President Michele and new President Lesley
Class Act...Soropitimist Member Evon Basque
Evon Basque has been chosen by SIA for Auburn's Chamber of Commerce July 4 volunteer award. Evon was born and raised in Auburn and lived here most of her life. She is a life member of Soroptimist and has given her time and donations to help support every club event. Evon is also involved in the community and deserves our thanks and gratitude!
If you are in town on July 4, please come and cheer for Evon at the awards ceremony on the fairgrounds stage around 8:00 after the parade and before fireworks.
Meet our new board members
Left to right: Kristi, Lesley, Natalie, Jeanette, Sue, Sherri, Michele, April, Julie. Jane and Pat were unable to attend
Thursday, June 4th, Soroptimist International of Auburn met at Strings Restaurant for a celebratory dinner to honor the 2014-2015 outgoing board members and welcome the new 2015-2016 board members. SIA members, spouses and friends enjoyed the accolades, quips and gifts given to the outgoing and incoming board members.
Board of Directors 2015-2016
President Lesley Daley
Vice President/Director of Programs Natalie Litchfield
Recording Secretary Jane McClay
Corresponding Secretary Jeanette Yetka
Treasurer Sue Anderson
Assistant Treasurer Pat Novoselac
Director of Membership Julie Smith
Director of Public Awareness Sherri Ewoldt
Director of Fundraising Michele Tuggle
Director of Administration April Hidalgo
Delegate Kristi MacIntosh
Soroptimist International of Auburn club projects range from renovating domestic violence shelters and providing mammograms to low-income women, sponsoring self-esteem workshops for teenage girls to providing awards and scholarships to honor and help women to pursue higher education. SIA is active in bringing the issue of human trafficking to the forefront.
Women interested in exploring the club are welcome to attend a meeting. The membership is a warm, dedicated, welcoming, caring group of women who passionately support and encourage women’s growth in job skills, education and personal development.
Ellen Carlson, RN was our Ruby Award winner this year and is our guest speaker Monday.
Soroptimist International of Auburn
Monday May 11, 2015
Noon at Sizzler
We have an exciting meeting planned for you, one that will give you an opportunity to invite friends to attend and hear Oncology Nurse Navigator Ellen Carlson, RN at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.
Ellen offers individualized assistance to breast cancer patients with clinical needs, education and will assist with managing the complex needs of a cancer diagnosis, collaborating on the patient’s behalf with other clinicians.
She will explain our new “Bosom Buddy” pillow project and how it offers comfort to the patient.
We will also learn the advancement of the 3D mammogram now being used at the hospital to screen for breast cancer.
Don’t miss this informative meeting on breast cancer detection and the issues of what a newly diagnosed patient endures when one is first told they have breast cancer.
Advocating for women and girls and making friends for life
Auburn, known for California's historic Gold Rush, is approximately 130 miles from San Francisco and 30 miles northeast of Sacramento along Highway 80 in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Home to the county seat of Placer County, this small city is a popular tourist attraction providing the look and feel of the California Gold Rush experienced in buildings from that era. Guests visiting can pan for gold, kayak the American River and tour the fantastic buildings where ghosts of the gold still reside. Nearby attractions include Sacramento and beautiful South Lake Tahoe with gambling casinos such as Harvey's and Harrah's across the Nevada State Line.