the monthly business meeting. Check your email inbox for Zoom meeting details from President Andrea, who hopes to see your faces at the meeting at noon!
Check your email inbox (and junk folder if you don’t see it there) for Zoom meeting info from President Andrea and join us for today’s business meeting at noon!
We would love to see your smiling faces!
Also, don’t forget to check out the Festival of Trees virtual auction if you haven’t done so already – www.auctria.com/auction/FestivalOfTrees2020 – there are some fantastic items up for bid and the committee has worked hard to make this happen. You’ll also get to see how much of our goal we’ve met so far with two more days of the auction left.
Remember to invite your friends and colleagues who want to know more about SILG!
Only two more days until this fun event, so hurry and send information to Patty Gooderham at email@example.com
I’m certain we can all think of at least one person who might be interested in attending, so take a few minutes and get that info sent now!
This Thursday, November 19th, our Recruitment & Retention Committee is hosting a fun evening virtual social event through Zoom!
We need your help recruiting women in our community to help us serve our mission in aiding women & girls by “investing in dreams.”
Each member is being asked to think of at least one person to invite so we can share what Soroptimists are all about! Please send contact info for potential members to join us in our fun social event! Send the info (asap!) to Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be lots of fun conversation, discussion about our programs and the structure of Soroptimist International, information regarding our club fundraisers and awards, and even some entertainment!
Please join us via Zoom for today’s monthly business meeting at 12:00 pm.
President Andrea will review club business, and we will hear updates on the Festival of Trees auction progress and learn more about our upcoming recruitment & retention function.
We would love to see your smiling faces!
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La Grande Soroptimist is holding a Zoom Social/Recruitment Meeting!!
When: Thursday, November 19th, 2020
Where: At your own computer!
Time: 6:00 p.m. (will last 1- 1 1/2hour)
Are you interested in getting more information about the purpose of Soroptimist? This is the place to visit!
* There will be prizes for game winners!
* Presenters will be full of great information!
* Entertainment by one of our own!
Club members please send email addresses of potential member’s, so that we can invite them to join! Send to: email@example.com
Better yet, invite them to your house to join you to watch (6 feet apart, of course)! 🙂
It is that time of year already and we need help from our membership!
We have ordered, and will be delivering to each of you, business cards with our Festival of Trees Online auction information. We need you to share these with your friends and family, encourage everyone to get online and sign up for our event. There is no cost for them to “look” — the hope is they will bid and buy too! It’s super simple to register. If you have not done so already, please do this before you hand out the cards so you can better explain. If you would please write your name and number on the back of the cards so they can call you with any questions, then hopefully Shayla and Di are not overrun with calls.
The auction will run from Sunday December 6th at 1pm – Saturday December 12th at 5pm. All bidders will receive notifications if they are out-bid on an item, via email or text, however they setup their account. There are also sponsorship options and donation buttons for those that want to contribute without purchasing an item. The website is not yet complete and items are being added daily. We welcome any feedback as well. Lets make this as successful as we can, given the state of the world.
If you have any donation items, please get them to Shayla Rollins at OTEC by November 15th so the information can be added to the website and the item can be stored with the other donations.
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.