President’s Message


There aren’t any words to describe what families are going through with the loss of their homes because of the Butte Fire. On the other hand the generous outpouring of donations is amazing.

We are preparing for our 18th annual Teddy Bear Tea, November 15. This year C-Stars, Calaveras children’s repertory theater is presenting the magical entertainment. Reservations can be made by calling 209 753-9700.

Soroptimist is partnering with Calaveras Youth Mentoring for our new program “Dream It, Be It”. Thanks to Bev and Julia the first of seven sessions will begin in November.

The District II meeting was held at Black Oak Casino in Sonora. Four of our members attended coming away with much information to share with the club. The President’s Roundtable will be held Oakdale January 9, 2016.

The Visibility Committee is hard at work to arrange two opportunities for SICC to keep “our name in lights”-LITERALLY. Angels Camp’s Lighted Christmas Parade is Saturday, November 28 and Murphys Open House Parade is Friday, December 4. More details forthcoming.

Our club Christmas Party is December 4, Murphys Hotel. It is a social event kicking off the Christmas Season.

 President Karen

I’ve learned that if you don’t feel like being pleasant, courteous and kind; act that way and the feeling will come!      From “Live and Learn and Pass it On”


President Karen Strand

President Karen Strand’s Motto for her year is “Sincerity of Friendship”

 Butte Fire in Calaveras & Amador Counties

There has been untold loss of property, pets, and two lives (as of today, 9/17) during this horrendous fire which started on Wednesday, September 9th.  For those of you who might want to donate funds to help relieve the losses, the local Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF), has established a Disaster Relief Fund.

You may go to CCF’s website: to donate.  The press release which gives basic information is copied below.  Thank you for your support and consideration.

The Calaveras Community Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) has created the Disaster Relief Fund to provide disaster assistance in Calaveras County. The Foundation will be focusing on post-event recovery and is currently assessing how best to use its financial resources. 

Donations may be sent to the Foundation at PO Box 1436, Angels Camp, 95222, or by using the PayPal button on its website: Please indicate “DRF” on your checks or in the PayPal comment box. For further information, call the Foundation Office at 209/736-1845.




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