What a great way to start the new 2018-19 year! Our first Program Meeting focused on members: new, potentially new and very seasoned plus, we introduced our two new, “adopted” Dolly Wakeham moms for the year and their children.
Parliamentarian, Cathy Standiford, filling in for President, Marcelle Capps, did an excellent job of creating enthusiasm and keeping the meeting moving.
VP of Membership, Carrie Tinker, inducted 3 new members: Shannon Smith, Megan Lattimer and Julaine Waggoner.
Our club met our new moms, Micky, a culinary arts student at Orange Coast College, and Luz, a business student at Coastline Community College. And as luck would have it, they both have daughters – age 3. It took a few minutes but, by the end of the evening, they acted like sisters, enjoying each other’s company as only 3-year-olds can do.
Potential members got an introduction to SIA’s (and ours) signature programs: Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women and Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls plus they heard all about our upcoming annual fundraiser, Leap Into Service Wine Tasting; the net proceeds going to support our Live Your Dream Program since this year we plan to give 8 awards. (We gave 5 awards last year.)
The festivities continued with a birthday celebration for our 30-year member, Pat Davis, who turned 85 years young that day! With her daughter, a potential new member, present, we sang…we ate cake…and then it was time to go home.
I know I speak for the entire club when I say, we are off to a stupendous start. I know this will be a stellar year, once again, for Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach!