January 20th, 2018 found a great group of women and girls at the Diggins Clubhouse in Murphys. “Sip & Paint” instructed by Patricia Fleming, was a chance to learn painting techniques and complete an ocean beach scene. There were many different finished projects.
A family affair – Karen Strand with daughter, and granddaughters & friend, Nancy.
We all painted an ocean/beach scene. So many different looks.
A view of the “students”. Wine and delicious appetizers were served during our break.
SICC held their annual Christmas party on December 6, 2017 at the Murphys Hotel Gold Room…..a wonderful gift exchange, games and delicious food and conversation. The best EVER!
Chyrl and Carol
Carol J-G, Carol T and Patsy
Patsy, Sheila, Karen S & Karen V
Dree, Paulette & Tyra
Photos directly below show SICC as we participated in the Murphys Parade on Friday, December 1, 2017.
The Soroptimist banner on the front of the truck had lights too!
All is “alit” —a great job by Sheila Krpan decorating her truck for SICC. From left: Barbara, Chyrl, Sheila, Adela, Carol J-G, Karen S, Karen V, Patsy & Carol . Not shown Paulette.
Chyrl, Carol J-G and Adela ride in the back of the decorated truck.
Attending SPR District II meeting on 10/14/17 were Tyra Dragomanovich, Chyrl Hillis and Patsy Gonzalez
Tyra was recognized as a “First Time Attendee” at the
Oct. 2017 District II meeting
“Pink in the Night” to honor breast cancer survivors held on October 2, 2017 –Members Barbara Draper and Julie Eckhart-Cantrall at Mark Twain Medical Center, San Andreas.
On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, we welcomed new member, Julie Eckhardt-Cantrall —Welcome Julie!
New Member Julie Eckhardt-Cantrall inducted into membership by Membership committee, Billie Westernoff and Barbara Draper
At our monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2017, two new members were inducted. Welcome to Sheila Kyrpan and Tyra Dragomanovich.
Induction of new members: (L) Sheila Krypan, Membership committee member, Barbara Draper, and Tyra Dragomanovich
Final session of Dream It Be It program (May 8th, 2017) showing mentors, mentees, Soroptimist members who participated.
Calaveras Cares Event on April 1, 2017 in Murphys. Shown here are Patsy Gonzalez & President Karen Strand. Other members who helped (and not shown) were: Dree Hedrick, Carol Jones-Giannini & Julia Tidball
SICC-Irish Days Parade 3/18/17-Adela, Ronnie Hawkins, Barbara, Paulette, Chyrl,
Julie, Carol Dougherty,Carol Jones-Giannini.Karen’s granddaughters Natalie & Abby and Paulette’s granddaughter, Alice, in back
Dream It Be It group-mentors, mentees, Soroptimist members, guest speaker: Kim Lawson & Mentoring Coordinator, Katie 2/13/17
Dream It Be It group at Columbia College, Vallecito Campus 1/9/17
SICC members recognize February as Heart Health Month by wearing red to their February 1, 2017 meeting.
SICC members and guests at Murphys Hotel
for our Christmas celebration – 12/7/16
Soroptimists Paulette Stelte, Carol Jones-Giannini, Barbara Draper & Adela Hawkins at the Murphys Open House & Parade on December 2, 2016. They were joined later by President Karen Strand & Tyra Dragmonovich and other fans.
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Sierra Pacific Region District II Fall Meeting
October 1, 2016 – Modesto
SICC Attendees at District II Fall Meeting (l-r)
Patsy Gonzalez, Correspondence Secretary, Chyrl Hillis, Service Director,
President Karen Strand and Treasurer Billie Westernoff
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Sierra Pacific Region Conference, Modesto
May 20-22, 2016
SICC Attendees on Saturday: L-R seated: Roberta Bean, President Karen Strand, standing: Lee Croletto, Vicki Smith-Becker, Billie Westernoff and Carol Jones-Giannini
Murphy’s Irish Days Parade March 19, 2016
L to R -Carol Jones-Giannini, former SICC member, Carol Dougherty, Barbara Draper – in back Carol Tyrrell and Adela Hawkins
What a great parade it was! Marching groups, pre-school groups, bag pipers all attired in their best green duds! SICC was promoting our upcoming Chili Cookoff at the same time –Mark your Calendars –Saturday, May 7, 2016.
The month of February recognizes the “Go Red for Women” campaign.. Several SICC members here all dressed in their best red finery!!!
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 –At our business meeting.
Members of Soroptimist International of Calaveras County were privileged to hear an informative and pertinent presentation by Dr. Courtney Virgilio, MD, FACC,FASE, Cardiologist & Board Certified Medical Director from Mark Twain Heart Center. Sandie Lema, representing the American Heart Association, also share some history about how women’s heart health came to the forefront.
Dr. Courtney Virgilio, Mark Twain Heart Center, shared a powerpoint presentation about Women’s Heart Health
Sandie Lema, representing the American Heart Association, gives us a history lesson about women’s heart health concerns.
Soroptimist Members Participating in the Angels Camp Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 28, 2015.
Pictured: Carol Tyrrell, Vickie Smith-Becker, Bev Stewart, Chyrl Hillis, President Karen Strand, Karen Varni, Paulette Stelte, Adela Hawkins. Not pictured Cindy Burns – who had run to her car to get her coat.
IT WAS COLD!!!
Sierra Pacific Region District II Meeting
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Black Oak Casino, Tuolumne, CA
Hosted by SI Twain Harte
Four SICC Members attended District Meeting on 10/17/15: Carol Jones-Giannini, Co-Chair, Teddy Bear Tea, President Karen Strand, Treasurer Billie Westernoff and Technical Director, Chyrl Hillis
On Monday, September 28, 2015, a group of six SICC members came with dust mops, brooms, vacuums, cleaning rags, paper towels and cleaning supplies to the home of Joanne and Dave Jeffords. Joanne is currently hospitalized awaiting two, upcoming cancer-related surgeries. These women cleaned the home at Shelter Lane, Murphys, from top to bottom – with a lot of help from Bella!
A total of 5 new members have been inducted In July and August for Fiscal Year 2015/16.
President Karen Strand, Pam Satterfield, Cindy Burns, Vicki Smith-Becker, Wendy Cookson & Barbara Draper, Membership Committee
Newly inducted members: L-R, Pam Satterfield, Cindy Burns, Wendy Cookson, Patsy Gonzalez and Vicki Smith-Becker
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Visibility Committee Volunteers Help at the Duck Races
sponsored by the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation at Murphys Park
on Saturday, July 18, 2015
Julie Tidball, Chyrl Hillis and Pam Satterfield at the Duck Races
Soroptimist Members carry our identifying banner in Murphys Irish Days Parade – 3/21/15
Banner promoting the May 2nd Chili Cookoff (at Murphys Hotel) carried proudly by Soroptimist Members
SOROPTIMIST MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR WOMEN!
Newest Member, Donnasue Jacobi, inducted on September 3, 2014
Photo taken by Pine Tree at Gold Rush Days –Adela’s grandson, Chyrl, Bev, Adela and Julia
Julia, Adela, Bev and Joanne at Gold Rush Days- Angels Camp-October 18, 2014
To honor American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, SICC members recognized February as Heart Health Month by wearing red to their meeting on 2/4/15.