November 2023 Bulletin

President's Message

I had a fabulous trip in Italy in October! The weather was perfect, and we loved all the pasta and wine! At least we walked a lot to reduce some of the calories we consumed. As a result of this trip, my husband, Corey, and I, are committed to booking some fun travel in the coming years so we can cross some additional countries off our bucket list!
See’s Candy orders are due December 9th so get out there and sell!! This is an easy fundraiser for our club. See’s make great hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts for clients, family members and friends. If you don’t want to sell, please consider a monetary contribution instead.
Soroptishop is on November 16th so come and shop for your holiday gifts. Make sure to invite friends so we get a good turnout. And the Toy Drive is on December 16th.
Also, November 3rd is our SITD anniversary. Our club was chartered on November 3, 1971. It's our 52nd year in operation. SI started October 3, 1921 in Oakland. Let’s celebrate!!
- Cathy
SOROPTISHOP is Coming Right Up!
SITD’s Annual Soroptishop Artisan Fair will be held on November 16th. Based on the participating artisan, it promises to be a great event.
You can help by signing up as a volunteer. You can also promote the event by encouraging all of your friends to attend. (Send them an email copy of our flyer.)
And you can buy a ticket and attend the event. Only $18.00 gets you admission to event and a glass of Truckee River Winery Wine!!
Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance here.
~ Soroptishop Committee 

Live Your Dream (LYD) Applications Due November 15th!

Every year, more than $2.9 million in education grants are awarded to over 2,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and/or substance use disorder.

Any woman who is head of household, has at least one dependent and is improving her career opportunities through education or training is eligible for the LYD award.

Our club grant is up to $4000 this year to be awarded to one or more recipients. Applications are due by November 15th.

Application can be found here

Please spread the word and for questions, contact Lynette, LYD coordinator

It's See's Candy Time!
And it's our easiest fundraiser for our club.
See's Candy at this time of year makes for great hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, Christmas gifts for clients, family and friends. Please also share the order form with your friends and combine their order with yours. 
Orders are due to Lil at Dickson Reality by Friday, November 9th.
Orders are to be picked up at Dickson Reality on December 7th from 3-4pm.
Call or email Lil with any questions.
SITD's 52nd Anniversary!
Happy Anniversary SITD! 
Chartered November 3, 1971
On October 3, 1921, Soroptimist International was chartered in Oakland, California…102 years ago. At that time, women could not join Rotary or any other service organizations, so we started our own. See the picture of the first meeting of the Founders organization.
One of the first SI projects locally was environmental protection of redwoods grove near Crescent City. You can see the bench for SI there. We also helped with vocational training for veterans.
On November 3, 1971, SI-Truckee Donner was chartered. For 52 years we have been supporting women, families and our community.
In 1982, we purchased the first infant monitor at the Tahoe Forest Hospital. And one of our first scholarships was for a woman to become a midwife in 1979.
We and the other clubs worked to get the Equal Rights Amendment passed. Because Nevada would not sign it, we stopped holding our annual convention there for several years.
Over 20 years ago, we started the STEPP program for teen mothers to make sure that they could complete their high school education and their children were taken care of.
Our signature programs are:
  • Live Your Dream grants to women with dependents to enhance their careers with education or training.
  • Career Advancement Scholarships for women past high school who need to advance their education or training.
  • High School Graduates Scholarships for education or training.
  • Dream It Be It: Program designed by SIA to help high school girls overcome challenges, understand their aptitudes and move toward rewarding careers.
Our efforts have enabled us to award $87,444 this past fiscal year in grants and scholarships, which in turn, impacted 956 women and girls.
From 1990-2023, we have donated over $677,000 to support women, families and our community.
We are able to help so many, because we work together to host successful fundraisers, including the Wine and Restaurant Faire, Soroptishop, See’s candy sales and to receive grants from local organizations who support our mission. Thank you, Soroptimists, for all your hard work and joyful friendships!
Below are a few pictures including the first SI meeting in Oakland with 80 members. And two Soroptimist International pictures that demonstrate our international reach. 
It’s fascinating to look at all our SITD albums documenting our work over the past years. We will have a few of the SITD history books at the next meeting for you to view.
Prepared by Pam English
Soroptimist Club of Alameda County
Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California
(1921 - 80 Founding Members)
SOLT - Using ClubRunner and Website
Laura presented some helpful tips on how to access the SITD website and app:
Go to the app store. Go to the search bar and put in ClubRunner and double click to install.
  1. Once on the app, sign in with your name: Capitalize the first letter of your first name and the first letter of your last name and SITD in all capitals.
For the website:
  2. Click on the login tab on the website and click on "new user?" This will direct you to the "Retrieve Login" information on the screen.
  3. You will be asked to enter your last name and email address. Once done, click the "Submit" button. You will receive an email which will ask you to click on a link to retrieve your credentials.
  4. Note: The last name and your email address must match what is on the record for security purposes. If you are unable to get your password, please email with your name and club.
After you retrieve your login credentials, you will be able to access the SITD website and the Administration page. The Administration page is a member's only page where you will be able to edit your profile, email other members and contribute content to the site. You should see your name at the top right-hand corner of the webpage.
New Member
A new member SITD was inducted at the October meeting.
Welcome, Jill!

