Ahhh, the crisp cool air makes me think of caramel apples, fall colors and falling leaves. It also means that we start ramping up for fundraisers and fun times!
This month we will have our only Bunco fundraiser for the year. I hope that everyone has pitched in, in whatever manner they can. In many organizations, there are a small number of do-ers and a larger number of watchers. I'm so grateful that our club has such a large number of do-ers. We get things done!
I'm excited to be sharing with you the first session of the Dream It, Be It program after our Program meeting on October 7th. Three other sessions will also be shown. The benefits of this run-though are two-fold: the facilitators will present to a friendly <grin> audience, and the members will get first-hand exposure to the program.
I will be doing some traveling in the next few months that I want to share with you:
October 12 - November 2 (Alabama)
November 19 - November 27 - (Oregon)
December 11 - 17 (Truckee)
Oct 3 - Soroptimist Founders Day and Founders Pennies Oct 7 - Program Meeting @ Elk Grove Presbyterian Church, 8153 Elk Grove Blvd., Suite 50, EG 7:30a.m.
Program Speaker: Teresa L'Heureux, Cars and Coffee
Oct 10 - Board Meeting - @ Diana Holcomb's Office, 8419 Elk Grove-Florin Rd 6:30pm Oct 12 - 2nd Wednesday Lunch - Sushi Q's, 8325 Elk Grove Florin Road, #400, 11:30am
Oct 15 - SIEG Bunco, Camden Springs Retirement Living, Play begins at 10:00am. SIEG members will arrive at 8:15 to set up. Oct 20 - Business Meeting, Dignity Health Bldg, 8220 Wymark Drive, EG. 6:30pm
On September 8th, I attended the Chamber forum called "Chamber's Leadership Elk Grove." It was created in 2006 to encourage community involvement and leadership and to develop future leaders to improve the local economy and business climate in Elk Grove. Participants have the opportunity to learn from some of the City's most influential leaders and gain personal insight and knowledge to help guide them through their careers. With the help of many local civic, business and community organization leaders, the program promises to be valuable to leaders and employees of all Elk Grove industry clusters.
I attended this event in Tracey's absence and it was a pleasure to speak before these future leaders; let them know what Soroptimist is all about. The attendees asked a lot of questions, and seemed to be interested in the Soroptimist club mission. I gave each a small Halloween bag filled with brochures, Helping Hands pamphlets, Teen Dating Violence 'swag' and my business card. It was appreciated and I hope to hear from a few of the ladies soon.
Hopefully, everyone saw the announcement in the E-Blast about the District 3 Meeting on Saturday, October 29. All nine clubs in District 3 are invited, and it would be great if SIEG had good representation. The cost per person is $22, and the deadline is October 22. The club will pay your registration if you’ve never attended a District Meeting before – what a deal! Please let Betty Matsui know as soon as possible, as she will submit the Registration form for our members.
The meeting will be at Shriners Hospital on Stockton Blvd., with free parking in the adjacent garage. Members from Elk Grove often carpool. Morning refreshments and lunch are provided. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and everything will be finished by 2:30 p.m.
Host club this year is SI Sacramento, and they are making arrangements for the guest speaker and other presentations as you read this! The meetings are a great opportunity to hear from our Region Governor Vicki Watson and other program chairs/coordinators. You get the latest word on what’s happening in our Region and with Soroptimist in general, PLUS a chance to visit with members from other clubs, check out sales tables, and enjoy all the comraderie!
The fun never stops: Sunday, October 30th, is a regular Sierra Nevada Region Board Meeting, which is open to one and all. It will be at the Marriott across the street from Shriners, at 4422 Y Street, beginning at 9 a.m. Board meetings are a great opportunity to see how the region actually operates. It won’t last too long, since some officers need to catch flights back to Las Vegas, drive to the Reno/Carson City area, as well as clear up to Yreka!
Let's give a warm welcome to a very new member of our club. Here is her story.
I was born in Oceanside, California and my father was stationed in Japan at the time. I am an Air Force brat raised in a variety of places.
