Soroptimist El Dorado met April 2, 2018 at the El Dorado Civic Center with 18 members present.
President Gail Gomez called the business meeting to order. February meeting minutes were approved. Bebee Thomas presented the Treasurer’s report.
March is National Women’s History Month. The 2018 Theme for National Women’s History Month is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”
Brenda Burk reported the Soroptimist Potato Supper on March 5 was a success. We would like to thank community members for their support. Proceeds from the Soroptimist Potato Supper are used to fund our club’s awards and scholarships for women and girls in our community.
Janett Doile and Debi LaForge reviewed work schedules for EHS baseball and softball concession stands. Proceeds support club service projects. Sharon Mangels reported on the accrued balance of our club’s endowed BCC Endowed Nursing Scholarship.
Janett Doile stated 15 girls are planning to attend our inaugural “Dream It, Be it!” career support event for teen girls to be held April 7.
Several members are attending the 92nd Annual South-Central Region Conference in Kansas City later this month. Nominees for SIA President-Elect and Governor-Elect were reviewed with the club. Debi LaForge presented the 2018-19 nomination slate for Soroptimist El Dorado officers.
Donations for Priscilla’s Pet Pantry at Trinity Episcopal Church will be collected at our May meeting.
Hostesses were Darla Deaton and Gail Gomez.. Members attending not already mentioned were Sue Beattie, Julia Davis, Ginger Glenn, Marcia Greene, Nancy Reddinger, Sue Reynolds, Nancy Samp, Joni Sanders, Bernie Spradling, Judie Storandt, and Edith Waugh. We adjourned with the Soroptimist Pledge.