Soroptimists Celebrate Successful Fall

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.

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An awesome group of young women attended our   3rd annual DIBI event.

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.

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Soroptimist Launch Enchilada Fundraiser

Soroptimist El Dorado met Monday September 9, 2019. President Janett Doile called the meeting to order. In addition to 17 members present, we welcomed guest Loretta Whitney.

Bebee Thomas gave a budget report. Members and their families are encouraged to enroll in Dillon’s Plus Community Rewards – and select our club to receive charitable contributions from Dillon’s.

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Bebee also presented plans for an Enchilada Fundraiser – to support club service projects. Tickets are $15 per pan of 8 beef or chicken enchiladas and will be sold October 7 – 30. Pickup is Saturday November 2 at Security 1st Title or delivery may be available. Contact a club member to purchase tickets.

Sharon Mangels gave an update on our club’s BCC Endowed Nursing Scholarship. This year’s scholarship recipient will receive $1000.

Julia Davis announced the first social event of the club year. On October 16 we will dine at Red Robin Burgers & Brews and then play mini golf at All Star Adventures in Wichita.

The 2019 South Central Region Fall Meeting is October 4 – 6 in Quapaw, OK. Seven club members plan to attend.

Donations of women’s sweats were collected for SBA Memorial Hospital for women treated in the ER who need clothing to return home.

Thanks to Trisha Powell for hosting our group at Security 1st Title, and along with Cathy Roland and Kim Whiteside for providing a light supper. Members attending not already mentioned were Susan Adams, Bonnie Buckman, Brenda Burk, Darla Deaton, Ginger Glenn, Debi La Forge, Velma Larimer, Dee Marshall, and Judie Storandt.

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Exciting year ahead for Soroptimist El Dorado!

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.”

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Guest Sue Barrientos and club member Bernie Spradling enjoying recruitment social.

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Club members and guests discover “What Makes Soroptimist Important”.

 

 

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Come check us out!

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF EL DORADO, KS

El Dorado Soroptimist invites you to

  • Check us out on August 19thLogo.7
  • First Christian Church, 300 W. Central Ave.
  • during a social gathering 6:00 – 6:30 pm

LEARN:   “WHAT MAKES SOROPTIMIST IMPORTANT”

At 6:30 pm, you are welcome to stay and join us in our summer planning meeting for the year 2019 – 2020.

We are hoping that once you have more information about what Soroptimist is all about, you will consider joining.

Our first official club meeting will be Monday, September 9th.

ONCE AGAIN:  COME CHECK US OUT!

  • El Dorado Soroptimist
  • Marcia Greene, Recruitment Chair
  • RSVP: 316-323-7017 (cell/text)
  • Website:  www.SOROPTIMISTeldoradoKS.org
  • Facebook:  “Soroptimist International El Dorado KS”
  • Club brochure:  CLICK HERE Hayride.2
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Soroptimist El Dorado, KS, at Work in Our Community

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.

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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.

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Soroptimist update softball concessions

Soroptimist El Dorado have been supporting our local H.S. softball team for years by providing concessions during home games. Go Wildcats!   2019.concessions

The 2019 concessions menu has been updated to offer healthier and family-friend foods. A special feature is a Sack Lunch that includes a meat & cheese hoagie, veggie toppings, fresh fruit, a bag of chips or pretzels, a homemade cookie, and a bottle of refreshing water – all for only $5 (first cone, first served)

Everyone is encouraged to come watch our local H.S. softball team play, and enjoy a light and healthy supper at the concessions stand. We open at 4:00 pm on game days.

For questions or menu suggestions, contact Soroptimist Concessions Coordinator, Judie Storandt, jgstorandt@msn.com, 405-308-9158 (cell/text).

Concession profits are used by Soroptimist El Dorado to support its awards, scholarships, and programs for women and girls in our community.

 

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Soroptimist Host Successful Service Fundraiser

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 2019.members.eatingMarch 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 Dream.2event 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.

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