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Newsmonger

By: Linda Mendizabal DEL LAINE is recovering from a fall – on the upside she was flown to Renown (thank you AirMed) but with no visitors she was lucky to have a helpful roomie – asked what roomie did for a living, she told Del she was a “cow puncher” – DEL is recovering at […]

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Message from the President

Captain’s log- Month 2: Hahaha, just kidding. I hope that everyone is staying safe at home! Please stay home. I know that we are all getting a little restless right now, but flatting the curve is necessary to save lives. It is anticipated that the next 3 weeks or so, we will see a huge […]

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Gift of Literacy Project Update

By Pam Barrett I have been informed by a representative of Lake Tahoe Community College that after consulting with representatives of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District, the celebration event portion of the Gift of Literacy Project, scheduled on May 8, has been cancelled.  It is not realistic to think that there can be a […]

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President’s Message

Hi Ladies, COVID-19 has definitely changed our daily lives. While we all are processing this event and the necessary adjustments we all have made, I urge you all to lead with a kind heart and don’t feed into the negativity. I pray that each of you and your families remain safe through this pandemic. Please […]

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Newsmonger

By: Linda Mendizabal PAM BARRETT & Mike spent two weeks in Mexico with JOYCE BLACKSTONE-TURNER & RON – just part of some relaxation she’s been enjoying since relinquishing her two years as Club Prez … BROOKE LAINE’s son Matt (DEL LAINE’s grandson) and fiancee Tess were married on Feb. 29 at Granlibakken … PAT OLIVEIRA’s […]

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Need Help? Offer Help?

Dear Soroptasisters, Tahoe is pretty much on lock-down and we are, as you know, putting our weekly lunch meetings on hold for a while until we get the “all clear” to start meeting again. If you can offer assistance in any form to a fellow member in need, or perhaps feel isolated or need help […]

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Here’s an idea! Sew mask covers!

I have been hearing from several people about Soroptimist taking on the task of making masks for emergency and hospital workers. Penney Leezy from Washoe checked with local hospitals to see if they would be accepting of these homemade masks and received some positive feedback to use them as covers for their filtered masks to […]

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Volunteers Needed!

View in your browser Read the e-Paper ———  DAILY NEWS HEADLINES  ——— Tribune wants to connect volunteers, organizations through ‘Be a Neighbor’ program The Tahoe Daily Tribune wants to be a good neighbor and help connect people and organizations in the community. The Tribune has teamed with social impact platform Vomo and its “Be a Neighbor” program […]

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President’s Message

Hi Ladies! It feels like spring is upon us! We are gearing up for a few fun activities that we will need volunteers for!  The Gift of Literacy program, The Drug Store Project and The Science Expo. There is nothing more rewarding as your President, then to see you all out there volunteering your time […]

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President’s Message

Happy New Year Soroptisisters! I hope that everyone enjoyed the holiday break, and were able to recharge during the holiday hustle. I am so pleased that we are stepping into the New Year making forward progress on the Soroptimist Softball Field Project. This is going to be such a great project that our community will […]

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Programs

January 15, 2020, HARRAHS Young Women of Distinction January 22, 2020, HARRAHS Laurie Ault- Rape, DNA, Forensics update on investigations on murders in California, Crimes against women and how new technology can be used to keep women safer Dark January 29, 2020, DARK 5th Wednesday of the Month

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Major Project Update

Hooray! After 15 years of saving a portion of whatever money we raised, we are on our way to a Soroptimist signature project with longterm community benefits. Last year we were presented with two proposals brought to us by the major project committee for club consideration. As a club, we selected the reconstruction of a […]

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Ruby Award — Announcement

If you know of a non-Soroptimist woman whose volunteer service either in her personal or professional life benefits women and youth in our community consider nominating her for the Ruby Award.  Nomination forms are available from Awards Committee members. Nomination deadline is February 14. Download form here »

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President’s Message

Happiest of Holidays Soroptimists! With the Holiday and Winter seasons in full swing and the new year rapidly approaching, I hope that everyone can take some time to reflect on the past year and smile, laugh and enjoy all of the good we have around us.  I find it is so easy to get caught […]

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Help Needed

I wanted to reach out to the Membership to see if someone could help with a couple jobs.  1. We are looking for someone who can take over sending out the weekly lunch meeting invitation to the club. It is a pretty simple thing to do, as long as you have a reminder set to […]

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Newsmonger

By: Linda Mendizabal Congratulations to HANNA BERNARD who has been elected to finish out the Vice President’s term vacated by ANNIE DAVIDSON as many other activities have taken over her time … and belated congratulations to LOUISA BOONE who was elected last month to finish out the President-Elect’s as JANE FLAVIN moves on to exciting […]

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Message from District 5

Dear Presidents, Merry Christmas! I hope you have all had a great first half of your year and that you are enjoying serving and paving  the way for women and girls in your communities. January 11, 2020 is National Stop Trafficking Day and I would love for you to join me in a community awareness project. […]

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Newsmonger

By: Linda Mendizabal Our Sample the Sierra wine sale netted $2,767 – great job! … And our 2019 Best of Tahoe Wine Tasting was a terrific success and banked $47,000 (with a few auction items left to deliver and receive payment for. Chair, COLLEEN MANZER thanked her team: ADELE LUCAS, GINGER MITCHELL, CATHY DONOVAN, MICHELLE […]

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Holiday Auction Announcement!

