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12 Unsung Heroes and 12 Youth Scholarships Awarded
Thanks to Youth is an awards celebration that honors exceptional youth in our community. It is one of SITM’s signature events and is central to our mission of supporting women and children. Scholarship and Unsung Hero recipients are usually celebrated at a gala luncheon at the Atlantis Hotel Casino Spa. Due to the pandemic, this year was quite a bit different. Instead of the luncheon, our recipients were feted with a drive by tribute.
SITM Awards 14 Women’s Scholarships
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 in Northern Nevada.
SITM Installs 2020-2021 Board Of Directors
In a unique celebration featuring facemasks and a combination of in-person members and many more attending by Zoom, SITM installed the 2020-2021 Board of Directors. Incoming President Millie Mitchell’s theme is “You’ve Got A Friend” which, she says “sums up so much about being a Soroptimist – about how we serve and lift up women and girls and how we support one another”. She adds “When we talk about SI Truckee Meadows, we talk about our good works, but it’s really the friendship that bring us here week after week”.
President Millie is joined by President-Elect, Valerie Hahn; Vice President/Program, Laury Macauley; Vice President/Membership Patti Doty; Secretary, Paula Ringkob; Treasurer/General Fund, Linda Walker; Treasurer/Service Fund, Ana Nadimi; Delegate, Angela Owings and Director, Penney M. Leezy. Doris Phelps will serve as Parliamentarian.
Immediate Past President Penney Leezy presented with Handmade Quilt
The longtime tradition of honoring SITM’s outgoing president was upheld this year with the presentation of a beautiful handmade quilt to Penney Leezy in thanks for her excellent leadership during the 2019-2020 program year.
Wins 2020 Ceec Abrahams Award
This award is named for founding member of SITM and celebrated Soroptimist who epitomize 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.
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 2018 – 19 we:
- Donated $103,157 to the community and Soroptimist projects
- Provided 3,346 Volunteer hours raising funds and supporting community projects
- Details are in our 2019 Year in Review