Soroptimist El Dorado met May 7 with 18 club members and 4 guests present. President Gail Gomez called the meeting to order.
Sharon Mangels introduced El Dorado High School Senior, Lauren Lowrey, recipient of our club’s Outstanding Citizen Award. Lauren will study Biology and Premed at Pittsburgh State University in the fall.
The 92nd annual Soroptimist South Central Region Conference was held April 20-22 and hosted by SI Kansas City, MO. Our club was represented by Gail Gomez, Brenda Burk, Susan Adams, Nancy Reddinger and Joni Sanders. 30 clubs and 133 members were present.
Janett Doile reported on our club’s first annual Dream It Be It: Career Support for Girls held on April 7. Fifteen girls from El Dorado and Rosalia schools participated. The new global program is designed to empower girls in secondary school to pursue their career goals and reach their full potential. A pizza and pool party is planned for the girls who attended.
Election of Officers for 2018-2019 was held. Susan Adams and Edith Waugh presented the 2018-2019 budget.
Our annual Soroptimist Fiesta is at Gail’s house on May 18. Our June meeting will be held at Cardinal Creek Farm.
Donations of pet food were collected to benefit Priscilla’s Pet Pantry at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Hostesses were Marcia Greene, Nancy Reddinger, and Brenda Burk. Members attending not already mentioned were Sue Beattie, Julia Davis, Darla Deaton, Ginger Glenn, Debi LaForge, Trisha Powell, Nancy Samp, Bernie Spradling and Judie Storandt. We adjourned with the Soroptimist Pledge.