Our Current Auction ends Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 2:00 pm sharp
How To Bid: You must come to the shop to bid. Each auction item has a sheet of paper where you write your bid, name and phone number. Anyone can raise your bid right up to closing time and you can bid as often as you like. If you are not on hand for the auction closing we will call and notify you if you have won. You will have two weeks to come in to claim and pay for your item.
The Soroptimist club will provide a $2000 cash grant to its award recipient, who will then advance to the Soroptimist Region level, where one recipient will receive $5000. The program culminates with three finalist $10,000 awards. Last year the Wallowa County recipient received a $3000 award at the Region level.
Recipients can use the Live You Dream Award to offset costs associated with their efforts to attain higher education or additional skills and training. This includes tuition, books, childcare, carfare or any other education-related expense.
The Live Your Dream Award provides more than $1.6 million in cash grants to head-of-household women in need each year. Since the programs' inception in 1972, approximately $30 million has helped tens of thousands of women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families. It improves the recipients' quality of life; builds their confidence, strengthens their self-determination and makes them want to, in turn, help others. Helping women in this way has the demonstrated effect of leading to stronger communities, nations, and the world.
This year we were fortunate to be able to award 12 students a $2000 college scholarship each. Winners pictured above are MacKenzie Gray, Emily George, Dawn Mist Movich-Fields, Bette Rooney, Jesse-Ellen Woodhead, Eyreus Rooney, Natalie Williams, Katelynn Sidoti, Andrea Butterfield, Stefany Christman and Emma Carlsen. Not pictured is Raymond Seal. Congratulations to all!
This year Wallowa County Soroptimist has awarded three Large Grants, they are:
Wallowa School District - $3140 for a refrigerated water bottle refill station in the elementary and high school buildings.
Building Healthy Families - $5000 for the Summer Lunch Program.
Wallowolgy - $3875 for construction towards an educational children's play area in their building.
Danielle Nash, right is congratulated by Soroptimist, Amy Stubblefield as the winner of this years' Fellowship Award. This $2000 award is presented to a woman in the community who is enrolled in graduate school and pursing her degree. All this year's applicants were strong contenders but Danielle was a shining star.
Danielle, originally from Las Vegas is married to James Nash and currently works at Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness as Co-Director, Assertive Community Treatment. She is studying for her Master's of Social Work at Portland State University. She has been an outstanding student.
Danielle will be off to Ghana, Africa this summer to work in a hospital and will return in the fall as an Intern Councilor at the Enterprise School. Her goal after graduating is to live and work in Wallowa County as a Clinical Social Worker Therapist. Great Work Danielle!
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