We welcomed new members, hosted a success Tostada Bingo, held a mixer, installed the new officers, and much more as we wrapped up the year. You can see the Loomis Soroptimist June 2022 newsletter here: Soroptimist Loomis – Newsletter – June 2022.
Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin
(LtoR) Bev, Lori, Ann, Alaire and Jackie
Welcome New Members
On June 15, we were delighted to induct two new members into the club – Ann Baker and Lori Di Pillo. In addition, we welcomed Heather Clark, who transferred from the SI South Placer Club. We are looking forward to getting to know these new members, and involving them in our committees and projects.
May’s Tostada Bingo was a Huge Success
Our super-fun Tostado Bingo held on May 14 netted the club a profit of $8,785. Chair Cyndie attributes the influx of younger people and the sell-out crowd of 218 to the great social media blitz by Julie M., Becky F. and Jenny. Thank you to Chef Peggy for the yummy tostadas, rice, beans and nacho bar enjoyed by all. We appreciate all the volunteers who helped make this a successful event.
Fun Times at Citizen Vine
There were 16 people who came to the club Mixer on May 18 at Citizen Vine (co-owned by Becky J). Several people interested in joining the club attended, according to Bev. “Members saw to it that their invitees were taken care of with cold refreshments and delicious flat bread appetizers,” said Bev. “President Rae brought her vision board and described this year’s accomplishments as well as all of the events and fundraisers we held.” Thanks to Membership Committee Chair Bev with Alaire, Shari and Julie B. for arranging this fun event.
New Board Installed
The club celebrated this year’s successes, recognized the contributions of the 2021-22 board and congratulated the new board members at the Installation Ceremony held on June 15. In addition, Connie Pool, Director, Sierra Nevada Region District 4, made a presentation. Members also revealed their Secret Pals; we appreciate Sharla overseeing this member program.
Thanks to Terry for hosting this celebration and Alaire, Bev and Shari for organizing it. We appreciate that Becky F., with Bev and Alaire, created a beautiful President’s book to memorialize Rae’s successful year. What a great year!
Thanks to our 2021-22 Officers:
Rae DeGabriele, President
Shari Lynn Goodwin, Treasurer
Sharon O’Donnell, Secretary
Cyndie Whitefoot, One-Year Delegate
Jenny Knisley, Two-Year DelegateCongratulations to the new board leading us in 2022-2023:
Rae DeGabriele, President
Becky Faudree, President Elect
Bev Proctor, Treasurer
Julie Bruce, Secretary
Jenny Knisley, One-Year Delegate
Ralene Metcalf, Two-Year Delegate
President Rae’s Message
Congratulations SI of Loomis Basin members for an amazing year! I applaud each and every one of you for really stepping it up in fulfilling our mission – Investing in Dreams.
Together we managed to accomplish projects, services, fundraisers and membership growth which exceeded my expectations. You’ve all raised the BAR! In reflection, I’ve listed a few of our accomplishments:
Stand Up Placer donation drive
Acres of Hope Fun Day
ReNew Fashion Show
Drawstring Bags for Days4Girls Project
Christmas Gifts for Women at Folsom Prison
International support for children with special needs escaping Ukraine
Awards Night Ceremony – over $9000 donated for Teacher Grants, Senior L.I.F.E. Center Classes, Ruby Award Recipient, Live Your Awards (3) and Del Oro Scholarship
It’s In the Bag fundraiser
Tostada Bingo fundraiser
I’m so thankful to be a part of this amazing club. I look forward to another exciting year supporting your ideas, recognizing individual contributions and ensuring a positive member experience.
We Rise by Lifting Others, Rae
Pampered Chef Cooks Up Easy Fundraiser
Thank you to Hillery Wallis of Pampered Chef who delivered $627 to the club as a result of the fundraiser organized by Cyndie. We appreciate all those who participated and shared the announcement with their friends.
Bounty of Bags Completed for Days for Girls
Thank you to President Rae and all the members who helped create the 79 Days for Girls sustainable sanitary kits.
We are assisting an international organization that sees menstrual health management as a matter of human rights and a critical component to achieving gender equity. To learn more, go to Days for Girls.
Thanks to the Rocklin Soroptimist Club
Unfortunately, the SI South Placer club, based in Rocklin, is folding. We are excited that several members will be transitioning to our club. In addition, the club donated items that we can use for events and generously contributed over $1600 to support our Soroptimist Dream It Be It career exploration project that we offer to young girls.
Meet Chris Hebard-Summers
Chris Hebard-Summers has been a member of the Loomis Soroptimist club since 1995. “Soroptimist feeds my soul and provides me with the opportunity to impact my community both locally and globally,” said Chris. “It’s fun — where else can you work and give alongside a group of fantastic, like-minded women?”
“It doesn’t matter if we are fundraising, serving or just meeting, I always enjoy nurturing the relationships I’ve come to value so much over the years. I love all of our projects, which is why I really like to help with fundraising so we can continue to support and enhance the lives of women and girls.”
Chris grew up in Loomis and is the third generation of her family to run their independent insurance agency, Hebard Insurance Solutions, in Loomis. For the past 36 years, Chris has helped clients protect all the things that are important to them.
When not busy at the insurance agency, or with Soroptimist, Chris enjoys working with her husband, Bill, on their small family farm. She likes gardening, canning, making cheese and bread, and milking their cow, Daisy. Best of all, says Chris, is spending time with her two grandchildren, Grant and Scarlett.
Yes, You Can Attend the July SNR Retreat
The Soroptimist Sierra Nevada Region is holding a Development Retreat on July 30-31 at the Atlantis in Reno. Currently five members are attending. If you are interested, contact President Rae.
Shop to Support Soroptimist
Our club recently received $121 from Amazon Smile as a result of members, families and friends shopping online and designating Soroptimist Loomis Basin as the recipient.
Contact Alaire if you want to learn how to set it up on your phone or your computer.
The club takes the summer off from official business and program meetings.
Watch for information about casual, optional meet-ups over the summer. (See below)
August 6 – The club planning retreat is for all members and will be held this summer at Rae’s home, 9 AM – 1 PM.
July 22-23, 2022 SIA’s 47th Biennial Virtual Convention (3-7:30 PM PDT each night) – Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai is the keynote speaker on Friday, July 22 Registration
July 30-31, 2022 Sierra Nevada Region – Soroptimist Development Retreat (SDR), Reno, Nevada at the Atlantis — personal and club training classes plus fun!
July 27-29, 2023 SI Convention Dublin, Ireland
June 29 – Morning walk at 8 AM and coffee afterwards at Bru, Loomis. Meet in the parking lot behind Taylor’s.
July 6 – Morning walk at 8 AM then coffee and bagels at Bev’s house. Meet near the tennis courts at Johnson Spring View Park, Rocklin.
July 20 – Morning walk at 10 AM inside the Galleria Mall, then grab a bite to eat at the Food Court. Meet at the Food Court on the second floor.
* August 3 – Petroglyph Ceramic Lounge, Roseville 5:30-7:30 PM. BYO non-alcoholic beverage and an appetizer to share. (*RSVP Required; details to follow)
* August 17 – Morning walk at 8 AM, Olympus Pointe Sculpture Park, N. Sunrise Ave., Roseville. Meet in the parking lot. If you’re not available to join us on a walk, how about some axe throwing 4:30 – 6:30 PM at Impact Axe, Rocklin? Dinner at The Brass Tap afterwards. (*RSVP Required; details to follow)
August 31 – Wine Down Summer 6-8 PM at Shari’s house. BYOB except wine, and an appetizer or dessert to share. And yes, Soroptimisters are welcome!