Women’s Roundtables – Call for Topics!

Soroptimist International of El Dorado in partnership with the Coutts Museum of Art is introducing a Women’s Brown-bag Roundtable Discussion series open to the public.

The Roundtables are during the noon hour at the Coutts Museum in El Dorado, KS – most likely on various Tuesdays, January – April 2022.

The format is discussions on cutting-edge topics of interest to women in our community, moderated by women. Moderators open a Roundtable with an overview of the topic, followed by a discussion facilitated by the moderator.

  Women are invited and encouraged to submit
proposals for topics they are willing to moderate.  

The deadline to submit a Roundtable topic proposal is noon on Saturday, December 18, 2021.

  • A panel will review all topics submitted to select up to four for this series.

HOW TO SUBMIT A ROUNDTABLE TOPIC PROPOSAL

  • You may submit more than one topic, submitting each one separately.
  • Each submission should include: the topic, an overview of the topic, and how this topic is relevant to women in our community.
  • Also include your name and contact information, your Facebook and Linked-in page(s) if applicable, and your background and experience with regard to the proposed topic.

Questions?  Contact Judie by email, text, or phone (405-308-9158)

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SOROPTIMIST DECALS FOR SALE!

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.

Questions? Please contact Janett Doile, 316-323-2342 (text/cell), kjdoile@cox.net.

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Women encouraged to apply for $1000 cash award

This award assists women who are seeking to better their lives through additional schooling and skills training – such as college classes, technical school programs, working on a GED, and certificate programs.

To be eligible, you need to also be supporting a dependent (e.g., child, spouse, relative).

The deadline to apply is November 15, 2021. Winners are typically notified by December 15.

The winner will be eligible for additional cash awards at our Region and Federation levels. The maximum available is $16,000.

Here are some short videos that provide more details. We will help you fill out the application.

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Opportunity to honor nurses and elementary school teachers!

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.

Thanks!

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How to support us at no cost to you!

Do you shop online using Amazon.com? Want to help our club at NO COST TO YOU?

Do you shop at Dillon’s Grocery Store? Want to help our club at NO COST TO YOU?

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.

Thank you!

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Anyone want to win $500?

Soroptimist El Dorado, KS, has launched an “Investing in Dreams” fundraiser – to raise $2500 for its annual scholarships, awards, and projects.

Tickets are $20 and only 150 tickets will be sold. Those are good odds.

The winner will receive a $500 Walnut Valley Packing gift certificate. It can be used for one year to purchase beef, chicken, and pork cuts and products – including deli meats, bacon, sausages, etc.

To buy tickets, contact any Soroptimist club member. Don’t know any of us? – then contact Susan at 319-323-2802 (text) or email her at susan@logodepotweb.com

Soroptimist El Dorado has been in our community for over 60 years.

We are a service club with a mission to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to economic empowerment – education being a primary focus.

Ways we do this locally include:

  • scholarships and cash awards for local girls and women, including:
    • $1000 Nursing Scholarship at Butler Community College
    • $1000 “Live Your Dream” award for a woman pursing higher education while supporting a dependent.
    • $500 cash award for an outstanding H.S. senior.
  • an annual event for local girls to provide career advice.

Due to COVID-19, we are replacing our usual fundraisers with this raffle.

All proceeds will be used for our service projects, including the above awards.

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El Dorado Soroptimist excited to begin a new club year!

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Annual Potato Supper & Bake Sale is March 2

Tickets available from club members and at the door.

  • Questions?  Contact El Dorado Soroptimist President Janett Doile, 316-323-2342 (cell/text), kjdoile@cox.net.

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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.

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Left to right: Brenda Burk, Gabby, Briana Salinas, Janett Doile.

Soroptimist is a global volunteer organization that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.

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Soroptimist Scoop: December 2019

Read all about us! 

The Soroptimist Scoop is our quarterly newsletter.

To read the December edition:  CLICK HERE

 

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