I am married to my high school sweetheart and best friend, Mike, for 43 years. I have a daughter Melissa. Her husband is Justin and I have 3 grandchildren; Georgia, Berkeley and Landon.
I am a certified facilitator of the True Colors Personal Success workshop. During the fun and interactive workshop participants will determine their True Colors personality spectrum including their most dominant color style and learn to recognize the True Colors of others. Participants work together, problem solving with respect and trust. The effectiveness of each team member is increased when they are feeling validated, valued and understood.
I joined Soroptimist of Elk Grove in September 2016. I wanted to get involved in a group that is interested in local issues. The people in the club that I have met are very welcoming.
Club members attending Soroptimist events, community events and traveling around the globe.
It was a busy month for everyone... - Mary Ann and Sherry attended the Elk Grove Friends and Neighbors September meeting to talk about Soroptimist, our programs and fundraisers. It was held at Plates Cafe which benefits St. John's Program for Change. Pictured with Sherry and Mary Ann are President Lillian (R) and Vice President Barbara (L).
- Peggy and Kristine attended the SIS club Edible Garden tour (a bad selfie for sure) and then had lunch at LaTrattoria Bohemia on J Street (Czech/Italian cuisine). Good food and spirits. - American Cancer society Discovery Shop Volunteer Appreciation Lunch. Tracey Edwards received her 5 year pin. Yeah!
- Sharon, Genny, Betty M, and Tracey attended the Chamber of Commerce mixer.
- Marie W, Betty H, Betty M, Annajean, Leslie, and Kristine stopped by Cassidy's after the SIEG Program Meeting. Come join us after the next meeting on the 7th.
- AnnaJean, Kristine, Cathleen, Tracey, Betty M, Therese, Marie M, were in attendance (in the hot weather), to handle the raffle & silent auction for the EG Food Bank Harvest of Hope fundraiser event. Betty H and Phyllis (in her boot) worked all day and evening to pull off this undertaking. Great job.
- Elk Grove Food Bank Services Executive Director Marie Jachino accepting a Proclamation from Mayor Gary Davis at the Harvest of Hope Gala, September 17, 2016.
- Tracey and husband Jack in Sedona, Arizona.
- Tracey, Kristine and Marie W attended the Lions Spaghetti feed.
- Genny, AnnaJean, Carol, new member Jennifer, Karin, Betty H, Marie W and Kristine at the 2nd Wednesday lunch at the Brickhouse.
Fundraising - Kathy Griffin No New updates reported for this month.
BUNCO - Chairpersons: Kristine Smith & Marie Wood Event scheduled for: Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 Seating is limited so make your reservations quickly by visiting the SIEG website @ http://www.soroptimistelkgrove.org/bunco-tickets-page/ or Contact Betty Matsui 916-952-8002, email@example.com to register and pay for a place at the tables. Location: Camden Springs, 8476 Sheldon Rd, Elk Grove CA 95624
SEE'S CANDY Chairpersons: Sherry McLellan, Leslie Konopinski, Janet Brabender & Marie Wood
Event Scheduled for: Dec 3-24 Hours of operation 10:00am to 5:00pm
Committee meeting schedule: TBD
MARTINIS AND MERRIMENT - Chair Diana Holcomb - Co-chairs to be assigned
Event Scheduled for : March 10, 2017
Location: The Falls, Elk Grove Blvd
Committee meeting schedule: TBD
COFFEE & CARS: Waiting to hear from Genny regarding event dates
Membership - Annajean Neill / Kristine Smith The Membership committee met on September 12th.
Phyllis will work with the PR committee on the "Corporate Engagement Opportunity (CEO)".
The committee will formulate an 'elevator speech" and provide to the club.
Tracey will provide a look-back update.
Committee will brainstorm ideas for the "Associate Member" role.
The committee members will continue to keep in touch/mentoring new and existing members.
Operations-Finance - Florrie Oneto The Operations-Finance Committee presented the new budget to the board and club. Budget was approved by membership at the September 22nd business meeting.
