July 2022 Newsletter

President Denise

President's Message

What a wonderful year 2021–2022 was! Thanks to the amazing leadership of Lisa Saqui, and the fantastic enthusiasm and energy of our members, the Club grew in membership and generated significant funds for numerous programs in the Truckee area helping to improve the lives of women and girls in our community. I look forward to continuing the same vibrant efforts in the upcoming year.

To that end, I encourage you all to remind potential program recipients to apply for our scholarships and grants. We should all consider ourselves advocates for the Club to keep an eye out for programs that have a need so we can make as big an impact as we can in our community. In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to take a few minutes to review the committee list (available on our new website https://sitd.info). Openings are blank or say “need.” Please select preferably two committees that you would like to work on (and let Cathy Leibow know so the list can be updated). Our wonderful Wine Tasting and Restaurant Faire Committee has also determined that to make next year's event another success, and better share the workload of this signature event, all of the event positions should be filled by this fall. So, please pay special attention to the listed Faire openings. We all have hidden talents and interests and there is probably a need within the Club that matches your special skills. And, if you don’t see anything that jumps out at you (or you have questions about a position), please contact me,
Cathy or the program’s listed Advisor.

I am looking forward to working with you all in the upcoming year and sharing many laughs along the way! My slogan for the year is “When
women support each other, incredible things
happen“ So true!

Happy Summer everyone!

-Denise Trani-Morris

Annual Wine Tasting and Restaurant Faire raised over $41,000

–Submitted by Marie Strassburger
 

 

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 47th Wine Tasting and Restaurant Faire a huge success!  It was truly our biggest fundraiser ever.  Final revenue is still being calculated, but we are looking at over $41,000 in net profit. Think about all the great program opportunities we have this coming year to benefit girls and women locally, regionally and internationally. Thank you to all that helped make this happen!!

A big thanks to the Wine Tasting Committee members that worked diligently over the last 6 months, to all of you for your the silent auction solicitations and donations, to the many day-of-event volunteers, and for all of your raffle and admission ticket sales.

It truly Takes A Village and we need All Hands on Deck to make this event successful. Please SAVE THE DATE for next year, June 3, 2023 for another great Wine Tasting and Restaurant Faire. Your help will be needed!!!

Stories
Truckee High Book Club Granted $1,000
Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner granted $1,000 to buy novels for Truckee High school for their book clubs. These books are available to over 100 students in the Special Education/Learning Center and the general school population. The book clubs are designed to help students not only understand rigorous academic text and literacy terms, but to support them in establishing a life full of literacy.

A big check was presented by Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner members Joan Kreamer and Pamela English to Ms. Markovchick and her class. As Truckee High School Special Education Teacher, Kathryn Markovchick explained, “My goal as a teacher is to empower all high school students. Building a strong academic foundation and encouraging the love of reading will help them achieve their goals in life.”

Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner President Lisa Saqui noted, “We are honored to support the Truckee High School Book Clubs with books that can be shared for years to come. Gaining proficiency and confidence in reading will help students succeed in all their academic challenges.”

Read more...
Installation of New Board
The Installation of the new board was held at Laura Mohun’s home... inside because of threatening rain. Shirley Phelan organized the delicious dinner from Smokey’s. SusanHorst, District 5 Director, was our installing officer. She noted that incoming President Denise has chosen for her motto, “When women support each other, incredible things happen.” As small gifts today for our incoming officers and board of directors, she has selected a small succulent plant and you can read on page 5 why it was chosen. She then specified the responsibilities of each office asking the new officers if they agreed to accept their responsibilities. Fortunately, they did. Leslie Dugger stood in for Cathy Leibow and Nancy Davis, President- elect and Treasurer, who could not attend.

Lauren Hudson shared an inspirational quote.  Lisa Saqui as her last request wanted a dance party, which we had outside on the deck. Dancing was enhanced by the vodka shots with raspberries supplied by Marie Strassberger. See the pictures.

About 25 SITD members shared this lovely evening together to begin a new fiscal year, starting July 1st. We all welcomed Denise Trani-Morris as our new president and gave a present of a massage and wine for Lisa as out-going president.

Read more...
Annual Wine Tasting and Restaurant Faire!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 47th Annual Wine Tasting and Restaurant Faire a huge success!  It was truly our biggest fund raiser ever. Final revenue is still being calculated, but we are looking at over $41,000 in net profit. Think about all the great program opportunities we have this coming year to benefit girls and women locally, regionally and internationally. Thank you to all that helped make this happen!!

