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Wait, It’s Still Winter?

Since it still resembles Winter outside (at least today), we certainly should and can freely celebrate the Winter Soroptimist Anniversaries!

Barb Crouch, member since 1975

Brenda Bell, member since 1997

Shaneen Bergette, member since 1983

Di Lyn Larsen-Hill, member since 1983

Tayde McAndie, member since 2019

Yvonne Roberts, member since 2014

Dixie Stonebreaker, member since 2019


Falling Down

We all fall down on the job periodically, and just have to get back up again. For example, with all the best of intentions, my goal was/is to post “Soroptimist Anniversaries” each season, and yet, when I looked back, I fell down after summer…Fall must have been busy! And Winter really zoomed by, too! So, since it’s now Spring outside (but who can tell by today’s weather?) I’d like to catch up in this season of re-birth and forgiveness. But, let’s go back to the beginning and celebrate properly, with the Soroptimists that have a Fall Anniversary! (Tressa)

Fall Soroptimist Anniversaries:

Gerry Braseth-Palmer, member since 1978

Marilyn Fallow, member since 1994

Patty Gooderham, member since 1980

Edna Henderson, member since 2006

Andrea Lofton, member since 2018

Rebecca Loman, member since 2004

Brittany Pryce, member since 2016

Shirley Roberts, member since 1990

Shayla Rollins, member since 2016

Jennifer Williams, member since 2018


News Alert – SILG Pause

There will be no SILG meetings or activities until at least April 15th at the request of SIA, in response to the COVID19 situation around the nation and the globe. Please wash your hands, maintain social distancing, and stay healthy. Watch your email for updates – and please feel free to share any!


Love fluffy flapjacks? Here’s another meeting at Dennys so you can fill up!

Breakfast in the Park meeting – Monday, March 9th, 12noon

If you are on this committee, please attend. If you are not on this committee, but are curious, please attend. All club members do sell tickets and are required to work a shift at this event since it’s a primary scholarship fundraiser for our club, so if you want to get a headstart and voice an opinion or two, or have some new ideas…the committee would love to see you on Monday!

March Brief

Today (March 5) is the SILG Board meeting and all members are encouraged to attend – 12noon at Dennys. It’s a great opportunity to learn how our club works!

March 12 is the SILG Business meeting – 12noon, Dennys – and our members have the chance to catch up on club business, welcome any new members, and get inspired by all things Soroptimist! Add it to your calendars today so you don’t forget. 🙂



Breakfast in the Park Meeting

It’s Time! For the First “Breakfast in the Park” meeting!  
ALL members are welcome to attend and learn more about this longstanding SILG event and how you might participate (beyond selling tickets and showing up the day of to serve or flip flapjacks!)
Monday, March 9, Noon -1pm @ Denny’s Restaurant Banquet Room
 “Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.” 
Chair Jacque

Celebrate Gal’s This Week

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year.” 

Since 2015, the female-friendly holiday that celebrates women and their gal-pals has become more and more popular. But what is this fake holiday? Who came up with it, and how do you celebrate?

“It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

Galentine’s Day is celebrated  February 13. It’s a day to leave husbands, boyfriends and significant others at home to join other women and celebrate friendship.

Galentine’s Day was introduced to the world by the TV show “Parks and Recreation.” 

The show called “Galentine’s Day,” features the lead Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, as she hosted a waffle-filled breakfast to celebrate the ladies in her life.

Although the show aired during the series’ second season, the tradition outlived the show even after it stopped production in 2015.

Galentine’s Day is one of the best days for gift-giving because women aren’t restricted to traditional Valentine’s gifts like chocolate, flowers, jewelry and teddy bears. 

So while those are perfectly fine gifts to give your friends, Galentine’s Day gives gift-givers a chance to get creative: wine, waffle makers, instant pots, wine, etc.!

So get your favorite gal-pals rounded up and make a plan to celebrate on Galentine’s Day, February 13th – or, as the saying goes, make ANY DAY Galentine’s Day! Cheers!