2019 year-end holiday joy is upon us.  Our annual Holiday Auction will be another spectacular fundraiser event filled with food and wine, fun, coveted homemade and handcrafted items, exciting live auction, mystery purse and exotic vacation packages.  Live auction includes home cooked dinners, baked goods, wine tours, hiking, etc. Mystery purse includes gift cards from […]

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Announcement

Harrahs Parking:  As a courtesy Harrahs valet staff has been providing complimentary valet parking – even though our contract is for complimentary self-parking only. Valet has advised me that they can no longer do this on a discretionary basis. In the future we will be provided with 10 complimentary valet passes per month. These passes will […]

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President’s message

Hi Ladies,  I would just like to once again applaud the Wine Tasting Committee and ALL of our members who helped with the event.  I am so proud of us and proud to be a member of our tribe!  The vibe was so positive and I did not hear a single negative comment. The food and […]

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November & December Programs

November 13, 2019 HARRAHS All In For Clean Energy (including Solar and Electric Vehicles) November 20, 2019 HARVEYS Gift of Literacy Presentation November 27, 2019 DARK Happy Thanksgiving December 2, 2019 LTCC Board Meeting L103 (Aspen Room) December 4, 2019 HARVEYS Business Meeting December 11, 2019 HARRAHS TRPA Main Street Management Plan December 18, 2019 […]

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October Programs

We have some great programs coming up, it’s a great time to bring a friend! Remember this week we are meeting at the LIBRARY. (Library) 10/9  — Barton Health Coach: Different Approaches to Healthy Eating (Harrah’s) 10/16 — Ari Ramos- Walking Across America to Promote Healthy Lifestyle (Harrah’s) 10/30 — DARK (Wine Tasting Week) 11/4 […]

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President’s Message

I would like to commend our club for the amazing work put forth regarding our major project. Now that the project has been decided, we can move forward with getting our hands dirty and this project started! This is going to be a very fun and exciting time as we begin to see this project come […]

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September/October 2019 Programs

Wednesday September 18 — Major Project Q & A @ Harrah’s Thursday September 19 — Soroptimist Social 5 pm @ The Chart House (please rsvp to Pat Disney) Wednesday September 25 — City Council Chambers @ Lake Tahoe Airport/City Offices Sunday September 29 Birthday Celebration for Roberta Mason @ Lake Tahoe Community College Monday September […]

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President’s Update

I am very excited about the current vibe of our club! Do you feel it? I know I feel it! We are bringing new members in every month, we are out volunteering in our community, helping other organizations, the Wine Tasting is approaching and we are having healthy discussions regarding our major project.  I feel […]

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Newsmonger

By: Linda Mendizabal JULIE GUDAITIS became JULIE WARD on Sep. 14 when she wed Tom Ward; they are celebrating with a honeymoon in Indonesia – congrats! … PEG BLOWNEY celebrated the 10th successful T.A.P. fundraising anniversary of Music on the Beach end of August … ROBERTA MASON and family vacationed for 2 ½ weeks relaxing […]

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PatO’s happy news

Hello all,  Yes, it really happened. It is not a dream!  After three years and three days of waiting, of being on-call 24/7/365 with two false alarms, the third time was the charm. Hubby Carol received a kidney transplant overnight Wed, August 28th at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. We received “the call” earlier that day […]

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SISLT Book Swap

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2nd from 7-9PM Hosted by Virginia Glenn at #415 Lakeland Village 3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Please join Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe for our fun and stimulating book swap. Bring a couple books that you have enjoyed reading (paperback or hardback) and be prepared to share a […]

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Message from the President

With August sailing in and kids going back to school, I feel like summer is finally starting for us locals.  Thank you to everyone who helped during the month of July, which I found myself traveling for most of the month! It truly shows that with TEAM work we can make the DREAM work!  VP […]

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Newsmonger

By: Linda Mendizabal LOUISA BOONE and MICKEY MADDEN gave a report on their trip to Int’l Convention in Malasia – there were 122 clubs represented, sadly not Israel becuz they have not adopted a memo re: human trafficking – they attended a Social Media Workshop (which was NOT a gossip session), an educational workshop on […]

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NEWSMONGER – Opinion

By: Linda Mendizabal We’ve all seen the Lime scooters around town, but do you know the “rules”? 1) riders must be 18 and possess a driver’s license; 2) all motorized vehicles are to be ridden on the street, not on bike trails; 3) riders should wear helmets. So, when have you seen a Lime rider […]