A big thanks to the Wine Tasting Committee members that worked diligently over the last 6 months, to all of you for your the silent auction solicitations and donations, to the many day-of-event volunteers, and for all of your raffle and admission ticket sales.

It truly Takes A Village and we need All Hands on Deck to make this event successful. Please SAVE THE DATE for next year, June 3, 2023 for another great Wine Tasting and Restaurant Faire. Your help will be needed!!!

Read more...
Succulents as Gifts at the Installation Dinner
Installation Succulents

Susan chose the succulent as a gift for incoming officers with these comments. “The defining characteristic of succulents is water storage. Succulents have stems, leaves or roots that collect water when it’s available and save it for the dry time of year. This special ability allows these hardy plants to survive on their
internal stores of water for extended droughts.

 
One common adaptation in many succulents is the timing of the opening of their stomata, which are small mouthlike structures on the surface of plant leaves and stems. Stomata allow for the uptake of carbon dioxide from the environment and the loss of water and oxygen to the environment. Unlike those of most plants, the stomata of many succulent plants are closed during the day and open at night. As a result, the loss of water (this is known as transpiration) during the hot dry daytime hours is minimized and carbon dioxide (CO2) uptake occurs in the dark. Incredibly resourceful.
Soroptimists, we are like succulents, storing our resources for future us, and being wise in how we utilize those resources for the maximum impact in our community, in our district, in our region, in our federation and in our world, touching and lifting up one woman at a time. Truly, when women support each other, incredible things do happen. Personally, I’m very excited about what SITD will accomplish this coming year.” given by Lisa Saqui to Marie and Pati on behalf of wine tasting committee, congratulating them on the successful event in June.
Read more...
Grant for Books

SITD granted $1,000 to buy novels for Truckee High School (THS) for their Book Clubs. These books are available to over 100 students in the Special Education/ Learning Center and the general school population. The book clubs are designed to help students not only understand rigorous academic text and literacy terms, but to support them in establishing life full of literacy.

A big check was presented by SITD members, Joan Kreamer and Pamela English to Ms. Markovchick and her class. As THS Special Education Teacher Kathryn Markovchick explained, “My goal as a teacher is to empower all high school students. Building a strong academic foundation and encouraging the love of reading will help them achieve their goals in life.”

SITD President,Lisa Saqui, noted, “We are honored to support the THS Book Clubs with books that can be shared for years to come. Gaining proficiency and confidence in&nb reading will help students succeed in all their academic challenges.

Read more...
Amazon Smile

Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know you can have 0.5% of your purchases donated to SITD? AmazonSmile is a simple way to support SITD, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can also be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to our club. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from your future eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Amazon will remember your selected charity whenever you shop at smile.amazon.com or on your Amazon app on your mobile device.

 

Read more...
Upcoming Events
SITD 2022 October Program Meeting
Pizza on the Hill
Oct 04, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
SITD HIGHWAY CLEANUP
Wild Cherries Parking Lot
Oct 08, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
SITD 2022 October Business Meeting
Truckee Airport
Oct 13, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
SITD 2022 November Business Meeting
Truckee Airport
Nov 10, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
View entire list
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Rachel Lyons
September 11
 
Cathy Leibow
September 13
 
Nancy Wallis
September 13
 
Sheila Greeno
September 13
 
Lisa Swartz
September 23
 
Susan Horst
October 9
 
Joan Hartwell
October 20
 
Teri Dean Boelk
October 28
 
Brady Leigh McClintock
October 30
 
Anniversaries
Katy Carroll Jones
Willy Carroll
October 25
 
Join Date
Denise Trani-Morris
September 1, 2019
3 years
 
Kathleen Raber
September 1, 2017
5 years
 
Cathy Leibow
October 1, 2014
8 years
 
Constance Ledna
October 1, 2013
9 years
 
Jayne Hahin
October 1, 2012
10 years
 
Leslie Williams
October 1, 1986
36 years
 
Pam English
October 1, 2013
9 years
 
Teri Dean Boelk
October 1, 2021
1 year
 
Executives & Directors
President
 
President-Elect
 
Recording Secretary
 
Corresponding Secretary
 
Delegate
 
Delegate
 
Treasurer
 
Treasurer-Elect
 
Director
 
Director
 
Parliamentarian
 
Parliamentarian
 
Parliamentarian
 
Sponsors

AG Labor Team

Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide
Photo Albums
Sierra Nevada Region Conference 2022
Best For Women
Youth Appreciation Lunch
Bulletin Editor
Lynette Powell
Please add mailservice@clubrunner.ca to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
 
ClubRunner
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7