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Soroptimists complete awards programs


The Goldendale Soroptimists club has completed another successful fiscal year of fundraising and award programs, thanks to the continuing support of the local community.

Last fall the organization kicked off the season with the annual plant sale and holiday nut sales, raising nearly $1,000. In March they awarded a young mother with four children a $2,000 “Live Your Dream Award” to continue her studies in the medical field. At the same event, Rody Schilling received the Ruby Award for her long volunteer service, demonstrated by her commitment to her community through church, Gleaners, and being a good neighbor, all while running a successful business at Broken Boulder Farms with her husband, Mark.

In April the Soroptimists hosted a Grant of Friendship visitor from England. She was representing a Soroptimist club in the town of Dorking, Surrey County. This is the sixth year Goldendale has hosted an overseas Soroptimist.

In May the annual Afternoon Tea and Auction was a much-anticipated event that raised another $1,100 for awards. In June the annual Spring Plant Sale raised an additional $650. (This sale is only possible with generous donations of plants and efforts from community members and the club members.) This year a new fundraiser in the form of a quilt raffle is adding to the coffers. A queen-size quilt made by Nettie Browning was donated by John and Judy Hart. The drawing for this quilt will take place on June 18. Tickets are still available at Monkeyshines Studio and Gallery or from any of the club members.

New members are welcome any time just contact at 250-3746 or drop a note to PO Box 590, Goldendale, WA 98620. The meetings are the first and third Thursdays of each month except July. For additional information visit International of Goldendale.


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