Service Projects 2016-2017
Blue Zone/food bank Project
On Februray 12, 2017 several Soroptimist members and guests went shopping at Serm's Thunderbird for Blue Zone approved food items. The purchased food was then donated to the Klamath Falls Food Bank. Picture from left to right: SallyAnn Palcovich, Sandi Dunn, Polly Tickner (guest), Kimberly Scheffler, Janice Woodhouse, Sue Shapiro, Judy Brosterhouse and a representative from the Food Bank.
Community Baby Shower
Soroptimist, working with Klamath Youth Development Center, hosted a Virtual Baby Shower to help welcome and provide for the newest members of our community at Reames Golf and Country Club.
Too often, the joy that should accompany the birth of a new baby is marred by poverty, domestic violence or abuse. For these babies, there may not be a welcoming celebration, baby shower or even resources to meet the new baby's basic needs. SI of Klamath Falls has been hosting a Baby Shower for many years and the tables are filled beyond capacity with disposable diapers (all sizes), baby oil, shampoo or powder, t-shirts, onesies and socks, receiving blankets and quilts, baby wipes and pacifiers, bottles, knitted booties and hats, clothing, sizes newborn to 3T, pajamas and formulas.
Service Awards Luncheon
At a recent luncheon Soroptimist's celebrated the donation of over $29,000.00 to local non-profits, scholarships and schools. Soroptimist's strive to support local organizations that promote the welfare of women and children in our community. This year Soroptimist's donated to over 30 projects and individuals in Klamath County.
Back row: Steve Tippin: Klamath Community College, Rene Ferguson: Klamath Community College, Marcia Hale: Camp Evergreen, Emily Shield: The Hope Center, Kim McArthur: Marta's House, Ken Morton: Cares
Second row: Meridith Lang: Camp Evergreen, Holly Stork: SMART Reading, Carolyn Azevedo: Women's Crisis Center, Amy Boivin: Klamath Youth Development/Healthy Start
Front row: Sophia Rey and Shaw Stork with SMART Reading
Not Pictured: Nancy Kandra and Mary Reese : Klamath/Lake County Food Bank
2017 Awards Luncheon
During the annual Awards Luncheon, Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls presented community members with the Live Your Dream and Ruby Awards.
From left to right:
Tara Wright: Third place recipient of the Live Your Dream Award
Carolyn Baker: First place recipient of the Live Your Dream Award
Rochell Wright: Second place recipient of the Live Your Dream Award
Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke was honored as the recipient of the Soroptimist Ruby Award. Accepting on her behalf was Katherine Pope
and Jen Newton.
|Michelle Wynne - 2016-17 Service Committe Chair|
Service Agency Funding
Soroptimist International of Klamath Falls announces the following agencies will receive funding through the Service Committee Budget of 2010 to 2011:
Camp Evergreen - A youth bereavement camp held annually every summer.
Klamath Crisis Center - Their mission is to strive to ensure that every person can have the basic human right to live in safety.
OIT Scholarship Fund
Klamath Community College Scholarship Fund
Klamath/Lake County Food Bank - Addressing hunger by providing food through the emergency food assistance programs.
Norma's Challenge - a golf tournament to benefit breast cancer awareness in the Klamath Basin.
SMART Reading Program - Start Making A Reader Today recruits thousands of volunteers to read one-on-one with K-3 children in need of literacy support.
Miss Klamath County Scholarship Pagent
Miss City of Sunshine Scholarship Pagent
The Children's Museum - A museum without walls, bringing exhibits to kids and teens in the community.
CASA - Advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children.
Girl Scouts - Girl Scouts building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
CARES - Dedicated to providing safe, comprehensive, objective medical assessments, and to raising awareness about child abuse through coordinated, collaborative educational programs.
Live Your Dream - This award aids women seeking to improve their economic status by gaining additional skills, training and education.
Ruby Award - This award honors women who through their professional or personal efforts are making extraordinary differences in the lives of women and girls.
Dream It Be It -