Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin
Volunteer at Tostada Bingo Fundraiser
There are still opportunities open to volunteer that day and evening. Sign up to help at Sign Up Genius.
We are SOLD OUT! Thank you for the awesome push by Julie M., Becky F. and Jenny on social media and all the committee members planning this fun event with chair, Cyndie.
Welcome New Members
On May 4, we were delighted to welcome two new members to the club – Dawn Carrington and Elizabeth Payette. We are looking forward to getting to know you and learning from your experiences.
Invite Your Friends to the Mixer
On May 18, the club with hold a mixer, so let your friends and co-workers know that we’d welcome them. While they get to know members, they can enjoy appetizers and no-host wine bar. During the program, we will explain the club’s mission and what we do to impact our community.
Thank you to Becky J. who graciously worked with the committee so the event could be held at her establishment, Citizen Vine in Lincoln. We appreciate the club membership committee — Chair Bev, Alaire, Shari and Julie B — for organizing this event.
Join us at Citizen Vine, 845 Twelve Bridges Dr., Lincoln
5:30-7 PM on Wednesday, May 18
Congratulations to the Incoming Board
By vote at the May 4 SILB Business Meeting, the following people were elected to serve on the club’s Board in 2022-23:
President – Rae DeGabriele
President Elect – Becky Faudree
Treasurer – Bev Proctor
Secretary – Julie Bruce
2nd Year Delegate – Ralene Metcalf
1st Year Delegate – Jenny Knisley
Congratulations and thank you to these club leaders. The Installation of Officers will take place at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, June 15 at Terry’s house. Mark your calendar and invite your spouse.
Members Enjoy Comraderie While Crafting Bags
Thank you to President Rae for hosting the April Program meeting at her house. We worked on sewing, ironing and pulling ribbons through bags to hold Days for Girlssustainable sanitary kits. Several participants shared how wonderful it felt to chat informally, work on a meaningful project and feel uplifted by women in our club community. See Rae if you’d like to work on part of this project at home.
Club Receives Thank You Cards
The club received these lovely thank you cards from a scholarship recipient and Acres of Hope where we updated the patio and facilitated activities last month. Some of the ladies wrote notes on the card of busy bees that represented our members taking action: “your kindness was well appreciated,” “thank you for all your love and time,” “thank you so much for coming out,” “thank you for your kindness,” and “thank you so much for everything.”
President Rae’s Message
As the end of our fiscal year comes closer, I’ve been reflecting on the amazing year we have embraced. In the month of May, we’ll host our Tostada Bingo Fundraiser as well as our Mixer mid-month to introduce people to the club. We have all been extremely busy but carrying out the Soroptimist mission keeps us committed with a joyful heart.
I’d like to continue the idea of staying connected during the summer. Last year, we joined the “We Love Loomis” campaign and attended casual meet-ups at many local businesses to show our support during the pandemic. This gave many of us the opportunity to stay connected, learn more about each other and to simply enjoy the camaraderie. No rules…. Just attend when you can. I will put together a simple schedule, but my thought is to schedule informal summer gatherings on the first and third Wednesday of the month, each with a new location.
Thank you for your support and making our club successful!
We Rise by Lifting Others, Rae
Celebrating Members’ Success
Congratulations to member, Sharla Caves (shown above), who recently passed the six hour exam to become a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP). The CFP board explains that “CFP® professionals meet rigorous education, training and ethical standards.” This professional designation requires extensive study and according to Kaplan Financial Education, “The overall pass rate for the CFP® exam in 2020 was 63%.” The club is so proud of your accomplishment, Sharla!
Mayor and member Jenny Knisley represented Loomis on the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce Cap to Cap trip to Washington DC. It was the 50th annual delegation sent to the nation’s capital advocating for greater Sacramento region.
Attend SNR Development Retreat in July
Any club member interested in learning more about how she can contribute to our club’s effectiveness is invited to attend the Sierra Nevada Region Development Retreat on July 30-31 at the Atlantis in Reno. Enjoy the fun, share your ideas and discover new ways our club can change lives. Let President Rae know if you are interested in attending.
Meet Nancy Hogan
Nancy Hogan has been a Soroptimist member since 2009. She indicated that former president, Brenda Newsom asked her to join. “But I was also looking for a way to give back,” said Nancy. She went on to become president of the club herself. “What I enjoy most is raising money to give it away,” said Nancy.
Nancy and her husband Brian own Loomis Self-Storage and 4 LogoGear, a promotional products and apparel company. “Well, I work with my husband….so far, we have not killed each other!” said Nancy. When she isn’t working at Loomis Self Storage, delivering Meals on Wheels, taking notes as the Secretary at the Loomis Senior L.I.F.E. Center or volunteering for Soroptimist, she says she has the most fun playing with her 4 (so far) grandkids.
Set Up Amazon Smile to Support the Club
One of the easiest ways to donate to the club is to use Amazon Smile and a percentage of your qualified Amazon purchases goes to the club. Since November 2021, the club has received $673 from Amazon Smile. Share these sign up tips with your friends and family.
Mobile Phone – How to use AmazonSmile app:
1. Open the Amazon Shopping app 2. Navigate to the main menu (=) 3. Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile” 4. Select your charity – Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin 5. Follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app (Once AmazonSmile has been activated in your app, future eligible app purchases will generate a donation.)
Computer web browser – How to use AmazonSmile: 1. Visit smile.amazon.com 2. Sign in with the same account you use for Amazon.com 3. Select your charity – Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin 4. Start shopping 5. Add a bookmark to make it easy to quickly go to smile.amazon.com.
Recognize Koinonia in Foster Care Month
Loomis Soroptimist is proud to partner with Koinonia Group Homes, especially during May which is National Foster Care Month.
Club members deliver the Soroptimist International Dream It, Be It career exploration program, fund the Achieve It “Take a Selfie” personal development program created by member Mechelle and connect with these teens who are overcoming challenges throughout the year.
We are delighted that the young men from Koinonia will be helping with cleanup at Tostada Bingo as they did with the It’s in the Bag fundraiser.
Member Jenny, who is also the director of the Loomis Senior L.I.F.E. Center, indicated that May is Older Americans Month in the United States. “The recognition celebrates older Americans and their contributions,” said Jenny. “This raises awareness about issues related to age and aging.”Our club founded the Loomis Senior L.I.F.E. Center and financially supports teachers for the program that meets twice a week, offering meals, classes and socializing. Members Eileen, Nancy and Sheila also serve on the L.I.F.E. Center board. Club members volunteer, cook and serve meals, and participate in L.I.F.E. Center activities.
May 18: Mixer at Citizen Vine, 845 Twelve Bridges Dr., Lincoln 5:30-7 PM (invite your friends to learn about the club)June 1: Business Meeting, Loomis Round Table, 5:30 PM social & 6-7 PM Meeting
June 15: Installation of new officers, 5:30 PM at Terry’s home in Penryn — Spouses invited!
Summer – the club does hold meetings over the summer. We are planning casual gatherings at local venues, probably on the first & third Wednesdays in July and August.
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 RegistrationJuly 30-31, 2022 Region’s Soroptimist Development Retreat (SDR), Reno, Nevada at the Atlantis —personal and club training classes plus fun!