Soroptimist El Dorado’s monthly meeting on June 5 was a dinner meeting at Cardinal Creek Farm in Leon. Seventeen members enjoyed a delicious meal accompanied by chirping birds and tallgrass prairie swaying in the breeze before President Gail Gomez called the meeting to order.
Geeta Theresa and Velma Larmier were inducted as new members.
May minutes were approved. Bebee Thomas presented the Treasurer’s report. Thank you notes from USD 490 counselors and the Safehouse for donations received from our club were read. Marsha Greene gave a planning update on the Best for Women Fair.
Year-end committee reports included: Gail Gomez, President’s Report; Bebee Thomas, Ways & Means; Susan Adams, Finance; Debi LaForge, Meeting Planning and Recruitment & Retention; Judie Storandt, Public Relations; Janett Doile, Women’s Issues. Bernie Spradling presented reports on Laws & Regulations and Social Activities on behalf of Ginger Glenn.
Gail announced the summer planning meeting will be a BBQ picnic on Monday, August 7.
Installation of club officers for 2017-2018 included: President, Gail Gomez; Vice-President, Janett Doile; Secretary, Sue Beattie; Treasurer, Bebee Thomas; Delegates, Edith Waugh and Joni Sanders; 1st Director, Susan Adams; 2nd Director, Darla Deaton; 3rd Director, Judie Storandt. The new club year begins July 1.
Certificates of Membership in Soroptimist El Dorado were presented to Bonnie Buckman for 30 years, Debi LaForge 25 years, Bebee Thomas and Susan Adams 5 years.
Members attending not mentioned were Brenda Burk, Marsha Greene and Sue Reynolds. The meeting was adjourned with the Soroptimist Pledge