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December Business Meeting – Today 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 –  – 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.

Recruitment Social – Response needed!

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

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!

November Business Meeting Today!

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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Review last month’s meeting minutes:

SILG October Business Meeting Minutes

Upcoming SILG Virtual Social Event

You’re Invited!

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:

Better yet, invite them to your house to join you to watch (6 feet apart, of course)! 🙂

Save The Date – Festival of Trees Event

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.

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.

Financial Fitness: Love Yourself!

Take care of you and your financial health!

Join Melinda Walker-Wells (former SILGer who will be re-joining us) this Saturday, February 15th at 10 am in Ackerman Hall 208 on the EOU Campus, or on Tuesday, February 18th at 6 pm, to learn about specific information geared toward women and investments. Make sure you’re on target for retirement, financial goals, travel, and age-related financial concerns. Space is limited for this very informative FREE workshop. Call 541-963-7433 to reserve your spot!