Free Women’s Roundtable Discussions presented by Soroptimist of El Dorado noon – 1:00 pm @ Coutts Museum of Art, 110 N. Main, El Dorado. Open to the public.
Light refreshments are provided. You’re welcome to bring and eat your lunch.
An option is to order your lunch online from BrewCoElDo.com – and request a noon delivery to the Coutts Museum in the “add note to order” box when checking out online.
Our club created an eye-catching decal to help raise awareness of Soroptimist in our communities.
These decals come in two sizes: 5″ x 5″ and 6” x 6” – an ideal size for the rear window of personal vehicles. These decals are clings – easy to position and reposition on the outside of a window. They are fade resistant and waterproof.
A decal only costs $15 (includes shipping & handling). Clubs that submit a bulk purchase will receive a free decal for every 10 decals ordered.
We are inviting South Central Region club members to purchase them for themselves and as gifts for current members, former members, friends and family – and also future members.
Donating to the El Dorado Soroptimist BCC Scholarship Fund is a great way to honor a teacher or nurse you know — or to express appreciation for their doing their jobs during a challenging year due to COVID-19.
|May 6 – 12 Nurses Appreciation Week||May 3 – 7 Teacher Appreciation Week|
This month the club is hosting a fundraiser among club members and others to increase our endowed Soroptimist El Dorado Scholarship fund.
Soroptimist El Dorado has been supporting scholarships for BCC nursing students since 1984. We recently added a scholarship for BCC students in its Elementary Education / BEST program. Our goal is to add another scholarship opportunity every time the principle in our scholarship fund reaches the point of awarding $1000 per scholarship.
We invite everyone to consider making a donation to help a future nurse or teaching student.
Donations to our scholarship fund can be made online on the BCC Foundation’s Give Now webpage
- To designate our scholarship fund, be sure to use the designation dropdown list and select “El Dorado Soroptimist Scholarship”.
This would be a great gift to honor a retiring teacher, a great honor for a mom that is a teacher or nurse, or just a great way to promote all the wonderful nurses and teachers who give their all to make our world a better place to live.
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Select us as your preferred charity, and Dillon’s Community Awards Program will donate to our club every time you use your Dillon’s Plus Card.
We are listed as “Soroptimist International El Dorado, KS” – organization number IS770.
Soroptimist El Dorado – “Investing in Dreams”
Soroptimist El Dorado met January 6, 2020. President Janett Doile called the meeting to order after a light supper during our social time. We welcomed guest Jan Zuk.
Brenda Burk introduced guest Briana Salinas and her daughter Gabby. Briana is our 2019 Live Your Dream Award winner; she is pursuing her education at BCC. President Janett Doile and Brenda Burk congratulated Briana and presented her award.
Bernie Spradling provided a report of December’s Salvation Army activities. Seven club members rang bells at Dillons; gift bags were delivered to six nursing homes in Butler County and we adopted three single mother households from the Angel Tree.
Janett announced we will celebrate spring with a salad supper and member recruitment event on March 16. Each club member is encouraged to bring a guest.
January donations collected were school supplies which will be given to local schools.
Hostesses were Janett Doile and Sharon Mangels. Members attending not already mentioned were Julia Davis, Debi LaForge, Dee Marshall, Joni Sanders, Judie Storandt and Loretta Whitney. We adjourned with the Soroptimist Pledge.
Congratulations to Briana Salinas – our 2019 Live Your Dream Award winner.
Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
Soroptimist El Dorado had an active fall season. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Day, our club served refreshments to women attending the SBA Memorial Hospital’s Mammogram Party for Hospital employees.
In November we kicked off our first ever Enchiladas fundraiser. We are grateful to everyone who purchased a pan. Proceeds are used to support club awards and programs for girls and women in our community.
Did you see us at the downtown El Dorado Thankful Thursday? Robin’s graciously hosted our club at her amazing store.
Our club’s third annual Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls (DIBI) event was November 16.
DIBI is a global program designed to empower teen girls to pursue their career goals and reach their full potential. We were honored to again have a wonderful group of young women attending our DIBI event this fall.
We continued our busy fall season by serving meals at the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner held November 23.
