A Message From President Pam

A big THANK YOU to Pat Disney (chair) and the members of the Winetasting Committee for planning and organizing a fantastic event.  Everyone at the event I spoke to was very complimentary. It was a wonderful evening thanks to the committee and all of the members of our club who volunteered at the event.

I want to thank everyone for their enthusiastic approval of my President’s Project this year.  I believe our partnership with Lake Tahoe Community College and the Lake Tahoe Unified School District in the Gift of Literacy project offers us a wonderful opportunity to serve the children in our community.  If you are not familiar with this project, I will give you a brief description.  The Gift of Literacy program will host the second annual event including 260 first-grade students on April 26, 2019, at Lake Tahoe Community College.  The program will include students from all of the elementary schools in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District, Zephyr Cove Elementary, South Lake Tahoe Public Library and the LTCC Library and programs.  Hosting the event on the LTCC campus will connect reading with college for the student and help put them on a pathway to lifelong learning.  It will also likely be the first introduction to college for most student and may help them envision attending as adults.  Eight books will be selected and will include books with subjects such as environmental/non-fiction, award winning books, importance of reading, multicultural/bilingual and character books. A set of the selected books will be provided to each participating classroom, as well as to school and community libraries.  Teachers will incorporate the books into the school day and the students will select their individual favorites which they will receive during the celebration on April 26. Our club will:

  • Collect donations for “goody bags” from local business
  • Produce and adhere labels to individualize books for students
  • Prepare a personalized “goody bag” for each student
  • Transport student bags and books to LTCC prior to the event
  • Distribute books, lead groups, help supplement guest readers and support mascot effort and/or provide mascot handler support on the day of the event
  • Provide $7,150 to purchase books, backpacks, labels for books and backpacks, and for author expenses

If you are interested in serving on a committee to work on this project, please email me at zippygirl1@att.net to let me know.

Mark your calendar for this year’s Holiday Auction on December19 at Harvey’s.  Invite your friends and co-workers to join the fun!

Actions Taken at the November Board & Business Meetings

The Board recommended and the Club approved supporting the Gift of Literacy project as described for the full amount of $7,150 to include $1,000 from the President’s Project allocation, two anonymous donations of $1,000 each, with the remainder of $4,150 coming from the 2018-2019 Allocations budget.

The Club approved the donation of five Thanksgiving turkey dinners at $50 each for a total of $250 to Live Violence Free from the Contingency Fund.

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Support Plus

I am sorry to report that long time member, Betty Mitchell has passed away.  Her family will have a memorial service for her next spring at Valhalla, a favorite place of Betty’s.

Lauri Ault lost her mother this month.  She lived in Oregon.

Mary Lou Whitcomb
Support Plus

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Foundations Advisory Committee

The Foundations Advisory Committee has completed a first survey of membership. Forty-seven members responded to questions that ranged from favorite Club traditions and most pressing community issues to opinions on whether to stay part of Soroptimist International.

We will share all the results during the November 14 luncheon meeting. Join us in reviewing the cares and concerns of our Club membership. Abby Ouimet, SISLT member and longtime executive leader of non-profits, will facilitate the process. We look forward to reflecting with you on the direction of our Club.

Contact Annie Davidson (annehdavidson@gmail.com, 775-220-7385).

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Thought for November

In all we do, think and say.
Let love and kindness lead the way.
To open doors that support our thriving
No need to worry about surviving.

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SISLT Holiday Auction time draws near

Mark your calendar for the festivities December 19th 2018.

That’s right, it’s that time of the year when Soroptimists start planning for the upcoming Holiday Auction at Harvey’s , “Top of the Wheel” aka “Tallac Rm.,” Lake Tahoe. Please plan to attend and invite your friends, family and associates and enjoy a great luncheon.

As always we expect this year-end fundraising event to be a spectacular, fun-filled, face paced auction with loads of fabulous and coveted homemade and handcrafted items for your purchasing pleasure. What a great opportunity to fill those last minute gift giving needs and hard to buy for someone’s.

December 19th plan to arrive early (11:30), sign in your item(s), pick your table and you’ll have a chance to view the array of delectable and priceless somethings to be auctioned off. The Holiday Auction will kick off at noon and run until 1:30pm so set your clocks, watches and calendar, as time is ticking. Please join us in making this another spectacular Soroptimist Fundraiser.

Looking forward to sharing in the good times. In the mean time we’ll be organizing and circulating sign up sheets for all the fun participatory elf assignments including your personal auction items which puts the “Holiday in our clubs “Holiday Auction”.. guaranteed to be a holly jolly good time!!  See y’all there.

Holiday Auction Crew

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Attendance Reminder

Just a reminder to all that your RSVP to the weekly attendance notice is important.  

  • We need to give Harrah’s numbers by 12:30 on the Monday before a meeting.  An accurate count keeps our expenses way down and helps Harrah’s plan the amount of food they need. 
  • Remember that if you register properly you will receive both an immediate acknowledgement at the site AND an email thanking you for registering.  
  • If you forget or think something is wrong, you can email or call me to get on the list. We always try to accommodate you.

Attendance Committee
Linda Mitchell     530-541-2635


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