Sharilyn Gallison – 35 years, Vici Willis – 40 years, and Shelley Gellman – 45 years
At our club's annual strategic planning meeting we honored our members of long standing.
Also, but not pictured:
Marcia Lowrey – 40 years
Jean McGrath – 35 years
Congratulations, and thank you for your service!
Even though we had to cancel our awards celebration in 2020 due to the pandemic, our club was able to publish an article about our Live Your Dream honorees. Click here to read all about it.
Over 100 local Soroptimist chapters gather to learn, collaborate, and honor Live Your Dream winners.
On April 28, a group of SILJ members enjoyed a unique experience as part of a fundraiser Personal Project. Members Lena Turner and Sharilyn Gallison were pleased to give SILJ's Service Fund $200 from their Beading Party. The party was led by Angela, owner of Beads of La Jolla on 7730 Hershel Avenue, Suite J. Angela also donated a lovely beaded citrine necklace and matching bracelet to SILJ’s Annual Awards Luncheon.
Says Sharilyn, "$175 came from attendees (Jean, Diana, Rebecca, Ann and Lisa Marie and her mother who at the last minute were unable to attend). Another $25 donation came from Eileen who was unable to attend from the beginning announcement.
"While snacking on a generous spread of refreshments, we had a fun and creative afternoon figuring the type of jewelry to make, which beads to use and then making our beautiful creations. Photos below show the process and, in some cases, the end results which you'll no doubt see again at some of our Club meetings."
3rd Place: Francia T. (unable to attend)
A milestone day for our 2018 honoree.
Clockwise, starting at upper Left:
1. Soroptimists: Sam Bucheneau, Diana Hill, Gaylyn Boone, LYD Winner Honoree, Maureen Murphy, Sharilyn Gallison, and Bonnie Mendenhall
2.The auditorium of 1300 citizenship applicants from 83 countries on the lower level, and supporters on the mezzanine.
3.Honoree proudly holding her certificate of U.S. citizenship.
4.Our Honoree, alongside her mentors, who referred her to SILJ for the "Live Your Dream" award.
Marie's Famous Auction is a grand tradition at Soroptimist, notably for the fun we have in searching for an bidding on pre-Holiday gifts, and as a fabulous fund raiser. This year we hosted 32 bidders (members and guests) and raised $1600.
Pictured, L to R: Diana Hill (Co-chair), Alberta Valentini (Jewel and cashier), Maria Ramirez (Co-chair), and the legendary auctioneer, visiting us all the way from Palm Desert, Marie Newton!