Happy Dollars for September go to
The Women and Children’s Center of the Sierra (WACCS) provides services to support women as they work to move out of poverty and improve their lives. Our comprehensive approach includes ESL and GED (HiSet) education, job search and preparation, a free diaper bank, crisis intervention, and information and referrals for any other community service a woman may need to move forward in her life.
Valerie Hahn Becomes SITM’s President for 2021 – 22
Valerie brings experience, enthusiasm and a great sense of purpose to her new role as SITM’s incoming President. A ten-year member of Soroptimist, Valerie has held several prior offices and is well prepared to lead the club in the upcoming year.
During a committee meeting early in her career with SITM Valerie had an “a- ha” moment when she realized how willing club members were to pitch right in and get to work. This cemented her commitment to SITM and she hasn’t stopped since. It also launched her theme for this coming year, Moving Forward, Making an Impact! The arrow epitomizes this theme and, as Installation Officer Chris Fegert observed, the arrow has one job – to fly straight and hit its target. We are confident that Valerie’s year as president will make a huge impact on the lives of women and girls in our community.
SITM Installs 2021 – 2022 Board of Directors
Incoming President Valerie Hahn was joined by newly elected board members President-elect, Laury Macauley; Vice President/Program, Carol Dinneen; Vice President/Membership, Pam Robinson; Secretary, Kay Dunham; Treasurer/Service Fund, Cindy Burk; Treasurer/General Fund, Linda Walker;
Director, Millie Mitchell; Delegate, Cinammon Davies; and Parliamentarian, Margie Hermanson.
Congratulations to all!
To celebrate Soroptimist’s 100th Anniversary SITM is teaming up with Northern Nevada HOPES to bring 100 meals to the new Hope Springs residential facility in downtown Reno.
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