Welcome our new Board for 2017/19

(from left to right) Sheron Box- Director, Celeste Garcia- Finacial Coord., Melanie Austen- Treasurer, Lisa Fitzgerald- Secretary, Babette Maiss- Pres.Elect, Angie Little- President, Sally Mendez- Immidiate past President

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Upgraded Living Magazine (Page 72) has a great article on our annual Microbrew Festival in this months issue, outlining what we do with some of the funds!

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At the Speaker meeting we welcomed Katie Vaclavik, who told us all about the Quilts and the Underground Railroad

Such an important history going along with the quilts. The Quilts were to be read like “Roadmaps” to escape Plantations and leading the way to freedom!

Katie is the owner of Katie’s Quilt &Artisans Gallery

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Last weekend we went to the annual Sierra Nevada Region Conference in Reno.

Conference video

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We received some wonderful “Thank You” letters this week!

A letter from the “Wings Of Eagles”

A letter from “CHIP” (Community Housing Improvement Program)

A letter from “Chico Community Scholarship Association”

We also received a lovely letter from a teacher at Neal Dow Elementary School for a group of children attending the “Frog and Toad” performance

as part of a Field Trip Experience, put on by Chico Performance.

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Our Annual Awards Banquet was featured in today’s “Snapshot” in the Chico Enterprise- Record.

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We received a “Thank You” letter from PV High for our donation to their Sober-Grad-Night.

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Fundraiser for Wings of Eagle Bowl- A- Thon! ( Raising Money for seriously- ill children and their families)

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On our February Speaker Meeting we had a very special guest! Vicki Watson, our Governor! She spoke about her vision for the Sierra Nevada Region and what lies ahead!

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R.to L: Angie Little ( President Elect), Vicki Watson, Sally Mendez ( President)

As a second guest we invited Erica Trejo, the S- Club President from Inspire High. It was a special treat for her to see the “Bigger” Soroptimist picture!

 Speaker-Meeting-768x1024 r. to l.:President: Sally Mendez (President), Vicki Watson (Governor), Erica Trejo (S-Club President) Babette Maiss

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Last week at our Speaker meeting we invited Joanne Tremelling, the Sierra Nevada Region expert on sex trafficking, who gave us an update on progress made and what lays ahead.

We were also joined by Kate Transchel from Chico State!

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Santa Project 2016

Annual Santa Project at the Dorothy Johnson Center

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Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho donated $100 to PV’s Safe and Sober Grad night. Here is their “Thank you” letter!

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Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho is having another fundraiser coming up!!

On September 29th,2016 from 5pm – 7pm we are having a ” Wine Tasting Fundraiser” at the Bidwell Golf Course, Bidwell Bar and Grill!

Tickets are $5

Tickets are still available! ( You can contact one of our members to get a ticket! )

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