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President’s Report

Since this is my first President’s report, I would like to share some of my kick off speech for anyone who was not able to attend.  First, I would like to thank Pam for not 1, BUT 2 years of service as our leader and President!  2 years… That’s 730 days…17,520 hours…. Or 23 dog years!  […]

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Annual Dues are NOW Due

In April you received an annual dues notice by email.  For those of you who have not paid (and that is about half of our membership) your dues are now past due.  Dues for Life members are $70 and for Regular (which includes Club Life) members, dues are $168 for the next year.  Please bring […]

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2019-2020 Board of Directors

On May 8, the results of the election for next year’s Board of Directors were announced.  Thank you to everyone who ran for office and congratulations to those who won. The following individuals have already been elected to their positions: Jenn Lukins — President Liz Palmer — Director (one-year) Vicki Gonzales — Alternate Delegate (one-year) […]

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A Message From President Pam

Several important things are happening this month.  First, on June 12, Immediate Past Federation President Dawn Marie Lemonds will be speaking at our meeting about all things Soroptimist.  I hope you will all make a special effort to attend the meeting.  Second, Finance Committee Chair Lee Moisio presented the proposed 2019-2020 budget in May.  The […]

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Newsmonger

COLLEEN MANZER, chair of this year’s wine tasting announced the date – November 1 and it will be at Harrah’s … our Gift of Literacy program and gift backpacks was held at LTCC and was well received by the children … CATHY DICAMILLO and 3 of her 4 sisters had reunion/vacation in Mexico … VELMA […]

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Program Schedule for June

6/5        2019-2020 Committees, Jenn Lukins, Harrah’s 6/12      Past Federation President Dawn Marie Lemonds (Introduced by Del Laine), Harrah’s 6/19      Andrea Bollakis & Stephanie Nistler, Humane Society (Introduced by Roberta Benvenuto), Harveys Garden Room 6/26      2019-2020 Board of Directors Installation, Harrah’s

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The members of Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra invite you to attend the installation of the club’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors

The members of Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra invite you to attend the installation of the club’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors. DATE:            Thursday, June 27, 2019 WHERE:        Home of Wendy David, 1300 Keller Rd., South Lake Tahoe, CA TIME:             Social Hour 5:00-6:00 p.m.             […]

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Soroptimist Development Retreat

The Soroptimist Development Retreat, also known as SDR, will be held on July 27 and 28 at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno.  For the first time two regions are collaborating to present the retreat.  Our 2019-2020 Board of Directors (who will be announced on Wednesday) are encouraged to attend.  There will be over 20 […]

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46th Annual SNR Conference

Five of us (Roberta Benvenuto, Louisa Boone, Pat Disney, Lee Moisio and I) attended the region conference in Reno April 26-28.  It was a wonderful opportunity to bond with each other and with the other 295 Soroptimist members who attended.  We heard from SI President Mariet Verhoef-Cohen about her President’s Project: Women, Water and Leadership; […]

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Gift of Literacy 2019

I want to thank all of our members who assisted in any way to make my President’s Project an overwhelming success.  The Gift of Literacy event took place on April 26 when 280 first-graders from all the elementary schools in South Lake Tahoe and Zephyr Cove Elementary School gathered at Lake Tahoe Community College for […]

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A Message From President Pam

April has been another busy month for our club.  The Nominating Committee has been busy putting together the ballot for our 2019-2020 Board of Directors.  You should have received your ballot through email.  Please return your completed ballot by Tuesday to have your vote counted.  The winners will be announced at our meeting next Wednesday.  […]

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Program Schedule for May

5/8 — Luncheon – Electronic Smoking Devices: Why should we care? Christy White, El Dorado County Health & Human Services (Natasha Schue) @ Harrahs. 5/15 — Luncheon – Meet Barton’s New Female Executives (Diane Roeser-Kinney) @ Harrahs 5/22 — Luncheon – Scholarship Awards Meeting (Janey Roeser) @ Harrahs 5/28 — Board Meeting @ Lake Tahoe Community College 5/29 — Luncheon – Business Meeting (President […]

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Newsmonger

By: Linda Mendizabal KRIS KEESLING  broke two vertebrae blowing snow – it’s fixable with medical running over 18-24 months! … ROBERTA and Frank BENVENUTO just celebrated 48 years of wedded bliss … LAUREL NIZICH and hubby are moving to Henderson, NV and we’ll miss her!  However, if she misses Soroptimist, Henderson doesn’t have a Soroptimist […]

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Support Plus April Report

Our month starts out with several members having issues.  I’m sure they would love to hear from you!  Just go to our site; sislt.org to find their address and/or phone number! Cindy Archer was admitted to Barton Hospital for two days with an unexpected health issue.  She is now resting at home and recovering nicely. […]

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President Elect’s Message

I would like to thank everyone for your kind words and support these past two weeks! It has been a great start to the adventures we will be embarking on, should you elect me your President (haha).  I am especially thankful for your patience as I navigated through my first board and business meeting. As […]

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