SoroptiWitches on Donner Lake!
Some Soroptimists turned into Soropti"Witches" last weekend during the annual Donner Lake Witches SUP Paddle.
It was a cackling great time!
Soropti"Witches" Sue, Marie, Pam, Denise and Keri
Tahoe Music Alive
Tahoe Music Alive presents the award-winning Dior String Quartet in concert on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00pm in Tahoe Vista. Heralded as the quartet of the new generation, Dior Quartet brings classical music to contemporary ears. More info and tickets available at
Bee Buzz
Members are encouraged to sign up to do a Bee Buzz if you have not done one in a while. Longtime members can introduce themselves to newer members this way.
Thought for the Day November 2023
Charlie Chaplin died aged 88.
He left us 4 statements:
(1) Nothing is eternal in this world, not even our problems.
(2) I like to walk in the rain, because no one can see my tears.
(3) The most wasted day in life is the day we don't laugh.
(4) The six best doctors in the world...
  1. Sunshine,
  2. Rest,
  3. Exercise,
  4. Diet,
  5. Self-Esteem,
  6. Friends.
Presented by Laura Mohun
November Hospitality
Business Meeting
Upcoming Events
SITD 2023 Board Meeting
Dickson Realty Office
Nov 02, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
SITD 2023 November Business Meeting
Truckee Airport
Nov 09, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
See's Candy Orders Due
Dickson Realty Office
Nov 09, 2023 5:00 PM
2023 SITD Soroptishop
Truckee Donner Recreation Center
Nov 16, 2023
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
See's Candy Distribution Date
Dickson Realty Office
Dec 07, 2023
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SITD 2023 December Board Meeting
Dickson Realty Office
Dec 07, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
SITD 2023 December Business Meeting
Truckee Airport
Dec 14, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Susan Horst
October 9
Hawley Kobayashi
October 12
Joan Hartwell
October 20
Teri Dean Boelk
October 28
Brady McClintock
October 30
Lisa Barr
November 7
Chris Carroll
November 11
Angela White
November 12
Keri Harvey
November 14
Anna Klovstad
Sven Klovstad
October 2
Katy Carroll Jones
Willy Carroll
October 25
Join Date
Cathy Leibow
October 1, 2014
9 years
Constance Ledna
October 1, 2013
10 years
Jayne Hahin
October 1, 2012
11 years
Leslie Williams
October 1, 1986
37 years
Pam English
October 1, 2013
10 years
Teri Dean Boelk
October 1, 2021
2 years
Chris Seitz
November 1, 2020
3 years
Jennifer Hermann
November 1, 2016
7 years
Kimberly Stafford
November 1, 2021
2 years
Loretta Mullins
November 1, 2020
3 years
Marion Thatch
November 1, 2020
3 years
Patti Conk
November 1, 2014
9 years
Marcy Alstott
November 10, 2022
1 year
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