Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin February 2023
Attend the Stop Trafficking Awareness Workshop
The club will host a Stop Trafficking Workshop so community members can learn more about human trafficking happening in Placer County and how to prevent it.
Devan Portillo, deputy district attorney, Placer County;
Kayla Reeser, human trafficking services coordinator, Stand Up Placer; and
David Tuggle, detective – crime suppression unit, Roseville Police Department.
Saturday, February 25, from 9 am to 12 pm
Coffee and check in begin at 8:30 am
Loomis Veterans Memorial Hall, 5945 Horseshoe Bar Rd., Loomis Please RSVP Read more
All the Purse Fundraiser Numbers Added Up
Thanks to Chris’ leadership, Peggy’s cooking, Cindy D.’s West Coast Pacific Cabinet Platinum Sponsorship, business donations, table sponsors, and all the club members selling tickets, volunteering and collecting prizes, the 2023 It’s in the Bag designer purse fundraiser was a fabulous success.
228 tickets sold
27 purses plus $345 in lucky cash
20+ door prizes
19 “pink” sponsored tables
Your support of this fundraiser makes it possible to present education awards to students and teachers in February as well as fund education projects that lead to women’s economic empowerment throughout the year. And we all had fun doing it!
Club Invests in Dreams on Feb. 15
On February 15, at 5:30 pm at the Loomis Train Depot, our club will present financial awards to deserving community members. These awards demonstrate our commitment to the Soroptimist mission of providing women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
This year there are three Live Your Dream recipients who are single mothers pursing education to better support their families. Three Del Oro students will be recognized for leadership in community service. One inspiring woman will receive the Soroptimist Ruby Award for Women Helping Women. Grants will go to 15 K-8 teachers and the club will fund teachers for the senior L.I.F.E. center.
Soroptimist International of Loomis Basin’s 2023 has launched with a major success. “It’s in the Bag,” our major fundraiser, was celebrated by all who attended. A special “Thank You” to Chris Hebard-Summers for your leadership and to all members who dedicated their time, energy and commitment towards making this our Most Successful Event Ever!
The Soroptimist Awards Ceremony will soon follow for those who will benefit from our fundraising dedication. We have all worked so unselfishly to make this celebration possible.
Many service programs are still scheduled in coming months: Human Trafficking Awareness, Acres of Hope and our Dream It Be It Program. Be a part of what you can, the rewards are endless.
We rise by lifting others,
Karen joined the club in 2009 to make a difference in the community and served as our most recent past-president, keeping the club afloat during the pandemic. “I enjoy being on the awards, Dream It Be It and communication committees,” said Karen. “It is rewarding to see how Soroptimist is the spark that ignites women’s confidence to continue their education journey and change their path.”
Her consulting business, Marketing Action, Inc., has propelled clients to the fastest growing lists, initiated innovative projects for California Community Colleges and effectively gotten the word out for business services companies for over 25 years.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and dog, taking nature photos, fishing in mountain lakes and spending time with friends. “I’m grateful for the amazing women I’ve met through the club,” said Karen. “Those friendships and making a difference together have enriched my life.”
Kathy Dunbar attended our It’s in the Bag fundraiser
You’re Invited to the SNR Leadership Summit on Feb. 11
All club members have been invited by Kathy Dunbar, District 4 Director, Sierra Nevada Region, to join Soroptimist members from other clubs attending the Leadership Summit on Feb. 11 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Creekside Business Park, 11641 Blocker Dr., 2nd Floor, Auburn.
“We will be exploring ways to find the inner strengths and inclinations for leadership within your clubs and in your communities,” said Kathy.” This will be an interactive session…to develop new ways to encourage others to come together for a common cause.”The fee to attend is $30. Register here for the District 4 Leadership Summit
Save the Date – March 16 to Cook for Seniors
As part of the ongoing support of the Loomis Senior L.I.F.E. Center, our club will be making the St. Patrick’s lunch on March 16. Members will be able to sign up to help prepare and cook (9 am to 12 pm), as well as serve and clean up (12-1 pm). Watch for more information.
Together, We Can Change the World
Being a part of Soroptimist enables each of us to join others in having significant local and international impact. Together, we can achieve the Soroptimist vision: Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams. This month, we give out our local Live Your Dream Awards to women seeking more education so they can find a career that enables them to provide for their families.
Every year, Soroptimist distributes more than $2.8 million in education awards to about 1,700 women all over the world. Over half of Live Your Dream Award recipients are survivors of domestic violence, trafficking or sexual assault.
Since 1972, Soroptimist has distributed more than $30 million in education awards to 30,000 women making a better life for themselves and their families. Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) invests in women’s education because it transforms lives and communities. The Live Your Dream Award has been recognized for its effectiveness and long-term impact:
86% of Live Your Dream Award recipients completed their education and improved their standard of living
74% of recipients who completed their educational degree or certification secured higher-paying employment
93% of recipients report the award has increased their self-esteem
Club In the News
Did you see the spread on our club in The Social Loomis January issue?
Feb 1 (Wed) Business Meeting at Loomis Round Table, 5:30 – 7:00 PM Feb 15 (Wed) Club Awards Presentation 5:30 – 7:00 PM Feb 25 (Sat) Soroptimist Hosting Community Meeting on Human Trafficking – 9 AM-12 PM
Feb 27 (Mon) Board Meeting at 5:15 PM, Raley’s Café March 1 (Wed) Business Meeting at Loomis Round Table, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
March 9 (Thur) Acres of Hope tour 1PM
March 15 (Wed) Program Meeting 5:30 – 7:00 PM – Guest Speaker Executive Director Marnel of Acres of Hope and Renew Fashion Show
March 16 (Thurs) Cook for Loomis Senior L.I.F.E. St. Patrick’s Meal
March 25 (Sat) Acres of Hope event 11AM – 2 PM
March 29 (Wed) White Elephant party to raise Delegate FundsApril 3 (Mon) BoardMeeting at 5:15 PM, Raley’s Café
April 5 (Wed) Business Meeting at Loomis Round Table, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
April 19 (Wed) Program Meeting 5:30 – 7:00 PM
May 1 (Mon) Board Meeting at 5:15 PM, Raley’s Café
May 3 (Wed) Business Meeting at Loomis Round Table, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
May 13 (Sat) Tostada Bingo Fundraiser at the Blue Goose 5:30 PM
May 17 (Wed) Prospective Member Mixer 5:30 – 7:00 PM
May 31 (Wed) White Elephant Party to raise delegate funds
June 2-4 SNR Conference in Reno
July 27-29, SI Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Aug 12-13, SNR Development Retreat in Reno
Support Ongoing Fundraisers
Sadly, Amazon is discontinuing it’s “Amazon Smile” donation program. Thankfully, the ink cartridge collection is contributing about the same amount of money to our club. So spread the word to help the planet, increase awareness of Soroptimist and make a little money!
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.