The Thrift Shop is now open from 9 -1 on the
first Saturday of the month.
Still open on Monday 9 - 4 and Tuesday 9 - 3.
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!
The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards program has been helping women around the world since 1972. The "Live Your Dream" award assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.
At the January meeting, Soroptimist, Amy Stubblefield, right, presents this years's Live Your Dream winner Beth Hulse the $2,000 award.
Beth's application has been forwarded to the Soroptimist Northwestern Region "Live Your Dream Award" Chair for consideration where Beth could be awarded an additional $3,000 to $5,000 at the Region level. Region level recipients then become eligible to receive one of three International level awards of $10,000.
2nd Place winner, Rebekah Ellis, was awarded $500.
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