Happy Dollars for September go to
NYEP gives homeless young women (18-24) in the Reno area a chance to reroute their lives through a structured program that provides housing and basic needs, life skills training, opportunities to practice new life skills, and the support and love of a family. A principle-based organization serving women.
Saturday, Sept. 17
1pm – 4pm
Noon to 1:30
SITM Welcomes Two New Members
With their families there to cheer them on, Amanda Brown and Amanda Bean were welcomed into SITM membership on July 21. They join a dynamic group of local women who, since 1978, have been making a difference for girls and women both here in the Truckee Meadows and across the world .
Jeanne Naccarato Receives Ceec Abrahams Award
This award is named for founding member of SITM and celebrated Soroptimist who epitomized the spirit and commitment of Soroptimism. The award is presented annually and recognizes an SITM member who has contributed her time and resources to SITM, to Soroptimist as a whole and to the community in the spirit of Ceec Abrahams.
SITM Installs 2022 – 2023 Board of Directors
SITM welcomed its incoming officers on Thursday, June 23. Incoming president Laury Macauley will focus on bringing fresh excitement to the club’s outreach in Northern Nevada and around the world.
Outgoing President Valerie Hahn initiated into Laurel Society
Each year SITM honors our outgoing president with membership in the Laurel Society, a permanent recognition program of Soroptimist International of the Americas that honors dedication to the organization and its mission. Funds raised through the society are used to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.
Congratulations to our
2022 Thanks to Youth Scholarship and Unsung Heroes
2022 Women’s Education Scholarship Winners
|Undergraduate Recipients||Graduate Recipients|
|Ashley Hastings – UNR Political Science
Catherine Faria – TMCC Emergency Management
Lillian Martin – UNR Social Psychology
Selina Islas – TMCC Dental Hygiene
Veronica Ruiz – TMCC Dental Hygiene
|Nikki Hannon – UNR Physician Assistant
Erinna McCarthy – UNR Physician Assistant
Sara Perez – UNR Public Health
Ruby Lopez-Flores – UNR School of Medicine
Each year SITM awards scholarships to women who have interrupted their academic studies and who now wish to begin, or continue, the pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate college degree. This year we are awarding $40,000 to nine well-deserving recipients. Since 1980 SITM has awarded almost $1.2 million to 440 women. Every one of these women has overcome hardship and we believe these scholarships have not only helped them individually pursue their dreams but have also made our community a better place through their achievement.
Removing Barriers to Education for Girls in Thulipokhari, Nepal
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More info on the project
Who are Soroptimists?
Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows is part of Soroptimist International, a worldwide organization of women that provides women and girls with access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment.
SITM achieves its mission through a variety of projects including local adult and youth scholarships, a yearly Thanks To Youth celebration, a STEM program for local middle school girls, an annual women’s work readiness program, plus educational support for girls in Thulipokhari, Nepal.
In 2020-21 we:
- Donated $116,713 to the community and Soroptimist projects
- Provided 3,346 Volunteer hours raising funds and supporting community projects
- Details are in our 2020-21 Year In Review
SITM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
Soroptimist International of Truckee Meadows is accepting applications for the 2023 Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards for Women. Application Deadline is November 15, 2022.
Year in Review
Summary of SITM’s Achievements