Public Relations- Sharon Renzo
We have printed postcards with Club information, events and meeting days/times for members to distribute to potential new members and when requesting donations or sponsorships of our programs. The postcards have been distributed through the Chamber of Commerce. Also, for all of you who are Facebook users, please be sure to “Like” and “Share” posts regarding SIEG.
Dream It, Be It:
We had a bit of a setback in our planning in that Valley High School decided not to participate in the program. So we are again looking for another venue but are hopeful that Pleasant Grove H.S. will be working with us. The Committee is moving forward and will be holding practice sessions after the Program Meetings on October 7 and November 4. Any members who are able to stay after the meeting to watch and/or help with the practice sessions are most welcome.
Service - Mary Ann Chappelle The Service Committee has been busy with several service projects.
Days 4 Girls has decided to sew the gift bags for the kits for girls. They will also purchase handcloths and soap to put inside the bags. Days for Girls, (formerly called SaniPanties for Girls), is a project for girls in Africa who miss days of school each month because they are having their periods. They have no supplies and must stay in their homes until it's over. They miss a lot of school because of this. SIEG and other organizations are sewing kits made up of pads, shields, and adding soap, washcloths, and 2 pairs of purchased panties, in a handmade bag with drawstring tie. These supplies are made to last three years and are greatly appreciated by these girls.
Christmas for Seniors will provide small Christmas gifts for low income seniors at Renwick Low Income Senior Apartments.
Live Your Dream:Applications for the $1,000 award are being distributed, with publicity also going to Elk Grove Adult Ed and the CRC Hawk Spot (student food pantry).
Teen Dating Violence: The Sacramento County Sheriffs department will assist SIEG with a presentation on Teen Dating Violence, November 30 to the Independent Living Program of EGUSD.
Crisis Kits for the Elk Grove police department will include toiletries and information for rape victims as well as clothes to leave the hospital.
The Peru Project is expecting alpaca scarves from Peru this weekend. These beautiful scarves will be sold at the district meeting in October and the monies will be sent to Pan de Azucar for supplies for the village children.
(Information provided by Sharon Renzo) Sept 30-Oct 2 - Giant Pumpkin Fest, EG Park
Oct 8 - PROJECTS RIDE Spaghetti Feed, The Barn 8976 Grant Line Road, Sheldon 5:00-9:00pm Oct 12 - Pleasant Grove H.S. Aggie Backers Drive-Thru Tri-Tip Dinner4 pm – 7 pm, $45/dinner for 4 – 10/7 deadline to order, pickup at PGHS or pickup locations in Wilton or Rancho Murrieta. Contact Kristine (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the order form).
Oct 13 Friends of WEAVE Appreciation Party – 5:30 – 7:30 pm home of Matt & Leslie Jacobs, 2750 Montgomery Way, Sacramento RSVP by 10/6 319-4907
Oct 9 Sunday Supper at the Ranch, Pegasus Riding Club, Wilton 4:30 pm, Benefits PROJECT RIDE
Oct 16 EG Chamber Family Fest – Falls Event Center 10 – 3
Oct 22 My Sister’s House – Run 4 Safe Haven 9 am Wm. Land Park, Sacramento
Oct 18 Chamber Mixer, City of Elk Grove, Hampton Inn, 2305 Longport Court, EG, 5:30-7pm
Oct 22 Strauss Masquerade Ball, Laguna Town Hall, EG
Oct 22 PROJECT RIDE Craft Faire, Oct 26 Optimist Tri-Trip Dinner Fundraiser - $45 (dinner for 4) – Drive-thru 4:00 – 8:30pm Pickup at EGHS, to reserve your meal call: Pat Weaver, 685-3536 or Cece Bazett 704-9005
Oct 29 Caring for Kids Run - Caring For Kids Run Non-Profit Local Community Programs, Nottoli Park, EG.
Nov 7 Citizen of the Year Dinner Nov 26 The 29th Annual Dickens Faire, Old Elk Grove
Contact Sharon Renzo if you have any questions regarding the community events. Other community events can be found in the Town Planner
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