Look for us at Dillon’s on December 5 – we will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army. We will also assemble Christmas packages for residents of local nursing homes, and we adopted two families through The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.
Club members contributing to our success include Susan Adams, Sue Beattie, Bonnie Buckman, Brenda Burk, Julia Davis, Darla Deaton, Janett Doile, Marcia Greene, Debi LaForge, Velma Larimer, Sharon Mangels, Dee Marshall, Trisha Powell, Cathy Roland, Joni Sanders, Bernie Spradling, Judie Storandt, Bebee Thomas, Kim Whiteside, and Loretta Whitney.
Soroptimist El Dorado recently held a member recruitment event and annual club planning meeting. Guests were invited to learn “What Makes Soroptimist Important” and enjoy a social evening.
Hostesses for the evening were Marcia Greene, Cathy Roland and Kim Whiteside. Additional members attending were President Janett Doile, Susan Adams, Sue Beattie, Bonnie Buckman, Brenda Burk, Julia Davis, Darla Deaton, Debi LaForge, Sharon Mangels, Dee Marshall, Trisha Powell, Joni Sanders, Bernie Spradling, Judie Storandt, and Bebee Thomas.
For more information about Soroptimist, contact any member or visit us on Facebook: “Soroptimist International El Dorado KS.”
Soroptimist Club at Work in Our Community
Soroptimist El Dorado met April 1. President Janett Doile called the meeting to order after a light snack during our social time.
Sharon Mangels gave an update on our club’s second annual Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls scheduled for April 6. Thirteen girls from El Dorado schools are planning to participate. DIBI is a global program designed to empower girls in secondary school to pursue their career goals and reach their full potential.
Club members signed up to work the EHS softball concession stand. Proceeds support club service projects.
Donations for Communities in Schools were collected. Communities in Schools is a nationwide non-profit agency designed to help students succeed. The program, located at the El Dorado Middle School, partners with local churches and agencies and operates on donations and grants.
Hostesses were Ginger Glenn, Nancy Samp and Bernie Spradling. Members attending not already mentioned were Susan Adams, Sue Beattie, Brenda Burk, Julia Davis, Darla Deaton, Marcia Greene, Debi LaForge, Velma Larimer, Dee Marshall, Joni Sanders, Judie Storandt, Bebee Thomas and Edith Waugh. We adjourned with the Soroptimist Pledge.
Hostesses Nancy Samp, Ginger Glenn and Bernie Spradling provided a tasty light supper during our social time before our club’s business meeting on April 1.
Soroptimist El Dorado met March 18. President Janett Doile called the meeting to order after a light snack during our social time.
Bebee Thomas reported our annual Potato Bar Supper Fundraiser and Bake Sale on March 4 was a great success. An estimated 415 people enjoyed our meal, including take out customers. Proceeds are used to support club awards and programs for girls and women in our community.
We are grateful for everyone who purchased a ticket. A special thank you to local businesses that supported our fundraiser: Enchanted Celebrations, SunGroup Real Estate, Carlson Kirby-Morris Funeral Home, Bonnie Buckman, State Farm, Dillon’s Store, Becky Shum, American Family Insurance, Commerce Bank, Kansas Secured Title, Security 1st Title, Sutherlands, H & Company Salon, Bluestem Credit Union, Community National Bank, Sundgren Realty & Auction, YMCA El Dorado, Bluestem Animal Clinic, Charley’s Appliance, Jack Insurance, and Demo Sales.
Several members are attending the 93rd Annual South Central Region Conference in Dodge City April 26-28. Nominees for SIA President-Elect were reviewed.
Planning details were discussed for our second annual Dream it, Be it! career-support event for teen girls in April. A member recruitment event will be held in June.
Club members signed up to help during our EHS softball concessions stand. An updated menu with healthy food and drink options, including pulled pork sandwiches and fresh fruit, will be available for purchase. Proceeds support club service projects.
Members attending not already mentioned were Trisha Powell, Julia Davis, Sue Beattie, Debi LaForge, Darla Deaton, Edith Waugh, Bernie Spradling, Judie Storandt, and Marcia Greene. We adjourned with the Soroptimist Pledge.